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Ms. Renata Spinks currently serves as the Assistant IT Director/Deputy CIO IC4 and USMC CISO. Ms. Spinks was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in August 2021, having joined Executive Service as a Senior Leader in August 2018, serving at Marine Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER) as the nation’s first Cyber Technology Officer; deploying cyber-focused technology and serving as the Civilian Executive Sponsor for transitioning to the cloud in record timing and improving intelligence informed Defense Cyber Operations.
Her federal career includes serving in the U.S. Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security while her private career includes serving as the CEO of her own consulting company.
She is a decorated combat veteran from the 28th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Ms. Spinks highest level of education is a MS in Technology Management and is pursuing her Doctorate in Cybersecurity.
Her awards are 2022 Fed100, 2022 Cyber Defender, 2021 Leading for Impact, State of NC 2021 HBCU Living Legend, and 2020 Stars and Stripes Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) SES of the Year.