Our Council of Executives

Our Council of Executives offers strategic guidance and support, thereby helping to sustain and grow the Center’s activities.   

 

Scott Aaronson
Vice President, Security and Preparedness, Edison Electric Institute


Richard V. Allen
Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs


Michael Balboni
President and Managing Director, RedLand Strategies Inc.
Former Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, State of New York


Rand Beers
Former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
Former Under Secretary for the National Program and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Ambassador Cofer Black
Former Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, U.S. Department of State
Former Director, Counterterrorism Center, Central Intelligence Agency


Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Jr. (US Army, Ret.)
Chief Operating Officer, Auburn University
Former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency


Dan Chenok
Executive Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government


Judge Michael Chertoff
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Michael Downing
Chief Security Officer, Oak View Group
Former Deputy Chief, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department


Martin Faga
Former President and CEO, The MITRE Corporation
Former Director, National Reconnaissance Office


Ambassador Alberto Fernandez
Vice President, MEMRI
Former Coordinator, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State


Leon Fuerth
Practitioner in Residence, Institute for Global and International Studies, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Former Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs


Jeff Greene
Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Policy, Symantec


J. Richard Knop
Founder and Co-Manager, FedCap Partners 


Ambassador Tom Korologos
Strategic Advisor, DLA Piper
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium
 


Cathy Lanier
Senior Vice President of Security, National Football League
Former Chief, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia


Jane Holl Lute
President CEO, SICPA North America
Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Ronald Marks
President, ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies
Former Central Intelligence Agency and Capitol Hill Official


Cheri McGuire
Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank


Paul McHale
President, Civil Support International LLC
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Former Member of Congress


Edwin Meese, III
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, The Heritage Foundation
Former U.S. Attorney General


John Paczkowski
Senior Vice President, Homeland Security and National Resilience, ICF


Steve Pann
Founding Partner, Razor's Edge Ventures


Michael Papay
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman


David Paulison
Former Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency


B.J. Penn
President, Genesis IV Executive Consulting
Trustee Emeritus, George Washington University
Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Acting Secretary of the Navy


Greg Rattray
Managing Director, Global Cyber Partnerships and Government Strategy, JPMorgan Chase & Co


Thomas Ridge
CEO, Ridge Global
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Former Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Former Member of Congress


Andrew Robinson
Senior Managing Director, Witt O'Brien's


Bob Rose
Robert Rose Consulting LLC


Judge William Sessions
Partner, Holland & Knight
Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation


Suzanne Spaulding
Former Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Paul Stockton
Managing Director, Sonecon, LLC
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense


Adam Thiel
Fire Commissioner, Philadelphia Fire Department


Frances Fragos Townsend
Executive Vice President, MacAndrews & Forbes Inc.
Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism


Jim Turner
Senior Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP
Former Member of Congress


Kenneth L. Wainstein
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice


Mark Weatherford
Senior Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour


Judge William Webster
Former Director of Central Intelligence
Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation


Bradley Whittington
Director of Technology - Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company


Juan Zarate
Chairman and Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network
Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism