Maria Sexton

Maria Sexton has more than 25 years of experience in the information security, information technology and audit/compliance industries. She is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) 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. As CIO, 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. Before her promotion to CIO, Maria was the Director of Information Technology/Information Security Officer. Prior to joining UMC, Maria directed the IT Compliance Program at MGM Resorts International, and led cybersecurity operations programs at both Walgreen’s and Kellogg’s. She received her undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from UNLV, and holds CISSP, CCSP, CRISC, CDPSE, CISM and CISA certifications.

Maria sits on the Boards of InfraGard Nevada and the Las Vegas Chapter of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and is a member of the UNLV Information Systems Advisory Board as well as Chairs the UNLV Cybersecurity Advisory Board.