Ann Delenela is a security strategist with expertise spanning across 20+ years in the realm of information technology, information security and cyber/physical security management. She is currently Vice President, Information Security for Entergy where she is responsible for enterprise IT/OT cyber security, physical security systems, and IT compliance. Prior to Entergy, Ann was Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Ameren Services where she was responsible for enterprise cybersecurity covering Ameren’s Corporate, Electric, Nuclear and Gas operations. Prior to joining Ameren, Ann was with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and served as their Chief Security Officer with overall responsibility for the company’s cyber security, physical security and emergency management programs. Her previous experience includes multiple technical, managerial and strategic roles within industries ranging from energy, telecommunication, software development and consulting.
Ann is active and influential in the industry serving as an appointed or elected leader in multiple electricity sector committees. Ann was appointed by the Department of Energy’s Secretary of Energy and currently serves on the Electricity Advisory Committee, a group of selected thought leaders in the electricity sector. Ann was appointed by the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) and currently serves on the NERC Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EISAC) Executive Committee. She was prior Chairman for its Operations, Tools and Technology Working Group. Ann was also an appointed member of the Texas Private Sector Advisory Council to advise the Governor’s office on homeland security issues. Ann was prior elected Chairman for the North American Independent System Operator/Regional Transmission Organization (ISO/RTO) Security Working Group. She also served on the Advisory Board for Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit. In 2017 Ann was named one of the top 10 women Chief Information Security Officers to watch by Chief Security Officer magazine. Ann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Texas.