Director, CIA (2011-2012); Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces-Afghanistan (2010-2011); Partner, KKR
- National Security
- U.S. Current Events
- American Politics
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Senior Management Groups
- The Professional Services Industry
- Lecture Series
A highly decorated intelligence professional and senior White House official, John Brennan draws on three-and-a-half decades of national security expertise to provide cogent analysis of a changing world.
John Brennan’s national security career spans 36 years, culminating in his tenure as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Previously a deputy national security advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Brennan teaches audiences how to think about and act quickly in response to global events, terrorism and cybersecurity concerns. Drawing on his experience spearheading a comprehensive restructuring of the CIA, Brennan discusses the importance of organizational agility and what it takes to undertake, communicate and implement major change initiatives. He also explores the benefits of workforce diversity and how to institute a culture of teamwork and success in any organization. White House aides describe Brennan as possessing “moral depth leavened by a dry Irish wit,” and he brings a wealth of exceptional experiences as he blends wisdom with candor to offer a powerful, informative and pragmatic look at global trends, organizational change management and cybersecurity. Tune in to NBC News and MSNBC to hear insights delivered in Brennan's signature style, where he serves as Senior National Security and Intelligence Analyst.
Brennan’s presentations offer an insider’s look at the shifting global landscape and reveal what it takes to remain an effective player in business while keeping pace with the alarming proliferation of cyber threats. He has been honored with the National Security Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, two Director of Central Intelligence Director’s Medals and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Award. Brennan also incorporates lessons from his private-sector experience in his presentations, as he is the former president and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (now Sotera Defense Solutions).
Technological Change and National Security
Transformation for Innovation: The Keys to Modern Business Leadership
The State of Political Discourse in America
The Role of the Superpower: Global Trends and Perspectives
The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability
The Cyber Threat: Security Solutions for a Rapidly Changing World
John Brennan was so fabulous!! He was a dream of a guest — very friendly and so fascinating at the same time.University of Utah - Tanner Center for the Humanities
Brennan was more than awesome. Very candid, engaged well with the audience and during the Q&A. Needless to say, he was the star attraction.The University of Ottawa’s Centre for Continuing Education
John Brennan was a powerful addition to our Annual program. He made our members think and ponder. We were so pleased to have him part of the event!Florida Council of 100
Director Brennan was a delightful speaker and extremely well received by the students who participated in the discussion and the audience at the Mayo PAC. So many of us were impressed with how well he handled the Q&A - so many different topics. It was a pleasure to work with you on this event as well. You made the event - from contract, to marketing approvals, to logistics - very easy for us!