Dr. Joye Purser is a nationally-recognized global security leader. She served as the first-ever senior executive Regional Director for Cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where she strengthened partnerships with critical infrastructure owners in the region. Before that, she worked at a global management consulting firm, where she led enterprise risk management and business continuity activities for clients. She managed recovery operations enabling a county of 4.7 million people to prioritize and expend $426 million in pandemic aid.
Dr. Purser served in the White House at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she guided development of the $95 billion Department of Defense technology budget and led an effort that galvanized federal agencies, the private sector, and Congress to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Purser led audit activities at the Pentagon, overseeing the design and deployment of multi billion dollar IT programs for its two-million-person workforce. She worked for seven years on Capitol Hill, as a lobbyist, and at a nonprofit, focused on US technology development.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, Dr. Purser has a technical background as an accomplished researcher. She resides in Atlanta with her spouse and children.