Dr. Kevin Charest serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for HITRUST. Kevin is responsible for all aspects of agile development, IT operations, information security, and engineering. He comes to HITRUST from Health Care Service Corporation where he served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Head of IT Infrastructure. Prior to that he served as the VP, IT Security and Cyber Defense Operations for UnitedHealth Group. Kevin also led the Information Security Office for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the CISO and was directly responsible for the HHS cybersecurity technology portfolio. Dr. Charest holds a PhD in Cybersecurity from Capella University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Arkansas. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.