Great Seal of the United States National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Commission Staff
(in alphabetical order)

Joanne Accolla. Staff assistant. Former assistant at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, DC.

Alexis Albion. Professional staff member. PhD candidate in International History at Harvard University, specializing in intelligence history. Formerly the historian of the International Spy Museum.

Scott Allan. Counsel. Former special counsel to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. Practice and legal studies focused on international law. Law clerk for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

John Azzarello. Counsel. Former attorney at Carella Byrne in New Jersey. Former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorneyís Office in Newark and a former legal commentator on Court Television Network.

Caroline Barnes. Professional staff member. Former Senior Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Analyst in the FBI's National Security Division. Most recently on special assignment from FBI to the Department of Energy, serving as founder and Director of the Department's Counterintelligence Analysis Program.

Warren Bass. Professional staff member. Former Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, directing the Councilís special terrorism project. Author of Support Any Friend: Kennedyís Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance (Oxford UP).

Ann Bennett. Consultant. Former information control officer for the Congressional Joint Inquiry Staff.

Mark Bittinger. Professional staff member. A policy analyst with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) working with clients such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the U.S. State Department. Author of ďEmergency Response: Police, Firefighters and Medical Personnel,Ē in the Encyclopedia of World Terrorism: 1996-2002.

Madeleine Blot. Counsel. Former attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City with background in philosophy. Former freelance reporter for the New York Observer. Currently writing a novel.

Antwion Blount. Consultant. Systems Engineer with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator/Engineer (MCSA/MCSE).

Geoff Brown. Research assistant. Formerly with the Henry L. Stimson Center's Future of Peace Operations Project.

Daniel Byman. Consultant. Led Ďlook-backí team and worked on CIA issues for the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Assistant professor of security studies at Georgetown University. Previously director for research at RANDís Center for Middle East Public Policy. Author of Keeping the Peace: Lasting Solutions to Ethnic Conflicts (Johns Hopkins UP, 2002) and co-author of The Dynamics of Coercion: American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might (Cambridge UP, 2002).

Dianna Campagna. Manager of Operations. Former principal director of Housing and Urban Developmentís Executive Secretariat. Held management positions in real estate. Managed the paper flow and office systems in the White House Counselís office and, prior to that, at the White House Office of the Staff Secretary.

Sam Caspersen. Counsel. Former attorney with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York with background in international relations. Former clerk for Judge George Sprague in Cambridge, MA.

Melissa Coffey. Staff assistant. Former communications assistant at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Former Hill staffer.

Lance Cole. Consultant. Assistant Law Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Served as Deputy Democratic Special Counsel for the Senate Whitewater Committee.

Marquittia Coleman. Staff assistant. Former administrative assistant with the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice.

Marco Cordero. Professional staff member. FBI Special Agent the last seven years assigned to investigate counterterrorism matters the last four years. Formerly with the U.S. Border Patrol.

Raj De. Counsel. Former litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers and former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

George Delgrosso. Professional staff member. Former New York City Police Department Homicide Detective with expertise in investigation, intelligence gathering, research, strategic planning, and case management.

Gerald L. Dillingham. Professional staff member. Currently Director of Civil Aviation Issues, United States General Accounting Office (GAO)

Thomas Dowling. Professional staff member. Career foreign service officer for thirty years, with extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia. Currently adjunct professor at the Joint Military Intelligence College.

Steven Dunne. Deputy General Counsel. Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland. Former litigation partner Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme Court, and Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit.

Thomas Eldridge. Counsel. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Coordinated federal interagency review of U.S. International Crime Control Strategy.

John Farmer. Senior Counsel. Former Attorney General of the State of New Jersey and Chairman of New Jerseyís Domestic Preparedness Task Force in the aftermath of September 11.

Alvin Felzenberg. Deputy for Communications. Formerly at Voice of America, after serving as communications consultant to Secretary of the Navy Gordon England. Directed the Heritage Foundationís ďMandate 2000Ē project on the presidential transition process, and was editor of Keys to a Successful Presidency. Held several senior staff positions with the House of Representatives.

Lorry Fenner. Professional staff member. Air Force Colonel and Intelligence Officer. Recently completed a year as a Supreme Court Fellow and an assignment as the Vice Wing Commander of the 70th Intelligence Wing. Previously served on the staff of the President's Review of Intelligence tasked by President Bush in May 2001. Also served in the Strategy Division of the Joint Staff/J5 and the Intelligence Directorate of the Air Staff, as well as at intelligence operational units and Headquarters.

