Joanne O. Isham


Ms. Isham retired from the CIA as a Senior Executive in 2006. From 2001 until 2006, she served as Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Previously, she was the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the CIA. During this timeframe, Ms. Isham played a significant role in the creation of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s non-profit venture capital firm designed to identify and deliver innovative commercial technology solutions to support the Intelligence Community. 

Upon her retirement, Ms. Isham joined BAE Systems as the Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Network Systems. Subsequently, she joined High Performance Technologies, Inc., as Chief Operating Officer and then transitioned into a new role as the Senior Vice President for Washington Operations at L-1 Identity Solutions. 

Ms. Isham is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Analytic Services, Inc., the Board of Directors of the Hertz Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. Ms. Isham holds a degree in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.