Major General and Commander, United States Air Force (retired)
Suzanne M. Vautrinot joined Symantec’s board of directors in October 2013. She was a highly decorated, award-winning Major General of the United States Air Force with a successful career influencing the development and application of cyber security and space technology before retiring in October 2013. During her 31 year tenure with the USAF, she led large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain, and defend global networks. Ms. Vautrinot earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations that resolve complex challenges. Most recently, she served as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber where she oversaw a multi-billion dollar global cyber enterprise with 14,000 military, civilians, and contractors. This unit conducted military, intelligence, and law-enforcement missions; provided IT services and technology management to 850,000 users; and performed global vulnerability assessment and remediation, and proactive cyber defense activities.
Ms. Vautrinot is a member of the board of directors of Ecolab, Inc. and Uniformed Services Benefit Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, followed by a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Additionally, Ms. Vautrinot completed the Black Sea Security Program, as well as the National and International Security programs at Harvard University; 6-Sigma AFSO Leadership at the University of Tennessee; and Executive Leadership 360 at the University of South Carolina.