Stacy Hughes is Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Voya Financial, Inc. which helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings, to get ready to retire better.

In this role Hughes is responsible for advancing the enterprise vision, strategy and roadmap for an industry-leading cybersecurity program and supporting Voya’s focus on providing products, solutions and technologies that help Americans become well planned, well invested and well protected. Her focus is to drive alignment of Voya’s information security investments and plans to deliver leading-edge security technologies and capabilities across Voya’s enterprise infrastructure. She also leads the effort to anticipate and proactively mitigate information security risks, while supporting business growth and innovation.

Hughes has more than 20 years of experience leading complex IT initiatives within Fortune 500 financial technology organizations, most recently as CISO at Global Payments Inc., where she also held leadership positions across governance, compliance, accounting and audit functions. She has been an active industry leader in payment security, serving on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council Board of Advisors and was recognized by PaymentsSource in 2020 as one of the most Influential Women in Payments.

Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State College and an MBA from DeVry University-Keller Graduate School of Management, Atlanta, GA. She holds security, accounting and industry certifications including Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Hughes is a member of the Susan G. Komen Southeast Regional Leadership Council after serving for over two years on the Atlanta Board. She participates in the FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and also enjoys mentoring cybersecurity students to encourage and develop the next generation of leaders. Hughes was also recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 2021 Women of Influence, which honors those who have made significant strides in their careers and are making a difference in their communities.

A leading health, wealth and investment company that provides products, solutions and technologies for approximately 14.3 million individual customers, workplace participants and institutions in the United States, Voya had $4.2 billion in revenue in 2021. The company had approximately $705 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2022.