Heather Dean, CIPP/US, CIPT


BNY Mellon

Director, Data Governance

I am a Vice President in the Privacy & Records Management Compliance team at BNY Mellon – Pershing and am focused on providing data protection expertise to help manage the business risks and regulatory requirements associated with personally identifiable information.  Prior to BNY Mellon – Pershing, I worked in MetLife’s Corporate Privacy Office.  I also have experience as an IT Auditor, both from an internal and external standpoint. 

I have my Certified Information Privacy Professionals/US (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business & Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology.

In addition to my full-time career, my passion for writing has led me to be published within the data privacy compliance and IT audit professions, on a freelance basis. I enjoy giving back to my alma mater by volunteering as a member of Stevens Institute of Technology’s Master of Science - Information Systems (MSIS) Program Advisory Board. In my free time I like to compete in triathlons, volunteer in my moms’ group, and spend time with my family.