Suzanne Spaulding served as under secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, where she was effectively the CEO, with a rank equivalent to a four-star general, managing a $3 billion budget and a workforce of 18,000, charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure. She has served in Republican and Democratic administrations and on both sides of the aisle in Congress. She was general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and minority staff director for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She also spent six years at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she was legal adviser to the director’s Nonproliferation Center. Throughout her career, Suzanne has advised CEOs, boards, and government policymakers on how to manage complex security risks, across all industry sectors.