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Announcements | May 27, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary Of Defense And CIA Director Leon E. Panetta Joins BGS As Senior Counselor

Beacon Global Strategies LLC (BGS) is pleased to announce that former United States Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta has joined the firm as Senior Counselor. Secretary Panetta served as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013. He oversaw the final removal of American troops from Iraq as well as the beginning of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. He led the effort to develop a new defense strategy to advance greater agility, protect national security and meet fiscal discipline, opened up new opportunities for everyone to serve in the military and protected benefits for wounded warriors and their families.

Before joining the Department of Defense, Secretary Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011. Secretary Panetta led the agency and managed human intelligence and open source collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community, and placed an emphasis on more racial diversity and increased language training for officers in the Agency. Most notably, he was responsible for overseeing the operation that resulted in bringing Osama bin Laden to justice.

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Announcements | May 14, 2014

Ambassador Kristen Silverberg Joins BGS Board of Advisors

Beacon Global Strategies LLC (BGS) is pleased to announce that former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Kristen Silverberg has joined the firm’s Advisory Board. Ambassador Silverberg is a highly respected U.S. diplomat and an expert on U.S.-European Relations. She served as the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2005 to 2008.

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Announcements | Jan 09, 2014

BGS Counselor Michael Morell Is Elected To Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Board Of Directors

Goodyear’s Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer stated in their announcement that Michael Morell “brings to our board outstanding leadership skills and a global perspective gained during the course of three decades of distinguished service to the United States.” Michael Morell is now the 13th member of Goodyear’s Board of Directors.

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Announcements | Jan 06, 2014

BGS Senior Vice President Julianne Smith Is Named Center For New American Security Senior Fellow And Director Of The Strategy And Statecraft Program

From CNAS Announcement: Julianne (“Julie”) Smith, who served until June 2013 as Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and spent nearly three years as Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, joins CNAS as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program. With several years of experience directing programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Julie will lead CNAS’ Strategy and Statecraft program in its goal of developing pragmatic solutions to security, political and economic problems in today’s volatile global environment.

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Announcements | Dec 18, 2013

BGS Managing Director Jeremy Bash Is Named Woodrow Wilson Center Global Fellow

From the Announcement: Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, is one of 43 new Global Fellows at the Wilson Center. Bash, who also served Panetta at the CIA, is the Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies.

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Announcements | Nov 25, 2013

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael J. Morell Joins Beacon Global Strategies As Counselor

BGS is pleased to announce that former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael J. Morell has joined the firm as Counselor.

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Announcements | Nov 21, 2013

Julianne Smith & Josh Kirshner Join Beacon Global Strategies

BGS is pleased to announce that Julianne Smith and Josh Kirshner have joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Vice President, respectively. Additionally, BGS has formed a Board of Advisors and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Brian Hook has agreed to serve as the board’s inaugural member.

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Announcements | Nov 21, 2013

Brian Hook Joins BGS Board of Advisors

Beacon Global Strategies LLC (BGS) is pleased to announce that Julianne Smith and Josh Kirshner have joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Vice President, respectively. Additionally, BGS has formed a Board of Advisors and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Brian Hook has agreed to serve as the board’s inaugural member.

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