Rear Admiral Dr. Michael Bachmann, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Bachmann served in the US Navy for over 35 years in the Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer Community. His career culminated in his five-year tour as the Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), during which time he advanced the Navy’s acquisition of C4ISR, information operations, information technology, cyber, and space systems. Rear Admiral Bachmann also served in senior Flag leadership roles at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Navy; SPAWAR; NAVAIR; C4ISR; Cyber
Mr. Nelson Balido
Mr. Balido is one of the leading authorities on our U.S. borders for trade, travel, energy, and security issues. During his career, he served on the private sector division of FEMA, was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council by Secretary Chertoff, and served on the Industry Trade Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – FEMA; DHS; Department of Commerce; Border & Trade Relations
Mr. James C. Ballard, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Mr. Ballard spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain after serving as Deputy Program Manager and Technical Director for Ocean Engineering Programs. During his tenure with the Navy, Mr. Ballard also held the positions of Director of Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance and Major Program Manager for Nuclear Attack Submarines.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – Navy; Intelligence Community
Mr. Michael Bergeron
Mr. Bergeron has over a decade of experience in senior positions at the CIA. Over the course of his career, Mr. Bergeron served as the Chief/Deputy Chief of Non-Traditional Support, the Chief of Agency IT Support, and the Chief of Ground Systems Contracts Team.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – Intelligence Community
Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Buchanan had a long and successful career with the U.S. Air Force, culminating in his appointment as Commander of the Central Command Air Forces and Ninth Air Force, Shaw AFB, South Carolina. He also served in various other positions within the USAF, including Commander of the Joint Task Force South-West Asia and Deputy to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; USAF
Mr. Rodney (Rocky) L. Bush
Mr. Bush recently retired as the Executive Assistant Director for Global Operations at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. As a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Mr. Bush possesses three decades of security, law enforcement, and intelligence experience uniquely formulated by operational, managerial, and executive responsibilities with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and as a member of the Cisco Systems Information Security team. Mr. Bush's specialized application of investigative and operational Cyber capabilities resulted in him being selected as NCIS Counterintelligence Agent of the Year and personal recognition from FBI Directors Louis Freeh and Robert Mueller.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; Navy; NCIS; Security
Mr. Ron Castleman
Mr. Castleman served as Chief Operating Officer of FEMA, where he was responsible for day-to-day operational activities and oversaw response, recovery, preparedness, and national security coordination activities. Mr. Castleman has also served as the head of the U.S. Civil Emergency Planning Delegation to NATO, and as acted as Regional Director for FEMA.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DHS; FEMA; Disaster Preparedness
Ms. Kathryn Condon
Ms. Condon had an illustrious 30-year career in Federal service. She served as Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries Program, where she led Arlington Cemetery’s remarkable turnaround and held a number of senior executive positions with the Department of the Army. Ms. Condon has been recognized numerous times for exemplary service.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Army
Mr. Thomas E. Davidson
Mr. Davidson served the U.S. Air Force for 26 years with the rank of Colonel. He held the positions of Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs and Chief of the Plans, Policy, and Programs Division at Air Force Special Operations Command.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD
Mr. Mark Day
Mr. Day served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Integrated Technology Service for the GSA, and has a wide range of experience successfully leading IT operations, policy, and security. He has over 30 years of experience managing large, complex organizations in both the public and private sectors.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – GSA; HUD; EPA; IT Operations & Policy
Major General Mark Dillon, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Major General Mark Dillon served in the U.S. Air Force for 33 years, culminating as the Vice Commander of Pacific Air Forces and Deputy Joint Forces Air Component Command. Mark has extensive international experience as a general officer with assignments in Europe, Asia, and U.S. Air Force Undersecretary of International Affairs at the Pentagon.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace, DoD, Air Force, International Relations
Mr. James Doyle
Mr. Doyle has over twenty-five years of financial planning, analysis, and management experience, with demonstrated success in growth, consolidation and streamlining situations. Mr. Doyle has provided financial oversight for contract and licensing negotiation, integrations, overhead budget and profit goals, and major competitive proposals for both the federal and commercial spaces.
