Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Stephen J. Hadley is a principal of RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm founded with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and Anja Manuel. Hadley is also chair of the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace and an executive vice chair of the board of directors of the Atlantic Council.
Hadley served as the national security adviser from 2005 to 2009. In that capacity, he was the principal White House foreign policy adviser to then-President George W. Bush, directed the National Security Council staff, and ran the interagency national security policy development and execution process. From 2001 to 2005, Hadley was the assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser, serving under then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. In addition to covering the full range of national security issues, he had special responsibilities in several specific areas including U.S. relations with Russia, the Israeli disengagement from Gaza, developing a strategic relationship with India and ballistic missile defense. Hadley graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his juris doctor degree from Yale Law School.