An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Parent Members

C. Albright
Craig Albright
CFO, Xerox Americas Operations & Global Cash Center of Excellence
VIEW BIO
A.A
Alex Alonso
Chief Knowledge Officer Society for Human Resource Management
VIEW BIO
J.A.
Joseph Anderson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tag Holdings, LLC
VIEW BIO
D.B.
David Beitel
Chief Technology Officer, Zillow Group
VIEW BIO
S.D
Sally Donnelly
Founding Partner, Pallas Advisors
VIEW BIO
C.E.
Cheryl Eliano
District 10 National Vice President, American Federation Of Government Employees
VIEW BIO
C.G.
Christopher S. Gopal, Ph.D.
Executive, Consultant. Author. & Educator, Global Supply Chain & Operations
VIEW BIO
L.H.
Linnie M. Haynesworth
Former VP Northrop Gunman & Independent Board Director
VIEW BIO
E.H.
Erin Hill
Chief Administrative Officer, BNY Mellon
VIEW BIO
M.H.
Mellody Hobson
Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments
VIEW BIO
S.LN.
Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols
Chief Global Business Solutions Officer, WPP’s Global Procurement
VIEW BIO
J.M.
Jennifer McClure
Founder & CEO, Unbridled Talent, LLC
VIEW BIO
O.M.
Oscar Munoz
Retired Chairman, President & CEO United Airlines
VIEW BIO
L.S.
General Larry Spencer US Air Force (Ret)
President, Armed Forces Benefit Association
VIEW BIO
D.W.
David Van Slyke, Ph.D
Dean, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs Syracuse University
VIEW BIO
J.V.
General Joseph L. Votel, USA (Ret)
President & CEO For Business Executives For National Security
VIEW BIO
J.W
General Johnnie Wilson, USA (Ret)
Former President & Chief Operating Officer, Dimensions International, INC.
VIEW BIO
D.W.
The Honorable David M. Walker
Former U.S. Comptroller
VIEW BIO
S.Y
Saf Yeboah-Amankwah
Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Intel
VIEW BIO

Subcommittee Members

A.B.
Anand Bahl, Chief Information Officer, Micron
VIEW BIO
G.B
Greg Bowman, CIO & VP of Corporate Development
VIEW BIO
M.D.
Matthew Daniel, Principle Guild Education
VIEW BIO
M.K.
Marachel Knight, Senior VP-Technology AT&T
VIEW BIO
B.S.
Brig Gen Bernie Skoch USAF (Ret), Executive Lead, AFA Strategic Events Air Force Association
VIEW BIO
E.R.
Eric Rosenbach, Co-Director, Belfer Center For Science And Internal Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
VIEW BIO
S.S.
Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC
VIEW BIO
P.,Z.
Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, President, Patz Consulting LLC
VIEW BIO

ArticleCS - Article List

Hon. Deborah Lee James (Chair)

Former Secretary, US Airforce

From December 2013 through January 2017, Deborah served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force with responsibility for 660,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of nearly $140 billion. She was the second woman to ever lead a military service in the United States. Prior to this role, she served as President of SAIC's Technical and Engineering sector, a $2 billion, 8,700-person enterprise. Earlier in her career, Deborah held other P&L positions, and worked in the legislative branch of government and the Department of Defense. Deborah has deep expertise in strategic planning, risk management, public policy, cyber security, space, logistics and innovation. Deborah is an accomplished speaker on business and government topics including issues in national security and world affairs, politics in Washington, business transformation leadership, mergers and acquisitions, cost reduction strategies, and diversity and inclusion. Deborah is the author of the new book Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success, and she periodically appears on MSNBC, CBS, and other national news programs.

Previous Experience

  • 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force
  • SAIC, President, Technical and Engineering Sector
  • SAIC, Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs
  • SAIC, General Manager, Command and Control Business Unit
  • Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, DOD
  • Vice President, United Technologies, International Operations and Marketing
  • Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives

Education

  • Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs - MIA, International Affairs
  • Duke University - AB, Comparative Area Studies

Today's Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors: Textron, Unisys, Noblis, Systems & Technology Research, Firefly Aerospace, Atlantic Council, Locator X, Penfed Foundation, Improbable LLC
  • Advisor: Beacon Global Strategies LLC, Leanln.org, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Ursa Major Tech, SOSi
  • Executive Mentor, Merryck & Company
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Special Advisor, Bain & Company
  • Special Advisor, Avascent

Deborah Lee James is the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, former President at Government contractor SAIC, and an accomplished author, speaker, and advisor. Drawing upon 3 decades of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, Deborah helps organizations navigate through complex strategic and tactical challenges to achieve their goals, enhance performance and transform their businesses.

Deborah provides advice on team building, organizational change management, relations with the Federal Government, cyber security, space, and transformational technology. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and enjoys working one-on-one as an Executive Mentor with C-suite level professionals. Finally, Deborah serves on various for profit and non-profit Boards of Director. Deborah became a member and Chair of the Defense Business Board upon her appointment in September 2021. 

