Cynthia Whitley is the information technology risk officer and former chief information security officer at Allstate Insurance Company. Whitley previously held various leadership positions in Claims, Operations, Accounting and Human Resources before her current assignment in Information Technology. As the Risk leader, Whitley is responsible for implementing a risk and compliance program that delivers value-added risk management processes to meet Allstate's business objectives. In this role, she establishes policy, standards and governance over the information technology controls and process environment. Her goal is to enhance the general risk management and compliance culture within Information Technology. Whitley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from University of Illinois-Chicago. She also holds CISSP and CISM certifications.