Hunter Ely


Hunter serves as the SLED Security Strategist within the Government and Industry Initiatives team.  Hunter has served in operational, tactical, and strategic roles within major research universities as well as health science centers.  Over the past 20 years, Hunter has held positions within networking, infrastructure, and security organizations including cyber forensics, sales engineering, and leadership positions.  Hunter comes to Palo Alto Networks with 7 years as a Chief Information Security Officer at Tulane University focusing on reducing risk, driving down TCO, and building out a cross-functional security organization.  Hunter’s experience includes working with law enforcement, medical centers, colleges, and other constituencies to build robust and thoughtful security solutions to complex problems.


Hunter holds a B.S. from Louisiana State University and a M.B.A. from Tulane University.


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