APCO Expands Its Global Risk and National Security Expertise

Washington (April 18, 2017) – Dr. Gregory F. Treverton, the former chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), and an intelligence and global risk expert with over 30 years of public and private sector experience, has joined APCO’s International Advisory Council (IAC) announced Margery Kraus, founder and executive chairman of APCO Worldwide.

“Major companies, organizations and governments are facing an increasingly dangerous and complex global landscape,” said Kraus. “Greg’s unparalleled public and private sector intelligence expertise strengthens our ability to help clients assess and deal with the global risks and challenges they face in today’s world.” 

Treverton most recently served as the chairman of the National Intelligence Council, a positon that he held from 2014 to Inauguration Day 2017. During his time with the NIC, Treverton was responsible for overseeing the analysis and production of key intelligence briefings and reports.

Prior to being appointed chairman of the NIC, Treverton held several leadership positions within the RAND Corporation. During his tenure, he served as director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center and associate dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Treverton’s work with the company focused on terrorism, intelligence and law enforcement.

Before joining the RAND Corporation, Treverton worked in the government, serving on the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and later as vice chair of the NIC. He also previously served as president of the Pacific Council on International Policy, as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and as assistant director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. 

“In this challenging global reality, it’s crucial for organizations to be able to identify and mitigate risks,” Treverton said. “APCO is uniquely positioned to help its clients adapt and thrive. I am very excited to join the IAC and I look forward to providing strategic counsel and helping clients.”

Treverton has written extensively on intelligence, strategy and national security, and has been on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and M.P.P. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.

Treverton joins a distinguished group of experts on APCO’s IAC including:

  • Ido Aharoni, global distinguished professor at NYU School of International Relations; and former member of Israel's foreign service
  • Paula Dobriansky, former undersecretary of state for global affairs
  • Craig Fuller, former assistant for cabinet affairs to President Reagan; former chief of staff to Vice President George H.W. Bush
  • Mary Jo Jacobi, former assistant U.S. commerce secretary; former chief reputation officer at Royal Dutch Shell; former executive vice president of BP America
  • Bruce Jentleson, former senior advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director
For more information on Mr. Treverton, watch the following Meet the IAC video:

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About APCO's International Advisory Council

APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council (IAC) and its four subgroups comprise more than 90 recognized global leaders, including: former elected politicians; leaders of business and industry; academics at leading universities; world-class journalists and editors; NGO and nonprofit pioneers; diplomats; and policy experts. Each member offers clients invaluable real-world knowledge; they are individuals who understand the complex issues clients face because they have encountered similar opportunities and challenges – and successfully conquered them – in their own careers. Clients can utilize individual members, or a select group of members with varying perspectives, to obtain robust counsel that can help them make the right decisions.