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Kevin Gowen

Kevin P. Gowen

Chief Information Security Officer

Gowen was named Chief Information Security Officer in February 2015. He joined Synovus in 1995 from IBM Corporation where he served in various engineering and management positions. He began his career with Synovus in the Information Technology area as Vice President of Network Services and Support. He served in various leadership roles in Information Technology including Director of Technology. Gowen was named Senior Director of Procurement in 2008 with responsibilities for procurement, contracting, and vendor management. He was named a Group Executive in 2011 and his responsibilities were expanded to include serving as Chief Procurement Officer and overseeing Synovus’ Corporate Real Estate group.

Education
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Synovus Leadership Institute
Affiliations
  • Alumnus, Leadership Columbus
  • Board Member, National Technology Security Coalition
Honors
  • James H Blanchard Leadership Award, 2016
Summary of Responsibilities

As Chief Information Security Officer, Gowen is responsible for all aspects of information and cyber security, business continuity, and fraud monitoring. This includes security architecture and operations, risk assessment, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, access management, fraud monitoring, and crisis management. He is responsible for setting the strategic and tactical direction for Synovus’ enterprise security programs to ensure that information assets and technology systems are adequately protected.