Joyce Hunter

Joyce Hunter is a strategic-doer and a social entrepreneur. She is the former Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Planning for the Department of Agriculture.

In addition to policy and technology planning, Ms. Hunter oversaw the Departments 3.4 billion dollar IT investment portfolio, is the creator of the USDA’s Open Data STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Agriculture and Math) summer camp for underserved youth, managed 3 successful Hackathons and was the executive sponsor of the IT Fellows Program.

With over 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry, Ms. Hunter demonstrated a strong ability to build and sustain relationships with public/private stakeholders, develop and lead innovative projects and inter-agency initiatives.  Ms. Hunter was the CEO of Vulcan Enterprises prior to her federal appointment and has returned to that role. Vulcan is an IT service and strategic management consulting organization, where she also provides executive advisory services to corporate and federal CXO’s. She served over 10 years with Lotus Development Corporation, rising to the level of Global Account Manager for Ernst and Young International and Marriott International for the U.S., Asia, Europe and Africa.

Ms. Hunter earned a BA from Villanova University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and has a certificate in Emotional Intelligence. She was selected by the editors of FedScoop to be included in the 2017 and 2016 annual list of “D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology” and the 2016 Top 50 Federal Leaders and a 2017 recipient of the Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Award as one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology and a recipient of the Wharton DC Club Joseph A. Wharton award.

Ms. Hunter is on the advisory board of the Global Women in STEM, a member of STEMConnector’s Million Women Mentors and recently published in The Handbook of Federal Government Leadership and Administration: Transforming, Performing and Innovating in a Complex World (Routledge 2017).


Track 5: Govt. Innovation IP, Social Impact
Collaborate to Innovate for Public Sector Solutions
9:30 am – 10:45 am

Track 2: Healthcare Innovation
Precision Medicine Now + Next
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

2017 Contact

Contact Details

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Bethesda North Conference
Center & Marriott Hotel
5901 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA