The National Security Institute Welcomes New Advisory Board Members and Visiting Fellows

September 20, 2018
Contact: Jessica Jones

The National Security Institute Welcomes New Advisory Board Members and Visiting Fellows

Arlington, VA – The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School today announced thirteen prominent additions to its Advisory Board.  The new members are:

  • John Bellinger – Former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State and National Security Council
  • Gus Coldebella – Former General Counsel (acting), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Sada Cumber – Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
  • Ron Gula – President, Gula Tech Adventures
  • Sean Kanuck – Former National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) – Chairman, Institute for the Study of War
  • Davis Kris – Founder, Culper Partners
  • Carmen Medina – Former Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Rear Admiral Alex Miller (Ret.) – Former Chief of Staff, National Security Agency and NSI Distinguished Fellow
  • Farah Pandith – Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State
  • Pat Rowan – Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Paul Wolfowitz – Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Amy Zegart – Davies Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

These national security leaders add decades of distinguished experience to NSI’s bipartisan Advisory Board that already includes a former CIA director, a former NSA director, and a former U.S. Attorney General.  More information on NSI’s full Advisory Board can be found here.

NSI also added to its impressive roster of Visiting Fellows who make vital contributions to NSI through law and policy papers and Institute events and provide crucial expertise to the broader national security community.  More information on NSI’s full class of Visiting Fellows can be found here.  New Fellows include:

  • Lauren Bedula – Vice President, Beacon Global Strategies
  • Jennifer Brunet – Director, Product & Strategy, IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Cameron Burks – Deputy Chief Security Officer, Chevron
  • David Copley – Former Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Loren Dealy Mahler – President, Dealy Mahler Strategies
  • Peter Dixon – Founder and CEO, Second Front Systems
  • Tom Donahue – Senior Director, Cyber Operations, National Security Council
  • Paula Doyle – Former Associate Deputy Director of Operations Technology, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Jen Easterly – Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, National Security Council
  • Matthew F. Ferraro – Senior Associate, WilmerHale, LLP
  • Michael Gottlieb – Former Associate White House Counsel and Special Assistant to the President
  • Kristen Hadjuk – Senior Advisor for Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • France Hoang – Former Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President
  • Myriah Jordan – Director of Public Policy, Facebook
  • Noreen Kassam – Former Special Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Klon Kitchen – Former National Security Advisor to Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)
  • Rizwan Ladha – Strategy Lead, Defense, Space & Security, The Boeing Company
  • Jenny Menna – Senior Vice President, Security Intelligence, Engagement and Awareness, U.S. Bank
  • Kelly Moan – Senior Security Engineer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Harold Moss – Senior Director Strategy and Business Development Web Products, Akamai Technologies
  • Sidney Olinyk – Founder & CEO, Duco Experts
  • Monica Pal – CEO, 4iQ
  • Adam Pearlman – Former Associate Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Elliott Phaup – Policy Advisor to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)
  • David Priess – Former Intelligence Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Alicia Sloan – Co-Founder, Duco Experts
  • Bob Stasio – Managing Director, SecureTech, Dreamit Ventures
  • Glenn Sulmasy – Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Bryant University
  • Vince Vitkowsky – Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie, LLP
  • Dave Weinstein – Vice President of Threat Research, Claroty
  • Anne Marie Zettlemoyer – Cyber Strategist and Independent Researcher

NSI is also proud to announce several promotions within its class of Visiting Fellows.

  • Andrew Borene – Promoted to Senior Fellow and Associate Director for NSI’s Homeland Security Law
  • Megan Brown – Promoted to Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Cybersecurity
  • Matthew Heiman – Promoted to Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Global Security
  • Andrea Limbago – Promoted to Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Emerging Technologies
  • Amanda Swenty – Promoted to Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Intelligence
  • Lester Munson – Promoted to Senior Fellow
  • Bryan Smith – Promoted to Senior Fellow
  • Bryson Bort – Promoted to Fellow
  • Andy Keiser – Promoted to Fellow
  • Megan Reiss – Promoted to Fellow

About the National Security Institute

The National Security Institute serves as a platform for research, teaching, scholarship, and policy development that incorporates a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and its allies, as well as an appreciation of the legal and practical challenges facing U.S. intelligence, defense, law enforcement, homeland security, and cybersecurity communities.  NSI draws on the experience of its visiting fellows, as well as its highly distinguished advisory board and faculty, to produce timely research and policy materials that deliver insightful analysis and actionable recommendations to senior policymakers in the White House and key departments and agencies, as well as those on Capitol Hill.

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

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university.  Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 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.

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