Senior Executive Advisor Mike McConnell is the firm’s former vice chairman, 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 Navy in 1996 as a vice admiral, Mike joined Booz Allen and led the development of the firm’s Information Assurance business and Intelligence business focused on policy, transformation, homeland security, and intelligence analytics, rising to the position of senior vice president.
Upon being asked by President George W. Bush in 2007 to become the second director of national intelligence (DNI), he left Booz Allen and served for 2 years under Presidents Bush and Obama. As the DNI, he managed the expansive national intelligence community—an organization of over 100,000 people, and an annual global enterprise budget of more than $47 billion—and had extensive interactions with the White House, the President’s Cabinet, Congress, international leaders, and the U.S. business community. In 2009, Mike returned to Booz Allen as an executive vice president to lead the firm’s Intelligence business. In 2011, he became vice chairman.