Marc Crudgington is the Chief Information Security Officer, SVP Information Security for Woodforest National Bank and in the role since joining Woodforest in August 2012. Marc is a veteran of the United States Air Force serving honorably from April 1992 – April 1996; he held a Top-Secret clearance and performed duties in intelligence, computer operations, computer communications, and network communications. Prior to Woodforest, Marc worked for Advantage Sales and Marketing, KPMG, and Silicon Valley technology companies with leadership roles in IT and engineering. Marc has a Master of Business Administration, Technology and Strategy, from the University of California Irvine – Paul Merage School of Business and a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Marc also attended the FBI CISO Academy in March 2017. He holds a Secret Clearance and PCIP, ISA, CRISC, Security+, Scrum Master, and ITIL certifications; previously he held a C|CISO, PMP, TOGAF, CISM and CISA certifications.

Marc serves on the University of Houston CIS Industry Advisory Board, Sam Houston State University Digital and Cyber Forensic Engineering Advisory Board, Lone Start College Cybersecurity and Compute Science Advisory Board, Optiv Customer Advisory Board, InfraGard Houston Chapter Board of Directors, Texas Banker’s Association Technology Committee, Community Bankers Association Privacy/Data Security Working Group, and several cyber-security and technology conference advisory boards. Previously Marc was part of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan Working Group and DHS Threat Information Sharing Framework Working Group. Marc is a member of InfraGard and previously served as the Deputy Chief for the Houston Chapter Financial Services CSC. Marc has been a contributor and posted several articles, presentations and white papers on LinkedIn, for the Project Management Institute, and a speaker, panelist, and moderator at several IT and Security conferences. In 2019 Marc was nominated, selected as a finalist, and won the coveted T.E.N. ISE North America Executive of the Year – Financial Services award. In 2019, Marc was nominated and selected as a finalist for the T.E.N. ISE (Information Security Executive) Central Executive of the Year award and was nominated for the ISE Central People’s Choice award. In 2018 Marc was nominated for and a finalist for the T.E.N. ISE North America Executive of the Year award and the T.E.N. ISE People’s Choice award; in 2016 Marc was nominated for and a finalist for the T.E.N. ISE Central Executive of the Year award and T.E.N. ISE Financial Services Executive of the Year award.