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Sally Donnelly is a Founding Partner of Pallas, a strategic advisory firm specializing in navigating complex national and international security dynamics. Her public service included roles as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Director of the Washington Office for the Commander of U.S. Central Command, and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In the private sector, Ms. Donnelly was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SBD Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm advising technology and corporate clients as well as non-governmental organizations on strategic positioning, communications and policy issues.
Previously she spent more than 20 years at Time Magazine serving as the magazine's correspondent for the Iraq War, the Moscow bureau, and on the aviation and airline beat. She was the head researcher of the 1988 book Mikhail S. Gorbachev: An Intimate Biography and worked on the 1989 book Massacre in Beijing.
Ms. Donnelly serves on the Board of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Additionally, she is a non-resident senior fellow at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and on the Leadership Council for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Ms. Donnelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hollins College and a Master's degree in Russian politics from London School of Economics.
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