Brent Bettis
Mr. Brent Bettis
Vice President, IT Services & Chief Information Security Officer
Peabody Energy

Brent Bettis is Vice President, IT Services & Chief Information Security Office for Peabody.  Brent has global responsibility for Peabody’s IT/OT strategy, resources, and technology innovation.  In this role, he establishes enterprise architecture and technology roadmaps to align IT/OT resources to maximize business value from technology solutions.  Furthermore, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining the cyber security vision for mining and corporate technology solutions.

Brent has over 20 years of experience in systems architecture, IT strategy and cyber security, including 7 years at Peabody.  In addition to cyber security and systems architecture, he also has extensive expertise in the areas of digital strategy, crisis management, portfolio management, risk advisory and business transformation.  Brent has been instrumental in driving Peabody’s digital transformation and was instrumental in setting the strategic direction for Peabody’s cyber security program.  Prior to Peabody, Brent held IT leadership positions in the consulting, energy and Department of Defense sectors.  

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Additionally, he has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2006.

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