Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Poynton, USA (Ret.), is director of events for Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
In her role, Poynton oversees a team of event planners that have executed more than 860 hiring fairs. She has personally executed more than 100 since 2011. As a result of these efforts, more than 25,000 transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses have found employment.