Culture News

Employee Spotlight: Meet Jamechia D. Hoyle

June 12, 2023

Science & Technology, Health, CWMD
Jamechia D. Hoyle

What has been your experience with LMI and its culture? 

LMI has by far been my favorite place to work. It is an amazing feeling to show up in the work environment as your “whole self.” I feel valued and a part of a culture that is not only committed to the mission, but also committed to the workforce. 

What aspect of your experience/expertise helps provide innovative solutions to customers? 

I’m a scientist that is keenly interested in business, therefore I’m constantly seeking opportunities to utilize evidence-based, data-driven solutions to increase efficiency with my customer, but also help LMI lean forward in novel technologies or workforce-centric solutions. I firmly believe if you prepare your people, innovation will become part of the culture and not an afterthought.

What is the most rewarding project you have supported/worked on while at LMI? 

I currently support the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Health Security. It is rewarding to be part of a team with a high priority mission. Every day, I’m faced with challenging tasks to provide solutions to support the Chief Medical Officer, our interagency partners, the state, local, tribal and territorial partners and enhance our role in supporting various essential support functions. Whether thinking through our biodefense portfolio, understanding our national risks in the food and agriculture space, or enhancing our preparedness through global health security, each day provides a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference in protecting the homeland and the American people.

If you could tell your 13-year-old self one thing, what would it be? 

I absolutely love this question! I would tell 13-year-old Jamechia to continue to be bold! To show up in each and every room and never be afraid to be yourself and share your experience while finding ways to learn from others. In the end, it will all pay off!

What are some things you’ve noticed about our leadership team? 

Our leadership team truly values the employees. Every business has goals, but LMI leadership is unique in that they are equally committed to the growth and goals of the workforce. People want to work in environments where they feel valued and LMI leadership works hard to build relationships with the workforce, enhancing the desire to invest fully in LMI.

What questions do you have for our CEO? 

LMI has done a phenomenal job supporting the government over the last 60+ years; however, I am curious if you anticipate the future of LMI supporting more private industry work?

What do you see as your greatest accomplishments, both professionally and personally? 

Last year, I had a rock star year professionally! I was selected to the highly competitive Millennium Leadership Fellowship with the Atlantic Council, selected as a Woman of Color Technology Rising Star, and had several unique opportunities to enhance domestic and international preparedness. A few weeks ago, I was promoted to senior consultant at LMI. The professional accomplishments have felt amazing; however, it is the ability to share my journey and encourage my students, mentees, and followers to keep pursuing their passions that feels like the biggest accomplishment.

Describe what success means to you. 

To me, success means making a tangible difference in everything I do and creating a pathway that is a bit easier to navigate for the next generation.