Shelley Westman

SVP, Alliances & Field Operations, Protegrity
352 - CyberSecurity: Women on the Frontlines of the Battle against Cybercrime

Shelley Westman is currently Senior Vice President, Alliances & Field Operations at Protegrity, with responsibility for alliances and field operations, which include pre-sales and post-sales support. Prior, Ms. Westman was with IBM for 18 years, most recently as Vice President, Operations & Strategic Initiatives, IBM Security. As part of this role, Ms. Westman led the University Programs for IBM Security and was involved in several IBM boards and committees on hiring and skills. She was the founder of "WISE" - Women in Security Excelling, an IBM group devoted to advancing women in security. Prior to joining IBM, she practiced law in Raleigh for five years, concentrating her practice in the area of civil litigation.

In 2016, Ms. Westman was appointed to a three-year term on the Board on Higher Education & Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine. She is a 2016 Honoree of "40 over 40" - 40 women who are making an impact in their fields. Additionally, she received a 2016 Executive Women's Forum Women of Influence Award in the category of Security Corporate Practitioner. Ms. Westman holds a JD, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated cum laude.