The President's NSTAC Members

Current members of The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

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Mr. Scott Charney, NSTAC Chair

Mr. Charney currently serves as Vice President for Security Policy at Microsoft, where he works with public and private sector organizations to develop and implement strategies that help secure the information technology (IT) ecosystem. Prior to this position, he led Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, where he was responsible for enforcing Microsoft’s mandatory security engineering policies and implementing the company’s security strategy. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace and as Chair of the Board for the Global Cyber Alliance.

Mr. Jeffrey Storey, NSTAC Vice Chair

Mr. Storey is the Senior Advisor to the Lumen Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Storey previously served as the President and CEO of Lumen Technologies (previously CenturyLink).  Prior to this role, he served as President and CEO of Level 3 Communications from April 2013, until its merger with CenturyLink in 2017. Before Level 3, Mr. Storey served as the President and CEO of WilTel Communications, President of Leucadia Telecommunications Group, and as a senior executive at Cox Communications, where he helped to found Cox Business Services.

Mr. Peter Altabef

Mr. Altabef is the Chair and CEO of Unisys. Prior to joining Unisys, he served as President and CEO of MICROS Systems, as President and CEO of Perot Systems, and as President of Dell Services, the IT services and business process solutions unit of Dell. He is a member of the board of directors of NiSource, as well as a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of the Conference Board, and co-chair of the CED’s Technology and Innovation Committee.

Mr. Johnathon Caldwell

Mr. Caldwell is the VP of Business Innovation Transformation & Enterprise Excellence for Lockheed Martin Space and serves on the Space Executive Leadership Team. Previously, he served as VP of the Navigation Systems mission area within Lockheed Martin’s Military Space line of business. Mr. Caldwell’s career includes a series of progressive leadership roles within Lockheed Martin serving in diverse roles from Global Positioning System (GPS) Program Leadership and Chief Engineer responsible for the overall GPS III Space Vehicle.

Mr. Mark Dankberg

Mr. Dankberg is Chair of the Board and CEO of Viasat and co-founded the company in 1986. He has co-authored several military standards on satellite networking and holds several patents in communications and satellite networking technologies. He has participated on Department of Defense advisory panels and was invited to testify before a Congressional committee on high technology growth companies and initial public offerings.

Ms. Noopur Davis

Ms. Davis is Corporate Executive VP and Chief Information Security and Product Privacy Officer for Comcast. Previously, she served as VP of Global Quality for Intel International Space Exploration Coordination Group from 2011 to 2015. Prior to Intel, Ms. Davis was Principal of management consulting firm Davis Systems from 2005 to 2011. From 2000 to 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, she served as a Senior Member of Technical Staff, and then as a part-time visiting scientist during her tenure at Davis Systems.

Mr. Matthew Desch

Mr. Desch is currently the CEO of Iridium Communications and serves on its board of directors. Before Iridium, Mr. Desch served as the CEO of Telcordia Technologies (now part of Ericsson) and was on the board of SAIC. Prior to that, he was President of Nortel Network’s wireless and global carrier divisions for 13 years, leaving in 2000. He began his career in software development and strategic planning with AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mr. Desch also serves on the board of the Unisys.

Mr. David G. DeWalt

Mr. DeWalt is Founder and Managing Director of NightDragon, an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage companies within the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. He is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Mr. DeWalt helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15-plus years as President and CEO of Documentum, McAfee, and FireEye. Today he also serves as Managing Director of Allegis Cyber, Executive Chairman of merger and acquisition advisory firm Momentum Cyber as well as investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, iboss, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, and Optiv.

Mr. Raymond Dolan

Mr. Dolan is the Chair and CEO of Cohere Technologies, a software based technology leader in Open Radio Access Networks for fifth generation technology and beyond. Previously, he was the CEO of Ribbon Communications. Mr. Dolan was also the co-founder of Flarion Technologies, holding the positions of Chair and CEO during his tenure. Flarion Technologies is responsible for pioneering orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing for wireless systems leading to 4G/LTE used in today’s global cellular networks. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the American Tower Corporation.

Mr. John Donovan

Mr. Donovan currently serves as Lead Independent Director at Palo Alto Networks. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AT&T Communications, a subsidiary of AT&T, where he was responsible for the bulk of the company’s global telecommunications and video services businesses, including AT&T’s Business, Mobility & Entertainment, and Technology & Operations groups. Before serving as CEO, he was the Chief Strategy Officer, Group President of AT&T Technology and Operations, and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He currently serves on the boards for Lockheed Martin, Palo Alto Networks, NovaSignal, Cresta Technologies, Ziosk, and Lucata Technologies.

