Director of Cybersecurity | Morgan Stanley Wealth Management| Former NSA Senior Executive
Rachel Wilson spent the first 15 years of her career at the National Security Agency (NSA). Over the course of her NSA career, she held several key senior executive level leadership positions. Between 2008 and 2010, she ran NSA’s counterterrorism
operations and led a global enterprise in detecting and disrupting terrorist plotting against the United States and its allies. Between 2010 and 2012, Rachel served as NSA’s Chief of Operations in the UK working out of the US Embassy in London.
In this role, she worked with UK intelligence services to counter terrorist and cyber threats to the 2012 Olympics. Returning to the US in 2012, Rachel spent nearly five years leading NSA’s cyber exploitation operations within NSA’s Tailored
Access Operations. In this capacity, she led the planning and execution of thousands of cyber exploitation operations against a wide array of foreign intelligence, military, and cyber targets and served as the committing official for many of NSA’s
highest risk and most important intelligence-gathering activities.
In April of 2017, Rachel became the first Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Technology. She is responsible for protecting the cybersecurity of Wealth Management and Investment Management systems and the integrity and confidentiality of Firm and client data. She advises on cybersecurity issues ranging from secure code development standards, secure network architecture, vendor relationships, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection, and mobile security. Rachel leads Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Field and Client education and communication on cyber risk, threats, and mitigations. She and her team drive innovation for new cybersecurity and authentication technology.
In her private capacity, Rachel advises individuals, corporations and institutions on cybersecurity best practices and strategies and she is a leading thinker on protecting children and teenagers from cyber threats. Rachel is a sought after speaker for technology and financial sector forums and has recently presented at the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) 401k Annual Summit, the Portfolio Management Institute (PMI) Annual Conference, the Association of Professional Investment Consultants (APIC) Annual Conference, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Annual Conference, and the Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit. Rachel holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from the University of Chicago. Rachel and her husband live in New York City with their two children.
Closing Keynote Speaker Kim Becking
Keynote Speaker | Change and Leadership Expert | Best-Selling Author
Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy, fun and impactful motivational keynote speaker, change and leadership expert and award-winning author who helps others conquer change, boost resilience, accelerate success and achieve more in their business, life
and relationships no matter what life throws at them.
Kim knows a thing or two about change and challenges through her own experiences in business and life. As an attorney, serial entrepreneur running two successful businesses for over two decades, communications strategist and “recovering” political
consultant, Kim has conquered the ever-changing tough worlds of business, government, and politics. She’s also conquered breast cancer.
Kim has boosted communication, consensus building, advocacy and legislative capabilities for Fortune 500 companies, associations, state and local governments and non-profit organizations, helping them accelerate their success. She’s proud of her
work coaching CEO’s, top level leadership and elected officials on how to lead with more impact and influence. Kim provides practical tools and strategies to effectively manage change and deal with difficult people, tough conversations, and
Using humor and vulnerability, Kim has the ability to connect with her audiences at a deeper level. Her authentic, engaging, humorous and empowering messages of extraordinary resilience, conquering change and creating success regardless of your circumstances
have made her a favorite among her audiences.
Kim doesn’t want you to just bounce back after change and adversity – she wants you to develop a “Momentum Mindset” where you push past limited thinking, get unstuck, and use the change and adversity in life as the fuel needed
to propel you forward – faster, further, stronger and better than ever before.
Kim has been featured in national media such as People, SELF, The New York Times, USA Today, Good Morning America and Lifetime Television for her expertise on resilience and thriving in the midst of change.
Kim graduated with honors from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and received her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Association of Talent Development and holds a Certificate of Public Participation from the International Association of Public Participation.
She is also on the board and serving as President of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge.
A best-selling, award-winning author, Kim recently launched her Momentum series of business success tip books with more than four books in development for 2021, focusing on change, resilience, leadership and communications. Kim resides in Columbia,
Missouri with her blended family of five and travels throughout the United States and internationally for conferences, conventions and events.
More About Kim Kim has been proud to provide on-the-ground communications support for various events and programs which included former Presidents, Ambassadors, National Cabinet Members, Governors, United States Senators, CEO’s and other dignitaries. She’s even been on Air Force One!
Kim is smart enough to know that recovery is important and is thankfully in recovery herself as a “recovering” attorney and a “recovering” political consultant.
Kim is a serial entrepreneur, having owned and operated two successful companies for over sixteen years.
Kim holds a certificate in public participation from the International Association of Public Participation – she knows how to communicate and connect with all types of audiences and get them communicating with each other.
Kim has provided communications and specifically crisis communications training and strategy for high level executives and elected officials at all levels of government.
Kim has provided communication and public engagement services and been the public face on high profile, multi-million dollar transportation and economic development projects.
Kim has worked extensively with non-profit, business, and associations on public policy, grassroots advocacy, communications and strategic planning issues.
Kim has worked at all levels of government and has held key top-level positions with local and state elected officials.
Kim has been honored to serve as a gubernatorial appointee by a former Governor of Missouri as Chair of the Missouri Women’s Council.