Hon. Lisa S. Disbrow
Principal, Lisa S. Disbrow, LLC
Ms. Disbrow is an appointed member of the President's Export Council; an appointed Commissioner on the U.S. Congress' Commission on DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform; and serves on the Secretary of Defense's Reserve Forces Policy Board. She is a Director on the Boards of Mercury Systems; BlackBerry; CACI; and several privately held technology companies. She is a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and the Vice Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association's Board.
Ms. Disbrow retired from federal service in 2017 as U.S. Senate-confirmed Air Force Under Secretary, responsible for organizing, training, equipping, and welfare of approximately 660,000 military Airmen and civilians, worldwide. She oversaw an annual budget of more than $132 billion dollars and directed strategy, risk management, business processes, weapons requirements and acquisition, military force development, technology investments, and personnel management across a global enterprise. She was Acting Secretary of the Air Force during the change of Presidential administrations, and previously served as the Air Force's Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, the principal senior official on financial matters with a workforce of 10,000 personnel world-wide. Over a 32-year national security career, she held numerous senior civilian positions on the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, leading joint warfighting requirements and operational assessments as the first civilian Vice Director of J8; in the National Reconnaissance Office as a Systems Engineer; and on the National Security Council in the White House. Her recognitions include the Distinguished and the Meritorious Presidential Rank awards, and DoD's Distinguished Civilian Service award. She is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with more than 23 years of total active and reserve service in intelligence, operational plans, and programming.