Senior Advisor, Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning,
National Counterterrorism Center
Gina M. Bennett is a long-standing member of the Senior Analytic Service at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and is currently on assignment as senior advisor in the Directorate of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center. Ms. Bennett is a seasoned counterterrorism specialist who authored the earliest warnings about Osama Bin Laden and the extremist movement he inspired. Her analysis and career have been covered by major media outlets featuring her role in raising women’s voices in national security, intelligence and counterterrorism for over three decades. Ms. Bennett is a mother of five children; serves as an active honorary board member of Girl Security, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating pathways for girls to enter national security careers; and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia and her master’s degree as a distinguished graduate of the Marine Corps War College.
As the author of “National Security Mom” and “National Security Mom 2: America Needs a Timeout,” Ms. Bennett has advocated for understanding America’s national security, not as the tangible safety of U.S. borders and buildings, but as the resilience and courage required to remain true to our national character in the face of adversity—a lesson she learned as a survivor of incest.
Colonel Jennifer Chapman
G2, III Armored Corps
Colonel Jennifer Chapman is in her 26th year of service as a career Army Military Intelligence (MI) officer. She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering and concentration in operations research. She earned her master’s degree in government information leadership with a concentration in national security and cyberspace studies from the National Defense University College of Information and Cyberspace in 2019.
Her tactical and strategic duty assignments have included: Assistant Intelligence Officer (AS2), Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Stanley, Republic of Korea; Platoon Leader, Squadron S2 Intelligence Officer and Regimental Plans Officer, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; SIGINT development branch chief, 704th MI Brigade, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland; G2 Operations Officer, ACE Chief, G2 Plans Officer and Deputy G3, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany; Deputy Chief, Tailored Access Operations (TAO), National Security Agency, San Antonio, Texas (Joint Assignment); Battalion Operations Officer, 781st MI Battalion (CNO), 704th MI Brigade, Fort Meade; Deputy Commander, 780th MI Brigade (CNO), Fort Meade; Legislative Affairs Officer, Director NSA and CYBERCOM Commander’s Action Group (CAG), Fort Meade; Director, Army OSINT Office and Director of Operations, G3, Headquarters, Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Her command and key leader assignments and overseas deployments have included: Squadron S2, 3rd ACR, supporting Stabilization Force 7, Bosnia Herzegovina; Company Commander, 741st MI Battalion, 704th MI Brigade, Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM); Intelligence Officer, 1st Armored Division G2, Multi-National Division – North, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Assistant Chief of Staff G2, Senior Intelligence Officer, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
COL Chapman’s current assignment began in the summer 2020 as III Armored Corps G2, Fort Hood, Texas – Phantom Warrior! Colonel Chapman is married to LTC (Retired) Joseph A. Chapman, and they have one son, Jack (11).
Directorate of Operations
Ms. Hepler-Cox graduated from the University of Pittsburg in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations, complemented with a certificate in Western European Studies. She then attended the University of Pittsburg’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) from 2003-2005, to complete her Masters of Public and International Affairs in Security and Intelligence Studies. Upon graduation, Ms. Hepler-Cox commences her career in government service, beginning with an analyst position through the NSA Intelligence Analyst Development Program. She has since continued her career, serving in a myriad of Agency offices and missions to pursue various analysis, technical, and leadership roles.
Deputy Chief Enabled Sources Operations
Katie Cummins joined the National Security Agency (NSA) in June 2001. She has served in a variety of positions as a language analyst, intelligence analyst, technical director, authorities strategist and executive assistant. In addition, she has held numerous leadership positions. Ms. Cummins is currently the deputy chief of Enabled Sources Operations.
Chief of Staff, Strategic Communications
Ms. Karly Giumento is the Chief of Staff for Strategic Communications at the National Security Agency. Throughout her 15+ year career, she has served in a variety of operational and leadership positions within the organization. Hired shortly after 9/11, she was hired by the Agency to learn Arabic, and subsequently completed four operational tours working Middle East and Counterterrorism missions before moving into the management realm. She has held various leadership positions also in Middle East and Counterterrorism missions, and recently completed a 2-year tour with US CYBERCOM as the Deputy Director for Operations in the Cyber National Mission Force. She has served as the Chair of the Language Development Council, fulfilled a 3-year term on the Cryptolinguistic Association Board of Directors and was nominated by her peers to be the first Chair of the NextGen Employee Resource Group. Originally a PA-native, she graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies and a minor in Italian. She went on to complete her graduate studies in Italian Language and Political Science from Middlebury College in 2002 and had the privilege of completing her academic studies in Florence, Italy. She also holds a certificate of professional studies in Arabic the University of Maryland. She lives in Maryland her two young, energetic daughters.
Mary Margaret Graham
Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection and Senior CIA Operations Officer
Mrs. Graham is a graduate of Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and obtained a master’s degree in Russian studies at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She and her husband, Ian, live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
In May 2005, Mary Margaret Graham was appointed as the first CIA deputy director of national intelligence for collection. In this role, she worked on behalf of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conceptualize and manage Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) oversight of intelligence collection programs across the 16 agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). She was responsible for developing a dynamic, enterprise approach to intelligence collection as well as planning the development of future intelligence capabilities.
