“Bob is an industry veteran with extensive knowledge of IT security,” said Mark Terry, Chief Information Officer. “He has a proven track record of success and has made impressive contributions to businesses of all sizes. He will play a critical role in helping us to maintain best-in-class security systems across the board.”
Bob’s areas of expertise include risk assessment and governance for hospitality, retail and financial services organizations. Prior to joining United, he served as the inaugural Chief Information Security Officer for Busey Bank in St. Louis, completely evolving the organization’s security program and managing threats across all bank systems.
“This is an exciting time to join United Community Bank,” said Bob. “The bank is fast growing and rapidly adding new services for the benefit of our customers. I look forward to working with the team to increase efficiencies and help protect the company from cyber threats.”
Bob earned his Master of Science degree in Information Management from Marymount University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Binghamton University. Additionally, to advance the Cybersecurity profession, Bob also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University at St Louis in the university’s Engineering School. Bob is relocating with his family to the Greenville area from St Louis, Missouri.