Joanne O. Isham

Isham Associates LLC

Joanne Isham is an independent consultant, working with a variety of clients in the defense and intelligence sectors to develop strategies, identify high value opportunities, address critical challenges and transform their business. She retired from the CIA after a distinguished career in 2006. During her Government career she served as Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Director of Science and Technology for CIA and Director of Congressional Affairs for CIA. Upon her retirement she joined BAE Systems as a Vice President/Deputy General Manager of Network Systems. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, she was directly responsible for identifying strategic opportunities for new mission focus. She then served as the Chief Operating Officer of High Performance Technologies, Inc. where she had management and operational responsibility for the firm. She then joined L-1 Identity Solutions as a Senior Vice President where she was the corporate leader responsible for planning, developing, and executing the L-1 federal market strategy.