Summit Co-Chair; UnitedHealth Group
Co- Chair, Cyber Security Summit 2017; Director, Enterprise Resiliency & Response, UnitedHealth Group
Elizabeth Stevens, Director, Enterprise Resiliency & Response at the UnitedHealth Group, has focused her life’s work on safety, security, and corporate preparedness in a variety of industries. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Stevens spent fifteen years with Northwest Airlines (NWA). Among her leadership positions, Ms. Stevens was Manager of Flight Safety, wherein she was responsible for the development and implementation of a partnership program with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air Line Pilots Association. After 9/11, she took on new challenges in corporate security, serving as primary NWA liaison to the Air Transport Association and newly-formed Transportation Security Administration. During her aviation tenure, Ms. Stevens was an NTSB-trained accident investigator, designed two aircraft parts, and championed programs that addressed the human stress impacts of major disasters. Ms. Stevens was recruited by Target to hold the retailer’s first formal crisis management position, before moving to join the financial sector as Director, Business Continuity and Crisis Management at Ameriprise Financial. In each role, Ms. Stevens has worked with government agencies and other organizations to advance critical infrastructure protection, improve collaboration and support disaster response. Active in the community, she is a graduate of the FBI, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Edina Police Department citizens’ academies, past president of the InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance, and frequent guest speaker for clubs and conferences. Through her corporate and volunteer roles, Ms. Stevens has served as incident commander and in other key roles in the response to hundreds of critical incidents.