IDA Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Preston M. Green, III, IDA Chair 
Mr. Preston M. Geren, III

Chair, Institute for Defense Analyses
President, Sid W. Richardson Foundation.
Former U.S. Secretary of the Army; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives.

 
Dr. Ann R. Karagozian

Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles.

Dr. Steven E. Koonin 
Dr. Steven E. Koonin

Director, New Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University. Former Under Secretary of Energy for Science, Department of Energy; Chief Scientist, BP; Professor, Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology.

Ledgett 
Mr. Richard H. Ledgett, Jr.

Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency; former Deputy Director for Analysis & Production, NSA; former Deputy Director for Data Acquisition, NSA.

Ms. Deborah Doyle McWhinney 
Ms. Deborah Doyle McWhinney

Former Head, Global Digital Merchant Acquiring, Citigroup. Former President of Citigroup Personal Banking & Wealth Management; President Schwab Institutional. Board member: Fluor, Lloyds Banking Group, IHS Markit and California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Jill P. Mesirov 
Dr. Jill P. Mesirov

Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Former Associate Institute Director, Chief Informatics Officer Director, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Programs The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute, MIT & Harvard University. Former Manager of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IBM; Director of Research, Thinking Machines Corporation.

 Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.) 
Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.)

Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command Member, Board of Directors, Under Armour Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

General John Paxton, USMC (Ret.) 
General John Paxton, USMC (Ret.)

33rd Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Dr. William H. Press 
Dr. William H. Press

Professor, Computer Science & Integrative Biology Depts, University of Texas at Austin; Senior Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Former Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Technology & Programs, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (Ret.)  
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (Ret.)

President/CEO, Business Executives for National Security Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Ellen D. Williams 
Dr. Ellen D. Williams

Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland - College Park. Former Director Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (DOE); Chief Scientist, BP.

Governor Thomas J. Ridge - Trustee Emeritus 
Governor Thomas J. Ridge*

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Governor of Pennsylvania.




*Trustee Emeritus