In 2007, Mr. McConnell left Booz Allen to become the second US Director of National Intelligence for two years under Presidents Bush and Obama. In 2009, he returned to Booz Allen as an executive vice president to lead the firm’s Intelligence business. In 2011 he was elevated to the position of Vice Chairman of the firm.
Mr. McConnell’s career has spanned over 50 years focused on international and foreign intelligence issues including his 29- year career as a US Navy intelligence officer.
In the early 1990’s, Mr. McConnell served as the Intelligence Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, and the Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney. From 1992-1996 he served as the Director of the National Security Agency.
Mr. McConnell has received the nation’s highest award for service in the US Intelligence Community, once from both Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. He has served as the Chairman and CEO of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. He was the 2011 recipient of INSA’s William Oliver Baker Award.
Mr. McConnell holds an MPA degree from George Washington University, is a graduate of the National Defense University (Global Telecom), the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence), and holds a BA in Economics from Furman University. In addition to being a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. McConnell has been awarded four Honorary Doctorate degrees-the most recent from University of South Florida.
Dr. Romie completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Michigan where she won numerous teaching and research awards. She previously served as faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After surviving career burnout and undergoing life-saving surgery, she traveled the world learning
meditation, yoga and mindfulness techniques. She then used this knowledge to train and seek additional board certification in Integrative Medicine.