News | May 24, 2024

Northwest Bank Appoints Craig Dornon as Chief Information Security Officer

Columbus, Ohio (May 23, 2024) – Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking solutions, recently hired Craig Dornon as its new senior vice president, chief information security officer (CISO). Dornon has more than 25 years of hands-on leadership experience with enterprise risk and compliance programs in the financial, retail and insurance sectors.

As CISO, Dornon will oversee Northwest’s information security program, including cybersecurity, data protection, cloud and application security, IT risk assessment, identity and access management, vendor risk, and data availability risks.

“Providing the highest levels of security and protection of our customers’ information, data and privacy is our priority,” said Scott Watson, chief information officer. “With an extensive background in all aspects of information security, including a proven track record of leading teams in both first and second line of defense functions, Craig is the ideal person for this critically important role.”

Dornon has held a series of increasingly responsible information security positions. Prior to joining Northwest, Dornon served as vice president, Chief Operational Risk Officer at Bread Financial. He has earned numerous technical and training certifications and education credentials.


About Northwest

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is the bank holding company of Northwest Bank. Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, as well as treasury management solutions and wealth management services. Northwest currently operates 132 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. The common stock of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NWBI"). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed on-line at

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