About the Speaker
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    Jennifer Harkins Garone
    Sr. Director, Privacy & Information Governance, North America, Carnival Corporation

    Jennifer Harkins Garone is the Senior Director of Privacy and Information Governance for North American brands of the Carnival Corporation since July 2018. Prior to this role, she spent 10 years at Microsoft leading privacy in diverse roles and organizations, including IT, HR, and corporate privacy.

    Jennifer launched her career in marketing working on top brands like Apple, American Express, and AT&T. She has also done a short stint in sports marketing at an NHL team. It was while running direct marketing at Citizens Bank that Jennifer gained privacy responsibilities. It made perfect sense as financial services privacy law requires the mailing of a privacy statement to customers once a year. She was then the Americas' Privacy Leader for GE Money in Stamford, CT.

    Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) and early IAPP member, Jennifer is also a former Chairperson of the DMA Ethics Policy Committee and a member of the Mobile Marketing Associate, ANA and Word of Mouth Marketing Association privacy committees. In 2012, she received the Microsoft Engineering Excellence privacy award and various internal Microsoft privacy awards. She is a frequent speaker at privacy conferences.

    Jennifer is active in her local community, serving as a Board Member of Eastside Heritage Center and as a Medina City Councilperson.

    While the roles, industries, and brands have been different, what has always remained true is the ability to learn quickly and apply the fundamentals of business while driving results. Jennifer is married and has two delightful children. Born in New York, educated at Hofstra and Harvard. In her free time, she runs, skis, and reads. And next to curling up and reading with her kids, her next favorite place to be is on an airplane, going somewhere.