WHS February: Lunch with Elena Kim-Mitchell, ODNI

WHS February: Lunch with Elena Kim-Mitchell, ODNI

Join Women in Homeland Security February 10, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, for an in-depth look at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) — their priorities for information sharing, and the integration of the private sector in information sharing activities.

Elena Kim-Mitchell
Private Sector Partnerships


About Elena Kim-Mitchell

Ms. Kim-Mitchell is the Director for Private Sector Partnerships in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence (ODNI) Office of Partner Engagement. In this capacity, she promotes the ODNI’s mission to facilitate intelligence sharing with the private sector and leverage intelligence community partnerships with the private sector to maximize benefit to intelligence missions and national security.

Prior to this position, Ms. Kim-Mitchell was the Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Plans, Policy, and Performance in the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis where she was responsible for directing and coordinating intelligence policy and information sharing across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise. This included integrating intelligence policy support to national security policies and strategies, engagement with foreign organizations, national information sharing issues, and resource formulation and allocation.

Ms. Kim-Mitchell has nearly 30 years of policy experience in foreign and military engagement. She stood up the first ODNI Office of Foreign and Military Partnerships where her leadership responsibilities covered a wide variety of intelligence community policy matters with foreign partners, international agencies, and multinational organizations, and efforts to facilitate intelligence community coordination and collaboration with Department of Defense. She served as a career officer at the Department of State for over 25 years in a variety of positions, including the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs responsible for bilateral and multilateral military-to-military relations, foreign security assistance programs, international peacekeeping initiatives, critical infrastructure protection, defense trade control, and defense planning coordination. During her career, she was also responsible for bilateral and multilateral environmental policy in the East Asia and Pacific region, including representing the U.S. as the Senior Environment Official to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation; international narcotics policy for European and United Nations Affairs; and a wide range of other national security issues and programs.

Ms. Kim-Mitchell received her Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University in New York and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California – Berkeley. She is 2002 graduate of the National War College with aMasters in National Security Studies, and an alumna of the Excellence in Government Program.

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