Laura Jones is a risk strategist adept at building out risk management programs - from concept to global execution. Laura is Kimberly-Clark’s first-ever IT Risk Manager responsible for deploying a Global IT Risk Management Program, supporting a geographically dispersed footprint of more than 40,000 staff members. In this capacity, she executes a principle-based strategy to manage technology risks, oversee risk assessments and deliver training. In addition to her role as IT Risk Manager, she also served as Project Lead for Kimberly-Clark’s Disaster Recovery & High Availability Assessment and Project Lead for Project Mercury; a project designed to implement control self-assessments (CSAs) globally. Laura maintains a high-profile role as the only strategic IT risk management partner to business units driving continuous adoption of ideas.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Laura spent a decade with Booz Allen Hamilton working as a management consultant. There, she provided risk management support to a number of client organizations within The Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Army and the Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Laura spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Army before retiring from active duty service. Following years of exemplary service, she was awarded lifetime memberships to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Laura earned a master’s degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management where she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree. She also holds professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute-Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP), Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP).
Laura resides with her family in the Atlanta, Georgia area.