Expertise: Merger & Acquisition Support – Financial Planning and Analysis; Contracting; Intellectual Property Protection
Mr. Alun Evans, CMG
Mr. Evans spent the majority of his career in the British Diplomatic Service and served abroad in Rangoon, Singapore, Geneva, and Pretoria. He completed his final post as Director responsible for IT and Communications.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Intelligence Community
Mr. Mark Fallon
Mr. Fallon has had an impressive career in the national security, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence arenas, having served as a national security consultant, DHS Senior Executive Service member, and NCIS Deputy Assistant Director. He has worked closely with agencies within the intelligence and investigative communities.
Expertise: Federal, Defense, & Aerospace – Law Enforcement; National Security; Counterterrorism; Training; DHS; NCIS; DoD
Mr. Dennis Filler
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – Federal Civilian Agencies
MG (Ret.) Yves Fontaine
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Army; NATO; Strategic Planning; Logistics
Dr. Daniel Gerstein
Dr. Gerstein is an expert in security and defense policy, counterterrorism, biodefense, and cybersecurity. He began his career with the U.S. Army, and has held high-level positions at the Pentagon, DHS, L-3 Communications, and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Army; DoD; DHS; Security & Defense Policy; Biodefense; Cybersecurity; Science & Technology Policy
Ms. Susan Goldberg
Ms. Goldberg is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a strong clinical background in both chronic and acute care settings. She is a highly skilled leader with a background in quality improvement analysis, financial management and budgeting, and staffing training and patient education.
Expertise: Global Health & Wellness – Healthcare; Healthcare Education
Mr. W. Scott Gray
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud -- DoD; Intelligence Community; Federal Civilian Agencies
Mrs. Mary Ann Hope
Mrs. Hope has over 39 years of experience in Federal healthcare agencies. Over the course of her career, she served as the Director of the Regulations Management Team for CMS, Acting Director for the Division of External Affairs and Executive Advisor to the Director. She contributed to the development of national healthcare policies and managed high-profile healthcare initiatives.
Expertise: Global Health & Wellness – HHS; CMS; Federal Civilian Agencies
Mr. Stephen Irwin
Mr. Irwin served as Project Manager and Civil Aviation Advisor for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the UN, where he worked with the Afghan Ministry of Transport for three and a half years to bring Kabul International Airport in line with international norms. He has had a long career in the aviation security industry and provided professional and technical services for Homeland Security customers in DHS, DoD, and other agencies.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; DHS; Aviation
James L. Kwolek
Mr. Kwolek spent over two decades with the National Geospatial Agency (NGA), retiring as a Senior Executive. His assignments included Deputy Director, NGA Defense-Pentagon, and Interim Deputy Chief CIO for the NGA. Mr. Kwolek spent the first twenty-four years of his career at the Defense Mapping Agency, National Imagery and Mapping Agency at NGA.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – NGA; Intelligence Community
Rear Admiral Donald P. Loren, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Loren, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was appointed in 2007 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security Integration. Prior to this position, he served as a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive in the Office of the Director, National Intelligence, where he was assigned as the first Deputy for Operations Support at the then newly created National Counterterrorism Center. He has held many leadership roles throughout his thirty-one-year naval career, including principal staff NATO advisor for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Colin Powell.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; DHS; Navy; Intelligence Community; NATO
Mr. Chet Lunner
Mr. Lunner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Acting Assistant Secretary for DHS Office of State and Local Government Coordination, and Assistant Administrator of TSA for Maritime and Land Security. Mr. Lunner helped design and stand up TSA in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, and played a key role in the expansion of the Federal Air Marshal Service.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DHS; TSA; Security Policy; Intelligence Community
Major General Randy Manner, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; Army
Dr. Brett Miller
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – NSA; DoD; Cyber Policy; Intelligence Community
Dr. Rick Morrison
Dr. Morrison has held several high-level positions within the U.S. Army in the areas of engineering and research and development, including Deputy Director for the Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Director of Research and Laboratory Management. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his service.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Army; DoD; Intelligence Community; Science & Technology; Engineering
