Wesleyan alumna Colonel Joy Kaczor to serve the White House


Colonel Joy Mastrangelo Kaczor '96 has been named vice commander of the White House Communications Agency. In her new position, Kaczor is responsible for providing global information services to the president, vice-president, executive office of the president, and United States secret service, ensuring that the White House has the ability to communicate anywhere, anytime, and by any means to anyone. Previously, Kaczor served as the current operations division chief for U.S. Cyber Command where she led, directed, and managed more than 150 joint service members of the joint operations center, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians and contractors in synchronizing global cyberspace operations, and the operations and defense of the DoD Information Network.


She completed Senior Developmental Education at the National Defense University Eisenhower School where her paper on creating a cybersecurity culture earned the National Defense University President’s Strategic Vision Research and Writing Award. Colonel Kaczor was the Deputy Commander of the 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, the Air Force’s only group tasked to execute worldwide offensive cyberspace operations. The Group readies and employs more than 250 Airmen to conduct network attack and exploitation in five geographic locations worldwide. Prior to that, she commanded the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron responsible for defending one million Air Force unclassified and classified systems valued at $10 billion, supporting over 900K users.


In November 2020, Wesleyan College announced that Geovette Washington ’89 would lead a 21-person Department of Commerce review team for President Biden’s transition team. Washington serves as senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer at the University of Pittsburgh. In this capacity, she is the senior-most executive for legal and public policy matters at the University.


Congratulations to Joy and Geovette who demonstrate ways that Wesleyan Women continue to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities.


Wesleyan looks forward to welcoming Joy to campus on March 18 to speak to students about her new position, her career, and how Wesleyan shaped the woman she has become.

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