(ARLINGTON, VA) October 25, 2019 - The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) today announced that Suzanne Wilson Heckenberg has been selected to succeed Chuck Alsup as president, effective December 1, 2019. INSA is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan association for driving public-private partnerships to advance national security priorities.
“INSA is an unparalleled organization with a rich history of achievement and exceptional thought leadership,” said Wilson Heckenberg. “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead a talented staff and to collaborate with so many dedicated professionals, across the public, private and academic sectors to advance the U.S. intelligence and national security mission.”
Since 2010, Ms. Wilson Heckenberg has served in numerous leadership roles with INSA, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, she led the organization’s member recruitment and retention efforts, program and event development, and partnership outreach. Ms. Wilson Heckenberg was the driving force behind INSA’s spring program, The New IC: Empowering Women and Engaging Men, as well as the successful launch of INSA events in the Denver region.
“Suzanne brings remarkable leadership and management skills and a demonstrated passion for advancing collaborative approaches to pressing national security challenges,” says INSA Chairman Tish Long. “On a personal note, I am thrilled that someone with so much history with our organization and such depth of experience will lead INSA as we begin this next chapter.”
Ms. Wilson Heckenberg was named INSA’s first chief operating officer in May 2016 after serving as vice president of development. Prior to INSA, she served as vice president of marketing for Ripple Communications, and as director of business development for Altron, Inc., a woman-owned government contractor in the IT space. Ms. Wilson Heckenberg holds a B.A. from Auburn University.