Mr. Shaun M. Murphy
Mr. Murphy has had a long and distinguished career with the Central Intelligence Agency. He served as Chief of Station for the CIA’s National Clandestine Service in Afghanistan, where he managed a large station in a war zone and directed integrated partner operations against terrorist targets. Prior to this role, Mr. Murphy acted as Chief of the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division and as Director of the Counter Proliferation Center.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; CIA; Counterterrorism; Intelligence Community
Mr. M.K. Narayanan
Mr. Narayanan has had a distinguished career in the Indian intelligence community. He served as Director of India’s Intelligence Bureau under four Prime Ministers and headed India’s Joint Intelligence Committee. Additionally, Mr. Narayanan worked for 6 years in the Indian Prime Minister’s Office, first as Special Advisor for Internal Security, and later as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Security; Intelligence Community
Ms. Linda L. Pagelsen
Ms. Pagelsen served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Professional Staff Member for the Committee on Appropriations, where she was responsible for the review and oversight of U.S. Intelligence Community programs for the Subcommittee on Defense and the Select Intelligence Oversight Panel. Prior to the U.S. House, Linda served as the Chief Budget Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and had nearly a ten-year tenure with the Department of Justice.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Intelligence Community; Justice & Law Enforcement; Federal Civilian Agencies
Mr. William Van Rensalier Parker
Mr. Parker has had a distinguished career spanning three decades as a businessman and diplomat. During his time as a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State, Mr. Parker served in several capacities, including Foreign Policy Advisor in the United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base. Mr. Parker also served as Office Director for Global Strategic Communications at the DoS Bureau of International Information Programs/Strategic Communications; the Cultural Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi; and the DoS Organization Development Officer, among other senior positions.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoS; DoD; Air Force; International Relations; Foreign Policy
Robert G. Perlmuter, MD, FACP
Dr. Perlmuter had a distinguished career in healthcare and has spent nearly three decades at hospitals around the country. He has also held several academic positions and served on numerous hospital and healthcare committees. Dr. Perlmuter has experience in the fields of internal medicine, ambulatory medicine, rehabilitation, and home health care, among other practice areas.
Expertise: Global Health & Wellness – Healthcare; Medicine; Primary Care; Medical Economics; Malpractice; Healthcare Law
Mr. Steven Pomerantz
Mr. Pomerantz worked for the FBI for 27 years, where he rose from field investigative Special Agent to Assistant Director, the third highest position in the FBI at the time. He served three separate tours of duty at FBI Headquarters and was the Assistant Director in Charge of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – FBI; Intelligence Community; Law Enforcement; Counterterrorism
Mr. Frank P. Pugliese, Jr.
Mr. Pugliese is the former commissioner for the General Services Administration, and he received numerous citations for contributing to better government during his 28-year tenure with the agency. He was awarded Government Executive of the Year for creating an electronic ordering system for federal procurement.
Expertise: Construction, Architecture, & Engineering – Real Estate; Infrastructure Development; Technology
Mr. Oliver Revell
Mr. Revell served for 30 years at the FBI, from which he retired with the rank of Associate Deputy Director. While with the FBI, Mr. Revell served as Assistant Director in charge of Criminal Investigations and was a member of the National Foreign Intelligence Board, among others. He also served five years as an Officer and Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps and left active duty as a Captain.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – FBI; USMC; Intelligence Community; Justice & Law Enforcement
Mr. Kenneth A. Riccini
Mr. Riccini is a recognized technology leader with experience ranging from data center operations to decennial census processing operations to national telecommunications operations. Mr. Riccini has participated in Census Bureau Field Organization technology assessments, analysis of HUD IT infrastructure assessment and contract replacement, and GSA Network Services 2020 portfolio strategy development.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – Census; HUD; Federal Civilian Agencies
Mr. John H. Richardson
Mr. Richardson's professional specialty is development, planning, and design of major, nationwide infrastructure projects. Throughout his career, he has focused on large development projects, real estate, and technology ventures, including the $1.5 billion Innovative Finance Initiative for the North Central Texas Council of Governments Cotton Belt Corridor.