Mrs. Graham previously served as CIA associate deputy director for operations for counterintelligence. In her 29+ years with the CIA, she had numerous field and headquarters assignments. From 1999 to 2001, Mrs. Graham served as chief of the National Resources Division and from 1998 to 1999, as deputy chief of the Europe Division. She also served as executive assistant to William Crowell and then as deputy director of the National Security Agency in the mid-1990s. Following her retirement, Mrs. Graham was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Honors and Awards
Mrs. Graham has earned several prestigious medals for her service: the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2008), the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal (2008), the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service (2008), the Intelligence Medal of Merit (2005), the Donovan Award (2001) and the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement (1996).
Mrs. Graham served on the intelligence advisory board for the Mitre Corporations as well as on the board of directors of the CIA Officers Memorial. She is also on the board of directors of the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation, which is devoted to addressing young adult suicide through both education and research. In addition, Mrs. Graham was also vice-chair of the MFA Associates, a group of 100+ volunteers who are docents and floral designers at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. She is also member of the MFA’s Patron Program committee.
CIA Museum Director Emeritus
Toni Hiley is an Albuquerque native who directed operations for the CIA Museum for two decades. Now a consultant to the IC and other select organizations on museum best practices, she is passionate about using history and culture to educate, inspire and engage through inventive museum exhibits, informative publications and multimedia.
Dr. Amy Kardell ‘85
Dean, College of Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
Dr. Kardell currently serves as the dean of the College of Strategic Intelligence at the National Intelligence University (NIU). She was formerly the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chair and Homeland Intelligence program director. While at the NIU, she has cultivated the Intelligence Support to Homeland Security course, served as the Transnational Issues department head and faculty senate chair and is currently the program manager for the certificate in Homeland Intelligence. Dr. Kardell worked in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS from 2005-2021, focusing on information sharing, the intelligence enterprise governance and intelligence enterprise strategic planning. She has served as the program mission manager for the homeland at the National Intelligence Manager for the Western Hemisphere, ODNI, and was responsible for developing a pilot unifying intelligence strategy for the homeland. She also served as the senior adviser to the under secretary, where she oversaw the management of the Homeland Security Intelligence Council (HSIC) and the initial development of the Homeland Security Intelligence Program framework. A great deal of her focus has been on developing a comprehensive program that incorporates, promotes and delivers on the intelligence priorities that span the homeland security environment across diverse communities. Dr. Kardell has had many opportunities to engage with state and local Fusion Centers, both in the field and at Headquarters, and attributes her success to the opportunities that have been afforded to her to learn from those in operational capacities across the nation. One of her major life accomplishments occurred in 2004, when she earned her doctorate in organizational sociology at Texas A&M University and published her dissertation, entitled, “Modeling the Determinants of Industry Political Power: Industry Winners in the Economic Recovery Act of 1981.” She has over 20 years of experience studying complex organizations and organizational behavior.
Executive Assistant Director
Larissa Knapp currently serves as the acting associate deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In this capacity, Ms. Knapp oversees all FBI personnel, budget, administration, infrastructure, compliance, insider threat and diversity and inclusion programs. Subsequent to this assignment, Ms. Knapp most recently served as the executive assistant director of the Human Resources branch, where she is responsible for all human resource, security, training and disciplinary appeal matters.
Ms. Knapp joined the FBI in 1997 as a special agent in the New York Field Office, where she investigated criminal computer intrusion and intellectual property matters. In 2003, she transferred to the FBI office on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she worked primarily in counterterrorism investigations.
In 2006, Ms. Knapp was promoted and moved to FBI headquarters, serving in several leadership positions at the CIA Counterterrorism Center and in the FBI Division of Counterterrorism. In 2011, Ms. Knapp was selected as a field supervisor of a counterterrorism squad at the Washington Field Office (WFO). She was promoted to the assistant special agent in charge of an intelligence branch at WFO in 2014.
Ms. Knapp was promoted in 2016 to section chief of the Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division at Headquarters. She led the coordination, support and oversight of FBI investigations to detect and disrupt cyber terrorist networks and operatives.
In 2017, Ms. Knapp was elevated to deputy assistant director of the Intelligence Operations branch in the Directorate of Intelligence. She returned to WFO in 2018 as the special agent in charge of the Division of Counterterrorism, where she oversaw the crisis response program and led efforts to protect the region from international and domestic terrorism threats.
Ms. Knapp was named assistant director of the Security Division in 2020. As the FBI’s chief security officer, Ms. Knapp was in charge of global security operations, access control, physical security, background investigations and related programs.
Ms. Knapp earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College in New York and a law degree from Hamline University in Minnesota.
