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About the Speaker
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    Zahira (Zah) Gonzalvo
    SVP and Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Flagstar Bank

    Zah joined Flagstar Bank Information Security & Privacy team in 2018 as a Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer. Prior to her CISO role, Zah was the head of ERM and the Operational Risk teams since 2013 when she joined Flagstar Bank. Zah was the Strategy Leader for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) for the Bank since it’s inception in 2016 until December 2018. She remains a member of the D&I Executive Advisory Council.

    Prior to Flagstar, Zah was Operational Risk Director for Ally Financial. Over the course of her 25 years career, she’s worked in different supervisory roles in audit, risk, compliance and technology for Ally, GMAC, GM, Kmart Corp, Arthur Andersen, and Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.

    Zah graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting, and Management Information Systems. She also graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters of Science in IT Management and Information Security. Currently Zah is serving as board member of the Detroit CISO Community Evanta group, Mortgage Bankers Association D&I Committee and the American Lung Association of Detroit.