Stanton D. Anderson

Stanton D. Anderson is currently senior counsel to the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing 3 million companies and organizations of every size, sector, and region. In this capacity, Anderson works to advance the Chamber’s efforts on legal reform and defense of business interests in the courts. He chairs the Chamber’s involvement in the coalition to protect the lawyer-client privilege. He also chairs the Chamber’s effort on Global Regulatory Divergence. In 1981, Mr. Anderson founded his own law firm—Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim and Blair—and in 1995, he joined the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery. As part of his law practice, Mr. Anderson represented a number of Japanese interests, including the semiconductor, electronics, and machine tool industries. He continues to have close relationships with senior Japanese political figures and travels to Tokyo often. He currently represents several U.S. companies seeking to resolve regulatory issues in Japan. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and a Juris Doctor from Willamette University.

Robert Bigman

Recently retired from the position of Chief Information Security Officer to the Central Intelligence Agency, a position he has held for the past 15 years. As the Agency CISO, his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing and network defense/response.  He also served as the Agency’s designated officer for all discussions with the information security industry and its commercial partners. A pioneer in the field of classified information protection, Mr. Bigman developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets and has worked in every area of information and data security.  His earlier assignments at the CIA included participation in the technical design of the Intelligence Community’s first counterterrorism database and delivery of the Agency’s first secure TCP/IP local and wide area network for the Counterintelligence Center.  In recognition of his expertise and contributions, Mr. Bigman has received numerous CIA and Director of National Intelligence awards.

Douglas Callen

Retired Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) where he served as a Senior Executive and founding member of TSA. Mr. Callen managed the agency’s internal security programs including physical, personnel, and information security as well as security policy and awareness. Prior to joining TSA, he served as the Director of Intelligence at the US Department of Transportation where he served in national security matters such as counter-terrorism as well as threats to the nation’s transportation infrastructure and the traveling public. He earlier served in the U.S. Secret Service for 21 years where he gained extensive experience in executive protection, criminal investigations, intelligence, and inter-agency collaboration. Mr. Callen graduated from the University of Nebraska and later completed an advanced senior management program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He currently serves in numerous advisory committees, councils, and associations.     

Mark O. Decker, Jr.

Mark Decker brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and is currently the Managing Director and U.S. Group Head of Real Estate Investment and Corporate Banking at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets is the investment banking arm for BMO Financial Group, a top 10 North American bank based in Canada. Mark joined BMO Capital Markets in 2011. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Mark was a Managing Director at Morgan Keegan. Previous to his tenure there, he was a Managing Director in the Real Estate group at Robert W. Baird & Co. which he co-founded. Mark received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary. He is a NASD-registered representative of BMO Capital Markets (series 7, 24 and 63), and a frequent panelist and guest lecturer on real estate, capital markets, capital formation. He is also an active member of the Lombardi Cancer Gala Executive Committee.

The Honorable Newt Gingrich

Speaker Gingrich is a national leader, political news analyst, and commentator recognized globally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs.  He served the Sixth Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1978 to 1999, and was elected and served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.  In 1995, he was named TIME’s “Man of the Year.”  Speaker Gingrich served as a member of the Defense Policy Board, as well as a distinguished visiting scholar at the National Defense University, and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.  He was a Republican candidate for President of the United States from 2011 to 2012 promoting a broad policy agenda focused upon energy development, national security, scientific advancement, and immigration reform.  Speaker Gingrich is a former college professor of history, environmental studies, and geography, and he is the author of more than two dozen best-selling historical novels and public policy.  He received his B.A. in history from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN ,Retired

Over twenty-five years of experience in large, high-technology organizations in many disciplines such as operations management, business development, customer relations, change leadership, and strategic planning. RADM Masso retired from the US Navy in 2009 as Commander Navy Personnel Command after two tours of duty with previous service as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and Vice Commander of Naval Surface Forces Command. He has worked in the private sector in various leadership positions at SAIC, Anteon Corporation, Logicon-Syscon, Scientific Atlanta, Unisys, and General Electric. His mix of public and private sector experiences affords him unique insights into implementing information technology transformations in large organizations. He received a BAE in History and Education from the University of Mississippi with an array of academic additions throughout his career. He is a frequent speaker and industry advisor on matters of national security particularly with respect to IT infrastructure and cybersecurity. He was recently named as a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in their Cyber Security arena.

