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Suzanne M. Vautrinot  

President of Kilovolt Consulting Inc; Retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force; Boardmember of Wells Fargo Board of Directors

Suzanne “Zan” Vautrinot is President of Kilovolt Consulting Inc. and a retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force, with three decades of experience in space and cyber operations. She retired as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber Command where she oversaw a multi-billion dollar cyber enterprise; leading a workforce of 14,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel, while supporting 850,000 customers and conducting cyber operations worldwide.

Vautrinot previously served as Deputy Commander for the nation’s Network Warfare Command and was instrumental in the establishment and early operation of US Cyber Command. She is universally respected as a motivational leader and change agent. As a cyber subject matter expert, she addresses technical, business and university forums, guides key task forces, and has testified before Congress. She currently advises industry, academia as well as government agencies and laboratories on Cybersecurity strategy, technology innovation and workforce development.

Vautrinot presently serves on the Boards of Directors for Wells Fargo, Symantec Corporation, ECOLAB Inc., and Parsons Corporation. She is also an advisor to the Air Force Doctrine Advisory Group, America300, the University of Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Uniformed Services Benefit Association.

She has been awarded numerous medals and commendations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal. Ms. Vautrinot is a member of the boards of directors of Ecolab, Inc., Symantec Corporation, Parsons Corporation and the Battelle Memorial Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and 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. Ms. Vautrinot was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2017.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California. She also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and Air War College, and was a National Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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