Ms. Ricardel has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors serving in some of the most senior and sensitive positions. She brings deep expertise in the juncture of technology and national security. From 2016 - 2018, she held Presidential appointments at the Department of Commerce and The White House. While at The White House she was Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. Prior to that she served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, leading the Bureau of Industry and Security where she played a leadership role in the development of regulations related to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. export controls and policies on supply chain security. Ms. Ricardel also has nearly a decade of aerospace industry experience as a Vice President at The Boeing Company where she was focused on business development in the areas of missile defense, satellites, cyber and advanced technology. From 2001-2005, Ms. Ricardel held senior policy positions within the Office of the Secretary Defense at the Pentagon. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has completed doctoral course work at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.