Samantha Ravich

Biography

Dr. Samantha F. Ravich, was appointed to the Commission by then Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Dr. Samantha Ravich is a defense and intelligence policy and tech entrepreneur. She is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab; the Vice Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board; and a member of the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board and AI subcommittee.

Dr. Ravich is also a managing partner at the data analytics firm, A2P, LLC; a Board Governor at the NYSE-listed company, International Game Technology (NTSE:IGT) where she sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee; and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where she sits on the Audit and R&D Committees.

Previously, she was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community and served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney. Her groundbreaking work on Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare is shaping a growing field of study on this threat and the term was cited in the 2018 National Security Strategy.

Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. Her book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses. Ravich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Ravich is a frequent keynote speaker on: Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare; What Corporate Boards need to know about Cyber Security and Warfare; The Longer-Term Trends in International Security; and the Future of Intelligence Collection and Analysis.