Honorable Tidal W. (Ty) McCoy

Mr. McCoy is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience at the highest levels of government and the private sector.  He has planned and executed major doctrinal changes, multi-billion dollar programs,  legislative support activities, association creations, and company strategic financing initiatives as a senior executive within the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, the aerospace industry and the venture capital community. As a dedicated professional, he has served with distinction at the highest levels within the legislative and executive branches of government, and has received Presidential, Defense and Air Force Secretarial and Congressional recognition for his accomplishments. Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Washington Capital Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm; Vice President for Government Relations for Thiokol Propulsion; Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, and Installations and later Assistant Secretary for Readiness Support;  Air Force Systems Acquisition Review Council; Member of the Professional Staff,  Senator Jake Garn and the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee; Director of Policy Research, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy;  Scientific Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research,  Engineering and Systems; Deputy Assistant and Staff Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; Member of the Professional Staff, National Security Council, The White House; and Officer, United States Army. Mr. McCoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1967, and a Master’s Degree in Business Financial Management from George Washington University in 1975. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Viet Nam, and other military medals while on active duty as an officer in the United States Army; and, as a civilian, Medals for Extraordinary Service by two different Secretaries of Defenses and the Secretary of the Air Force.

Mark Oderman

Mark Oderman has more than thirty five years of experience in the aerospace, defense and telecommunications markets as a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of CSP Associates, a leading strategy and business diligence advisory firm based in Cambridge, MA.  In this capacity, he has led hundreds of strategy, diligence and policy engagements for clients in industry, the financial sector, and for government clients.  Mr. Oderman is also a co-founder and presently serves as a Senior Advisor to X-Band LLC, a satellite communications venture, and served on the Technology Advisory Board of Riverside Partners from 2012-2014.  Prior to co-founding CSP Associates, Mr. Oderman was the President of Research Services, Inc., a firm providing case study research and analytic support to graduate and business schools in the greater Boston area. Mr. Oderman holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Pomona College, and a Master’s degree in international business and international law, from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Mark is an Advisor to the company and a member of its Board of Directors.

The Honorable Governor Charles S. Robb

Virginia’s 64th Governor (1982 - 1986) and two-term United States Senator (1989 - 2001).  Currently serves as Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees of The MITRE Corporation, as a member of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, and in other national security positions.  He also serves on the boards of the Invacare Corporation and other for-profit organizations.

Mark Stachiw

Mark Stachiw is currently a Managing Partner, General Counsel and Secretary and Founder of Artic Partners, a boutique equity firm investing in technology based companies.  Prior to joining Artic Partners, Mark held a similar role with NxGen Partners.  In these roles, Mark has found and evaluated over 350 investment opportunities and has directed six investments in companies valued over $30 million. Earlier in his career, Mark held various leadership roles, ultimately becoming the Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Secretary, at MetroPCS Communications, Inc. a $5 billion dollar Fortune 500 public wireless communications company, where he was responsible for board governance, legal, regulatory and external affairs.  Mark took MetroPCS public in 2007, raised over $28 billion in debt, and was instrumental in quintupling the company’s addressable market and over sextupling its revenue. Mark was also played a key role in leading the company’s combination with T-Mobile, the largest domestic merger announced in 2012.  Mark has served as member of the Board of Directors of SkyTitan International, and GruupMeet, Inc., Tractus Corp and Health Tech Pal Corp, the latter three being portfolio companies of NxGen Partners. Mark received his Juris Doctor, and his Bachelor of Arts both from the University of California, Davis, and he is a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

