Sailaja Kotra-Turner has been named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Brown-Forman Corporation, the tenth largest global spirits management company.

Kotra-Turner has been with Brown-Forman since September 2020 as Global Director, IT Security and Governance. She has been instrumental in shaping Brown-Forman’s security posture and controls to date.

Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Kotra-Turner’s leadership focused on cybersecurity teams in the areas of security engineering, operations and strategy, security awareness and identity management. She honed her skills at Brinker International where she headed their information technology (IT) security efforts, as well as Texas Instruments, where she held various security and cybersecurity roles.