Michelle Van Cleave

Michelle Van Cleave, a member of Jamestown’s Board of Directors, served as the National Counterintelligence Executive under President George W. Bush. As the head of U.S. counterintelligence, she was responsible for providing strategic direction to and ensuring the integration of counterintelligence activities across the federal government. She has also held senior staff positions in the Congress, including staff director of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information, Minority Counsel to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, and professional staff member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; and in the White House, where she was Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. A lawyer and consultant in private life, she is currently a principal with the Jack Kemp Foundation, helping to establish and manage programs to develop, engage and recognize exceptional leaders.

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