Kimberly Walton is the Executive Assistant Administrator for Enterprise Support for the Transportation Security Administration. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement.
As Executive Assistant Administrator, she is responsible for implementing processes that strengthen enterprise support services and driving efficiencies across TSA’s human resources, acquisition and procurement, training, logistics, and other critical enterprise support functions.
Prior to joining TSA in January 2003, Walton served as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In this position, she provided resource management support to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Walton was Director of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In this role she advised the Secretary of Commerce, Deputy Secretary and other department senior staff on all equal employment opportunity, diversity and civil rights matters. She also chaired the department’s diversity council. Before joining Commerce, Walton was an attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She has received a Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Diversity Management, TSA Silver Medal Award, TSA Core Values Award and a U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award. She is also a graduate of the National and International Security Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Walton holds a law degree from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. She studied psychology at the University of Tennessee and organizational psychology at Columbia University.