Ande Smith

Ande Smith

President of Deer Brook Associates

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Ande Smith is President of Deer Brook Associates. Deer Brook provides legal and consulting services to businesses, with its principal focus in information security, privacy, and compliance. Ande personally provides advice in the areas of data breach response, assessments, and sustainable program security and privacy program development and enhancements.

Ande possesses diverse leadership experience, from serving as a Submarine Officer in the US Navy, to serving as the Director of Information Security for the US division of a multi-national corporation, during which time he led a team of 16 people, with programmatic responsibility for more than 100,000 associates, 1,600 retail locations, and three data centers. Ande also served as COO and General Counsel for Tilson Technology Management, with its core focus in the telecommunications and IT consulting industries across a range of clients. Ande has practiced law for more than a decade, with experience both in private practice and as in-house counsel. Having attained the rank of Captain in the US Navy, he currently serves as the Director for Undersea Warfare Operations for the Submarine Force Reserve Component, with oversight of nearly 800 officer and enlisted sailors across the United States and delivering ready warfighters anytime, around the globe.

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