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Jess Walpole

Jess Walpole

VP, Global Information Security and IT Operations Lincoln Electric


Jess Walpole serves as the VP, Global IT Security, and Operations, responsible for the global cybersecurity program and technical services at The Lincoln Electric Company. In her role, she focuses on enabling secure and agile technologies to support revenue generation, operational efficiency, and risk management. She has more than 20 years of Security, IT and Governance experience with Fortune 500 companies.

Throughout her career, Jess has established and executed strategies to enable digital business transformation while applying a pragmatic approach to ensure business resilience, governance, and compliance through effective utilization of resources and systems. Jess earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Malone University. She is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and she is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT). Jess is an Ohio native committed to the community and actively participates in professional forums such as InfraGard, CISO Executive Network, CXO Exchange and the FBI Citizens Academy.

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