Anna M. Winningham is a former Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During her 13-year tenure with the FBI, she served as a case agent and a Supervisory Special Agent, overseeing multiple long-term, complex investigations including organized crime, drug, counter-terrorism, kidnapping and extortion investigations. In her last assignment with the FBI, Ms. Winningham was the Supervisory Special Agent for the Crisis Response Squad of the Los Angeles Field Office. Her responsibilities included oversight and management of the Evidence Response Team, the Crisis Negotiations Team, the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response components.
Ms. Winningham has an expertise in strategic planning and response, to include continuity of operations, disaster recovery, incident management, crisis resolution, and tactical response of security and crisis management operations. As a former FBI Special Agent, Ms. Winningham has received extensive training in the proper collection and preservation of evidence, to include electronic evidence, managing surveillance processes, and managing investigative interviews.
Following her career with the FBI, Ms. Winningham has provided investigative, CSO and CISO and services to RCS’ private and corporate clients. She has served as an expert witness on multiple matters, to include workplace violence, digital forensic investigations, physical and cyber security.
Ms. Winningham stays current with the latest security practices by successfully completing the requirements to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)®. This is an advanced-level certification for IT professionals recognized worldwide for their standards of excellence.
She also maintains her long-term association with FBI executive management, and is an active member of the Society of Former Special Agents and the FBI’s InfraGard.
Ms. Winningham has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas – El Paso, where she specialized in Soviet and East European Politics. She also attended the Russian School at Middlebury College, Vermont. She is a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as an Ordnance Officer and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.