Neurodiversity and National Security: How to Tackle National Security Challenges with a Wider Range of Cognitive Talents

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on March 20, 2023 at 06:48PM

Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg became president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA, 501c6) and the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF, 501c3) on December 1, 2019. As president, Suzanne oversees INSA’s finances, strategic planning, marketing, events, and corporate partnerships. She leads strategic initiatives across the organization focused on building the association’s brand, strengthening member value, and growing and diversifying member ranks. Since 2010, Suzanne has held various leadership positions at INSA, most recently serving as the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer. She was the driving force behind INSA’s expansion into markets outside the Washington, DC region, as well as its popular, The New IC symposium, which focuses on diversity with inclusion in the intelligence community. Suzanne works closely with the executive leadership team, advisory committee, and members of the board of directors to direct policy initiatives and programs on issues that are key to the intelligence and national security community. Prior to INSA, she served as Vice President of Marketing for Ripple Communications, a woman-owned strategic communications firm. Suzanne is a graduate of Auburn University, she and her husband have 5 children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.