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Since retiring from the United States Senate, Gary Hart has been extensively involved in international law and business, as a strategic advisor to major U.S. corporations, and as a teacher, author and lecturer.
He is currently president of Hart International, Ltd., a business advisory group. He is chair of the International Security Advisory Board of the US Department of State and is chair of the Threat Reduction Advisory Council a... More
Christine Todd Whitman is the President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. WSG offers a comprehensive set of solutions to problems facing businesses, organizations, and governments; they have been at the forefront of helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
She is also co-chair of the Republican Leadership Council (RLC), w... More
BGen Stephen Cheney, USMC (Ret) is the President of the American Security Project (ASP).
He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has over 30 years experience as a Marine. His career included a wide variety of command and staff positions with the operating forces and the supporting establishment. Gen. Cheney’s primary specialty was artillery, but he focused extensively on entry-level tr... More
Matthew Bergman is an attorney, philanthropist and entrepreneur based in Seattle.
After attaining a degree in Sociology from Reed College in 1989, he graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark law school in 1989. Bergman then served as law clerk to Judge Baldock of the United States Court of Appeals – Tenth Circuit. His legal career began at an international corporate law firm Seattle, Washington where his practice focus... More
Jeff Bleich currently heads the Global Practice for Munger, Tolles & Olson, specializing in complex international disputes, and serves as an advisor to numerous international corporations and state and federal entities. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013, and as Special Counsel to President Obama in the Whit... More
Alejandro Brito is President of Brito Development Group (BDG), LLP. In the last twenty years, Mr. Brito has overseen the design, construction, development and management of over 1,500 luxury housing units in Puerto Rico.
Currently, BDG is developing three master planned communities in the city of Guaynabo, encompassing 1,000 residential units, 750,000 ft2 of retail, office and entertainment. Mr. Brito recently finished a two year term as Pr... More
Congressman Don Beyer is the U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. He serves on the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Natural Resources, is Ranking Member on the Oversight Subcommittee to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and a member of the New Democrat Coalition.
Prior to joining the U.S. House of Representative... More
Lee Cullum, at one time a regular commentator on the PBS NewsHour and “:All Things Considered” on NPR, currently contributes columns to the Dallas Morning News and hosts “CEO”, a series of interviews with business leaders, on the PBS affiliate in North Texas where she also does radio commentary. In addition she is a senior fellow at the... More
Lieutenant General Christman is Senior Vice President for International Affairs at the United States Chamber of Commerce. From 1996 to 2001, General Christman was Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has also served as President and Executive Director of the Kimsey Foundation. During his tenure with the U.S. Army he was the assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and represented the United St... More
Nick Clark is the former Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alexium International. Under his leadership, Alexium developed relationships with the commercial sector and the Department of Defense, specifically the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, and at Quantico for the United States Marine Corp.
He began his career in the Australian Army with the ... More
Robert B. Crowe is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in its Boston and Washington, DC offices. He is co-chair of the Firm’s Government Relations practice.
Nelson Cunningham is President of McLarty Associates, the international strategic advisory firm headed by former White House Chief of Staff and Special Envoy for the Americas Thomas F. “Mack” McLarty III. Mr. Cunningham was also Special Advisor to President Clinton for Western Hemisphere Affairs and previously served as a counsel at the White House and as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under Senator Joseph Biden. P... More
Admiral William J. Fallon retired from the U.S. Navy after a distinguished 40 year career of military and strategic leadership. He has led U.S. and Allied forces in eight separate commands and played a leadership role in military and diplomatic matters at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
As head of U.S. Central Command, Admiral F... More
Scott D. Gilbert is the founder and Managing Director of Reneo Consulting LLC, a subsidiary of his law firm, Gilbert LLP. Scott brings to both Reneo and Gilbert more than 35 years of high-profile experience using innovative strategies to help clients solve potentially catastrophic p... More
Vice Admiral Lee Gunn served in the U.S. Navy for thirty-five years prior to his retirement in 2000. His last active duty assignment was Inspector General of the Department of the Navy where, together with his Marine Deputy, he was responsible for the Department’s overall inspection program and its assessments of readiness, training, and quality of service.
Serving in the Surface Navy in a variety of theaters, Admiral Gunn rose thr... More
Chuck Hagel was the 24th Secretary of Defense, serving from February 2013 to February 2015. He is the only Vietnam veteran and the first enlisted combat veteran to serve as Secretary of Defense.
Some of Hagel’s current commitments include service on the Board of Trustees of RAND; Advisory Board of Corsair Capital; Senior Advisor to GALLUP and to the McCarthy Group; Centennial Scholar, Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service; Dis... More
Lieutenant General Kennedy was the first woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the United States Army. She served as the senior intelligence officer for U.S. Forces Command, Deputy Commanding General for the Army Intelligence Center and School and completed her Army career as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. She serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Population Action International and the advisory board ... More
John Kerry is a distinguished fellow for global affairs at Yale University, where he focuses on U.S. foreign policy in the 21st Century, including failed and failing states, the challenge of authoritarian populism, rising sectarianism and violent extremism, climate change and other environmental threats, capacity building and anti-corruption, global economic opportunity and development.
On February 1, 2013, Kerry was sworn in as the ... More
General Lyles retired from the United State Air Force after a distinguished 35 year career, most recently as Commander, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Prior to that he served as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff and Chief Technology Officer, and Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization at the Department of Defense. He is a senior executive with over 26 years experience running large, high-techno... More
Mr. Mehiel is the Principal Shareholder and Chairman of U. S. Corrugated, Inc., formerly the Nation’s largest independent manufacturer of corrugated packaging until a recent transaction in which a substantial portion of USC was acquired by Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. U. S. Corrugated divested 14 converting faciliti... More
Stuart Piltch is the co-founder and managing director of Cambridge Advisory Group, an actuarial and benefits consulting firm based in Philadelphia. With over 40 Fortune 500 clients including American Express, PepsiCo, US Airways, Motorola, Anheuser-Busch, and several federal and state regulatory agencies including the US Department of Justice, US Department of Labor as well as several state Insurance Departments and Attorney Generals, Cambridge is ... More
Edward Reilly is global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value. Throughout his career, Mr. Reilly has provided strategic counsel to clients facing a wide variety of c... More
Lieutenant General Norman R. Seip, USAF (Ret) served in the Air Force for 35 years. His last assignment was Commander of 12th Air Force, comprised of seven active-duty wings and two direct-reporting units in the Western and Midwestern United States. The fighter and bomber wings under his command possessed over 400 aircraft and had more than 33,000 active-duty military and civilian assigned personnel. He was a command pilot with more than 4,500 fly... More
David Wade spent two decades at the highest levels of the State Department, on Capitol Hill, and as an adviser to two national presidential campaigns.Wade was the Chief of Staff to Secretary of State John F. Kerry and the Department of State for more than two years. Foreign Policy Magazine noted that at the State Department, Wade was “the driving force behind the Department’s da... More
Chairman of the Business Council for American Security
Dante Disparte is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategy, risk and capital management firm focusing on mid-market opportunities, market expansion and equity investments on a global scale. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” (Macmillan, Q2/2016).
Prior to forming Risk Cooperative, Mr. Disparte serv... More
Norman R. Augustine was raised in Colorado and attended Princeton University where he graduated with a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering, magna cum laude, and an MSE. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.
In 1958 he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in California where he worked as a Research Engineer, Program Manager and Chief Engineer. Beginning in 1965, he served in t... More