Sr. Director, IT Security & Risk Mgmt., Brinker International
Over the course of a 20-year career, Sailaja Kotra-Turner has managed teams of IT professionals in support of various IT functions like IT operations, enterprise applications, and manufacturing. Over the past few years, Kotra-Turner has focused on leading IT security teams in areas of disaster recovery, security operations and strategy, security awareness and identity management.
Although a large part of her career was spent at Texas Instruments, Kotra-Turner is currently the senior director of IT security and risk management at Brinker International and is responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of controls and procedures to ensure the integrity and security for computer-based systems and networks across all technical platforms.
Kotra-Turner holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business (Southern Methodist University). She lives in Fairview with her husband and kids.