Auburn University announces cohort of 30 nationally-renowned senior fellows

Thirty national cyber and critical infrastructure security leaders are joining the McCrary Institute as senior fellows, adding their expertise toward development of practical solutions to national security challenges.


This select group includes senior leaders with a depth of experience in government, private industry, and academe. Their high-level government service includes at the White House, on Capitol Hill, in the Department of Defense, and the law enforcement, intelligence, and homeland security communities.


“This new cohort of senior fellows is tremendously talented and brings a wealth of national security expertise,” said Frank Cilluffo, McCrary Institute director. “Their knowledge will help power our efforts to shape policy and impact practice in the United States and build a community of experts committed to advancing our cyber and critical infrastructure security.”


Senior fellows participate actively in the development and execution of the work plans of the McCrary Institute, engaging through multimedia, pursuing research and publishing regularly on timely topics of pressing interest and concern.


“The insights and experience that this distinguished group of senior fellows brings to the table will help take the work of the Institute to a new level,” said Charles D. McCrary, namesake of the institute and Auburn University Trustee. These fellows will deepen the institute’s capacity to help tackle some of the country’s most pressing challenges.”


The McCrary Institute, based in Auburn but with additional centers in Washington D.C., and Huntsville, seeks practical solutions to pressing challenges in the areas of cyber and critical infrastructure security. Through its three hubs, the institute offers end-to-end capability – policy, technology, research and education – on all things cyber.


The new McCrary Institute Senior Fellows are:


RADM Tom Atkin (Ret.)
Managing Principal
The Atkin Group


Chris Button
Director of Intelligence
Financial Systemic Analysis & Resilience Center


Cheri Caddy
Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Policy & Strategy
U.S. Department of Energy


Christopher Cleary
Chief Information Security Officer
U.S. Department of the Navy


Harry Coker
Senior Executive (Ret.)
Central Intelligence Agency


Daniel Collier
Chief of Intelligence Operations
Air University


Chris Cummiskey
Chief Executive Officer
Cummiskey Strategic Solutions


Brian de Vallance
Principal
Crosscut Consulting


Nicholas Eftimiades
Professor
Penn State University


John Felker
Cybersecurity Expert


Emily Frye
Director for Cyber Integration
The MITRE Corporation


Scott Gibson
Head of Strategy and Planning for Global Security
Uber


James Goosby
General Manager, Instrumentation and Controls Support
Southern Company


Thomas Harrington
Associate Deputy Director (Ret.)
Federal Bureau of Investigation


Lt. Gen. Reynold Hoover (Ret.)
Principal
RNHoover Consulting


Daniel Kaniewski
Managing Director, Public Sector Innovation
Marsh & McLennan Companies


Catherine Lotrionte
Professor
Georgetown University


Jeanette Manfra
Global Director of Security & Compliance
Google Cloud


RADM Mark Montgomery (Ret.)
Executive Director
Cyberspace Solarium Commission


Timothy Newberry
Founder
BlackHorse Solutions


Tom Patterson
Chief Trust Officer
Unisys


Christopher Porter
National Intelligence Officer for Cyber
National Intelligence Council


Harvey Rishikof
Senior Counsel
ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security


Marcus Sachs
Chief Security Officer
Pattern Computer


Emily Scala
Homeland Security Expert


Todd Stein
Senior Vice President
Irrimax Corporation


Miles Taylor
Head of National Security Policy Engagement
Google


Errol Weiss
Chief Security Officer
Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center


Joe Whitley
Practice Chair, Government Enforcement & Investigations
Baker Donelson


Henry Willis
Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program
RAND Corporation

 

For questions or additional information please contact Matt Edwards at edwards@auburn.edu.


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