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Rollie Flynn

Rollie Flynn is a 30-year veteran of the CIA and held a number of executive positions in the agency.

A 30-year veteran of the CIA, Ms. Flynn held a number of senior executive positions at the Agency including: Associate Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; Chief of Station in major posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America; and Director of CIA’s Leadership Academy.  Ms. Flynn is currently Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and School of Foreign Service/Security Studies Program.

Ms. Flynn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, a Masters of Science in Cyber Security from University of Maryland, University College, and has completed executive leadership programs at Duke University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.

Presentation Topics

Ethics of Intelligence 

In this engaging discussion, Ms. Flynn discusses the ethics of the espionage field through inquiry and audience engagement.  Would you provide a bribe or do something that you find morally wrong in order to obtain a secret that is critical to national security?  She dovetails real spy cases in this ethics conversation and relates these stories to your business.

Cyber Security (management) 

Ms. Flynn reveals what you need to know -- as a non-techie -- about protecting your business online.  Her approach is directed to any company, whether for-profit or non-profit.  Ms. Flynn relays what organizations need to do from a management and leadership perspective to protect themselves from cyber-attack.  Ms. Flynn can also include, or provide a separate talk on, Insider Threats and how to prevent, detect and mitigate them.