Dr. Joseph E. Fergus

Dr. Fergus is the founder, President, and CEO of Communication Technologies. He was a research and development (R&D) scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1982 to 1990, and served as the Chair of various technical committees for the American National Standards Institute. In addition, Dr. Fergus has represented the United States at multiple meetings for the International Telecommunications Union – Telecommunications Sector. He served as Chair for industry committees responsible for providing technical direction of industry standards.

Mr. Patrick Gelsinger

Mr. Gelsinger currently serves as CEO and a member of the board at Intel. He previously was the CEO of VMware, transforming the company into a recognized global leader in cloud infrastructure, enterprise mobility, and cybersecurity. Prior to VMware, Mr. Gelsinger was President and COO of EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business. Mr. Gelsinger began his career at Intel, eventually becoming its first CTO and later serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Digital Enterprise Group.

Ms. Lisa A. Hook

Ms. Hook currently serves as a managing partner at Two Island Partners. She previously served as President and CEO of Neustar from October 2010 until July 2018, and as President and COO from January 2008 until 2010. Prior to Neustar, Ms. Hook served as President and CEO of Sunrocket, and held several executive-level posts at America Online and Time Warner. She was also a managing director of Alpine Capital Group; legal advisor to the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission; partner at Brera Capital Partners; and a senior attorney at Viacom International. Ms. Hook currently serves on the boards of Fidelity National Information Services, Philip Morris International, Ritchie Brothers Holdings, and Nokia. 

Mr. Jack Huffard

Mr. Huffard is a co-founder and member of the board of Tenable. From 2002 to 2018, he served as Tenable's President, COO, and a member of the board. From 2018 to 2019, Mr. Huffard focused exclusively on business operations as the company's COO. Before Tenable, he was the Director of Corporate Development for Enterasys Networks. Currently, Mr. Huffard serves as a member of the board for Norfolk Southern Corporation and Immersive Labs. He is also a member of Goldman Sachs’ Global Software Council.

Ms. Barbara Humpton

Ms. Humpton is President and CEO of Siemens Corp., where she guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving the company’s largest market. Most recently, she served as President, CEO, and officer/director member of the board of directors for Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., a leading integrator of Siemens’ products and services for federal government agencies and departments. Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Ms. Humpton held executive positions as a VP at Booz Allen Hamilton, and she was a VP at Lockheed Martin Corp.

Ms. Renee James

Ms. James founded Ampere Computing in 2017, where she is currently the Chair and CEO. Ampere designs high performance microprocessors for cloud and edge computing. Before Ampere, Ms. James had a lengthy career at Intel, where she served as President until her departure in 2016. She has global operating experience in both hardware and software development and manufacturing of semiconductors, and has led several development sites around the globe as well as directed the government affairs in those regions. Ms. James is an active voice for diversity and representation in technology, as well as the future of the U.S. semiconductor industry. She was on Fast Company’s list of “100 Most Creative People in Business,” ranked 21st on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” list, and has been recognized on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list. Ms. James is a member of the board of directors of Citi Group and Oracle.

Ms. Kimberly Keever

Ms. Keever is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Senior VP of Security, Analytics, Service Assurance, and Technology Services for Cox Communications. She worked in the Coca-Cola system from 2009 to 2014, where she served as the VP of Information Security for Coca-Cola Refreshments and CISO for the Bottling Investments Group. Earlier in her career, Ms. Keever served for eight years as the Chief Information Officer and Executive Team Member for Invesco Retirement Plan Services.

Mr. Kyle Malady

Mr. Malady is the CEO of Verizon Business, a leading global technology company serving 99% of Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he was the President of Global Networks and Technology at Verizon, responsible for the nation’s leading wireless network, the nation’s largest fiber broadband service, and a vast IP network serving global customers. Mr. Malady is on the board of directors for both Dexcom and CTIA, the trade association representing the wireless communications industry. Previously, he sat on the FCC CSRICl. He is involved with Heartcare International- which funds free cardiac surgeries for children in developing countries.

