John M. ("Mike") McConnell is a Senior Executive Advisor and former Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, where his primary roles included serving on the firm’s Leadership Team and leading Booz Allen’s rapidly expanding cyber business. After retiring from the U.S. Navy as Vice Admiral with 29 years of active duty experience in national security, he joined Booz Allen, and led the development of the firm’s Information Assurance and Intelligence business focused on policy, transformation, homeland security, and intelligence analytics, rising to the position of senior vice president. McConnell left Booz Allen to become the second Director of National Intelligence and served as the DNI for two years under Presidents Bush and Obama As the DNI he managed the expansive national Intelligence Community and had extensive interactions with the White House, the President's Cabinet, Congress, international leaders, and the U.S. business community. McConnell returned to Booz Allen as an Executive Vice President to lead the firm’s Intelligence business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Furman University, a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University, and is a graduate of the National Defense University (Global Telecom), the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence). McConnell has also been awarded three Honorary Doctorate degrees, the most recent from George Washington University.