Ms. Kathleen Cowles is a senior executive with over 30 years of national and international experience in strategic planning, marketing, and public relations, working with global business and government organizations. A highly motivated, results-oriented leader with an extensive knowledge of the information technology community, Ms. Cowles’s proven ability to identify and capitalize on business opportunities, lead teams, and deliver results are the unparalleled assets she employs on behalf of Deep Water Point clients.
Prior to joining Deep Water Point, Ms. Cowles was the director of corporate and government affairs for LGS Innovations (LGS), the federal subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) and Bell Labs. During her 20-year career at LGS, Ms. Cowles worked in business development including proposal management. She was also the marketing director during the merger of Alcatel and Lucent and was a part of the management integration team during the creation of the LGS subsidiary. Her last assignment was creating and managing the government relations plan for the corporation. In her corporate affairs role, she served as liaison between LGS and global ALU organizations supporting public sector solutions and services. Last, she supported the ALU Government Affairs team regarding activities involving the legislative and executive branches of the US Government.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Cowles spent 12 years abroad in Kenya, Egypt, and Hungary working with the US State Department/US Agency for International Development advancing US business interests, and as a communications and public affairs specialist.
Ms. Cowles earned her BA in education from the University of Maryland. She has played an active role in numerous organizations, both past and present, including the Industry Advisory Council (member, Board of Directors; founder, Mobility Committee; chair, Technical Committee; chair, Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) CXO morning, and Partners Program); AFCEA (member, International Board of Directors, Red Team chair for Strategic Plan; member, International Cyber Security Committee; member, DC chapter Secure Mobility Working Group; treasurer, Bethesda Chapter); AFFIRM (member, Board of Directors; Treasurer; co-chair, Programs); American International School of Budapest (founding Board member; chairman, School Board); Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia (Board member and secretary); and Intelligent Transportation Society of America. She received the Secretary of State Volunteer of the Year Award from the US State Department and served as founder and chairman of Junior Achievement of Hungary.