Brig. Gen (Ret) Steven J. Spano, US Air Force, is the Regional Vice President for Public Sector at Tableau. He leads the vertical strategy as well as product, services and training sales to the Federal, State and Local Governments and education markets. Prior to joining Tableau, Steve served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an International Nonprofit organization focusing on enhancing cyber security readiness and response for public and private sector entities. Prior to CIS, he served as the General Manager, Defense and National Security for Amazon Web Service's Global Public Sector, where he built and led both businesses.
Steve retired from the USAF in September 2011. He commanded at all levels and served in key joint assignments at the National Security Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as the senior IT and Cyber leader for Multi-National Forces Iraq. Steve was born in Albany, NY. He was commissioned in 1983 through the ROTC program at Norwich University and holds master degrees from John Hopkins University and Troy State University.