ONUG Appoints Lietz as Board Co-Chair, Akdeniz to Board

Dual appointments bring security innovation and financial enterprise infrastructure expertise to ONUG 

NEW YORK – August 4, 2021ONUG, the voice of the Global 2000, today announced the appointment of Shannon Lietz, vice president of Vulnerability Labs at Adobe, to the ONUG board as co-chair alongside Nick Lippis and Ernest Leffner, co-founders of ONUG. Further, Yesim Akdeniz, managing director of architecture, technology and engineering at Citigroup, is being appointed to the ONUG board.

In addition to her new role as co-chair, Lietz will also lead the Advisory Board and community of ONUG, LLC. 

“Shannon Lietz has played an integral role in the development of DevSecOps, security transformation and change management in large environments over the last two decades,” said Nick Lippis, co-founder and co-chairman of ONUG. “We’re excited to welcome Shannon as co-chairperson on the ONUG board and leverage her insights and expertise in the industry to further advance the ONUG community.” 

“Yesim Akdeniz’s experience on private and public cloud infrastructure is indispensable to ONUG,” Lippis continued. “Her insights and direction will further ONUG’s Enterprise Cloud 2.0 initiatives to create the connective tissue between on- and off-premises infrastructure.” 

At Citigroup for more than two decades, Akdeniz has been a sought-after and active thought leader during ONUG collaborations

Prior to her current positions at Adobe and ONUG, Lietz worked for several Fortune 500 companies, most recently as DevSecOps Leader for Intuit.

The ONUG board is a highly influential body of top enterprise technology leaders that sets the tone and direction of open enterprise cloud frameworks for the industry and best serve the interest of ONUG members. It has grown to include leaders from companies such as Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., Pfizer, Target, Raytheon Technologies, Kaiser Permanente and more. In addition to setting the strategic direction for the ONUG conferences and collaborative, the board is actively involved in digital transformation delivered via a range of software building blocks and services integration, along with its operations. 

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About ONUG

ONUG is the only organization composed of senior-level IT executives from the Global 2000 that represents the interests and initiatives of the Enterprise Community. Through our global event series, Working Groups, training academies, and webinars, ONUG plays a central role in the creation of new and improved tools to develop, manage, and secure the digital enterprise. ONUG’s peer permission structure fosters the exchange of information among the world’s largest organizations as they build and secure the digital economy. The ONUG Board is made up of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit,  Kaiser Permanente,  Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, State Street Bank, TD Ameritrade, UBS, Oath, and hundreds more. For more on ONUG, go to www.onug.net or follow us on Twitter @ONUG.


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