CEO's Office

Michael S. Swetnam* CEO and Chairman, BOD

Robert Hummel, PhD, Chief Scientist
Kathryn Schiller Wurster, Chief of Staff

 Finance, Accounting and Human Resources 

 Gail Clifford, CPA, MBA* Vice President for Financial Management and Chief Financial Officer  Administrative Support
  • Herbert A. Hunter, Special Security Officer and Administration Manager
  • Dominique Hammonds, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
  • Sherry Loveless, Potomac Institute Press
  • Mary Ann Culver, Administrative Assistant


Strategy, Plans and Programs

Thomas O'Leary* Executive Vice President

Laura Worcester, Vice President for Program Development and Execution
Gary E. Brown, Jr., Senior Research Fellow

Strategy and Planning Division

BGen. David Reist USMC (Ret.), Vice President of Strategy and Planning

Concepts and Analyses Division

Dwight Lyons,Director and Senior Research Fellow

Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO) Division Intergovernmental Personnel Assignments
  • Lisa Albuquerque, IPA - Office of Naval Research
  • Erin Fitzgerald, PhD, IPA - Office of Naval Research
  • Paul Gido, IPA - Office of Naval Research
  • Samuel Kirby, Research Fellow
  • Steven Linder, Research Fellow
  • Michael Smith, IPA - DARPA


* Corporate Officer


Click here for a list of Institute Fellows and Academic Fellows.



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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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