Director of Information Technology/Information Security Officer University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC)
Maria Sexton has over 20 years of experience in the information security, information technology and audit/compliance industries. She is the Director of Information Technology and Information Security Officer at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), Nevada's only Level I Trauma Center, only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, only Burn Care Center and only Center for Transplantation. In addition to the main hospital campus on West Charleston, UMC provides ambulatory services with nine Quick Care/Primary Care clinics around the valley. In her current role, Maria oversees the delivery of all technology services for UMC as well as leads the Information Security Program charged with protection of patient data and UMC systems. Prior to joining UMC, Maria directed the IT Compliance Program at MGM Resorts International, and led security operations programs at both Walgreen’s and Kellogg’s. She received her undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from UNLV, and holds CISSP, CCSP, CISM and CISA certifications.
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