BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Maples brings over 37 years of military experience to the Board of Directors of the DIMF. He served as the 16th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and commanded the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance for U.S. Strategic Command. General Maples has received numerous military and foreign decorations, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. Mike also serves on the Board of Hexagon and is a founding partner of Star Strategies Group, LLC. He is a West Point graduate and and holds a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Pacific Lutheran University.
With over 30 years of government service, Katharina (Katrina) McFarland is widely recognized as a leading subject-matter expert on government procurement. In addition to the Defense Intelligence Memorial Foundation, she serves on the board of directors of SAIC, Chairman of the Board of Army Research and Development at the National Academies of Science, Commissioner of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, and as a Director on the Procurement Round Table. She was previously the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology). She is an accredited Materials, Mechanical, Civil and Electronics Engineer. She has received an Honorary Doctoral of Engineering from the University of Cranfield, United Kingdom; the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Department of the Navy Civilian Tester of the Year Award, and the Navy and United States Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service.
As a career Intelligence Professional, Dr. Michael Wertheimer has been at the forefront of crucial global issues for three decades. He was the Research Director of the National Security Agency and led over 500 civilian scientists in the advancement of cryptology, cyber security, trusted systems, big-data collection and processing, intelligence analysis, and high-performance computing. Dr. Wertheimer served as an Assistant Deputy Director for Analysis in Office of the Director of National Intelligence and oversaw efforts to bring increased depth and accuracy to analysis. He launched A-Space, a Time Magazine Best Invention of 2008 dubbed the “Facebook for Spies,” and the Library of National Intelligence. Dr. Wertheimer was awarded both the Director of National Intelligence Reform Medal and the Director of National Intelligence Achievement Medal. From 2015-2018 Dr. Wertheimer was Managing Director for Cyber Security Strategy at Morgan Stanley, Michael led all facets of the firm’s technology and information risk strategic portfolio. He is the chief architect of the firm’s defense in depth network architecture and led a small team of world-class cyber professionals responsible for threat hunting and adversarial pursuit. Dr. Wertheimer currently serves as a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group and as a Senior Advisor to BlueVoyant. LLC. Dr. Wertheimer received BA degrees, Magna cum Laude, in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1979. He received his MA degree in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. On a graduate fellowship from the National Security Agency, Dr. Wertheimer completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.
Bob Gourley spent a 20 year career as a Naval Intelligence officer. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Bob was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by Infoworld and was named by Washingtonian as one of DC’s “Tech Titans.” He is the co-founder and CTO of OODA LLC, a consultancy which helps clients identify, manage, and respond to global risks and uncertainties while exploring emerging opportunities and developing adaptive strategies for the future.
Brian Drake is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Intelligence Memorial Foundation. He is also an Officer within the Defense Intelligence Agency and directs the agency’s artificial intelligence research and development investment portfolio. As an analyst he led multiple teams countering threats from state and non-state actors across technology, counterintelligence, and counternarcotics topics. He previously was a Manager with Deloitte Consulting and a management consultant with Toffler Associates specializing in strategic planning, business development, collaboration consulting, technology, and innovation for commercial and government clients. He also worked as a military platforms and policy analyst for Systems Planning and Analysis and as a nuclear weapons programs analyst for DynCorp. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University and a Masters from Georgetown University.
Dr. Russell Anderson is the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer. He is a former management consultant and academic turned Chief of Strategy in the Department of Defense. He holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Government Administration and a Masters of Philosophy in International Relations, and a Ph.D. in History, both from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Anderson is a veteran of the war in Bosnia.
James McIlmail serves as the Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer. Presently, he is the Portfolio Manager and lead for the Technology Development and Operations Support functions for Mission Support and Test Services, LLC which manages the Nevada National Security Site for the Department of Energy. He retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency and the United States Navy with more than thirty seven years of experience. He served with distinction as DIA’s Executive Director for Operations, the Senior Expert for Technical Collection and the Associate Deputy Director for Science and Technology in the Defense Clandestine Service. James was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for his leadership, demonstrated in multiple operational and management contexts. He is a recognized expert in all aspects of intelligence including operational intelligence, scientific and technical intelligence and sensitive operations. He has extensive inter-agency and DOD collaboration and integration experience including on issues such counter-terrorism, WMD and missile defense, biometrics and forensics, space systems and RDT&E in support of operational forces.
Photo Credits: Roland Balik (DoD), Brian Drake (personal), Russell Anderson (personal), James McIlmail (personal), Michael Wertheimer (personal), Katrina McFarland (Erica Kobren, DoD), Michael Maples (DIA Public Affairs), Bob Gourley (personal)