Tera Ladner

Vice President, Information Risk Management and Governance
Aflac Inc

Tera Ladner joined Aflac in 2015 as director of Information Governance at Aflac Incorporated to build a program to identify and classify all information to ensure proper protection and management. In 2019, she was promoted to her current role as vice president of Information Risk Management and Governance.

As a senior executive on Aflac’s Global Information Security leadership team, Ladner consistently applies defensible, risk-based approaches to assess vendors, evaluate emerging technologies, risks and informationhandling methodologies. She and her team ensure Aflac can effectively and efficiently validate security posture, practices and evidence to external assessors.

Previously, she was group vice president of Information Governance at SunTrust Bank, now Truist, in Atlanta.

Ladner is a renowned thought leader in the cybersecurity industry. She actively participates in industry-aligned groups, such as the Evanta CISO community and the Executive Women’s Forum. She is a policy council member for the National Technology Security Council. Her dedication to sharing information about best practices, legal and regulatory impacts to programs, and cataloguing new and emerging threatactor practices helps guide the industry to safer waters by helping others within the industry move in that same direction.

She has served in various leadership positions, including president for ARMA International, a global professional association for security, information governance and privacy professionals. She is a certified records manager, information governance professional and information security manager.  

Ladner earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of South Alabama and a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University.