This extraordinarily popular annual SPY event featuring former female spies is going virtual this year! Join us and an international viewing audience for an important and timely discussion with a star-studded panel of women who have had incredible careers in espionage and intelligence.
Don’t miss this exciting evening of conversation, led by Moderator Lori Stokes of WNYW-TV's Good Day New York, with an accomplished group of intelligence professionals who have unique, impressive, and very diverse backgrounds. From current affairs and how they navigated the complex world of espionage personally and professionally to advice for young people considering bold careers in today’s world, these women will inspire all of us as we steer new courses in a very changed world.
After the discussion, you’ll be able to ask questions on our online platform.
This is a fundraising event; all proceeds go to support the Museum during this difficult time – AND that because of our matching gift challenge, every purchase of a ticket goes twice as far in supporting SPY!
Amy S. Hess, former FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) with first the Science and Technology Branch and later the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. She is the only person in the FBI to have served twice as EAD and is the first woman to hold these specific roles. She is currently Chief of Public Safety for the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Lieutenant General Mary Legere (USA Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2) of the United States Army. She previously served as Commander of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the Multi-National Force – Iraq, and Commander of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command. She is currently with Accenture Federal Services as the managing director for its national and defense intelligence business.
Dr. Jung H. Pak, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer at the National Intelligence Council in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). She was previously a senior analyst with the CIA. She is the author of Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer’s Insights into North Korea’s Enigmatic Young Dictator and is currently a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies.
Karen M. Schaefer, former CIA operations officer in Latin America, Europe, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Her headquarters positions included Chief of Operations, Directorate of Science and Technology; Deputy Associate Director of Military Affairs; Deputy Chief of Counterintelligence, Near East Division; Executive Assistant to Deputy Director CIA; and Group Chief, Iran Operations Division. She was also Associate Executive Assistant Director (AEAD) of the National Security Branch, FBI.
Debra Evans Smith, former Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. During her FBI career of more than 30 years, she supervised numerous espionage investigations and recruitment operations, most notably, the investigation of former FBI Agent Robert P. Hanssen. Smith received the Attorney General Award for Intelligence and the United States Attorney’s Award for her role in this major espionage investigation.
Lori Stokes, Co-anchor of Good Day New York on WNYW-TV, FOX 5, Lori Stokes began her journalistic career in Illinois as a medical reporter. She worked as a journalist in several major markets on the East Coast including: WBTV in Charlotte, NC; WBFF in Baltimore, MD; and WJLA in Washington, DC, before becoming the first African-American to broadcast on MSNBC. She later co-anchored Eyewitness News This Morning on WABC-TV in New York City. Along the way, Stokes has picked up Emmy and AP Awards as well as a Peabody Award for her reporting. A graduate of Ohio State University and Howard University in Washington, DC, Stokes is the daughter of the late Congressman Louis Stokes, a founding member of the International Spy Museum Advisory Board.