Name Linda Cureton
|Spouse(s) Douglas F. Cureton|
Citizenship United States
Education Howard University
|Born 1959 (age 55–56)Bethesda, Maryland, United States|
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University (M.S. 1994)
Organization Muse Technologies, Inc.
Title Chief Executive Office and Founder
Books The Leadership Muse: Inspiration for the 21st Century Hero-Leader
Linda Y. Cureton (born in 1959, in Bethesda, Maryland) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Muse Technologies, Inc. The Former NASA CIO, Ms. Cureton launched her new company in April 2013. Muse Technologies, Inc. will provide IT-Enabled Leadership, strategic planning, program management and information technology consulting to both private and government sector organizations. Ms. Cureton attended Washington, DC public schools and was in the very first graduating class of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 1977. In 1980, she graduated from Howard University with a BS in Mathematics. She later received a Master of Science degree and post-Masters advanced certificate in Applied Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. Linda is well known as a strong leader and innovator. While CIO, she created the popular NASA CIO blog and continues to be a prolific blogger. She received significant recognition for being a pathfinder for other federal CIOs in professional use of social media.
She has written several articles for Federal Computer Week, FedScoop, and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a monthly contributor to Information Week Government. She currently serves on advisory boards for: the Open Systems Software Institute, the Professional Capture Management Forum, and the DC Youth Orchestra Program. Some of her former professional affiliations have included the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Gartner Group Information Technology Executive Program, Women in Technology, American Council for Technology, Government Information Technology Executive Council and the Society for Information Management, Advanced Practices Council.She is the author of The Leadership Muse an educational and inspirational book that outlines lessons for today’s heroic leadership journey.