PSRS/PEERS Welcomes Joe Susai as Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Susai, PSRS/PEERS chief information security officer (CISO).

Joe Susai, of St. Louis, MO, joined PSRS/PEERS on April 3, 2024, as the System’s chief information security officer (CISO). He leads the cybersecurity department from the Jefferson City office and provides strategic and operational oversight for the security program.

Mr. Susai has an extensive professional background in information technology, cyber security and IT risk management. He joins us from Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, MO, where he served as the chief information security officer.

Prior to his time with Washington University, Mr. Susai spent the majority of his distinguished career with SSM Health, culminating his tenure there as the director of enterprise information risk and cybersecurity, as well as head of IT security.

"Being a part of the highly dedicated leadership and staff at PSRS/PEERS as a cybersecurity leader is more than a career move, it is a purposeful and meaningful opportunity to play a critical role in protecting the financial future of those who dedicated their lives to education," expressed Mr. Susai.

He holds undergraduate degrees in computer science and a graduate degree in management. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Controls (CRISC) and Certified Data Privacy Solution Engineer (CDPSE).

"I am confident that Joe’s expertise and extensive technical experience will be an excellent addition to the Systems. We are fortunate to have him with us to ensure PSRS/PEERS’ high security standards," said Executive Director, Dearld Snider.