PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), today announced that Donna Ross, chief information security officer, has been named one of HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence. The eighth annual Women of Influence Awards recognized 85 women in the mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate industries who are making notable contributions to both their businesses and to the industry at large.
Ross was appointed to her current position as senior vice president and chief information security officer in July 2016. In this role she is responsible for Radian’s information security program and business compliance, as well as the enterprise project management and initiative governance programs.
Ross was recognized for spearheading several cyber security initiatives at Radian, including the company’s Application Security Initiative, Advanced Cyber Threat Detection, and updated SOCII controls program.
Outside of Radian, Ross is highly active in the cyber security community. Throughout her professional career, she has mentored employees and focused on recruiting more women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and security fields. She was a founding committee member on the FBI’s project to establish an Automated Network Cyber Attack Reporting System and serves on the advisory boards of Philadelphia CISO Inner Circle and Secure World Philadelphia where she often presents about cyber security, privacy and threat management. Ross maintains a close tie to government and industry cyber-experts and has received two government awards: Exceptional Service to the Public Interest from the director of the FBI and the President’s Call to Service Award from President George Bush.
Ross was the first female president of the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the board of directors for Anna Crusis Women’s Choir and InfraGard. She has also served on boards for Big Brother Big Sisters, American Red Cross, Business & Professional Women’s Club, Senior Adults for Greater Education, LifeSpan/Quakertown Hospital, Bucks County Council for the Arts and others.
“The 2018 Women of Influence are an inspiring, amazing group of leaders. These women are innovating in every area: technology, marketing, compliance, strategy, operations and more,” said Sarah Wheeler, managing editor of HousingWire Content Solutions. “Their energy and expertise are fueling the success of companies across the industry, and their impact is felt in every area of mortgage finance and real estate.”
“Donna is a phenomenal leader and an inspiration to many in the field of information technology security and we are thrilled to have her on the Radian team,” said Eric Ray, senior executive vice president, Technology and Transaction Services at Radian. “She is continually working to help improve our cyber security measures so that our clients can focus on meeting their business objectives. Her efforts have been nationally recognized and she continues to position not only Radian but also the industry at large for a better, safer tomorrow.”
For more information on the HousingWire Women of Influence Awards, visit: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/46236-women-of-influence-donna-ross.
Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), headquartered in Philadelphia, provides private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services to mortgage lenders nationwide through its principal operating subsidiary, Radian Guaranty Inc. These services help promote and preserve homeownership opportunities for homebuyers, while protecting lenders from default-related losses on residential first mortgages and facilitating the sale of low-downpayment mortgages in the secondary market. Additional information may be found at www.radian.biz.