Advisory Board

Rand Beers, Founder

Before founding the National Security Network, Rand Beers served as the National Security Adviser to the Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign, and was for 35 years a civil servant. After serving as a Marine officer and rifle company commander in Vietnam, he entered the Foreign Service in 1971 and the Civil Service in 1983. From 1988-98, Mr. Beers served on the White House National Security Council Staff as Director for Counter-terrorism and Counter-narcotics, Director for Peacekeeping, and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. From 1998-2003, he was Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. In 2002-03, he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council. Beers earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from the University of Michigan.

 

NSN Advisory Board

Samuel R. Berger, Chairman of the Board
Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group; National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton (1997-2001)

Jeremy Bash
Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies LLC; Chief of Staff to the Director of the CIA (2009-2011); Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense (2011-2013)

Ambassador Daniel Benjamin
Director, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding; Former Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department

Richard Clarke
Chairman & CEO of Good Harbor; Professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Served the past three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor 

Bruce Jentleson
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy

Maria Otero
Former Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Jeremy Rosner
Executive Vice President and Principal of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner

Ambassador Nancy Soderberg
Visiting Distinguished Scholar, University of North Florida; President and CEO of Soderberg Solutions; Former Alternate Representative to the UN (1997-2001), with the rank of Ambassador

Tara Sonenshine
Distinguished Fellow at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs; Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Rich Verma
Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (2009-2011)

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