Risé Jacobs is the Senior Vice President & CTO at Astoria Bank and is responsible for collaborating with business leaders to design and deliver IT services to the Bank. She has been in Information Technology for over 20 years and has received industry recognition including the Diamond Award from LISTnet for her achievements and leadership in technology, the Best Practices award by the Technology Managers Forum and an Individual Performance Award from the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Ms. Jacobs is on the membership committee of the Wall Street Technology Association and the Board of the LI/NYC chapter of the AITP. She has presented to organizations including the AITP, 451 Research, the HMG CIO Network and the Technology Managers Forum. Ms. Jacobs has an MBA from Baruch College and holds several certifications, including Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and the CISSP. Ms. Jacobs has recently been accepted into the Leadership Foundry and will achieve her Board Leadership Fellowship certification by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) upon completion of the program.