Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
ABM Industries

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at ABM Industries. As ABM’s first CISO, Stephanie is credited with driving security strategy and transformation with a specific emphasis on the development of a risk-based, fit-for-purpose program. As a senior information technology executive with more than 24 years of experience, Stephanie has assisted public and privately held companies in a variety of industries to transform and protect their businesses worldwide.

She has a demonstrated track record in leading successful large-scale technology focused transformation initiatives, optimizing technology enablement to support business initiatives in complex, global business environments, and executing M&A transactions across the deal lifecycle in domestic and global markets. She also brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards, including audit, risk and compliance committees and is qualified to serve on audit committees as a regulatory compliance expert.

Stephanie’s recent accomplishments include being a 2022 Top Global CISOs winner, being on the 2023 Women in IT Awards Series shortlist for Security Leader of the Year and is a 50 Women to Watch for Boards finalist.