Joyce Hunter, Executive Director, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Joyce Hunter is a busy lady. As a strategic doer and a philanthropreneur, Joyce is the CEO of Vulcan Enterprises LLC, a strategic management consulting organization, providing executive coaching and Information Technology advisory services to corporate, federal and non-profit CXO’s. She is also the creator of the Science Technology Engineering Agriculture and Math (STEAM) summer camp for underserved/underrepresented youth and has recently been named the new Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the only cybersecurity think tank in the United States.

From 2013 to 2017, Joyce was appointed by President Barack Obama to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Planning at the Department of Agriculture (2013-2017) and was the Acting Chief Information Officer from March 2016 to July 2016. In addition to policy and technology planning, Ms. Hunter oversaw the department’s 4.1 billion dollar IT investment portfolio, was responsible for the development and the execution of the Department’s IT governance, portfolio management, enterprise architecture, FITARA framework, and was the executive sponsor of the IT Fellows and IT Workforce Development Programs.

With over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, Ms. Hunter demonstrates a strong ability to build and sustain relationships with public/private stakeholders, develop and lead innovative projects and inter-agency initiatives. Ms. Hunter earned a BA from Villanova University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, has certificates in Emotional Intelligence, Design Thinking, Sports Management, Technology Business Management (TBM) and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Ms. Hunter is on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Villanova University, is a founding member of the National Health Information Technology Collaborative for the Underserved, serves on several other advisory boards, recently named by Security Magazine as one of the 2020 Most Influential People in Security and published in The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration: Transforming, Performing and Innovating in a Complex World (Routledge 2017).

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