Silverado Policy Accelerator Welcomes Four New Strategic Council Members

09/14/2022 | Silverado Policy Accelerator

Silverado’s Strategic Council is composed of highly credentialed leaders and practitioners from an array of backgrounds and political affiliations who share a commitment to enduring American prosperity and global leadership. The council provides advice, guidance, and support to advance Silverado’s mission, programs, and activities.

Please join us in welcoming Jane, Jennifer, Sandra, and Kristi to the Council. Full bios for the new member are available below.

Jane Harman, Distinguished Scholar & President Emerita, Wilson International Center for Scholars

During her public career, Jane Harman served nine terms in Congress, including four years after 9/11 as ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. She recently completed a decade at the nonpartisan Wilson Center as its first female president and CEO, where she is now President Emerita and Distinguished Fellow.

Harman is recognized as a national expert at the nexus of security and public policy issues, and has received numerous awards for distinguished service. She has served on advisory boards for the CIA, Director of National Intelligence, and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and State. Harman is currently a member of the NASA Advisory Council, the Homeland Security Advisory Council, the Aspen Strategy Group, the advisory board of the Munich Security Conference, the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission and co-chairs the Homeland Security Experts Group with former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Earlier this year, she was named the newest Presidential Scholar-in-Residence at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Her book “Insanity Defense: Why our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes us Less Safe” was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2021.

Jennifer Hillman - Professor of Practice, Georgetown Law Center

Jennifer A. Hillman is currently a professor of practice at the Georgetown Law Center, teaching the lead courses in international business and international trade, while serving as a fellow of Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL). She is also co-director of the Center for Inclusive Trade and Development and served as a panelist for the second dispute under the USMCA (updated NAFTA)–a dispute between the United States and Canada over the application of US safeguard measures to imports of solar panels. She recently published Legal Aspects of Brexit: Implications of the United Kingdom’s Decision to Withdraw from the European Union (IIEL 2017), and has also written extensively about international trade law and the WTO. Hillman serves as the Co-Chair for the Center for Climate and Trade, Climate Leadership Council.

Hillman has had a distinguished career in public service, both nationally and internationally. She recently completed her term as one of seven members from around the world serving on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body. Prior to that, she served for nine years as a commissioner at the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), rendering decisions in more than six hundred trade remedy and patent or trademark infringement matters. Before her appointment to the USITC, Hillman served as general counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), where she had previously been an ambassador and chief textiles negotiator. She also served as legislative director and counsel to U.S. Senator Terry Sanford of North Carolina.

Hillman formerly served as a partner in the law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent, a senior transatlantic fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, as president of the Trade Policy Forum and on the selection panel for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of visitors at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Duke University. Hillman has received a number of awards, including most recently the WITA (Washington International Trade Association)’s 2022 Lighthouse Award.

Sandra Joyce, Executive Vice President, Mandiant Intelligence

As Executive Vice President of Mandiant Intelligence, Sandra oversees intelligence collection, research, analysis, publication and services for the Mandiant security product portfolio. Sandra also oversees government relations and public policy development. Her background includes positions in intelligence research, product management, and business development over the course of over 24 years in both national security and commercial industries.

Joyce serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and is a Faculty Member at the National Intelligence University. Sandra is currently pursuing her PhD at Johns Hopkins SAIS and holds an MBA at MIT. She holds four additional master’s degrees in cyber-policy, international affairs, science and technology intelligence, and military operational art and science. Sandra speaks English, Spanish and German and lives in Virginia.

Kristi M. Rogers, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Principal to Principal (P2P)

Kristi is a leading executive and former senior government official with extensive international leadership experience in the public and private sectors.

Her strategic advice and counsel are regularly sought on issues relating to security and disaster response, federal government contracting, the role of business in complex and dynamic environments (including markets emerging from conflict), public-private partnerships, and crisis communications.

Today, she is the managing partner and co-founder of Principal to Principal, a strategic positioning company operating at the most senior levels of business and government. Principal to Principal (P2P) brings constructive approaches to today’s multifaceted public policy issues and assists organizations with successfully addressing complex challenges. P2P manages a Global Forum and a Global Supply Chain Task Force.

A recovering start-up CEO, Kristi successfully launched, managed, and grew two companies with overseas operations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Qualys Inc. (a publicly traded company), chairs its Nomination and ESG Committee and serves on its Compensation Committee; and NowSecure (a mobile app security company), serving on its Audit and HR & Compensation Committees. Kristi also serves on the Board of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), co-chairs the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Board, and serves on the Advisory Councils for ForgePoint Capital and George Mason University’s National Security Institute. She was recognized by WomenInc. as a member of their 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors. In June 2020 she was appointed to the BENS Commission on the National Response Enterprise, chaired by former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, the Honorable Jeh Johnson, and the Chairman & CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky.

Previously, Kristi was a senior executive within the US government serving at the Departments of Transportation, Defense, and Homeland Security. She spent just under a year in Iraq while at Defense, also traveling extensively in the Middle East and Africa. Today she is also the President of the State Society of Michigan and a regular speaker at Michigan State University’s College of Social Science and other organizations.