INSA Names Former National Intelligence Director and Ambassador John Negroponte its Board Chairman

John Negroponte
John Negroponte

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) announced today that former Ambassador John Negroponte will be the new board of directors chairman.

According to an INSA statement, former National Intelligence Director Negroponte will replace Fran Townsend, outgoing chairwoman of the board.

“He will bring an intimate understanding of the issues facing the Intelligence Community and the ability to bring the key players together to design creative solutions to these challenges,” said Townsend.

“With this choice, INSA secures its unique position as the organization providing high level thought leadership to the Intelligence Community.“

Negroponte said he will work with the company’s board, members and acting president Chuck Alsup on “salient intelligence and national security issues.”

The former ambassador will be in-charge of developing and implementing INSA’s strategic vision, policies, and programs.

“He is the ideal person to lead INSA to the next level of relevant service and support to the intelligence and national security communities,” said Chuck Alsup, INSA acting president and vice president for policy.

“With him at the helm, I am confident INSA's great work“”the non-partisan collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions“”will reach a much broader audience.”

Negroponte’s first task is finding a new INSA president.


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