Jason Stead is the Chief Information Security Officer for Choice Hotels International , one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors. In this position, Jason establishes and oversees the company’s enterprise security and privacy program, technology compliance and risk management, and service management functions. Jason has more than 20 years of experience in IT risk management and information security.
Prior to Choice, he served as Vice President of Information Security for First National Bank of Arizona, now known as CIT Bank, a regionally focused, nationally chartered bank. Earlier in his career he held senior information security roles with Nationwide Insurance and management consultant and risk management roles with Ernst & Young.