Ms. Jennifer Hill is the Executive Director of the Department’s Defense Business Board (DBB) and brings over 20+ years of business experience in both private industry and government to her role. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Hill served as Special Assistant to DoD’s Chief Management Officer (CMO) where she supported the CMO’s role as both the Department’s Performance Improvement Officer and DoD representative to the President’s Management Council, which implements the President’s Management Agenda across all federal agencies.
Ms. Hill is a fierce advocate for using performance management and data analytics to inform decision making and improve how the Department operates. She authored the Department’s first National Defense Business Operations Plan in 2018, which provides a roadmap to implement the National Defense Strategy from a business operations perspective, and also addresses the Department’s management of the requirements outlined in the Government Performance Results Modernization Act of 2010.
In other DoD assignments, Ms. Hill worked for the Deputy CMO and the DoD Inspector General leading the development of agency level strategic plans, creating performance management and governance frameworks, and leading enterprise risk management efforts and change management projects.
Ms. Hill began her career in government in the London office of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) as a Business Process Advisor, where she focused on performance and risk management/internal controls of European-produced defense systems and parts, including portions of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
Prior to government, Jennifer worked in financial services for the Russell Investment Group (Russell 2000 Index) where she managed back office functions in its Global Operations division in both the U.S. and UK, as well as five of its top ten vendor relationships internationally.
As a government employee, Ms. Hill earned a DoD Inspector General’s Meritorious Service Award, as well as numerous individual and team awards for her service at DCMA. She is a Project Management Professional, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Balanced Scorecard Professional. She is a University of Maryland graduate, with a BS in Business Management and an MS in International Management. Ms. Hill is an Army spouse and the mother of two sons.