Heather Hogsett serves as Senior Vice President, Technology and Risk Strategy for BITS – the technology policy division of the Bank Policy Institute – where she develops and leads initiatives on emerging technology, security and resilience matters facing the nation’s largest financial firms.

In this capacity she collaborates across the industry, with technology service providers, regulators and policymakers to raise awareness and improve the dialogue in areas such as cybersecurity risk management and board oversight; operational resilience; data security, governance and privacy; third party risk management; and innovation. Ms. Hogsett co-chairs the Policy Committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council and is a board member of fTLD Registry Services.

Prior to joining BITS in 2015, 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, she 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.