Advisory Board

Advisory Board

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Chairman of the Advisory Board

The Honorable Peter Hoekstra – Click here for full bio
Ambassador Pete Hoekstra is the Chairman of the Advisory Board at the Center for Security Policy. He previously served as the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. He represented the 2nd district of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2011. Hoekstra was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee from 2004 to 2007.

Members

The Honorable Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann is the dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. She served as a United States Congresswoman representing Minnesota’s 6th District from 2007 to 2015. She quickly became a national figure in the Republican Party and a founding member of the Tea Party Caucus. Bachmann ran for president in 2012.

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Ambassador Ken Blackwell is the Co-Chairman of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). He serves on the boards of the Near East News Agency and the Institute for Pension Fund Integrity. He was formerly United States Ambassador to the United Nation Human Rights Commission, Treasurer of State of Ohio and Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin
Lt. Gen. Boykin is the Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council. He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force and commanded all the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and school. Boykin spent 36 years in the army, serving his last four years as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Professor Angelo M. Codevilla
Angelo Codevilla is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University. and a member of the Hoover Institution’s working group on military history. He was a naval officer, a Foreign Service Officer, was on the senior staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Codevilla is the author of fourteen books.

The Honorable Gil Gutknecht
Gil William Gutknecht, Jr. served as a United States Congressman representing Minnesota’s 1st congressional district from 1994 to 2007. Gutknecht consults with a number of companies and organizations, including 340B Health, a non-profit association of providers participating in the 340B program.

Christopher Harvin
Christopher Harvin is a global strategic communication, crisis management and public affairs executive with over 25 years of public and private sector experience. He has served as a senior advisor to the Offices of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, as a Senior Strategic Communications Advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and as a senior congressional staffer for a member of the House Armed Services, Natural Resources and Veterans Affairs Committees.

Todd Huizinga
Todd Huizinga is the president of the Center for Transatlantic Renewal and the senior fellow for Europe of the Religious Freedom Institute.  As a U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012, Huizinga served in Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, and Costa Rica, as well as in the European Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C.

The Honorable Peter T. King
Peter King represented New York in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2021 where he served on the House Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees.  Prior his election to the U.S. House, King was the Nassau County comptroller and a member of the Hempstead Town Council. He was a practicing attorney before running for elected office.

The Honorable Sue Myrick
Sue Myrick served as a United States Congresswoman representing the 9th district of North Carolina from 1995 to 2013. She served as a member of the House Intelligence and Energy and Commerce Committees.  She also was founder of the House Anti-Terrorism Caucus.  Myrick is the former President and CEO of Myrick Advertising and Public Relations and Myrick Enterprises. Before Congress, she served on the Charlotte City Council and was a two-term mayor of the City of Charlotte.

The Honorable Yleem D.S. Poblete
Dr. Yleem Poblete is the former Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance where she was the lead Presidential Appointee verifying international compliance with arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament treaties and executive agreements. She previously served as Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Pamela D. Pryor
Pam Pryor served as the Senior Bureau Official for International Organizational Affairs, a role overseeing U.S. engagement in the United Nations and other international organizations, during the Trump administration. Before the Bureau, Pryor served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

The Honorable Robert Warren Schaffer
Bob Schaffer is the Headmaster of Liberty Common School, a charter elementary, junior high and high school system in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 2003, Bob has been Chairman of the Leadership Program of the Rockies, a non-profit providing economic and civic-leadership training in Colorado. Schaffer represented Colorado’s 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representative from 1997 to 2003. He previously served as a Colorado State Senator.

The Honorable John Barden Shadegg
John Shaedegg is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C. and Phoenix, Arizona. He represented Arizona’s 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011. He served as Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, a fifth-ranking position in House leadership. Shadegg previously represented Arizona’s 4th congressional district from 1995 to 2002.  

Victoria Toensing
Victoria Toensing is a founding partner of diGenova & Toensing, LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm. As Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department (1984-1988), she established Justice’s Terrorism Unit and led the efforts to bring to justice the terrorists responsible for hijacking TWA 847, bombing Pan Am 830, and ship jacking the Achille Lauro.

Barbara Winston

The Honorable R. James Woolsey
Ambassador James Woolsey held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently as the Director of Central Intelligence from 1993-1995. He previously served as Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna and Undersecretary of the Navy. He was also appointed by the President to serve on a part-time basis in Geneva, Switzerland, as Delegate at Large to the U.S.–Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST). As an officer in the US Army, he was an adviser on the US Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I).

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