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Shelley Westman is currently SVP, Alliances & Field Operations at Protegrity. Previously she held the position of Vice President, Operations & Strategic Integration Initiatives, for IBM Security. As part of this role, Westman lead the University Programs for IBM Security and was involved in several IBM boards and committees on hiring and skills. Westman is the founder of “WISE” - Women in Security Excelling. Immediately prior to her role in IBM, Westman was Vice President, Security Growth Initiatives & Operations, Security Services. Prior to this Westman spent 15 years in IBM’s System and Technology Group where her most recent assignment was Vice President, Strategy. In this role Westman was responsible for leading and guiding STG's overall strategy, with a focus on transforming the strategy to a market centric strategy, addressing opportunity and performance gaps, and driving alignment between strategy and execution. Westman’s previous roles in STG included the Vice President & Business Line Executive, Systems Software and Security where she had responsibility for the STG strategy, revenue growth and execution around Systems Software and Security. Westman has held a number of other key roles at IBM including Director of Power Systems, Director of development operations and roles in alliance management, procurement, forecasting and contracts. Prior to joining IBM, Westman practiced law in Raleigh for 5 years. She concentrated her practice in the area of civil litigation. Westman has a JD, with honors, from the University Of North Carolina School Of Law. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated Cum Laude.