K Royal

Senior Privacy Consultant, TrustArc

In my early privacy days, the IAPP put out a call for volunteer board members. I had just been placed in my first privacy role and joined IAPP. I wrote CEO Trevor Hughes, and asked if IAPP allowed newbies to apply and serve. He responded, "Of course!" I applied. They accepted. The rest is history.

I started on the education advisory board. Since then I’ve written articles, spoken several times, and served on four other advisory boards. This industry moves so fast, and volunteering keeps me on top of my game. I learn so much, help IAPP accomplish great things, and work with amazing professionals. No one could ask for more.