Kevin Gowen serves as Chief Information Security Officer for Synovus and is responsible for information and cyber security, physical security, business continuity, fraud, and financial crimes. He was named Chief Information Security Officer in 2015. Gowen earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a recipient of the James H. Blanchard Leadership award, was named Tech Exec Networks’ Information Security Executive of the Year in 2022, was a finalist for Technology Association of Georgia’s Technology Executive of the Year and received HMG Strategy’s Global Leadership Award as Mid-Cap CISO of the Year in 2023. Gowen is an alumnus of Leadership Columbus and serves as a board member of the National Technology Security Coalition along with serving on multiple advisory boards and in industry group leadership roles.