Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Kathy Cruz
Secretary, Governance and National Committee

With over thirty years of experience in both the private and public sector, Kathy is a recognized technology innovator and leader. As a five-time Chief Information Officer with a customer-centric mindset, she has been instrumental in implementing complex and innovative technical solutions to solve business problems, advance operational efficiency, and improve the delivery of products and services. Her broad background includes working globally with executives, customers, investors, Board of Directors, and leaders in California state government. Kathy currently is a Director in KPMG’s Government Cybersecurity Practice, working with clients to build digital trust through cybersecurity strategies, risk mitigation practices and strengthened operational controls.

Kathy is the recipient of CIO Magazine 100 Award, recognizing the top 100 CIOs in the U.S. She is also recipient of the Silicon Valley YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award. Kathy serves on several industry committees and is a past Board Member of the Career Action Center in San Jose, CA, and a former member of Golden Gate University School of Technology and Industry Executive Advisory Board. Kathy also serves as an Ensign in the California State Guard, Cybersecurity Detachment.