About the Speaker
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    Annie Searle
    Associate Teaching Professor, The Information School, University of Washington

    Annie teaches courses on risk management, cybersecurity, and information management at the University of Washington. She is founder and principal of ASA Risk Consultants, a Seattle-based advisory firm. She spent 10 years at Washington Mutual Bank, where for most of those years she chaired the crisis management team.

    Annie is a member of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region 10 Regional Infrastructure Security Group. She was inducted in 2011 into the Hall of Fame for the International Network of Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. She writes a column monthly for ASA News & Notes and is the author of several books or book chapters, most recently "Risk Reconsidered, " a collection of articles and columns published in July 2018. She was a pro bono risk advisor to the Seattle Police Department from 2015-2019, and is a member of the emeritus board of directors for the Seattle Public Library Foundation.