Director, Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council
Maria Langan-Riekhof is the director of the Strategic Futures Group at the National Intelligence Council, leading the Intelligence Community’s assessments of transnational issues and charged with producing the quadrennial Global Trends product. She has spent more than 30years in the intelligence community as both a senior analyst and manager, serving at the CIA and on the NIC. She brings a background in Middle East studies and has spent more than half her career analyzing regional dynamics. Her other leadership roles include: Chief of the CIA’s Red Cell, founder and director of the CIA’s Strategic Insight Department, and research director for the Middle East. She was one of the DNI’s Exceptional Analysts in 2008-09 and the Agency’s fellow at the Brookings Institution in 2016-17. She is a member of the Senior Analytic Service and the Senior Intelligence Service and holds degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Denver.
Jennifer Leigh Moore currently serves as the acting executive assistant director of the FBI’s Human Resources Branch. In this position, she oversees the Human Resources, Training, and Security divisions; as well as the Office of Disciplinary Appeals and the Business Strategy and Analytics Section. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Moore served as the assistant director of the Security Division, where she served as the FBI’s chief security officer and led the FBI’s global security operations.
Ms. Moore entered on duty on May 14, 1995, as an Office of Automation assistant in the San Diego Office. While in San Diego, Ms. Moore was promoted to office service supervisor, where she oversaw communications. In October 1998, she left San Diego to attend Quantico as a new agent recruit. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy, Ms. Moore was assigned to the Dallas Field Office, where she worked in complex financial crimes and public corruption matters. In 2005, she was promoted to supervisory special agent for security programs, where she oversaw the personnel, physical and information security for the Dallas Field Office. While in the Dallas Field Office, Ms. Moore was a member of the Evidence Response Team and coordinator for the tactical operation command component of the SWAT team.
In early 2010, Ms. Moore transferred to FBI headquarters as a supervisor within the Inspection Division, Internal Investigations. In late 2012, Ms. Moore was promoted to serve as the supervisory special resident agent for the Las Vegas Division. Ms. Moore supervised the Reno, South Lake Tahoe and Elko resident agencies, covering all FBI programs and threats in Northern Nevada to include Indian Country. Following her Nevada assignment, Ms. Moore reported to the Louisville Field Office as an assistant special agent in charge to lead the FBI’s criminal investigations for the state of Kentucky. Additionally, Ms. Moore oversaw crisis response operations and all administrative functions. In 2017, Ms. Moore was promoted to a section chief position in Security Division to oversee Intelligence and Threat Analysis Section and the Background Operation Security Section, focusing on internal security matters and continuous evaluation for the enterprise. In June 2019, Ms. Moore transferred to work in the Strategic Realignment Project Management office where she focused on the FBI Headquarters expansion to Huntsville, Alabama; Clarksburg, West Virginia and Pocatello, Idaho. Specially, she oversaw the potential realignment of over 3,000 positions outside the National Capital Region.
In October 2019, Ms. Moore was promoted to serve as the special agent in charge for the Washington Field Office Intelligence and Incident Response Division. Ms. Moore’s area of responsibility included intelligence production for the National Capital Region along with covert assets and crisis response elements.
Ms. Moore has a degree in business management. Prior to her time at the FBI, she worked as a manager with an international marketing company based in Los Angeles, California that specialized in “as seen on TV” items.
Captain Emily Otto ’17
Captain Emily Otto currently serves as a Cyber National Mission Force planner at U.S. Cyber Command. Before commissioning, she served as a human intelligence sergeant, deploying in 2014 with the 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the J2X Human Intelligence Operations Cell non-commissioned officer in charge. In 2015, she received a Green to Gold Hip Pocket Scholarship from Lieutenant General Michael A. Bills to pursue a graduate degree and officer commission. She was the first cadet to commission into the Army Cyber branch from Texas A&M University. Emily has served as a Cyber Protection Team Mission Element lead, the Cyber Protection Brigade executive officer, and the Brigade knowledge management officer. Emily’s education includes a bachelor’s in history from the University of Louisville and a master’s in international affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. Additionally, she holds various technical certifications: Linux Professional Institute, Linux Essentials; CompTIA Network +; CompTIA A+; CompTIA Cloud Essentials, Information Technology Infrastructure Library; CompTIA Security+ and Associate of (ISC) CISSP.
Dr. Ann Todd
Contributing Author and Consultant for the National Geographic Society
Ann Todd has been a contributing author and consultant for the National Geographic Society, given presentations in national parks on Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operations and worked as a historian for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard and now lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her four dogs.
Dr. Ursula Wilder
Psychologist and Member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service
Dr. Ursula Wilder is a clinical psychologist who has served at the CIA for 25 years, to date, in medical, operational and analytic functions. Key assignments have included the Counterintelligence Center, Counterterrorism Center, National Counterterrorism Center, Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis and a medical and psychological unit in the Directorate of Analysis. Dr. Wilder was a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution from 2012 to 2013, where she studied counterterrorism psychology, and was recently awarded a Deputy Director of CIA Fellowship to study neuroscience and cyberpsychology in the CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence. Dr. Wilder was the first woman psychologist promoted to the Senior Intelligence Service at the CIA. Dr. Wilder was awarded the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism for her work in operations and the Sherman Kent Award for her contributions to the academic literature and scholarship on intelligence.