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Kimberly Walton

MEMBER SINCE: 2020

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Kimberly Walton was named TSA’s Executive Assistant Administrator for Enterprise Support in June 2018. Walton is responsible for implementing processes that strengthen enterprise support services and driving efficiencies across TSA’s human resources, acquisition and procurement, training, logistics, and other critical enterprise support functions. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement. Prior to joining TSA, Walton served as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she provided resource management support to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Walton was Director of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, she advised the Secretary of Commerce and other department senior staff on all equal employment opportunity, diversity and civil rights matters. She also chaired the department’s diversity council. Before joining Commerce, Walton was an attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Walton has received a Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Diversity Management, TSA Silver Medal Award, TSA Core Values Award. Additionally, Walton received the TSA Trailblazer Award in recognition of pioneering efforts toward the advancement of women. While at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Walton received a Silver Medal Award and two Bronze Medals.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Executive Assistant Administrator
Enterprise Support
Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
2017
2022
CEO/Founder
DiverseUSA, LLC
2022
Assistant Administrator
Civil Rights&Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement
Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
2012
2017
Special Counselor
Administrator Office
Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
2006
2011
Ombudsman
Administrator Office
Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
2003
2006
Deputy Special Counselor
Administrator Office
Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
2006
2006
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Office of Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce
2000
2003
Director of Civil Rights
Office of the Secretary
Department of Commerce
1997
2000
Compliance Division Director
Office of Civil Rights
Department of Commerce
1994
1997
Attorney
Office of Federal Operations
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1990
1994
Primary Policy Areas

Civil Rights and Liberties, Disability Rights, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Gender Policy, Government Operations/Innovation, Homeland Security, Labor/Workforce Training and RecruitmentLabor, National Security, Social Equity, Transportation

Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

Primary Functions

Change Management, Human Capital, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Risk Management, Strategic Planning

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Foster Social Equity

DEIA in Public Service with Kim Walton

Season: 1 Episode:109 | May 16, 2022

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Kim Walton, Former Executive Assistant Administrator of Transportation Security Administration and Academy Fellow to discuss her lessons learned for implementing effective Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) policies and how federal agencies can meet new DEIA standards through maturity models and other means.