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The Lint Center’s leadership is comprised of individuals with a broad array of expertise in business, non profit administration, and Federal government. Many members of the executive team are current and former members of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The Lint Center is indebted to those that continue to serve America, to those that continue to volunteer, and to those who dedicate their time to further the mission of the Center.

Please Note: At the request of many members of the Lint Center’s executive team and out of respect for the sensitive nature of those who are employed in the intelligence field, below is brief sampling of core volunteers. This is neither a complete nor a wholly representative picture of the Lint Center’s core team.


Mr. James R. Lint retired on 30 August 2014 from federal Civil Service as Director, Intelligence and Security, G2, US Army Communications Electronics Command, GG-0132-15. Since 2010, Professor at American Military University teaching management. In November 2014, elected to be the National Vice President of the Military Intelligence Corps Asso (MICA)

Lint served in the United States military for over 20 years, in both the U.S. Marine Corps (7 years) and U.S. Army (14 years).  He spent four years as a Marine Counterintelligence specialist and nearly 15 years as an Army Counterintelligence Special Agent.  Lint has expertise in counterintelligence, cyber security and information assurance, terrorism and counterterrorism, human intelligence collection and prevention, as well as low-intensity asymmetric warfare. Awarded Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment Credit.

Lint attained the rating of Senior Instructor at the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, Az where he trained enlisted personnel, allied officers, and U.S. officers in the art of military intelligence and counterintelligence. During his tenure, he won the Department of Human Intelligence Instructor of the Month competition for his contributions.

Throughout his military career, Lint spent considerable time in overseas theaters including postings to Cuba, Europe & the Mediterranean, as well as numerous tours in Korea.  Additionally, he spent several years as a government contractor, supporting the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command for Systems Test and Evaluation at Fort Belvoir, Va. Shortly thereafter, as part of a Civil Service assignment, he spent nearly 5 years as the Deputy Director for Intelligence & Security with the 1st Signal Brigade in Yongsan, Seoul, Korea.

More recently, Lint spent 2 years in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and he served for almost 2 years, as Deputy Director for Safeguards & Security, Office of Science, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  While at the DOE, Lint ushered through Congress two budgets and oversaw 10 national laboratories security operations with an annual Safeguards and Security budget of $81 million.

James Lint’s personal decorations and accommodations include: the DOE Superior Performance Award, the DHS Performance award, the Joint Meritorious Achievement Award, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Korea Defense Medal and 5 Meritorious Service Medal’s.

Mr. Lint has an  M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Technology Management, from Touro University International.

Mr. Lint has written extensively on counterintelligence, military intelligence, and Korea.  More


Vice Chairwoman

Dr. Anna Hyonjoo Lint, Ph.D. Educational Leadership, has spent more than 30 years in both the private and public sector, including senior level positions in financial
services and real estate development firms, as well as academia, in both the United States and South Korea. Currently Dr. Lint teaches graduate level students at Trident University.

A native of Korea and a naturalized U.S. citizen, Dr. Lint received her first Master's degree in Industrial Design, with a concentration in Interior Design from Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Lint completed her second Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Oklahoma City University, achieving the distinction of graduating with honors. Dr. Lint acquired the doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Trident University.

Dr. Lint served as a professor in the English Language Department at the Jangan College and Samsung Corporate Instruction Center in South Korea. Prior to entering academia, she was Managing Director of a major land development company, where she oversaw and directed more than 500 residential units in both Seoul and Inchon. While working in the private sector, she was also responsible for managing more than 200 foreign language instructors at The ACE Global Education Center for Foreign Languages, as part of a corporate feeder partnership and strategic management program, for Samsung Co., LG, Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea, and Daewoo Motors.

In addition, Dr. Lint spent 3 years as a professional translator in Seoul, Korea. During her time, she was tasked with a myriad of duties including her primary responsibility of translating critical business and trade documents for New Zealand-based companies investigating Foreign Direct Investment opportunities in Korea's commodities and emerging business markets. While in Korea, Dr. Lint became a successful small business entrepreneur, securing a handsome profit on a brick and mortar bookstore venture she built from the ground up.

Dr. Lint has also been a constant community volunteer, dedicating her time and expertise to the Army Family Support Group of 1st Signal Brigade in Yongsan, Korea. Additionally while attending Graduate School in Oklahoma City, she taught English to those in need at the Vietnamese Refugee Center.

In recent years in the US, Dr. Lint spent several years as a Bank Officer for Chevy Chase Bank, CitiBank, Nara Bank,  and Bank of America.


Information PowerPoint pertaining to Dr. Lint's PhD dissertation titled: THE IMPACT OF STUDENT PROGRESS FACTORS ON STUDENT PERSISTENCE IN E-LEARNING

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Chief Operations Officer and Member of the Board of Directors


Mr. Timothy W. Coleman is a former 2008 Lint Center award winner who decided to “give back” by volunteering with the Center. He provides strategic counsel and manages day-to-day communications operations including creating communication strategies for Center-wide initiatives.

Coleman is co-founder of CiviGuard, a leading provider of emergency communication 2.0 platforms which rapidly deliver location specific alerts and guidance to civilians in times of crisis.

Previously, Coleman worked in the U.S. House of Representative as a Legislative Assistant and as the Deputy Political Director on a successful U.S. Senate campaign. Additionally, he worked as an Account Executive at a leading full-service marketing communications firm servicing IT and Telecom clients. 

Coleman received his BA from Georgetown University, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Barry University, and a Master of Public and International Affairs, Security and Intelligence Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Tim Coleman accepted into Singularity University, GSP-09 Student,  webpage


Sequester And Furloughs: It’s Discount Espionage Time

July 15, 2013 Published by Homeland Security Today

By: James Lint and Timothy W. Coleman

Same article also reprinted in OPSEC Professional Society Newsletter and Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin


Director and Scholarship Committee Member

Ms. Kay Lee Nicholas has been a successful businesswoman. Started and owned successful marketing company, retired Realtor, and campaign consultant.  Ms. Nicholas was married to a Badge and Credentialed  Counterintelligence Veteran who served in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, Germany, circa early-1950s. Later, her husband was a TV news anchorman and four term Nevada legislator. She was the Executive Director of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce for several years before starting her own marketing firm.  She put to good use her organizational skills as a long-term volunteer with Special Olympics, having participated and organized programs in 3 states.  Additionally, she was the head of a team that was successful in presenting and obtaining the bid to host the 1988 International Special Olympics Winter Games. Always active she was the coordinating director of numerous celebrity ski and tennis fundraising events. She has co-written and edited many newspaper and magazine articles, scripts and books.  She continues to assist in editorial duties with the Lint Center.


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Past Scholarships Awarded:

Special Agent Rick Eaton Scholarship


Lee and Byun International Relations and Cultural Awareness Scholarship


Mr. Jack McCoy Scholarship


'Quest for Knowledge' Scholarship: Honoring CPL Christopher J. Coffland


Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship


Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship


Aehee Kim Alliance Building Scholarship


Ben Franklin Scholarship at  Lint Center


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