Expertise: Construction, Architecture, & Engineering – Real Estate; Infrastructure Development; Technology
Rear Admiral Jim Rodman, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Rodman served as Chief Engineer of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) San Diego, where he was responsible for the design, development, deployment, and sustainment of the Navy’s C5ISR, Enterprise Information, and Space Systems. Over the course of his distinguished career, he has developed a detailed understanding of the specialized aerospace applications and systems that are critical to national intelligence and defense.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Navy; SPAWAR; C5ISR; Aerospace Systems; Intelligence; Defense
Dr. Patricia Sanders
Dr. Sanders served as Executive Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), which she helped to establish, and held a number of positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She served in federal government for 34 years, beginning her national security career with the U.S. Army before moving to the Air Force, U.S. Space Command, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and MDA.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; Army; Air Force; Space Command; MDA; Technology
Rear Admiral Norm Saunders, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Saunders is a 35 year veteran of the Coast Guard. He served as Commander, 7th Coast Guard District, and exercised responsibility in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean for Coast Guard activities, including lifesaving, law enforcement, and environmental missions. He also served as Assistant Commandant for Operations for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – USCG; DoD; Law Enforcement
Mr. Stanley Schneider
Mr. Schneider had a distinguished career at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He served as Director of Advanced Technology and Plans at a multi-billion Presidentially Directed Tri-Agency system consisting of earth orbiting satellites, communications, data processing, and product generation systems.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; NASA; NOAA; Technology; Communications
Chief Scott Seaman (Ret.)
Chief Seaman spent nearly four decades in law enforcement and retired following his tenure as Chief of the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police department. Over the course of his career, Chief Seaman also held senior-level positions at the Santa Clara County Regional Interoperability Project and the San Jose Police Department and was President of the California Police Chiefs Association. He has worked to bring attention to the dangers of cyber attacks to local communities and is highly knowledgeable in the areas of energy security, community-oriented policing, and police policy and practices.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Law Enforcement; Cybersecurity; Energy Security; Investigative Practices; Police Policy
Mr. Donald C. Semesky, Jr.
Mr. Semesky spent eight years as the Chief of the Office of Financial Operations for the DEA, directed the DEA’s worldwide financial enforcement program, and introduced domestic and international initiatives to attack the flow of illicit drug monies back to international sources of drug supply. Prior to the DEA, he spent 30 years at the IRS-CI, where he investigated drug trafficking organizations.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DEA; IRS; Financial Operations; Intelligence Community
Mr. Jeffrey Siedow
Mr. Siedow has over 25 years of experience with global risk management, policy development, and procedural management. He served with the U.S. Secret Service for two decades, where he developed strategic policy and coordinated participation in DHS management improvement and evaluation programs. Mr. Siedow oversaw comprehensive security plans for large and complicated sites, implemented tactical response plans for high profile dignitaries, and established a number of multi-agency task forces to combat electronic and financial crimes.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Secret Service; DHS; Global Security; Security Policy
Mr. Scott Sill
Mr. Sill is an accomplished technology-focused executive with experience in financial services, private equity, and information technology. His experience in various industries includes telecommunications, social media, and financial services, as well as with healthcare IT focused businesses.
