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Senior Director of Cybersecurity
Laura Élan is the Senior Director of Cybersecurity for MxD Cyber: The National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. In her role, she will support MxD’s cybersecurity projects and initiatives in support of the annual Strategic Investment Plan and will lead MxD’s Cybersecurity Steering Committee.
Prior to joining MxD in 2021, Laura was responsible for Baxter Healthcare’s regulatory strategy for medical software, cybersecurity, interoperability, and AI/ML enabled software. Laura completed her undergraduate work in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana. She holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois and holds the RAC credential from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. In her free time, Laura is a performing musician and improv artist.