 

Hon. Deborah James bio can be downloaded by clicking here

ArticleCS blank

Hon. Deborah Lee James (Chair)

Former Secretary, US Airforce

From December 2013 through January 2017, Deborah served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force with responsibility for 660,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of nearly $140 billion. She was the second woman to ever lead a military service in the United States. Prior to this role, she served as President of SAIC's Technical and Engineering sector, a $2 billion, 8,700-person enterprise. Earlier in her career, Deborah held other P&L positions, and worked in the legislative branch of government and the Department of Defense. Deborah has deep expertise in strategic planning, risk management, public policy, cyber security, space, logistics and innovation. Deborah is an accomplished speaker on business and government topics including issues in national security and world affairs, politics in Washington, business transformation leadership, mergers and acquisitions, cost reduction strategies, and diversity and inclusion. Deborah is the author of the new book Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success, and she periodically appears on MSNBC, CBS, and other national news programs.

Previous Experience

  • 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force
  • SAIC, President, Technical and Engineering Sector
  • SAIC, Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs
  • SAIC, General Manager, Command and Control Business Unit
  • Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, DOD
  • Vice President, United Technologies, International Operations and Marketing
  • Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives

Education

  • Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs - MIA, International Affairs
  • Duke University - AB, Comparative Area Studies

Today's Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors: Textron, Unisys, Noblis, Systems & Technology Research, Firefly Aerospace, Atlantic Council, Locator X, Penfed Foundation, Improbable LLC
  • Advisor: Beacon Global Strategies LLC, Leanln.org, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Ursa Major Tech, SOSi
  • Executive Mentor, Merryck & Company
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Special Advisor, Bain & Company
  • Special Advisor, Avascent

Deborah Lee James is the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, former President at Government contractor SAIC, and an accomplished author, speaker, and advisor. Drawing upon 3 decades of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, Deborah helps organizations navigate through complex strategic and tactical challenges to achieve their goals, enhance performance and transform their businesses.

Deborah provides advice on team building, organizational change management, relations with the Federal Government, cyber security, space, and transformational technology. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and enjoys working one-on-one as an Executive Mentor with C-suite level professionals. Finally, Deborah serves on various for profit and non-profit Boards of Director. Deborah became a member and Chair of the Defense Business Board upon her appointment in September 2021. 

 

Hon. Deborah James bio can be downloaded by clicking here

ArticleCS Bios

Hon. Deborah Lee James (Chair)

Former Secretary, US Airforce

From December 2013 through January 2017, Deborah served as the 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force with responsibility for 660,000 military and civilian personnel and a budget of nearly $140 billion. She was the second woman to ever lead a military service in the United States. Prior to this role, she served as President of SAIC's Technical and Engineering sector, a $2 billion, 8,700-person enterprise. Earlier in her career, Deborah held other P&L positions, and worked in the legislative branch of government and the Department of Defense. Deborah has deep expertise in strategic planning, risk management, public policy, cyber security, space, logistics and innovation. Deborah is an accomplished speaker on business and government topics including issues in national security and world affairs, politics in Washington, business transformation leadership, mergers and acquisitions, cost reduction strategies, and diversity and inclusion. Deborah is the author of the new book Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success, and she periodically appears on MSNBC, CBS, and other national news programs.

Previous Experience

  • 23rd Secretary of the United States Air Force
  • SAIC, President, Technical and Engineering Sector
  • SAIC, Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs
  • SAIC, General Manager, Command and Control Business Unit
  • Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve Affairs, DOD
  • Vice President, United Technologies, International Operations and Marketing
  • Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives

Education

  • Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs - MIA, International Affairs
  • Duke University - AB, Comparative Area Studies

Today's Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors: Textron, Unisys, Noblis, Systems & Technology Research, Firefly Aerospace, Atlantic Council, Locator X, Penfed Foundation, Improbable LLC
  • Advisor: Beacon Global Strategies LLC, Leanln.org, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Ursa Major Tech, SOSi
  • Executive Mentor, Merryck & Company
  • Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Special Advisor, Bain & Company
  • Special Advisor, Avascent

Deborah Lee James is the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, former President at Government contractor SAIC, and an accomplished author, speaker, and advisor. Drawing upon 3 decades of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, Deborah helps organizations navigate through complex strategic and tactical challenges to achieve their goals, enhance performance and transform their businesses.

Deborah provides advice on team building, organizational change management, relations with the Federal Government, cyber security, space, and transformational technology. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and enjoys working one-on-one as an Executive Mentor with C-suite level professionals. Finally, Deborah serves on various for profit and non-profit Boards of Director. Deborah became a member and Chair of the Defense Business Board upon her appointment in September 2021. 

 

Hon. Deborah James bio can be downloaded by clicking here