Heather Hogsett is the current Senior Vice President, Technology and Risk Strategy for BITS at the Bank Policy Institute. Prior to joining BPI, Ms. Hogsett was the Vice President of Technology and Risk Strategy for BITS at FSR, where she developed and led initiatives on emerging technology and security matters facing the nation’s largest financial firms.

In this capacity she collaborated across the industry, with technology innovators, regulators and policymakers to raise awareness and improve the dialogue in areas such as cybersecurity risk management and board oversight; data security, governance and privacy; third party risk management; innovation and fintech policy.

Prior to joining BITS, Ms. Hogsett served as Staff Director for Federal Relations at the National Governors Association, where she oversaw NGA’s federal legislative agenda and activities on cybersecurity, homeland security and defense, emergency management and veterans’ affairs. Ms. Hogsett helped establish and direct the Council of Governors – a presidentially-appointed council bringing governors together with the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as White House officials – which established an unprecedented level of cooperation between state and federal military forces. 

Prior to NGA, Ms. Hogsett served on the Homeland Security Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the U.S. Senate. Ms. Hogsett holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.