HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDPro®, an open, global non-profit association created to define, support and improve the digital identity profession, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Heather Vescent as Executive Director and President.
As owner and CEO of a boutique, strategic foresight company for more than fifteen years and a long-time volunteer with both the World Wide Web Consortium and the Association of Professional Futurists, Vescent has developed the necessary expertise to help IDPro achieve its goal of enabling a diverse, supportive, and inclusive identity community.
“The COVID-19 pandemic caused me to take a deeper look at my personal goals and what I hope to achieve in my professional career,” said Heather Vescent, Executive Director of IDPro. “I want my work to make a bigger impact and have more opportunities to mentor and influence others. This shift in perspective led me to my new role with IDPro and I am very excited to apply my business operational skills and help shape the rapidly growing identity industry.”
Vescent’s impressive skill set includes considerable experience and research in digital identity and cyber security. As Executive Director, she will support IDPro’s collective of volunteer working groups and the Board of Directors, allowing IDPro to expand its efforts to improve and enhance the role of identity professionals within the community.
“Digital Identity has become a critical infrastructure element as the foundation on which our digital world is built; and a strong foundation ensures efficient, secure, and privacy-preserving online experiences,” said Andrew Hindle, Chair of the IDPro Board. “As digital transformation initiatives accelerate, so too do infrastructure demands and expectations of the practitioners that design, build, and maintain it. As Executive Director, Heather will take a leading role in shaping the organization to meet the growing needs of the digital identity profession and we are delighted to welcome her to IDPro.”
IDPro is an open, global non-profit association created to define, support and improve the digital identity profession. The organization aims to enable a diverse, supportive and inclusive identity community that:
- Provides globally recognized industry certification through the CIDPRO Exam.
- Develops learning materials in the Body of Knowledge.
- Encourages meaningful community engagement.
To learn more, visit idpro.org.