Keynote Speakers

Denise Natali

U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)

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Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)

House Armed Services Committee

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Donald Steinberg

Senior Fellow, InterAction Fellow, Our Secure Future Foundation

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Guest Speakers

Major General James Linder, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Former Commanding General of Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan

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Andrew Natsios

Executive Professor and Director, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, George H.W. Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University

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William Moore

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Arlington, Virginia

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Nick Sabruno

Director of Office of Overseas Protective Operations, U.S. Department of State

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Speakers, Moderators & Panelists

Patrick Antonietti

Director for Stabilization and Peace Operations, OASD
(Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict)

Katie Arrington

Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

Alan Apple

 Department Chair of Government Contracts and Fiscal Law, The Judge Advocate’s General Legal Center and School

Ryan Berry

Partner of Ward & Berry PLLC, Current ISOA Attorney, Former Vice Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors

Jamille Bigio

Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Doug Brooks

Founder and President Emeritus for ISOA

Rachel Burton

China Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Duane A. Cleveland

Former US Army, Commander of the Army’s Special Operations Command (Retired)

Darryle Conway

Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer, Nathan Associates, Inc

Greg Craddock

CEO, Patriot Group International, Inc.

Christian Decker

Founder and President, Planate Management Group

Kelley DeConciliis

Chief Operating Officer, Special Aerospace Security Services Inc (SASSi)

Porter DeLaney

Founder of Kyle House Group, Development and State Department Consulting

Mark DeWitt

Chief Legal Officer, GardaWorld Federal Services, Member of the ISOA Board of Directors

Pete Dordal

President, GardaWorld Federal Services

David Drabkin

Former Chairman of the Section 809 Defense Acquisition Advisory Panel

Stephanie Felton

Division Chief, Project Development and Coordination, Near East and South Central Asia, US Department of State

Cori Fleser

National Security Expert with Booz Allen Hamilton, Former Gender Advisor with AFRICOM

Jake Frazer

Co-Founder and President, Precision Talent Solutions & ISOA Membership Committee Chairman

Karen Freeman

Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID

Timothy Furin

Attorney with Ward & Berry LPPC, Served as Acquisition Law Specialist with U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps

Tommy Gardner

Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

John Gastright

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Communications and Middle East Operations, DynCorp International

Kate Gorove

Legal Advisor, US Department of State, Board Member for International Code of Conduct Association

Gerald Goss

Executive Management Team, MSA Security, Former Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors

Jeff Green

President, J. A. Green & Company, Defense Policy Consulting

Jeff Grieco

Deputy Chairman, Society for International Development- Washington Chapter, President & CEO, Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce

CAPT Troy Gronberg

US Navy, Special Assistant to the Director of Logistics, AFRICOM J-4

John Haederle

Director, International Business Development International Logistics & Stability Operations, Macfadden/PAE

Jeff Hermann

Deputy Director for Program Management, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Headquarters Air Combat Command

William Imbrie

Senior Director for International Programs, DynCorp International

Toby Jackman

Director of Business, The Hoplite Group

Sonali Korde

Senior Policy Advisor, USAID

Sonali Korde

Senior Policy Advisor, USAID

Gianni Koskinas

Owner, The Hoplite Group

Tom Lampley

Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs, Government Services Logistics, KBR, Member of the ISOA Board of Directors

Jim Lariviere

Senior Vice President, GardaWorld Federal Services, Former President of ISOA

Howie Lind

President and Executive Director, ISOA

David Litt

Executive Director, Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction

Chris Mayer

Former DoD Program Support Staff, Independent Consultant on Security Affairs

Mac McClelland

President, ISOA Chapter for Middle East & Africa

Michael Miller

Partner, Kyle House Group, Specializing in Global Health and Development

Steven M. Miska

Principal Investigator, Strategically Protecting Soft Networks

Gary Motsek

Former Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense for Program Support

Brenda Oppermann

Founder, GameChangers 360; Associate Professor, US Naval War College

Kristian Pfeiffer

Former Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs

Rick Phipps

Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc., Specializing in International Export Control

Anita Plummer

Assistant Professor of African Studies, Howard University

Michelle Quinn

Senior Vice President, Patriot Group International, Chairman of ISOA Board of Directors

Ray Randall

Director of Strategy at Mosaic Solutions, LLC, and MSS Global, Ltd.

Patrick Reilly

Director, Diplomatic Security Contracts Division, State Department

James Richardson

Director of US Foreign Assistance Resources, US Department of State

Daniel Runde

Senior Vice President and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

Steven Schooner

Nash & Cibinic Professor, George Washington University Law School

Susan Scribner

Vice President for Health System Solutions, DAI

John Stever

Senior Contracting Manager, Office of the Senior Acquisition Official, U.S. State Department

Mark Stokes

Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute

Ella Studer

Senior Vice President, Government Solutions U.S., KBR

Mauricio Vera

Director, USAID Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Earl “Tony” Wayne

Distinguished Diplomat in Residence, American University School of International Service

Scott Wilcox

CEO and Founding Partner, Sicuro Group

Anne Witkowsky

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs

Derek Wright

Uganda Desk Officer, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Stephanie Zink

President, Taurus Group Inc.