International Advisory Board
Our International Advisory Board is comprised of technology leaders who have global oversight of technology and business strategy at Fortune 2000 organizations. HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits have become the most highly regarded thought leadership events for C-level executives and technology executives.
Held in more than 30 locations annually, the content for each unique summit is created through the combined efforts with our regional Advisory Boards. Advisory Board members are invited and encouraged to participate on boards beyond their local region and become a member of our International Advisory Board of global executive leaders.
Chief Information Security Officer
Kevin Gowen serves as Chief Information Security Officer for Synovus and is responsible for all aspects of information and cyber security, physical security, business continuity, fraud, and financial crimes. This includes security architecture and operations, risk assessment, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, identity and access management, fraud monitoring and investigations, and crisis management. He was named Chief Information Security Officer in February 2015. Gowen earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received the James H. Blanchard Leadership award in 2016. Gowen was a finalist for both the ISE Southeast Information Security Executive of the Year and the ISE North America Financial Services Information Security Executive of the Year awards in 2019. Gowen is an alumnus of Leadership Columbus and serves as a board member of the National Technology Security Coalition.