Michelle currently serves as Chief Privacy Officer to McAfee, an Intel Company. She is responsible for creating a privacy practice that is focused on quality and excellence in McAfee’s policies, products, procedures and governance efforts. Her team is a staunch supporter of McAfee’s outreach efforts to educate and protect children, families and communities in the Digital Age.
Before coming to McAfee, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a consulting and advisory company specializing in privacy and security sensitive organizations. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site—TheIdentityProject.com—that was started as an advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft.
Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. Her team worked closely with customers to enable them to proceed with the confidence that information is protected and accelerated as an asset.
Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Michelle worked closely with Sun's business, technical and legal teams to create to the best data governance policies and processes possible for cloud computing to build trust for cloud environments through vendor transparency.
Michelle also served as Sun’s Chief Privacy Officer where she was responsible for the development and implementation of Sun's data privacy policies and practices, working across Sun's business groups to drive the company's continued data privacy excellence.
Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF – CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. In 2012, she was honored by the National Diversity Council as one of California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women.