Alan Wade

Alan Wade retired from Federal service in 2005 after a 35 year career at the Central Intelligence Agency. At the CIA, his assignments included Director of Communications and Director of Security. In 2001, Alan was named as the Chief Information Officer for the Agency, and he was dual-hatted as the Chief Information Officer for the United Stated Intelligence Community until his retirement. Alan is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Distinguished Service Medal. Since retirement from government, Alan has worked with small technology companies. He served on the Board of Safeboot (acquired by McAfee) and Detica (acquired by BAE). He currently serves on the Boards of Composite Software in San Mateo, CA, Chiliad Software in Herndon, VA, and Advanced Software Systems in Sterling VA. Additionally, Alan serves on the boards of Lexis-Nexis Special Services in Washington DC and JSI Telecommunications in Herndon VA, and on the Board of Trustees of Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. Alan is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic University and The George Washington University, and lives in Annandale Virginia with his wife and two children.

The Honorable Robert Smith Walker

Served in the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 16th District for 20 years. He has also served as Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee; Chair the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry;  Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of the U.S. Space Exploration Policy; Member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council.  He received the NASA Distinguished Public Services Medal. Today he is on the boards of the Aerospace Corporation, Space Adventures and SpaceDev.  From 2006 – 2008, he was Chairman of the Space Foundation and is presently a Director Emeritus of that board. Congressman Walker holds a B.S. in Education from Millersville University where the Walker Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership is located.  Additionally,  he has an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Franklin and Marshall College.    

Gary L. Winkler

Founded Cyber Solutions & Services Inc. in 2011, and is currently acting as the company’s CEO and President. Mr. Winkler has over 25 years of executive achievements that span DoD Project Management and Private Industry and include experience across all Military Departments, DoD Agencies, OSD, Congress and Congressional Staff. He is the former Program Executive Officer of U.S. Army PEO EIS where he commanded a $4 billion/year budget and led 40 major programs supporting finance, logistics, personnel, communications infrastructure, biometrics, medical and war fighting functions. He was promoted into the Senior Executive Service in 2003 and reported to the Army’s CIO/G-6 as the Army’s first Chief Knowledge Officer and Principal Deputy for Governance and Acquisition, where he established Army IT Policy, Processes and Personnel Development Programs. Mr. Winkler’s federal service awards include multiple Presidential Rank Awards; the Secretary of the Army’s Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2011, 2006), the Army’s Superior Unit Award, the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award (2000, 1996). He has an MBA from William & Mary, an MPA in Acquisition and National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Virginia Tech.

Lon Levin

Lon Levin is an executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in space, new media, and telecommunications industries. Lon is President of SkySevenVentures, which works with, helps manage, and invests in new technology companies. Lon is the cofounder of XM Satellite Radio and played an integral role in the formation and development of other satellite, media, and wireless companies including Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Canada, Motient Corporation, American Mobile Satellite Corporation, Sentinel Satellite, Slacker Radio, and TerreStar. Before his corporate career, Lon was a partner in the law firm of Gurman, Kurtis, Blask & Freedman, where he specialized in space, satellite, media, and wireless matters. Lon holds three communication satellite patents. Lon is a member of the DoD Defense Business Board and the NASA Commercial Space Advisory Subcommittee. Lon is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Planetary Society and the Board of Governors of the National Space Society. He was a founding board member of the Satellite Industry Association and was its co-chairperson from 1996-98. Lon was inducted into the Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame in 2002.

General Thomas S. Moorman, Jr, USAF, Retired

Distinguished service with United States Air Force for more than 35 years as Vice Chief of Staff, Air Force Council Chair, Commander and Vice Commander of Air Force Space Command, Director of Space and Strategic Defense Initiative Programs, Director of the Office of Space Systems, and more.   He served for ten years as the lead partner with Booz Allen Hamilton responsible for the Firm’s Air Force and NASA business as well as chairing a leadership group to oversee the Firm’s cyber business  He currently serves as Director Emeritus of the Board of the Space Foundation, a Trustee of the Falcon Foundation, a member of the US Strategic Command, Senior Advisory Group, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Aerospace Corporation, and Senior Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton.