Northrop Grumman appoints John Kropf its corporate privacy executive

John Kropf
John Kropf

In this new role, Kropf has executive responsibility for leading and executing Northrop Grumman’s global privacy strategy and data protection programs, as well as advising the business on initiatives involving the collection, use and disclosure of personal information.

Kropf will report to Mark Caylor, corporate vice president, president of Enterprise Services and chief strategy officer at Northrop Grumman.

“Data privacy is an increasingly complex global concern,” said Caylor. “John’s experience and his knowledge of international privacy practices will enhance Northrop Grumman’s position as a leader in global security.”

Most recently, Kropf worked as deputy chief counsel for Privacy and Information Governance for Reed Elsevier. Previously, he served as deputy chief privacy officer and senior adviser on international privacy policy for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also served as attorney-advisor for the Office of the Legal Adviser, Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Kropf earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a Master of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at Denison University in Granville, OH.