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John Brennan - Former CIA Director (2013-2017)

March 14, 2018 

CIA Director (2013–2017); Assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and Deputy National Security Advisor (2009–2013); Interim Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and Founding Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center (2003–2005)

A highly decorated intelligence professional and senior White House official, John Brennan draws on three-and-a-half decades of national security expertise to provide cogent analysis of a changing world.

John Brennan’s national security career spans 36 years, culminating in his tenure as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Previously a deputy national security advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Brennan teaches audiences how to think about and act quickly in response to global events, terrorism and cybersecurity concerns. Drawing on his experience spearheading a comprehensive restructuring of the CIA, Brennan discusses the importance of organizational agility and what it takes to undertake, communicate and implement major change initiatives. He also explores the benefits of workforce diversity and how to institute a culture of teamwork and success in any organization. White House aides describe Brennan as possessing “moral depth leavened by a dry Irish wit,” and he brings a wealth of exceptional experiences as he blends wisdom with candor to offer a powerful, informative and pragmatic look at global trends, organizational change management and cybersecurity.

Brennan’s presentations offer an insider’s look at the shifting global landscape and reveal what it takes to remain an effective player in business while keeping pace with the alarming proliferation of cyber threats. He has been honored with the National Security Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, two Director of Central Intelligence Director’s Medals and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Award. Brennan also incorporates lessons from his private-sector experience in his presentations, as he is the former president and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (now Sotera Defense Solutions).

Last Updated: 9/14/21