Kelli Burns

Accolade, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Accolade, Inc.

As Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Kelli Burns leads a team of information security professionals supporting Accolade’s vision to create and maintain a best-in-class information security and privacy posture that supports growth and maintains the trust of our customers and members. Prior to joining Accolade, Burns also held multiple positions at Symetra Financial including serving as CISO. During this time, she was pivotal in building out the cybersecurity program and enabling the business to make decisions swiftly while protecting the data of customers and employees. Expanding her leadership role beyond her technical capabilities, Burns was also the founding leader and executive sponsor for Symetra’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and developed their IT Emerging Leaders enterprise program. She is well-regarded in the Seattle community for mentoring women in cybersecurity and technology. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Montana and is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration from Penn State University. 

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