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Kathy Memenza

Marriott International
Senior Vice President, Information Protection and IT Security
Washington, DC, USA


Kathy Memenza is SVP of information protection and enterprise security for Marriott International Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology industry experience. In her current role, Memenza is accountable for establishing and managing...

Kathy Memenza is SVP of information protection and enterprise security for Marriott International Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology industry experience. In her current role, Memenza is accountable for establishing and managing Marriott’s global security and privacy risk management program. She is also responsible for managing a cross-functional team leveraging a flexible framework to address the ever-changing global regulatory and cyber threat landscapes.

Memenza possesses in-depth experience in developing scalable solutions, with a proven ability to solve business challenges through innovative solutions while managing costs and risks. Under Memenza’s leadership, Marriott’s technology and security teams have applied for multiple patents for innovations and have been honored by Computerworld, CIO and InformationWeek for its security-related efforts and applications. In 2006, Memenza was named Mid-Atlantic Information Security Executive of the Year by Executive Alliance.

In her previous roles, Memenza was responsible for the strategy, architecture, engineering and management of reliable, scalable, and cost effective infrastructure technology services. Memenza also led Marriott’s information resources shared services project management office and acted as a liaison between Marriott’s technology organization and Marriott’s hotels, above-property locations and worldwide reservations centers.

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