Linda R. Medler

Chair of the Risk Committee and member of the Nominating & Governance Committee
Favorite Quote
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
– Harry S. Truman

I am especially excited about the transformation Transamerica has completed, which enables it to provide broader and more relevant services to customers.

I am honored to have served my country for almost three decades and have found that the lessons I learned in the military have transferred well to the business sector. I’ve continued my support of the armed forces as a board member for Operation Homefront, which provides a wide array of services to active duty service members, veterans and their families.

I stay balanced by exercising, reading, and spending time with my extended family.

Linda Medler (Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force, Retired) is founder, President and CEO of L A Medler & Associates, LLC, which provides cyber strategy and operational consulting to companies, profit and non-profit boards, the U.S. Department of Defense, and academic institutions. She previously served as the Chief Information Security/Director of IT Security at Raytheon Missile Systems. General Medler retired from the Air Force in 2014. Her 27-year military career included command responsibilities in Afghanistan and delivering humanitarian relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as well as serving as Director of Capability and Resource for U.S. Cyber Command, Chief Information Officer of the Joint Staff and Chief, Program Management Office, White House Communications Agency.

She has an MBA from the University of Arizona (Eller College of Management), a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.