Advisory Committee Member 2018
Floor & Decor
Senior Manager of Governance, Risk and Compliance
Areas of Expertise
Cybersecurity Strategies, Risk Assessment Tools, Cybersecurity Leadership, Managing Implementation
Laura Jones is professionally known as a risk strategist, but on a grander scale is recognized as a trailblazer who readily accepted the challenges of establishing ‘first-ever’ roles and launching new risk management capabilities in organizations spanning multiple industries.
Her position as a Management Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton over a decade positioned her to lead many newly formed roles to support client engagement from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, The Pentagon and U.S. Army Information Technology Agency, Army Warrior Transition Command, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Floor and Decor Outlets of America. In 2018, under Jones’ leadership, Kimberly-Clark’s Global IT Risk Management Program received external, industry-level recognition and was honored as a CSO50 Award recipient. In 2018, she also received a Special Recognition Award at the 23rd Annual Women of Color Conference.
The same year, Laura was also invited to speak at an inaugural Cyber Security Summit in Munich, Germany. In May 2018, Laura assumed a new role as Floor and Decor’s Senior Manager of Governance, Risk and Compliance in Enterprise Security.
Laura holds a Master of Science in Quality Systems Management, Bachelor of Science in Management Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Policy. Laura has also received Executive Education in Leadership Decision-Making from Harvard Kennedy School and is currently enrolled in Carnegie Mellon's Chief Risk Officer Executive Education Program.
Laura holds professional certifications as a CISM, CRISC, PMI-RMP, PMP, CMQ/OE and Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP). A decorated U.S. Army veteran, Laura retired honorably after 21 years of active duty service. She is a Management Associate with the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). She resides with her family in the Atlanta, Georgia area.