Danielle Pletka has been a director since September 2016 and serves on the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees.
Ms. Pletka is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Until January 2020, she served as senior vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at AEI, a leading public policy research organization. Prior to joining AEI, she served as a longtime senior staff member for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she specialized in the Near East and South Asia.
Ms. Pletka is an accomplished editor and author, and a frequent guest on nationally-syndicated political television programs. She has an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Smith College.