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Biden Announces Appointments to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council

Council advises White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks and improve the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors.

President Biden announced his intent to appoint highly qualified and diverse industry and government leaders as members of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises the White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks and improve the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors.

Since its establishment in 2001, the NIAC has conducted dozens of studies to address problems such as: improving intelligence information sharing across government and industry; identifying and reducing complex cyber risks; better preparing for and responding to disruptions that can ripple across multiple infrastructure systems; facilitating cooperative decision-making among senior executives and federal leaders during imminent threats and disaster responses; and addressing the skills gaps and loss of institutional knowledge in key national workforces.

The individuals announced are leading senior executives with deep experience across a broad range of sectors including: banking and finance, transportation, energy, water, dams, defense, communications, information technology, healthcare services, food and agriculture, government facilities, emergency services, and higher education.

President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the NIAC:

  • Adebayo O. Ogunlesi of New York, Chair
  • Maria Lehman of New York, Vice Chair
  • Alan S. Armstrong of Oklahoma
  • Manu Asthana of Pennsylvania
  • Camille Batiste of Illinois
  • Madhu Beriwal of Florida
  • Deneen DeFiore of Ohio
  • Joshua J. Descant of Louisiana
  • Christine H. Fox of Maryland
  • David L. Gadis of the District of Columbia
  • Michael D. Hayford of Georgia
  • Constance H. Lau of Hawaii
  • Norma Jean Mattei of Louisiana
  • Clara Lee Pratte of Arizona
  • Gil C. Quiniones of Illinois
  • Jorge Ramirez of Illinois
  • Pasquale Romano of California
  • Beverly A. Scott of California
  • Patricia G. Sims of Alabama
  • L. Vance Taylor of California
  • Anthony W. Thomas of Arkansas
  • Conrad M. Vial of California
  • Sadek Wahba of Florida
  • Christopher J. Wiernicki of Texas
  • Robert O. Work of Virginia
  • Audrey A. Zibelman of California

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