NSI Announces New Advisory Board Members, Fellows, and Promotions for Fall 2022

NSI Announces New Advisory Board Members, Fellows, and Promotions for Fall 2022

Arlington, VA – The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School today announced five prominent additions to its Advisory Board. NSI’s Advisory Board supports the Institute’s educational mission and shares in NSI’s goal to be a leading bipartisan voice on critical issues facing our nation. The new NSI Advisory Board members are:

  • Vishal Amin — Former U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President.
  • Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg — President, Intelligence and National Security Alliance and Foundation (INSA)
  • Jessie K. Liu — Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
  • Frances Townsend — Former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Michael Vickers — Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, U.S. Department of Defense

More information on NSI’s full Advisory Board can be found here.

NSI also added to its roster of Visiting Fellows who will make vital contributions to NSI and provide expertise to the broader national security community through their research, scholarship, and public engagement.  New NSI Visiting Fellows include:

  • Audrey Adams —Cross-Cutting Priority Director, The MITRE Corporation
  • Kelli Andrews — Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Lawful Access Policy, Microsoft
  • Meghan Biery— Director of Government and Strategic Security Affairs, GlobalFoundries
  • Hayley Chang — Director and Associate General Counsel for Cybersecurity and Investigations, Meta
  • Jacob Crisp — Global Head of Strategic Response, Google Cloud
  • Dr. Thomas Grant — Senior Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
  • Shahzeb Jiwani — Director, Security and Compliance, Dialpad
  • Abraham Kang  — Senior Security Engineer, PayPal/Venmo
  • Tim Kosiba — Chief Executive Officer, Bracket f, Inc.
  • Yong Suk Lee — Director of Global Risk Analysis, GSRS, Google
  • Amy K Mitchell — Founding Partner Kilo Alpha Strategies; former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
  • Jake Noonan — Vice President, Citigroup
  • Duane O’Brien — Director of Open Source, Indeed
  • Brandon Park — CTO and Co-founder, Galvanick
  • Ashok Pinto — Former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director, World Bank Group
  • Marc Raimondi — Chief of Staff, Silverado Policy Accelerator
  • Chitra Sivanandam— Chief Technology Officer, Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.

Additionally, in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the work of the National Security Institute, NSI is proud to announce the following promotions from Visiting Fellows to Fellow:

