Verisk names Samantha Vaughan chief privacy officer

Jersey City-based analytics and technology provider Verisk on Wednesday announced it named Samantha Vaughan as chief privacy officer, effective immediately.

Vaughn will lead the development and implementation of policies to protect the data entrusted to Verisk and will help ensure the integrity of Verisk’s data practices, regulation and compliance.

“We’re excited to welcome Samantha to Verisk,” Kathy Card Beckles, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Verisk, said. “Data privacy has always been core to Verisk and central to our work with the global insurance industry. Samantha’s deep privacy expertise and experience in insurance regulation, corporate compliance and ethics will help us navigate evolving risks and build on Verisk’s reputation as a trusted partner.”

Vaughan joins Verisk from Dell Technologies, where she was the managing director and global head of privacy legal. Prior to Dell, she was the senior vice president, corporate ethics & compliance, and chief privacy officer for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Previously, Vaughan worked for Prudential Financial, AIG and Selective and her career responsibilities have included information governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate compliance and ethics and contracts/commercial transactions, in addition to privacy and security.

Vaughan serves as co-chair of the Advisory Board on Compliance Programs for Fordham Law School and co-chair of the Ethisphere Business Ethics Leadership Alliance Compliance and Privacy Working Group.

“I was impressed by the company’s longstanding commitment to data privacy, and I am looking forward to working alongside my Verisk colleagues to further strengthen our data policies and practices and in a changing landscape,” Vaughan said.