CPA, CITP, CRISC, CISM, Chief Information Security Officer, Global Payments Inc.
Ms. Hughes has worldwide responsibility for the vision, strategy, execution and management of Information Security. Ms. Hughes brings a wealth of payments industry experience to her role, with prior leadership positions in risk, security and compliance, auditing and financial reporting.
Before assuming her current role, Ms. Hughes had worldwide responsibility for governance and implementation of information technology and security compliance (including PCI programs internally and for Global Payments customers) and risk functions. She was also responsible for the CIO risk register program, including the identification and tracking of technology risk, and driving execution of risk mitigation and minimization strategies.
Ms. Hughes began her career at Global Payments in the internal audit department in 2003, moving from First Data Corporation (now Fiserv), where she was a leader in internal audit for more than four years.
Ms. Hughes earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State College and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She holds security, accounting and industry certifications, including Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).