Ron Whitworth, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP

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SunTrust

SVP, CPO

Ron Whitworth is Senior Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at SunTrust in Atlanta, Georgia. He manages the Enterprise Privacy Office for SunTrust Banks, Inc. and all of its affiliates and subsidiaries. Ron is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States, Canada and Europe (CIPP/US, CIPP/C and CIPP/E).
 
Prior to joining SunTrust, Ron served as Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel at EverBank in Jacksonville, FL. Earlier in his legal career, Ron was an attorney with Sullivan & Worcester, LLP, counseling clients on a wide variety of state, U.S., and international privacy and data security matters.  He was also a member of S&W's Telecommunications Group, and worked closely with its  Trademarks, Copyright & Licensing Group on matters involving online businesses.
 
Before joining Sullivan & Worcester, Ron was a member of Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein’s staff at the FCC, and was an Associate with Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C.
 
Ron also spent six years as editor-in-chief of Inside Wisconsin and Badger Nation Magazine and covered University of Wisconsin athletics for the Associated Press. He has appeared on dozens of local and national radio and television programs, including ESPN Radio and Fox Sports Radio. Ron is also a former associate producer for "The George Michael Sports Machine" and the NBC-4 Sports Department in Washington, D.C.

 

Contributions by Ron Whitworth

  • Financial Forum: Bank CPOs Discuss Hot Topics in Financial Privacy
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018
  • Financial Forum: Bank CPOs Discuss Hot Topics in Financial Privacy
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • Get In and Get Going: Navigating Your Entry into the Privacy Profession
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • Get In and Get Going: Navigating Your Entry into the Privacy Profession
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2013
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2012