Jean Cowen is the Vice President of Human Resources and the Facility Security Officer (FSO/ITPSO) for ThunderCat Technology, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business based out of Reston, VA. ThunderCat is a leading solution partner to the U.S. Government, educational institutions, and commercial companies. Jean is a goal-oriented pro-active HR business leader with experience in aligning business priorities with strategic human resources initiatives. She oversees all human resource functions, office administration and Facility Security Requirements. She is OSHA thirty-hour General Industry Certified, a Licensed Life and Health agent, and Notary Public.
As the FSO/ITPSO Jean has the industry security focus to satisfy government contract requirements competing for defense contracts. Her experience includes initiating and maintaining compliance with NISPOM, 32 CFR part 117, SEADs, comprehensive DISS and NISS support, security education and training, self-inspection readiness, and initial FCL approvals and indoctrinations/debriefings.
Prior to ThunderCat, Jean held an executive level position at a technology consulting company to the federal government. In addition, her ability to manage employee benefit plans and cost are derived from her time as benefit consultants for both small and large insurance agencies. She holds an MBA from Clark University, a BA in Economics and BS in Psychology, from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jean holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do that she completed with her husband, Mike and their 4 children, William, Caitlin, Meghan and David.