Arlonda Stevens, Ph.D

Dr. Arlonda Stevens is a business leader with a proven record of success in privacy compliance, strategic planning, project management, business and organizational development. She has experience working in Fortune 500 companies, the public sector, as an entrepreneur and in academia. For over twenty-two years she has been in the financial services industry where she has held various leadership and management positions. Currently, she is Vice President, Privacy Program Compliance Advisor in the Privacy Office where she reports to the Chief Privacy Officer at a large financial institution.  Additionally, she is part-time faculty at Cleveland State University where she teaches business related courses. She has also served as coach for DM/PhD students working on their qualitative research at Case Western Reserve University in the Weatherhead School of Business.  Throughout her career, Dr. Stevens has demonstrated initiative, leadership ability and superior customer service. She is also a strong communicator, has the ability to build partnerships, establish networks and interact with diverse populations at all organizational levels.

Dr. Stevens has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee), a MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University (Berea, Ohio) and a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio). She also holds certifications as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Dr. Stevens received recognition by the YWCA with the 2016 Professional Woman of Excellence award. She was inducted into Delta Mu Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. Arlonda holds board positions with the Kym Sellers Foundation and Dress for Success, Cleveland.  Other affiliations include:  International Association of Privacy Professionals, National Black MBA, Black Data Processing Association, The Diversity Center of Cleveland and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.