August 3 - 6, 2021
Lisa Monaco has spent over two decades in public service and the past decade in senior management and advisory positions in national security. As the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor (2013-2017), she coordinated the Federal government’s crisis management and response to a wide array of risks and challenges—from cyberattacks and pandemics to terrorist threats.
Prior to the White House, Monaco spent 15 years at the Department of Justice, serving as a career federal prosecutor, as well as in senior management positions in the Justice Department and the FBI. In 2011, she was nominated and confirmed to serve as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the first woman to serve in that position. In this role, she oversaw all federal terrorism and national security prosecutions.
Monaco is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.