Kiwanis Club of Tampa
Joanna Guteirrez Winters
with The Winters Group, LLC.
Joanna Gutierrez Winters is founder of The Winters Group, LLC where she consults for the Department of Defense (DOD) on projects related to national security and works with private organizations in strategy development and implementation. She teaches courses in intelligence and information sharing as well as team building and task force development. Joanna is the President/Chair of The FREE Network, a non-profit organization focused on ending human trafficking and supporting victims and survivors by taking a community approach to addressing this crime.
Joanna has held several positions within DOD including Team Leader in CounterInsurgency Analysis, Intelligence Officer, and Strategic, Operational and Tactical Planner. While working for DOD, Joanna assisted in the creation of a new division focused on interagency, private sector and non-government organization engagement where she received several awards and recognitions. Prior to her work for DOD, Joanna worked for the Central Intelligence Agency where she received exceptional performance awards for her analytical work. She completed the DOD’s Executive Leadership Program; holds a Masters Degree from Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Masters Degree from Florida International University in Economics. Joanna will be starting a PhD program on Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the Fall of this year. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.