Holl Lute is President of the Council on CyberSecurity. She most recently served as Deputy Secretary for the Department of
Homeland Security. As the department’s chief operating officer, Lute was
responsible for the day-to-day management of the department’s efforts to prevent
terrorism, execute its border and immigration missions, strengthen national
resilience in the face of disasters and ensure the nation’s cybersecurity.
2003-2009 she served as Acting Under Secretary-General for Field Support and Assistant
Secretary-General for Peacekeeping in the United Nations responsible for
comprehensive on-the-ground support to U.N. peace operations worldwide,
including rapid-response efforts in support of development and humanitarian
operations and crises. She also served as Assistant Secretary-General for
Peacebuilding, responsible for coordinating efforts on behalf of the secretary-general
to build sustainable peace in countries emerging from violent conflict.
to joining the U.N., Lute was executive vice president and chief operating
officer of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund and worked
with David A. Hamburg, former president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York,
and Cyrus Vance, former U.S. Secretary of State, on the Carnegie Commission on
Preventing Deadly Conflict, a global initiative that pioneered the cause of
conflict prevention. She served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents
Bush (41) and Clinton and had a distinguished career in the United States Army.
Lute has a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from