Expertise: Global Health & Wellness – Technology; Healthcare IT; Private Equity; Financial Services
Mr. David A. Smith
Mr. Smith operated in the physical and perimeter security industry and has worked closely with innovative Fiber optic technology. He has served in several senior-level roles, including SVP & General Manager for the Defense & Space Division; CEO and Managing Director; and President and COO for a variety of commercial companies.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – Security; Technological Innovation
Mrs. Wendy H. Smith
Mrs. Smith was a Project Director and Senior Advisor for the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), where she worked on NAPA's congressionally directed FBI Transformation Studies. She was one of two principal NAPA consultants to the FBI CFO, and provided advice and implementation assistance in re-engineering FBI budget and financial management processes. Wendy also performed comparison studies of CFO functions and field operations in multiple law enforcement agencies.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – FBI; NAPA; Justice & Law Enforcement; Financial Management
Major General Michael A. Snodgrass
Major General Snodgrass had a long and successful career in the U.S. Air Force, culminating as the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, responsible for formulating and integrating Air Force policy with respect to political-military relationships, security assistance, technology and information disclosure issues and attaché affairs.
Expertise: Defense & Aerospace, Air Force, DoD, Federal, International Policy
Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Lieutenant General Soyster served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), as well as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Army. Additionally, he served as the Commanding General of INSCOM, where he coordinated counterintelligence operations with the FBI and human intelligence operations with the CIA and the DIA.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DIA; CIA; FBI; DoD; Army; Intelligence Community
Major General Henry Stratman, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Major General Stratman was the Chief of Staff for Political, Military, and Economic Integration/Strategic Effects, MNF-I in Baghdad. He worked closely with the Director of the Iraq Reconstruction and Management Office to allocate funds to security activities and to prioritize MNF-I’s execution of Commander’s Emergency Response Program. He also served as the Deputy Commander of NATO’s Joint Command Southeast.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; NATO; Iraq; Military Strategy; Emergency Response
Mrs. Margaret (Margie) Sullivan
Mrs. Sullivan has over two decades of experience working in the federal arena. Mrs. Sullivan has served in a variety of positions including as a Staff Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as National Security Advisor to the House Majority Leader. More recently, Mrs. Sullivan was the Cheif Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as well as the Director of Political Risk Management at Farallon Capital Management.
Expertise: Global Health and Wellness– USAID; CDC; HHS; Federal Civilian Agencies
Brigadier General Neil H. Tolley, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Brigadier General Tolley had a long, distinguished career with the U.S. Army, where he served for over three decades and reached the rank of Brigadier General. He held a number of high-level positions and served as the Commanding General of the Special Operations Command in Korea (SOCKOR).
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – Army; DoD; Korea; Special Operations
Rear Admiral Lenn Vincent, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Vincent served as the Industry Chair at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), where he advised the DAU management team, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the uniformed services, and industry. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, a career that culminated in the position of Commandant of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC).
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DAU; OSD; DLA; Navy; Uniformed Services
Mrs. Sara Wachspress
Mrs. Wachspress was the Director of Finance for the Modernization and Information Technology Services at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where she had a distinguished 35-year career. During her decade-long tenure as director, she worked with the CTO to prioritize the agency’s IT needs and implement innovative technology systems.
Expertise: Digital, Cyber, Telecom & Cloud – IRS; Federal Civilian Agencies; Technology Systems; IT Strategy
Mr. John N. Wanat
Mr. Wanat possesses over 30 years of experience in counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and public integrity, and served as a Federal law enforcement official at NCIS, the FBI, and the Department of Treasury. He provided national security threat assessments for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and drafted some of the legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – FBI; DHS; NCIS; CFIUS; Treasury; Commerce; National Security
Ms. Diane Wax
Ms. Wax has held a number of senior leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She served as the Deputy Director of the NIH Center for Information Technology and the Associate Director for Legislative Policy and Analysis at NIH, and has worked in both the academic and policy sectors.
Expertise: Global Health & Wellness – NIH; NIAID; HHS; Technology; Public Policy
Dr. Jill Wittels
Dr. Wittels has an extensive background in strategy, technology, and engineering and is a highly regarded engineer, scientist, and business executive. She has worked closely with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Energy (DoE), as well as numerous private companies.
Expertise: Federal, Defense & Aerospace – DoD; DoE; Engineering; Technology; Sustainability