Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kathy Poynton, Director, NVBDC MVO Task Force Kathy Poynton previously worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the National Director of Event Operations & Specialty Events, “Hiring Our Heroes”. Where she created, organized, and executed Veteran hiring events stateside and overseas. She supervised and mentored a team of seven event planners that have executed over 1,100 hiring events resulting in employment of 31,000 veterans nationwide. Kathy personally executed 147 hiring events. Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Kathy Poynton served over 32 years in service, over 24 of those years in active duty status. During her military career she has deployed to Honduras, Panama, Turkey, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. Kathy received numerous awards during her service including Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and Iraqi Campaign Medal.



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