Kimberly Mentzell

Kimberly currently serves as the Director for Cybersecurity and Aerospace at the Maryland Department of Commerce.  She has worked in the technology field for over twenty years as an educator and professional in cybersecurity, networking, Linux, and programming.  She held positions as a cyber program manager, IT manager, network administrator, technology coordinator, programmer, and auditor.  Her active certifications include CCNA-Cyber Operations, CCNA-Routing and Switching, A+, Network+, Security+, and CCAI.  She continues to actively teach at the collegiate level at Capitol Technology University and Frederick Community College, as well as manage the cybersecurity and IT programs at Frederick Community College.  Kimberly serves as a member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council and as the co-chair for the MD Cyber Education Committee in conjunction with the MD Center for Computing Education (MCCE) Steering Committee.  She is also a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys), Cybersecurity Association of Maryland (CAMI), Maryland Tech Council, TechFrederick Advisory Board, and Ethical Hacking Council Advisory Board, as well as an active attendee and/or speaker at many local, national, and international cybersecurity conferences and events.

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