Hon. Lisa Monaco
Lisa Monaco has spent more than two decades in public service and in senior management and advisory positions in law enforcement and national security. As the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor from 2013-2017, she coordinated the federal government’s crisis management and response to a wide array of risks and challenges, from cyberattacks and pandemics to terrorist threats. Monaco also spent 15 years at the Department of Justice, serving as a career federal prosecutor, as well as in senior management positions in the Justice Department and the FBI, where she served as Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III and helped him lead the FBI’s post-9/11 transformation. In 2011, she was nominated and confirmed to serve as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the first woman to serve in that position. In this role, she oversaw all federal terrorism and national security prosecutions. She made investigating and prosecuting national security cyber threats a top priority and created a nationwide network of national security cyber prosecutors. Monaco is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.
Biography current as of September 25, 2018