Lord Jonathan Evans
Lord Jonathan Evans was Director General of the British Security Service MI5 from 2007 to 2013. As head of MI5, he was one of the British government’s principal advisors on national security threats including terrorism, cyber security and espionage and was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Council. He also led MI5’s work to ensure the security of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
In the course of a long career in MI5 Jonathan worked as both an investigator and an operational officer on a variety of national security threats, specialising in counter-terrorism. He became the director responsible for MI5’s international counter-terrorism work on 1 September 2001, ten days before 9/11.
Jonathan is a member of the House of Lords where he sits on the Cross Benches; a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings and of Ark Data Centres; an adviser to the leading UK cyber security company Darktrace; and an Honorary Professor at St Andrews University. He has written for the Sunday Times on classic cars.
Lord Harris of Haringey
Lord Toby Harris has an impressive public service record and was made a life peer in June 1998. In 2016, Lord Harris conducted an Independent Review for the Mayor of London on London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident. He has been a member of the Joint Committee on National Security since 2016 and was also a member of the House of Lords Select Committee that reported on Personal Internet Security in 2007. He is Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing and an Officer of the Parliamentary Internet and Communications Technology Forum. Since 2013, Lord Harris has been Chair of the National Trading Standards Board and the UK Coordinator of the Electrical Infrastructure Security Council and chairs the Independent Reference Group for the National Crime Agency.
Philip Mudd joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985 as an analyst specializing in South Asia and then the Middle East. He began work in the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center in 1992 and then served on the National Intelligence Council as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia (1995-98). After a tour as an executive assistant in the front office of the Agency’s analytic arm, Mr. Mudd went on to manage Iraq analysis at the CIA (1999-2001).
Mr. Mudd began a policy assignment at the White House in early 2001, detailed from CIA to serve as the Director for Gulf Affairs on the White House National Security Council. He left after the September 11 attacks for a short assignment as the CIA member of the small diplomatic team that helped piece together a new government for Afghanistan, and he returned to CIA in early 2002 to become second-in-charge of counterterrorism analysis in the Counterterrorist Center. He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of the Center in 2003 and served there until 2005.
At the establishment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Branch in 2005, FBI Director Mueller appointed Mr. Mudd to serve as the Branch’s first-ever deputy director. He later became the FBI’s Senior Intelligence Adviser. Mr. Mudd resigned from government service in March 2010.
Mr. Mudd is the recipient of numerous CIA awards and commendations, including the Director’s Award; the George H.W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism; the CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal; the first-ever William Langer Award for excellence in analysis; and numerous Exceptional Performance wards.
During his assignments at CIA and the FBI, Mr. Mudd has commented about terrorism in open and closed Congressional testimony, and he has been featured by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, BBC, MSNBC, al-Jazeera, NPR, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Mr. Mudd has written in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and Sentinel, the journal of the US Military Academy’s Combatting Terrorism Center.
Mr. Mudd is the President of Mudd Management, a company specializing in security consulting; analytic training; and public speaking about security issues. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute. He now serves as Senior Global Adviser to Oxford Analytica, a British-based firm specializing in advising multinational companies. He sits on the advisory board for the National Counterterrorism Center and for the Director of National Intelligence, and he serves on the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group.
Mr. Mudd graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English Literature (1983), and he earned an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia (1984). He speaks French.
Mr. Reinhold has served in executive leadership roles in security and incident management for some of the world’s largest brands. As Chief Security Officer at Fannie Mae, a leader in mortgage financing with more than $3 trillion in assets, Mr. Reinhold was responsible for designing and managing the company’s enterprise resilience strategy. He established a robust enterprise response model that enabled senior leaders to respond to security and business disruptions in an efficient and consistent manner. His leadership was instrumental to ensuring the safety and security of all employees, contractors and visitors at locations nationwide, and successfully protecting company assets including over 3 million square feet of office space.
Prior to Fannie Mae, Mr. Reinhold served as Vice President of Global Investigations at Walmart. He had been recruited by the retail giant to investigate and protect company interests related to compliance and ethics concerns across its global portfolio. In less than three years, he created and led a team of global investigators in the United States, Asia, Africa, South America and the United Kingdom.
Prior to his commercial roles in security, Mr. Reinhold served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 22 years. During this time, he was a member of the Senior Executive Service, served as Associate Executive Assistant Director for National Security, and led the FBI’s intelligence division.
Mr. Reinhold is a frequent speaker across the industry on Improving Organizational Resilience Through Enhanced Security Practices. He will be delivering a session at the upcoming 64th annual ASIS event in Las Vegas on the topic of “The Changing Role of The CSO in Today’s Corporate Landscape.”
In May 2015, Michael Vickers retired as the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, or USD(I) – the “CEO” of our nation’s $80 billion, 180,000-person, defense intelligence enterprise that includes the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and several other organizations. He led the most comprehensive, mission-focused transformation of defense intelligence in our nation’s history, including creating the first cyber mission forces to defend the United States against cyber-attacks.
One of the most accomplished senior intelligence officials of the last four decades, he understands the current geopolitical environment like no one else. Called a “national security star” by the Washington Post, his career is one of legend in the intelligence community. As a young Special Forces soldier, he practiced parachuting behind Soviet lines with a small nuclear weapon strapped to his body. He served as the key strategist of the two greatest wars of our time and played a major policy and planning role in the raid against Osama bin Laden. This Green Beret-turned-CIA operative-turned top Pentagon intelligence official is known for developing winning strategies when few think winning is possible. Since 2007, he served continuously under two presidents and two Parties, a rare political appointee whose expertise demanded unprecedented tenure across Republican and Democratic administrations. In presentations, Vickers shares insights and eye-opening stories on challenges to the current world order (including what’s at stake for American business), what has succeeded in keeping America safe, and where we still have work to do. With experience ranging from the individual operator level to the leader of large, complex global organizations, he shares hard-hitting insights on strategic and operational leadership.
Geopolitics and What’s at Stake for American Business. One of the most accomplished senior intelligence officials of the last four decades, Michael Vickers understands the current geopolitical environment like no one else. With career bookends spanning the real-life Charlie Wilson’s War to the raid against Osama bin Laden, this Green Beret-turned-CIA operative-turned top Pentagon intelligence official shares insights and eye-opening stories on challenges to the current world order (including the development of the cyber domain), the countries organizations should be watching, and what’s at stake for American business. Called a “national security star” by theWashington Post, he offers a nuanced and enlightening viewpoint on each challenge and tangible takeaways for his audiences. He shares what has succeeded in keeping America safe and where we still have work to do as we look toward the future changes and growing instability coming our way.
Chief Technology Officer, Everbridge
CSO, Fannie Mae
Former Director of Global Security, E&Y
Head of Security, The Francis Crick Institute
CSO, The Southern Company
VP Global Safety and Security, Marriott