Former National Security Advisor
Stephen Hadley is a principal of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international strategic
consulting firm founded with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and Anja Manuel. He is also the
former board chair of the United States Institute of Peace and an executive vice chair of the Board
of Directors of the Atlantic Council.
Hadley served for four years as the assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (2005-2009) and was the assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, serving under then National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (2001-2005). He had previously served on the National Security Council staff and in the Defense Department including as assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (1989-1993). During his professional career, Hadley has served on a number of corporate and advisory boards, including the National Security Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence, the Department of Defense Policy Board and the State Department’s Foreign Affairs policy board. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.