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Mara Rudman is a geopolitical leader and advisor who develops and translates strategies into actionable plans. She has managed enterprise risk at the macro level across significant federal national security entities, including serving as deputy assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the White House twice. Throughout her career, she has led, managed, or coordinated significant organizational transformation and realignment work. She also has created innovative public private funding mechanisms for regional Middle East partnerships. Currently, Mara serves as Executive Vice President for Policy at Center for American Progress. Previously, she ran Quorum Strategies, a geopolitical strategic advisory firm providing strategic planning, operations and management, private public partnerships, and policy advising. Rudman also has worked as Senior Vice President for Business Executives for National Security, and a vice president and general counsel for The Cohen Group, a Washington-based consultancy founded by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Earlier in her career, she was chief counsel to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She is a 2002 Henry Crown Fellow and member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute, and of the Council on Foreign Relations. Rudman graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude and Dartmouth College summa cum laude.