Meredith Harper

Chief Information Security Officer at Eli Lilly and Company

Meredith joined Eli Lilly & Company in August 2018 as their Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and as of April 2019, she transitioned to the role of Chief Information Security Officer for Lilly’s global information security program.  Over her 25-year career, she has emerged as a strategic leader who is not just interested in processes, goals and objectives but most of all she is passionate about her greatest assets…her human capital.  Her success has been attributed to her ability to manage large-scale complex projects that cross functional areas within integrated delivery systems and health plans while advancing the skill sets of her team members.

Meredith is an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals where she has demonstrated her commitment to compliance by holding dual certifications in healthcare compliance and privacy.  She is also certified as a HealthCare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. and a Certified Information Security Manager through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Meredith is passionate about empowering women and minorities to embark upon careers in technology especially in information security where those populations are not very well represented.  She serves on several advisory boards in support of that passion and she has a unique perspective she enjoys sharing with others.  She has also served her community for 27 years through her Diamond Life membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Meredith is a proud alumna of the University of Detroit Mercy where she received her Master’s in Health Services Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. She is also a proud alumna of Loyola Chicago School of Law where she received her Master’s of Jurisprudence in Health Law.   

BDPA 2019