  • Lauren Bedula – Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies
  • Christopher Bright — Diplomatic Historian, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Lyndon Brown — Chief Strategy Officer, Pondurance
  • Chris Castaldo — Chief Information Security Officer, Crossbeam
  • Jason Chipman — Former Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
  • Giovanna Cinelli — Practice Lead, International Trade & National Security, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Dave Colberg — Senior Director, Government Affairs, Palo Alto Network
  • Scott Cullinane — Executive Director, US-Europe Alliance
  • Sam Curry — Chief Security Officer, Cybereason
  • Jim Danoy — Former  Defense Intelligence Executive, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Loren Dealy Mahler – President, Dealy Mahler Strategies
  • Tara DiJulio — VP & Chief Communications Officer of GE and Chief Communications Officer of GE Aerospace
  • Paula Doyle – Former Associate Deputy Director of Operations Technology, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Nicholas Dujmovic —Visiting Assistant Professor in Intelligence Studies, Catholic University of America
  • Michael Ehrlich — Chief Technology Officer, IronNet Cybersecurity
  • David Etue  — Chief Executive Officer, Nisos
  • James Freeman — Founder and Managing Partner, TriPacer Strategic Consulting
  • Alex Gallo — Executive Director, Common Mission Project
  • Jonathan Gannon — Former Deputy Chief of Unit, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mike Geffroy — Former General Counsel, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Sarah Geffroy — Former Chief Counsel, U.S. House Intelligence Committee
  • Amyn Gilani —Chief Operating Officer, CounterCraft Security
  • Adam Golodner —Former Chief of Staff, Antitrust Division,  U.S. Department of Justice
  • Lori Gordon — Systems Director, Corporate Chief Engineer’s Office, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Michael Gottlieb — Former Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to the President
  • Kristen Hajduk — Former Senior Advisor for Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • David Hanke — Former Professional Staff Member, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Matt Hayden — Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy
  • France Hoang – Former Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President
  • Heather A. Hopkins — Former Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Gus Hurwitz — Co-Director, Space, Cyber & Telecom Law Program, UNL College of Law
  • Geof Kahn — Former Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Lisa Kaplan — Founder, Alethea Group
  • Noreen Kassam – Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Shannon Kellogg — Vice President of AWS Public Policy – Americas, Amazon
  • Gentry Lane — CEO and Founder, Anova Intelligence
  • Dr. Roslyn Layton — Senior Vice President, Strand Consult
  • Collin Lee — Director of Strategy – Space and Intelligence Systems, General Dynamics
  • Jane Lee — Former Senior Adviser, Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate
  • Jack Livingston — Former Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Mario Loyola — Former Associate Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Maggie Martin — Vice President and Senior Associate General Counsel, Capital One
  • Matthew McCabe — Former Senior Counsel, House Committee on Homeland Security
  • Andrew McClure — Partner, ForgePoint Capital
  • Catherine McElroy —Former General Counsel, House Armed Services Committee
  • Patrick McGlone — Director of Communications, Global Resilience Federation
  • Jenny Menna – Vice President Threat Management and Response, Humana
  • Martha Miller — Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush
  • Kelly Moan – Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York
  • Harold Moss – Senior Director Strategy and Business Development Web Products, Akamai Technologies
  • Sasha Moss – Senior Director, Insight Public Affairs
  • Katie Moussouris – Founder & CEO, Luta Security
  • Sidney Olinyk – Founder & CEO, Duco Experts
  • Adam Pearlman – Founder & Managing Director, Lexpat Global Services
  • Matt Perault —Director, Center on Technology Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Courtney Reinhard — Former Legal Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
  • Dean Reuter — Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Federalist Society
  • Diane Rinaldo —Former Acting Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Norman Roule — Former National Intelligence Manager for Iran, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Megan Stifel —Chief Strategy Officer, Institute for Security and Technology
  • Melissa Vice — Director of Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP), Cyber Crimes Center, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Vince Vitkowsky – Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie, LLP
  • Dan Wagner — Former Legislative Liaison for Policy and Budget, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Bryan Ware — CEO, LookingGlass Cyber
  • Dave Weinstein – Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Gro Intelligence
  • Craig Wiener — Technical Fellow, MITRE Corporation
  • Harry Wingo — Faculty, College of Information & Cyberspace, National Defense University
  • Lauren Zabierek — Executive Director, Cyber Project, Belfer Center, Harvard University
  • Anne Marie Zettlemoyer — Chief Security Officer, CyCognito

Finally, NSI is proud to announce two promotions to the rank of Senior Fellow:

  • Omario Kanji – Principal, Legal, and Business Operations, Via Oberdan Holdings LLC
  • Klon Kitchen – Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

“We are thrilled to not only be announcing a terrific group of individuals to NSI’s Advisory Board and Fellows cohort for Fall 2022, but also internally promoting significant number of NSI Visiting Fellows. These individuals will play a vital role in furthering NSI’s mission of advancing actionable solutions based on practical experience,” said Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director the National Security Institute. “These new experts bring an impressive range of expertise as well as a commitment to America’s leading role in the world and a robust national security policy, and therefore will help NSI further our key policy goals of fighting global repression and strengthening America’s technological innovation base,” said Jaffer.

More information on NSI’s full roster of experts, including all of NSI’s faculty and fellows, can be found here.

About the National Security Institute

The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School aims to be the intellectual powerhouse supporting a robust American national security posture—dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions and providing them to policymakers in way they can easily consume.  We strive to educate future leaders and to shape the debate on critical issues by providing balance to the public discourse and identifying solutions that both enable a robust national defense and safeguard our constitutional liberties.

About the Scalia Law School

The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is defined by three words: Learn. Challenge. Lead. Students receive an outstanding legal education (Learn), are taught to critically evaluate prevailing orthodoxy and pursue new ideas (Challenge), and, ultimately, are well prepared to distinguish themselves in their chosen fields (Lead).  It has been one of America’s top-ranked law schools for the last fifteen years.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states.  Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.