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Lauren Bedula

Lauren Bedula joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC in June 2015. Lauren Bedula is a Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies and leads the firm’s National Security Technology Practice. Ms. Bedula currently serves as Chair of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Technology and Innovation Council and on the Executive Board of Directors at the … Continued

James Colligan

James Colligan Joined Beacon Global Strategies in December 2020 Prior to joining BGS, Mr. Colligan worked as a Government Affairs Senior Associate at the Raben Group LLC, a public affairs firm.  Before his work with the Raben Group, he worked as a litigation assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, focusing on complex … Continued

Andrew Hire

Andrew Hire joined BGS in June 2018 Andrew Hire has previously served as Chief of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Branch in the National Security Division of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  The duties of this Senior Executive Service position included: evaluating the efficacy of the $70+ billion … Continued

Josh Kirshner

Josh Kirshner joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC in November 2013. Throughout his career, Mr. Kirshner has worked on a wide variety of international security issues, including arms sales, intelligence, counterterrorism and WMD proliferation. From 2009-2013, he was the Special Assistant for Political-Military Affairs to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. … Continued

Klon Kitchen

Klon Kitchen Joined BGS in January 2023 Klon Kitchen is a Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies and leads the firm’s Global Technology Policy Practice. He is a proven national security practitioner, scholar, and advisor, with more than two decades of experience helping government and industry leaders to anticipate and navigate geopolitical risk challenges. Mr. … Continued

Robert Cardillo

Robert Cardillo joined the Beacon Global Strategies Advisory Board in May 2019 Mr. Cardillo is one of the country’s most recognized national security professionals and has held numerous leadership positions in his distinguished 35-years of service in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). Most recently he served as the sixth Director of the NGA from October … Continued

Eric Sayers

Eric Sayers joined BGS in January 2018 Prior to joining BGS, Mr. Sayers was a consultant to the Commander’s Action Group at U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) where he served as Special Assistant to the Commander. In this capacity, he advised Admiral Harry Harris on strategic engagements and special initiatives in the Indo-Pacific theater and Washington … Continued

Alicia Chavy

Alicia Chavy joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC in July 2019. Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Chavy was a Research Assistant at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, where she supported Dr. Bruce Hoffman. She also served as an intern at the Conflict and Stability Operations Bureau at the State Department, covering political violence, … Continued

Jon Darby

Jon Darby Joined BGS in December 2022 Mr. Darby is a nearly 39-year veteran of the U.S. Intelligence Community, primarily in the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service (CSS), culminating in serving over four years as the NSA/CSS Director of Operations (DO). Prior to assuming the DO position, which oversees all of NSA’s collection, code-breaking, … Continued

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy Joined BGS in April 2021 Mr. Deasy is a highly skilled and successful Global Chief Information Officer who has led large complex organizations across multiple industries including, Aerospace, Automotive, Conglomerates, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Government. He has led Technology for a number of large multinational corporations and most notably while at … Continued