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.
Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg, President
Prior to becoming president of INSA in December 2019, Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg was named INSA’s first chief operating officer in May 2016 after serving as vice president of development since 2012. Previously, 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.
Sue Gordon, Senior Intelligence Advisor
Ms. Gordon's extraordinary three decades of public service culminated with her tenure as PDDNI from 2017-2019. Prior, she served for two years as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she held senior executive positions in each of the Agency's four directorates. In 1998, Ms. Gordon designed and spearheaded the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to national security agencies. Sue is currently pursuing her continued interest in strategy, technology, security, and leadership, offering her expertise to a number of organizations, including Microsoft Corporation.
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, 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.