Shelley Westman is currently a Principal/Partner at EY in its Cybersecurity practice, where she has been since joining EY in September 2017. Prior to EY, Shelley served as Senior Vice President, Alliances & Field Operations at Protegrity, where she stayed for about a year. Most notably, Shelley spent 18 years with IBM, ending her time with them as Vice President, Operations & Strategic Initiatives, IBM Security. As part of this role, Shelley led the University Programs for IBM Security and was involved in several IBM boards and committees on hiring and skills. She was the founder of "WISE" — Women in Security Excelling, an IBM group devoted to advancing women in security. Prior to joining IBM, she practiced law in Raleigh for five years, concentrating her practice in the area of civil litigation.
In 2016, Shelley was appointed to a three-year term on the Board on Higher Education & Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine. She is a 2016 Honoree of "40 over 40" and received a 2016 Executive Women's Forum Women of Influence Award in the category of Security Corporate Practitioner.