Ava Woods-Fleegal is the Security Awareness Leader for Raytheon Technologies. Ava most recently managed the Security Awareness & Marketing team for Zoom Video Communications and currently serves on two security awareness and culture advisory boards. Ava is passionate about helping others understand their current state, desired future state, and how to shift and sustain necessary behavior change for continued success.
She received her MBA and Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland Global Campus after completing coursework at Virginia Tech in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Horticulture. Ava has managed security awareness and learning programs across several industries working for Cvent, DXC Technology, and CACI. She is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner and holds several active security certifications, including the CISSP, SSAP, and CEH. Before her work in security, she held positions in data governance, content management, and program awareness and branding at Navy Federal Credit Union.
Ava lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs.