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Leadership

GRAHAM PLASTER, CEO/Founder

Graham Plaster served on active duty as a Naval Officer for 11 years in a number of positions before launching The Intelligence Community Inc. His honors include a personal request to serve as Aide de Camp to the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and also on the National Security Council as Director of Partnerships, recognition as one of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy “Top 99 Leaders under 33”, a Delphi Fellowship with BigThink.com, and a Malone Fellowship in Middle Eastern Studies.  He serves as Editor in Chief for the Foreign Area Officer Association Journal, International Affairs and is also on the board for the Cold War Museum.  His book, “In the Shadow of Greatness”, co-written with the Naval Academy class of 2002, has become a two time LA Times bestseller and has been added to the official reading list for the Chief of Naval Operations. Tom Brokaw calls the book, “a must read for all Americans.”

CRAIG S. BYRNES, CIO

Craig has provided counter-Intelligence training support to DIA’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA), specialized training support to Special Operations Command (SOCOM), and senior systems integration support to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He holds a MA in Intelligence Studies concentrated in Intelligence Analysis from American Military University (2014), a BS in Political Science concentrated in International Relations with a minor in Print Journalism and International Business from the University of Houston (2009), and is a Certified Entrepreneur and Certified Intrapreneur (2007) by the University of Houston.

KURT MARISA, CSO

Kurt retired from active duty as an Air Force Colonel in July 2012. His final assignment was as a Deputy Director in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He served as Military Attaché to Saudi Arabia, Air Attaché to the Kingdom of Denmark and Greenland, and Defense Attaché to Suriname. He has also had military intelligence assignments in Germany and Korea. Colonel Marisa has an M.S. in International Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands, and an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College (JMIC). He is a graduate of the Air War College, from which he wrote and published his course paper on the integration of Attaché and Security Assistance programs, contributing at the SECDEF level to the current DoD Senior Defense Officer (SDO)/DATT program. Colonel Marisa has served on the FAO Association (FAOA) Board of Governors since 2004, and as President from May 2011 to the present.

FRANCISCO ESTEVEZ-MOLINER, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Francisco was recently the US partner of 4i, a corporate venture advisory services firm that serves Forbes Global 2000 European energy and cleantech companies. Previously, he was Project Director at the AES Corporation where he led a new global power delivery risk management program. Prior to graduate school, he was an entrepreneur at GenCell Corporation, a stationary and airborne power fuel cell company, acquired by a Southeast Asian oil conglomerate and at SEADM, a Yale-based real-time detection of explosives and satellite propulsion company with technology developed for the US Air Force and NATO. Francisco completed doctoral studies (except dissertation) in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering from Carlos III University of Madrid, has done extensive research at Yale University and holds MBA and international business diplomacy degrees from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and School of Foreign Service.