The Spy Who Loves Me with Lily and Mike Susong

Virtual Spies & Spymasters Happy Hour

Rendezvous Info
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
Ticketing Info

A spy in a hostile environment.  A beautiful Russian.  A set up or a love story? As Valentine’s Day nears, join us for a conversation with Lily and Mike Susong who live this real-life romance.

After Mike’s career as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operations officer, he continued in the corporate security world where he and Lily met.  He was awarded the CIA’s Intelligence Star for Heroism in the field after serving with distinction as a US Army Major. Mike was ahead of the curve, when it came to cyber issues, he cofounded the cyber intelligence company, iSIGHT Partners and established the first cyber threat intelligence programs at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and at Visa Incorporated. But he didn’t stand a chance when confronted with a lovely woman with an interesting background. 

You’re welcome to ask questions after the talk – whether they relate to spying or dating advice.

Members are invited to an exclusive after-chat with the Susongs following the program. You can join SPY as a member online or by calling 202.654.2840. If you are a current member and have not received the link to sign up for the after-chat event, please email to register.

If you’ve already abandoned your New Year’s resolutions, we recommend an Espresso Martini. Alternately, consider a coffee date for a romantic rendezvous.  If you are in DC, we suggest Colada Shop. We’d love to hear your favorite coffee date place wherever you live. Please send yours to Amanda at

Espresso martini in front of cityscape

Espresso Martini

1 oz Vodka

1 oz Irish Cream Liquor 

½ oz Coffee Liquor

1 oz Espresso 

½ oz Simple Syrup 

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice

Cover and shake away!

Strain into a martini glass. Cheers! 

Want to impress your date even more? Add a couple of coffee beans on top, or add chocolate syrup into your glass before pouring.

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