Lisa Hodkinson is Vice President of Information Risk Management at Nationwide, an organization ranked 108 on the Fortune 500.  One of the largest insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S., Nationwide is the sixth largest property and casualty insurer with over 16 million policies in force, and is the number one provider of defined contribution plans.

Lisa joined Nationwide as a programmer and has held many technical and information technology (IT) leadership positions throughout Nationwide’s insurance and financial services businesses. 

Her current responsibilities include enterprise leadership and strategic planning for the development, implementation and execution of Nationwide’s information risk management program.  This program includes policy, procedures and technologies for Security, Continuity Management, Compliance and Cyber Investigation/Forensics capabilities. Lisa is the primary IT liaison to Enterprise Risk Management, Office of Compliance and Internal Audit.  Lisa leads the Information Risk Management Governance Leadership Team and is a member of the enterprise Operational Risk Committee.

In her previous role, Lisa led Nationwide Financial’s Application Services Center and Development Competency Center where she managed a portfolio of applications spanning Internet, IVR, contact center, financial management and data warehouse.  She developed and matured the application development competency.  Lisa also launched and led the Nationwide Financial program management office.

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business Administration from The Ohio State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Dayton. Lisa is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (business honorary society).

Lisa is leading  the Cyber-Security School Challenge, sponsored by the Executive Women’s Forum, where Security professionals from Nationwide visit schools and community programs to educate children of all ages on how to stay safe on-line, prevent cyber-bullying, etc.  Lisa is a past board member of the Capital Area Humane Society, served as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, served as an advisor to the Delaware Area Career Center technology program, led the 2005 United Way Campaign for Nationwide Financial and served as an Operation Feed Captain for Nationwide Insurance.  Lisa currently serves on the St. Stevan church board and is President of the women’s fellowship.  Lisa enjoys breeding, owning and racing standardbred horses as her hobby.