The Premier Southwestern Intelligence Event:

Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit
October 13, 2022

University of Arizona

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The event is open to all university and community college students, faculty, and staff in the State of Arizona. Limited registrations are available for government, military, and industry professionals.


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The summit’s agenda is robust and energetic. Speakers include leaders in the fields of intelligence, security, and cyber from federal, state, and local governments, as well as private industry.

It is not the event to miss!

Summit Agenda

7:45 to 9 a.m. Registration
9 to 9:15 a.m.


​​President Robert Robbins, University of Arizona

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
Fireside chat with Cecilia Mata, Regent, Arizona Board of Regents:
Opportunities within the Intelligence Community

10:35 to 11:50 a.m.

Panel: Avoiding Strategic Surprise: Why Diversity Is Important Within the IC

FBI – Cassandra Butler, Deputy Assistant Director
NCTC – Damon Stevens, Assistant Director for Strategic Operational Planning
DOS – Ambassador Susan Stevenson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Intelligence and Research
State of AZ – Tim Roemer, CISO/DHS Representative
NSA – Dr. Jay Servidea, Director of Mathematics Research
OSD – James Holly, Director, Influence & Perception Management Office, OSD

11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch Session
1 to 1:10 p.m. Congressman Ruben Gallego
1:10 to 1:55 p.m.

Guest Speaker

MG Anthony Hale, Commanding General, United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca
Diversity within Army Military Intelligence

2 to 2:55 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Stephanie La Rue, Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ODNI
DEIA in the IC

3 to 3:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Kendal Washington White, Dean of Students, University of Arizona, and Cody Nicholls, Research Development Associate, University of Arizona
Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA): Preparing College Students in Cyber and Intelligence in the Workforce

3:30 to 4 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Cynthia Hetherington, CEO Hetherington Group
Empathetic Use of OSINT

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Panel: Intelligence Community Workforce Development Panel

Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) Alice Smitley (NSA), DoD Cyber Scholarship Program - Program Director
FAIT Fellowship (DoS) Chelsey Jones, Assistant Director
– Jason Larsen, Recruiter, Training Coordinator, and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) – Col. Dan Wood
CIA Kalandra H., Senior Recruiter
DIA – Xavier Quintana, Technical Officer within the Directorate of Science and Technology

U.S. Army – LTC Tammy Bogart, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion
Knowmadics  Jeremy Jones, VP OSR Operations
Steve Battista, Cross-Cutting Cyber Programs & Operations Manager

5:30 to 7 p.m. IC Recruiting & Networking Session