Jess Walpole

Jess Walpole

VP Global IT Security & Operations
Lincoln Electric

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Jess Walpole serves as the VP, Global IT Security and Operations, responsible for the global cyber security program and technical services at The Lincoln Electric Company with a focus on enabling secure and agile technologies to support business initiatives.

She has over 23 years of Security, IT and Governance experience with Fortune 500 companies.  Throughout her career, she has established and executed on the design and implementation of enterprise wide information technology to enable business strategies while applying a pragmatic approach to ensure business resilience, governance, and compliance through effective utilization of resources and systems.

Jess earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and holds the professional certifications: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT).

Jess is an Ohio native committed to the community and actively participates in professional forums such as InfraGard, CISO Executive Network, CXO Exchange and the FBI Citizens Academy.