Valerie Isbell is a Sev1Tech strategic board advisor.
Isbell is an experienced information technology executive who has successfully developed and modernized several Department of Homeland Security applications and ran a successful application development and maintenance organization with 120 government employees, over 700 contract staff and managed an annual budget of over $200 million.
In December 2020, Isbell retired from federal service after 37 years, having worked collaboratively within the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Department of State on applications and information sharing. She began her career as an Army officer serving in leadership positions providing customer service, military pay, and banking functions.
Isbell has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Santa Clara and a master’s degree in information systems management from the University of Arizona. While in federal service, she was a DHS Senior Level Certified Project Manager and Contracting Officer’s Representative.