Lynn Mattice

Mr. Mattice is President & CEO of the National Economic Security Alliance (NESA), a non-partisan 501(c)(3) based non-profit focused at educating government officials and the private sector on issues affecting economic security. A particular focus of NESA is educating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) about the risks and threats they face in today’s complex and dangerous global environment. According to U.S. Small Business Administration, ninety nine percent of America’s 28 million businesses are comprised of SMEs, which generate the vast majority of all new technological innovations and jobs created across in cities and towns across the country. The U.S. Government’s Intelligence Community has stated that they are aware of over 140 countries which are actively and aggressively engaged in stealing American technology. A key element of the NESA’s mission is to educate SMEs to this advanced persistent asymmetrical threat along with the measures they can take to reduce their exposure. The NESA’s board consists of such notables at Judge William Webster, former NSA Deputy Director Bill Crowell, Retired Four Star Air Force General Ron Keys, and Brian Jenkins, noted terrorism expert and Senior Advisor to the President of Rand, to name just a few.


He is also Managing Director of Mattice & Associates, a management consulting firm focused in the fields of enterprise risk management, business risk intelligence programs, information asset protection (including intellectual property, trade secrets, brand protection & anti-counterfeiting), cyber security, compliance, corporate security, management systems, and program evaluations. Mr. Mattice is a Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Risk Management; Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute and a Senior Fellow at Auburn University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Intellectual Property Law Institute since 1993, where he remains as Chairman Emeritus. One of the highlights of his tenure was participating in the drafting of the National Economic Espionage Act and National Trade Secrets Act which was unanimously passed by both the House and Senate in 1996.


Mr. Mattice has an exceptionally strong track record serving over 35 years as a senior executive for three major U.S. based global corporations, (Northrop, Whirlpool and Boston Scientific) and one mid-cap company (Wescom, Inc.) all of which are in dramatically different business sectors. His corporate experience base traverses the defense & intelligence, electronics, life sciences, consumer products and service industries. Mr. Mattice’s previous corporate role as Corporate Vice President at Boston Scientific included responsibility for enterprise risk management, information asset protection, anti-counterfeiting & brand protection, resiliency, cyber security, business practices violation reviews, business risk intelligence, physical & personnel security and, corporate aviation. He was appointed as one of the key industry representatives on the National Industrial Security Program Presidential Task Force, which was established through a Presidential Decision Directive by President George H.W. Bush; the task force’s members also included the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy and the Director of the CIA. Mr. Mattice was also appointed to the Inaugural Advisory Board for the National Counterintelligence Center (which is now known as the National Counterintelligence and Security Center). He was appointed by Secretary of State Warren Christopher to serve as a member of the Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, where he remains a Senior Advisor. Additionally, Mr. Mattice was asked by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble to serve for several terms on the Steering Committee for the Global Congress on Combatting Counterfeiting and Piracy, which was established as a cooperative effort by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization.


Mr. Mattice completed three terms on the Board of Directors for the International Security Management Association, where he remains a life member, and spent several years as a member of ASIS-International’s Standards and Guidelines Commission. Additionally, he was one of the founders and charter member of the Inaugural Board of Directors for the International NGO Safety & Security Association. Mr. Mattice is a frequent speaker at major government and industry conferences. He has authored numerous articles addressing a broad range of management, leadership and enterprise risk topics, as well as being a contributing author to several books addressing enterprise risks. Mr. Mattice is board certified in risk and information systems controls (CRISC) and has been recognized as an expert witness at both the state and federal court level. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors from both the government and private sector for his numerous contributions to the security & intelligence professions.