The Stimson Center announced today the newest member of the organization’s Board of Directors: Mary Speiser.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Mary Speiser as the Stimson Center’s newest Trustee,” said Stimson President and CEO Brian Finlay. “Mary has a deep appreciation of the evolving transnational challenges facing the world from her time in government and the NGO sector. Her innovative approach to problem solving in the national security domain opens a wealth of new opportunities for Stimson. The Center will be strengthened considerably by Mary’s addition to the Board.”
|Mary Speiser is a former intelligence analyst at the CIA, where she worked on military and weapons proliferation issues. After 9/11, she worked as a CIA liaison on counter-terrorism efforts with local FBI counterparts. Prior to her work at the CIA, she was a researcher at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey focusing on Cooperative Threat Reduction. Speiser started her career at the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs researching small arms and micro-disarmament. In addition to her international relations background, Speiser is a fervent supporter of equity in education and in girls’ leadership. Speiser received a BA in Communications and French from Purdue University and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.|