Senior Leadership

Letitia A. Long, Chairman of the Board

Letitia “Tish” Long became the fifth chairman of the INSA Board of Directors in January 2016. She served as director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from October 2010 to October 2014, becoming the first woman to lead a major U.S. intelligence agency. Ms. Long is a proud alum of Virginia Tech, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering. She also has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Catholic University of America. She currently sits on the boards of INSA member companies Raytheon Company and Noblis Inc., as well as Urthecast Corporation.

Chuck Alsup

Chuck Alsup, President

Charles “Chuck” Alsup has served as president of INSA since January 2016, following five years as INSA’s vice president for policy. In his last federal government post, Mr. Alsup served as associate deputy director of national intelligence for policy, plans and requirements. Previously he served as an advisor to the chairman and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee for six years. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army, Mr. Alsup concluded 28 years of military service as the Assistant J2 on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg, COO

Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg was named INSA’s first chief operating officer in May 2016 after serving as vice president of development since 2012. Prior to INSA, Suzanne was vice president of marketing for Ripple Communications, supporting business development efforts on behalf of Ripple and its clients, which included INSA. She also has served as director of business development for Altron, Inc., a woman-owned government contractor in the IT space, and as marketing and business development manager for a regional airport in Virginia. She began her career as Whip Assistant to U.S. Congressman Newt Gingrich.  

Charlie Allen, Senior Intelligence Advisor 

Charles “Charlie” E. Allen serves as INSA’s senior intelligence advisor, providing counsel to leadership on the organization’s strategic engagement with the Intelligence Community. Mr. Allen joined the CIA in 1958 and over the next five decades became as much a legend for his work ethic and plain-spokenness as a respected senior official. His final post at CIA was as assistant director of central intelligence for collection from 1998 to 2005. He then moved to DHS, where he became the first to serve as Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis. Mr. Allen is currently a principal at The Chertoff Group.

Larry Hanauer

Larry Hanauer, Vice President for Policy

Larry Hanauer was named INSA’s vice president for policy in October 2016. He had served as a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation since 2010. Prior to RAND Mr. Hanauer was a senior staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), serving as staff director of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Hanauer also worked on intelligence-related projects as an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton from 2003 to 2005 and as a policy advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1995 to 2003.

Jeff Lavine

Jeff Lavine, Vice President for Management and Administration 

Jeff Lavine has served as vice president of administration and management for INSA since January 2017. He is currently INSA’s longest-serving employee, having joined the organization in 2009. Prior to INSA, Jeff worked at the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU). He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2002 and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from American University’s Kogod School of Business in 2010. He received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2014.


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