CCHS Announces New Board Chairman and Members

January 09, 2018

The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security is pleased to announce the new Chairman of its Board of Directors, as well as recently-added members of the Board:

Steve Pann, is now serving as Chairman of the Center's Board of Directors. Pann is a Founding Partner at Razor's Edge Ventures, where he serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies Ryft Systems and Altamira Technologies, and is actively involved in managing the Fund's investment in Spaceflight Industries. Steve currently acts as a consultant with the Raytheon Advanced Concepts and Technology Organization. Before joining Razor's Edge, Steve was the Chief Strategy Officer at Blackbird Technologies, a co-founder, and member of Blackbird's Board of Directors. He leveraged over thirty years of experience developing and deploying unique technologies in support of Government operations both as a career science and technology officer and in his former role as Blackbird's strategic planning leader. Full biography here.

Other new members of the Center's Board of Directors are:

Scott Aaronson
Executive Director, Security and Business Continuity, Edison Electric Institute.
Rand Beers
Former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, and Former Under Secretary for the National Program and Programs Directorate, DHS.
Dan Chenok
Executive Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government.
Jeff Greene
Senior Director, Global Government Affairs
and Policy, Symantec.
Lammot du Pont
Co-Founder of DuPont Fabros Technology Inc.
John Paczkowski
Senior Vice President, Homeland Security and National Resilience, ICF.
Greg Rattray
Managing Director, Global Cyber Partnerships and Government Strategy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Suzanne Spaulding
Former Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.
Mark Weatherford
Senior Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour.
Bradley Whittington
Director of Technology - Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company.

CCHS Director Frank Cilluffo noted that "Steve Pann has developed and implemented innovative approaches to national security in both the public and private sectors. His entrepreneurial spirit and corporate experience together with his many years of dedicated government service are a powerful combination. We are very lucky to have him and all of our newest Board members as part of our ranks, and I look forward to seeking guidance and support from each of them, as well as other members of our distinguished Board, in the years ahead."

CCHS Board Chairman Steve Pannstated "I look forward to taking the Center to the next level, building on its impressive track record as a hub for thought leadership and policy impact, while driving to position CCHS at the forefront of the national conversation about emerging technologies and their implications for cyber and homeland security."

See here for a complete listing of the Membership of the Center's Board of Directors.