Steven Waite is the Executive Director for the Office of Information Security at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 NICU in the state. He has served as UMMC’s Information Security Officer since July 2018. Waite and his OIS team collaborated with Mississippi MED-COM in the establishment of the secure Mobile Tele-Assist System to support EMTs throughout the state. Waite graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi College with a degree in sociology and earned a master’s degree in healthcare law from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Prior to joining UMMC in January 2010, Waite spent 20.5 years with Gannett Co., Inc., the final 11 years as an IT executive—three times earning a President’s Ring for Excellence.