Professional Profile

Karen Russell

Makeup Artist

Karen Russell

Manassas, VA

703-999-5906

Karen L. Russell
9315 Maple Street
Manassas, Virginia 20110
703-999-5906
[email protected]


Summary: 21 year Central Intelligence Agency career as a Technical Intelligence Officer with a demonstrated record of superior accomplishments in positions of increasing scope, complexity, and responsibility. Subject Matter Expert in Disguise and Identity Intelligence. Strong technical, management, and planning and organizational skills coupled with exceptional interpersonal and teambuilding skills. Broad experience managing, developing, and leading a diverse work force.

Clearances: Top Secret/SCI Clearance with current BI and full scope polygraph

Experience: Central Intelligence Agency 1990 – 2011

Mission Lead, Identity Intelligence 2009 – 2011
• Subject Matter Expert in Disguise and Identity Intelligence responsible for providing technical, operational, and tradecraft support for a diverse customer base spread across a large geographic region
• Senior Manager responsible for leading a geographically dispersed workforce comprised of individuals in all of the Identity Intelligence disciplines and specialties
• Served on panels and decision-making forums responsible for strategic planning, budgetary, human capital, and policy decisions
• Planned , implemented, and managed complex projects utilizing sound program management principles to ensure tasks were completed schedule and within the allocated budget
• Served at an overseas location and traveled throughout a large geographic region in support of diverse mission requirements

Deputy Chief, Training Group 2005 – 2008
• Subject Matter Expert in Disguise and Identity Intelligence and Intelligence Educator. Provided cross Directorate corporate training designed to install vision, mission, and values in officers at critical junctures throughout their careers. Provided specialized technical, operational, and tradecraft training to teach officers mission-critical skills
• Managed, developed, and led a large group of officers from various Technical Operations disciplines
• Managed a moderate annual budget, tracked expenditures, and published monthly reports and trend forecasts




Technical Operations Officer 2002 – 2005
• Subject Matter Expert in Disguise and Identity Intelligence. Provided technical support for operational requirements to include commercial, conventional, and customer disguise and garment fabrication and modification.
• Provided technical, operational, and tradecraft briefings for diverse customers and audiences
• Served at an overseas location and traveled throughout a large geographic region in support of diverse mission requirements

Technical Operations Officer 1997 – 2002
• Subject Matter Expert in Disguise and Identity Intelligence. Provided technical support for operational requirements to include commercial, conventional, and customer disguise and garment fabrication and modification.
• Provided technical, operational, and tradecraft briefings for a wide range of audiences throughout the Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence Community and Military
• Provided technical, operational, and tradecraft training for other Intelligence Community agencies and Military elements. Subjects included specialized disguise techniques, assumption of a physical persona and the development of an all-encompassing character, manipulation of an image, and perceptions and stereotypes.

Finance Officer 1990 – 1997
• Finance officer and Supervisor
• Managed and led team that processed a wide range of claims, accountings, and vouchers. Compiled monthly activity and trends reports for senior management
• Developed and mentored junior officers to prepare them for positions of increased responsibility.
• Established performance goals, monitored progress during the rating period, and formally assessed employee performance.

Professional Development:
• Specialize disguise and garment courses
• Various technical, operational, and tradecraft courses
• Various management and leadership courses

Awards:
• Meritorious Unit Citation Award
• 11 Exceptional Performance Awards
• Quality Step Increase (QSI)

Certifications:
• Licensed Virginia Cosmetologist