Stephen Preston — chairman of law firm WilmerHale defense, national security and government contracts practice — has been selected to join the White House’s Intelligence Advisory board.
Obama announced an intent to appoint Preston for a membership in the president’s intelligence advisory board in a release posted Friday.
Preston has previously served as general counsel for the Defense Department, CIA and U.S. Navy prior to his current stint with WilmerHale.
POTUS has also selected Wendy Sherman, senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, to be part of the intelligence advisory board.
Sherman also currently serves as a senior fellow for Harvard University’s Belfer Center for science and international affairs.
She previously held roles as under secretary of state for political affairs, acting deputy secretary of state and counselor for the State Department.
Sherman was also the president and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation and has served on the commission on the prevention of weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and terrorism.