The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit organization focused on supporting the next generation of America’s National Security professionals through scholarship and mentoring opportunities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Coleman to Vice President.
Mr. Coleman was one of the first scholarship recipients from the Lint Center for National Security Studies, awarded the Aehee Kim Alliance Building Award in 2008. Completing an exceptionally successful Lint Center mentorship, Tim requested to continue to serve as a volunteer to give back to those who would go on to champion the Center’s mission. Tim is known for his tireless efforts supporting the Center which have propelled him to progress through a multitude of roles of increasing responsibility. In recognition of Tim’s volunteer work he has received two Presidential Volunteer Service Awards during his tenure. Since 2008 Tim has served as the Lint Center Public Affairs Officer, Director of Communications, and Chief Operating Officer. We are pleased to announce his promotion to Vice President. Tim was the first volunteer to be invited by the Center to become a formal member of the Board of Directors. Tim will continue to provide strategic counsel as a standing member of the Board of Directors.
Tim completed his B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. in Finance from the Andreas School of Business at Barry University, a Graduate Studies Program Certificate from Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, and a Master’s of Public and International Affairs with a major in Security and Intelligence Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Tim was also a Research Associate at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, his research focused on technology adoption strategies by violent non-state actors and terrorist groups.
Tim began on Capitol Hill, worked on a successful U.S. Senate campaign and then joined a full-service, technology marketing communications firm. He was an intelligence analyst for a DC-based service which provided global intelligence and forecasting from former CIA, U.S. intelligence and national security officers. He also co-founded two security-focused technology startup firms, one of which was selected as Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Most Brilliant Companies,” and his firm was nominated for the “Cool Vendor of the Year” Award by Gartner Research. Tim is a Washington, DC-based defense contractor and serves as the Executive Editor of Homeland Security Today Magazine. His writing has appeared in numerous notable publications.
In an earlier statement regarding Mr. Coleman, Mr. James Lint, President and CEO of the Lint Center for National Security Studies commented, “I understand the importance of recruiting and mentoring the best possible emerging leaders to handle future issues of consequence, and I stand by that statement today. Mr. Coleman has been affiliated with the Lint Center for eight years where he began as a Public Relations Coordinator. He was eager, sharp and a great asset; a jack-of-all-trades within a young, but growing organization with limited funds. Mr. Coleman’s ability to move from Public Relations Coordinator to Vice President demonstrates his potential, and the potential of Lint Center Volunteers.”
“We have supported a tremendous amount of people who are diligently working, sacrificing, and defending this nation,” said Tim Coleman, Vice President Lint Center for National Security Studies. “There is much to be said of young, emerging leaders who chose valor, honor, and national purpose above a multitude of alternate ambitious motivational professional drivers.”
Tim continued, “I am pleased to be a part of the Lint Center, gratified to be a part of its leadership team, and honored to continue supporting those who wish to follow in the footsteps of national service. I am most proud of our scholarship winners; they deserve the credit and recognition. They and our dedicated team of volunteers are the ones making the difference day-in-and-day-out.”
Lint added, “We always try to help our volunteers build their future. Mr. Coleman personifies the professional growth opportunities open to all Lint Center Volunteers. Volunteers have a chance for promotion and to climb the ladder of success in a charity. This can be a great benefit for building resumes and getting experience at a higher level leading to jobs with more responsibility in the future. We encourage our volunteers to enjoy the charity experience, learn and have fun!”
About the Lint Center:
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) organization awards award merit-based scholarships and mentoring programs for students pursuing careers in national service with a particular focus on counterintelligence, military intelligence, national security and cross-cultural studies. The Center is Veteran and minority operated and managed. It awards scholarships semi-annually in both January and July. For more information, please visit https://www.lintcenter.org/.