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Kim Joiner

Anne Kimberley “Kim” Joiner, of Virginia, is the Vice President at Teamworx Security, a data science and software engineering firm hyper-focused on creating seamless workflow integrations between people, processes, and technology.

Teamworx Security’s analytics focus on integrating the entire workforce across different architectures, while bridging the gap among technical and non-technical teams. Their suite of solutions encompasses cyber security and Incident Response (IR), advanced malware analysis, threat intelligence analysis, enterprise communication, and critical infrastructure support.


Leadership Experience: Kim was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, where she was responsible for a broad portfolio that includes policy, advocacy, and oversight of all community support to service members and their families, including quality of life issues; Defense-state liaison initiatives; family, child, and youth programs; Military OneSource program and non-medical counseling resources; military spouse career advancement; morale, welfare, and recreation; defense resale policy for commissaries and exchanges; and family advocacy programs. Her oversight also included casualty and mortuary affairs, and military funeral honors.

Ms. Joiner served as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on matters related to strategic outreach and policy, corporate and stakeholder engagement, community relations, national sports league partnerships, entertainment and documentaries, social responsibility. She was also the policy team chief for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

Kim served as the director for business development at both General Atomics and FLIR. During the George W. Bush administration, Ms. Joiner served in the Department of Homeland Security, as the Director of Immigration, Transportation and Border Security in the Office of Legislative Affairs. Prior to her work in the executive branch, Kim worked on Capitol Hill for her congressman, who eventually became her Senator, James P. Bunning of Kentucky.

Accomplishments: As the Secretary of Defense’s principal advisor, Kim oversaw the digital engagement team, which supported 14 platforms with more than 8 million followers to advance the Secretary’s charge to bridge the civilian-military divide through the #KnowYourMil initiative and the redesign of Defense.gov, the Defense Department’s website.

Joiner is married with three children.  She is originally from Ashland, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Georgetown College, with a double major in communications and political science.