ROGER W. CRESSEY
Roger Cressey is a Partner with Liberty Group Ventures, LLC. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the firm’s cybersecurity practice in the Middle East. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he was President and Founder of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, a security and risk management consulting firm.
Mr. Cressey’s government service includes senior cybersecurity and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. At the White House, he served as Chief of Staff of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board from November 2001 – September 2002. He also served as Deputy for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff from November 1999 to November 2001. He was responsible for the coordination and implementation of US counterterrorism policy and managed the US Government response to multiple terrorism incidents, including the Millennium terror alert, the USS COLE attack, and the September 11th attacks. For ten years, he served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC. His commentary has appeared in numerous domestic and international radio and print outlets.
Prior to his White House service, Mr. Cressey served in the Department of Defense and Department of State. His overseas experience includes serving with the US Embassy in Israel and with UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and the former Yugoslavia. While in the former Yugoslavia, Cressey was part of a United Nations team that planned the successful capture of the first individual indicted for war crimes in Croatia. From 2001 – 2006, he taught a graduate course on U.S. counterterrorism policy at Georgetown University. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University.