Partner Kirk Nahra received the 2021 Vanguard Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) today during the organization's Global Privacy Summit. The award is one of the most prestigious in the privacy field and recognizes one IAPP member each year who demonstrates exceptional leadership, knowledge and creativity in privacy and data protection.
“I think I’ve been good at recognizing what I’m good at and what I’m not good at, and tailoring a career designed to what I’m good at … and the fortuity that it happened to be in a field that became a field, and became a growing field,” Mr. Nahra said.
IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes presented the award along with Pfizer Chief Privacy Officer and IAPP Board Chair Patrice Ettinger, and said Nahra has been a "steadfast champion of the privacy profession from the earliest days of the IAPP."
"He somehow combines the highest level of expertise with a remarkable generosity of time, particularly for younger privacy pros," Mr. Hughes said. "We are a better profession because of his contributions."