John Carlson serves as the vice president of cybersecurity regulation and resilience at the American Bankers Association (ABA). Prior to joining the ABA, Carlson served in a variety of leadership roles in cybersecurity, operational risk, regulatory compliance, public affairs, strategic planning, and management at several private sector companies and associations and US Government agencies. Private sector roles include Amazon Web Services (global financial services industry lead for security assurance), Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (chief of staff), BITS/Financial Services Roundtable (executive vice president), and Morgan Stanley (managing director of operational risk). Public sector roles include Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (director of bank technology), U.S. Office of Management and Budget (budget analyst), and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (senior analyst). Carlson received a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA from the University of Maryland.