Top Former Senior Intelligence Officials For Your 2021 Events

Top Former Senior Intelligence Officials for your Events

In a fast moving and complex world driven by rapid technological advances, threats can seemingly arise from anywhere. This has placed tremendous strains on our nation’s intelligence community, where critical decisions must be made faster than ever before. As we face military conflict and rogue regimes around the world, our need for security has never been in higher demand. Just as prevalent as our physical conflicts are those taking place via cyber warfare.

In addition to these struggles we have serious political division that holds our nations trust in our intelligence institutions in the balance. In times like these leaders across industries and government entities turn to people who know these challenges from hands on experience and can offer guidance on how to effectively navigate them in the coming years. If you are seeking an accomplished former high-level intelligence official, Leading Authorities can help.

The smart, accomplished, name-draw speakers we represent offer invaluable insight into rising tensions rising with North Korea and the debate regarding Russia’s involvement in our election. They have superior insight into America’s key relationships moving forward and provide incredible value to any organization seeking their vision. Furthermore, these senior intelligence experts we represent also provide stakeholders with decades of perspective on geopolitical, national, and cyber security insights they can’t get anywhere else.

As you may have surmised after watching a daily new program or reading your favorite newspaper, cyber security is a hot-button issue and it's never been a more relevant meeting topic. Consider that in recent years, several of the biggest and most well-known brands suffered data breaches. Similarly, allegations of foreign hacking and meddling persist.

We are extremely honored to work with five of the most senior and recent intelligence officials, who touch on these issues as they relate to businesses and the global economy: 


  • Director James ClapperFormer Director of National Intelligence (2010 - 2017)
  • John AllenFormer Commander of NATO and US Forces In Afghanistan, Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Security, Former Presidential Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, & Current President of The Brookings Institution (2011 - Present)
  • General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) & Former Director of the National Security Agency (1999 - 2009)
  • Andrew McCabe, Former Acting and Deputy Director of the FBI (2016-2018)

Learn more about each of these incredible former intelligence officials, veterans, leaders, and keynote speakers below, and click the links below to browse through their speaker profile pages to find out even more about each individual official’s expertise and speaking experience.


Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) 

James Clapper served as the nation’s top intelligence official and the principal intelligence advisor to President Obama from 2010-2017. With more than 5 decades of experience in military and intelligence operations, Clapper is able to offer a unique and nuanced look at how threats have changed and the ways preparedness and response capabilities need to change to keep pace. Funny and straight-shooting, Clapper can discuss everything from the breadth of challenges facing America to the threats posed by lone wolf actors and nation states. | Watch the video below, and then click here to check out Director James Clapper’s speaker profile.


Former Commander of NATO and US Forces In Afghanistan, Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Security, Former Presidential Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, & Current President of The Brookings Institution

General John Allen is one of the nation’s most legendary military leaders and most respected thought leaders on US-global engagement and leadership of large, complex organizations. When President Barack Obama created the appointment of special envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, General Allen was the first American tapped to confront the Islamic State terror group. General Allen’s diplomatic efforts grew the coalition to 65 members and effectively halted the expansion of ISIL. President Obama said of Allen, “American leadership of this coalition is making the world a safer place, and we have been fortunate to have a great patriot like John Allen leading our efforts. Widely hailed as a strategic thinker and a true battlefield leader, retired four-star Marine Corps General John Allen is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the geopolitical relationships between the US and Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and NATO, and has led large complex, organizations, including the entire war effort in Afghanistan. A unique combination of warrior and diplomat, General Allen shares awe-inspiring stories of the challenges facing our nation, the keys to combating the danger, and the leadership lessons that can be applied to today’s business environment. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, General Allen brings audiences to the scenes of some of modern history’s most tenuous decision-making moments. His commanding presence has audiences holding their breath as they hear his first-hand accounts of combating what the FBI called the “danger it worries about all day long." | Watch the video below, and then click here to check out John Allen's speaker profile.  


Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) & Former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA)

Few have the perspective on the ever-evolving list of threats we face around the world than Michael Hayden. He is a retired four-star Air Force General who has seen firsthand the challenges our intelligence community faces. He has served as the director of both the CIA and the NSA and worked directly alongside President Clinton and President George W. Bush. | Watch the video below, and then click here to check out General Michael Hayden's speaker profile


Former Acting and Deputy Director of the FBI 

Andrew McCabe spent 22 years at the FBI battling everything from organized crime to terrorism and cyber threats. He oversaw high-profile investigations including the Boston Marathon Bombing before being elevated to Deputy Director of the FBI in 2016. The author of upcoming book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects American in the Age of Terror and Trump, which will be released in February 2019, McCabe offers audiences a look into his career, his thoughts on the state of our democracy, and clear advice for battling the growing and changing face of national security and cyber security. He offers a high-level overview of “The Threat” as it occurs in the world today. Whether sharing anecdotes about his time in the field or highlighting the ways the cyber and terror threats have shifted and morphed since the early 2000's, McCabe keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as he skillfully ticks through the scenarios that keep the intelligence community on alert. Having worked for the FBI for over two decades, he is also able to discuss the ways our national security and geopolitical relationships have evolved, as well as the new and emerging battlegrounds, including social engineering, that our nation will face. Watch the video below, and then click here to check out Andrew McCabe's speaker profile


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