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Chief Information Security Officer, Wellstar Health System - Marietta, GA

Witt/Kieffer has been retained to conduct the search for the Vice President, Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at WellStar Health System located in Marietta, Georgia.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership and direction for information security and align security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives. WellStar is the largest health system in Georgia and is known nationally for its innovative care models that are focused on quality improvement and increased access to healthcare.

Information security is a priority and a key area of focus for WellStar Health Systemís Board and senior leadership team. As such, the CISO is a critical hire and will have broad visibility and support across the health system. The CISO will report to the Senior Vice President, Compliance and will focus on leading the strategy, planning and oversight for information security. This leader will provide the strategy and vision to develop a robust information security and risk management program that protects information assets and is aligned with the mission and goals of WellStar.

In addition, the CISO will oversee ongoing activities and projects that serve to protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability while providing secure and reliable access by team members, staff, affiliated providers and vendors, to systems and information. The CISO will champion the enforcement of enterprise security standards and practices. Ensuring data privacy is a key responsibility for WellStar and the CISO will partner with others in the organization to ensure policies and practices are in place to protect the information of WellStarís team members and patients.

The ideal candidate for the CISO position will be a polished executive with a proven track record of success leading information security in a large and complex organization. He/she will be viewed as a trusted advisor who is accountable, collaborative and team oriented. This position requires a strong, visible leader with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively at all levels including the Board.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the consultant supporting WellStar Health System in this search, Nick Giannas, at WellStarVPCISO@wittkieffer.com. Confidential inquiries or requests for additional information may be directed to Tammy Jackson by telephone at 630-575-6936.

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