Mr. Kevin Mandia

Mr. Mandia is the CEO and a member of the board of directors of Mandiant. He has served as the company’s CEO and member of the board of directors since 2016, including as part of FireEye, Inc. until its corporate name change to Mandiant, Inc. in October 2021. He began his cybersecurity career in the United States Air Force, serving as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon and later as a special agent and cybercrime investigator in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. In the private sector, he held senior positions in the security consulting divisions of Sytex, acquired by Lockheed Martin, and Foundstone, acquired by McAfee.

Ms. Maria Martinez

As Cisco's Chief Operations Officer (COO), Ms. Martinez is responsible for the company's operations and transformation, as well as building high-value experiences for its customers, partners, and employees. Prior to Cisco, she served as President of Customer Success at Salesforce, where she was responsible for the onboarding, adoption, and growth of the global customer base. Ms. Martinez has held executive positions at industry giants such as Microsoft, Motorola, and AT&T, and served as the CEO of internet of things startup, Embrace Networks.

Mr. Jeff McElfresh

Mr. McElfresh is the COO of AT&T, most recently served as the CEO of AT&T Communications, and prior to that was the President of AT&T’s Technology and Operations group. He also previously served as: CEO of AT&T’s Vrio and its DIRECTV Latin America and SKY Brasil businesses from 2015 to 2018; Senior VP in AT&T’s Strategy and Corporate Development group; President of AT&T Mexico; and a member of the board of directors and executive committees of Telmex and America Móvil. Earlier in his career, he held several operational positions with AT&T’s (Bellsouth International) wireless businesses in Latin America.

Mr. Bryan Palma

Mr. Palma is CEO of Trellix. Previously, he served as Executive VP of FireEye where he was responsible for FireEye’s product strategy and led the eventual sale to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 billion. Subsequently, he directed the integration and rebranding of McAfee Enterprise and FireEye to form Trellix. He has also served as BlackBerry’s President and COO, Cisco’s Senior VP and General Manager of Americas Customer Experience, Boeing’s VP of Cyber and Security Solutions, and PepsiCo’s first CISO.

Mr. Neville Ray

Mr. Ray serves as T-Mobile’s President of Technology. He joined T-Mobile USA (then VoiceStream) in April 2000, was promoted to Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in December 2010, and most recently to President of Technology in December 2019. Prior to joining T-Mobile USA, Mr. Ray served as Network VP for Pacific Bell Mobile Services.

Mr. Angel Ruiz

Mr. Ruiz is currently Chair of the Board for MediaKind and Director at Nsight. Until July 2020, he served as President and CEO of MediaKind. Previously, Mr. Ruiz served as Chair of the Americas for Ericsson and was head of Ericsson’s North American Region from 2001 to 2016, growing the business from half a billion dollars to over $9 billion. Under his leadership, Ericsson became the number one provider of telecommunications solutions and services in the United States and Canada. Mr. Ruiz also served on the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association board of directors and was on its executive committee for more than a decade.

Mr. Stephen Schmidt

Mr. Schmidt is the Chief Security Officer for Amazon. He leads security engineering, product development, and regulatory programs. Mr. Schmidt joined Amazon in February 2008 and from March 2010 to January 2022, held the CISO role for Amazon Web Services. Prior to joining Amazon, Mr. Schmidt had an extensive career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he served as a senior executive. His responsibilities at the FBI included a term as acting CTO, Section Chief responsible for the FBI’s technical collection and analysis platforms, and as a Section Chief overseeing the FBI’s Cyber Division components responsible for the technical analysis of computer and network intrusion activities.

Mr. Gary Smith

Mr. Smith currently serves as the President and CEO of Ciena. Previously, he served as Ciena’s COO, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and Vice President of International Sales. Mr. Smith also held executive roles in several different pioneering European communications companies, including Cray Communications Group, Tricom Communications, and Case Communications Group.

Mr. Hock Tan

Mr. Tan is President, CEO, and Director of Broadcom. He previously served as Chair of the Board for Integrated Device Technology. Prior to this position, Mr. Tan was President and CEO of Integrated Circuit Systems, and as Vice President of Finance for Commodore International. He has also served as managing director for both Pacven Investment and Hume Industries. Mr. Tan has held senior management positions with PepsiCo and General Motors.

Mr. Corey Thomas

Mr. Thomas is CEO and Chair of the board of directors at Rapid7. Prior to joining Rapid7, he was VP of marketing at Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company; group project manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform; and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

A chronological listing of past NSTAC Chairs