Ms. Renata Spinks currently serves as the Assistant Director/Deputy CIO of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department at Headquarters Marine Corps. In this capacity, she also serves as Senior Information Security Officer for the Marine Corps.
Ms. Spinks was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in August 2021, having joined Executive Service as a Senior Leader in August 2018 where she served as the nation's first Cyber Technology Officer; serving at Marine Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER). Prior to Ms. Spinks' assignment to MARFORCYBER, her career path included serving in the US Treasury Department Office of Financial Research, US Treasury IRS, and the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to her public service she also served in the US Army and is a decorated combat veteran (28th Combat Support Hospital, US Army 44th Medical Command.)
Ms. Spinks holds a BS in Information Systems with a minor in Criminal Justice, a MS in Technology Management with a concentration in Systems Engineering, multiple information technology industry certifications. She serves her community by volunteering on the Council of Advisors for St Augustine's University, is one of two founders of a Non-Profit organization --Rising Footsteps, loves to read, sing and write and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Some of her awards include 2022 Fed 100, 2022 FedScoop 50 for Federal Leadership, 2022 Meritalk Cyber Defender, 2021 State of NC Living Legend and 2020 Stars and Stripes Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) SES of the Year.
“I am a woman and a warrior. If you think I can’t be both, you’ve been lied to." Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
“The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr
“Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.” Chuck Close (August 2007)
“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Actor
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.” A.J. Cronin
“If you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.” Gertrude Stein
“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” Nikki Giovanni
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Nora Ephron
"Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” P!nk
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” Kavita Ramdas
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