Michael Colao

Manager of Data Protection and Assurance
Arizona Public Service (APS)

Michael Colao, CIPP/US, has been the Manager of Data Protection and Assurance within Arizona Public Services’ (APS) Cybersecurity group since 2014.  His team is responsible for the internal controls framework supporting the protection of APS’ personally identifiable information of customers and employees, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Export Compliance.  The ongoing monitoring and evolving of a data protection program, along with its training and awareness are focal points to the success of his team.

Prior to joining APS, Colao spent the better part of 15 years in operational business and finance roles beginning with Deloitte, LLP.  He holds a certification as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  Originally from upstate New York, Michael has a BBA from Niagara University.