Susan Ginsburg. Senior Counsel. Former senior official in the Treasury Departmentís Office of Enforcement. Law clerk for the Honorable Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and worked in the State Departmentís Bureau of International Narcotics Matters.

T. Graham Giusti. Chief of Security. Comes to the Commission from the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence.

Nicole Grandrimo. Professional staff member. Former regional affairs officer in the Office of Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department.

Doug Greenburg. Counsel. Former litigation partner at Winston and Strawn and a former staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Former law clerk to the Hon. Alan E. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Barbara Grewe. Senior Counsel. Associate General Counsel GAO, working on investigations of fraud in government operations or contracts. Served as Special Investigative Counsel for DOJ Inspector Generalís 9-11 review. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Elinore Hartz. Family Liaison. Formerly with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Serves on the Family Advisory Council of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in New York City. Widow of WTC victim.

Len Hawley. Consultant. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, NSC Director for Multilateral Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acting).

Christine Healey. Senior Counsel. Formerly with the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving most recently as Democratic counsel and chief of staff.

Karen Heitkotter. Executive Secretary. Formerly with the State Department, the National Security Council, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Walt Hempel. Consultant. Former Senior Special Agent with INS, served as a regional task force coordinator for narcotics and counter-terrorism. Most recently, special projects manager at DHS responsible for Federal, state and local law enforcement integration.

Michael Hurley. Senior Counsel. CIA officer and attorney. Served two tours at the National Security Council as director of Southeast European Affairs with responsibilities for Kosovo and Bosnia. Served in Afghanistan during 2002-2003.

Dana Hyde. Counsel. Former attorney with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (London) and Zuckerman Spaeder (Washington, DC). Served as special assistant to the deputy attorney general and as special assistant to the president for Cabinet Affairs in the Clinton administration.

Michael Jacobson. Counsel. Worked on FBI team for the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Formerly an assistant general counsel and intelligence analyst in the FBIís National Security Division.

Bonnie Jenkins. Counsel. Fellow at Harvardís JFK Schoolís Belfer Center. Assistant director of the State Departmentís Kosovo History Project from 1999 to 2001, formerly worked on the National Commission on Terrorism (1999-2000) and as general counsel for the Commission on the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Also a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Reginald Johnson. Staff assistant. Former administrative assistant at the Pentagon for Department of the Army, Department of Defense, and former editorial clerk for the Department of Labor.

William Johnstone. Professional staff member. Served for over 20 years as a senior Congressional staff member, most recently as senior policy advisor and legislative director for Senator Max Cleland. Formerly with the Department of Labor.

Stephanie Kaplan. Special assistant. Former assistant director for international security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a former associate with the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy program of The Aspen Institute.

Miles Kara. Professional staff member. Worked on the Ďother agenciesí team of the Congressional Joint Inquiry. Retired Army intelligence officer, who worked as a civilian in the Department of Defense Inspector Generalís Office of Intelligence Review from 1992 until selected as a member of the Joint Inquiry staff.

Janice Kephart-Roberts. Counsel. Former counsel to Senator Kyl for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information. Conducted oversight of DOJ and INS counterterrorism activities.

Hyon Kim. Counsel. Formerly with the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Commission on Terrorism.

Christopher Kojm. Deputy Executive Director. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence Policy in the State Department since 1998. Previously a senior staffer for Representative Lee Hamilton handling foreign policy issues on Capitol Hill.

Katarzyna (Kasia) Kozaczuk. Financial Assistant. Former investment development assistant for Southeast Europe/Caribbean Initiative at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and a former data analyst for the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, with INDUS Corporation of Vienna, Virginia.

Gordon Lederman. Counsel. Former associate in the National Security Law and Policy Group of Arnold & Porter. Clerked for Judge Robert Cowen (3rd Circuit). Author, Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986; Co-author, Combating Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy.

Daniel Leopold. Staff assistant. Recent graduate of the University of Wisconsinís La Follette School of Public Affairs. Interned at the State Departmentís Bureau of European and Regional Affairs, the Foreign Service Institute, and the Defense Departmentís Office of Public Affairs.

Sarah Linden. Professional staff member. Special Agent from FBIís Washington, DC Field Office, Counterterrorism Program. Previously served as an FBI intelligence analyst working international terrorism investigations in San Francisco and at FBI Headquarters.

Douglas MacEachin. Professional staff member. Retired career CIA analyst who left CIA in 1995 as the Deputy Director for Intelligence. Has since become a historian, publishing four books and monographs on the intelligence-policy relationship (most recently on the Polish crisis of 1980-1981, published by Penn State UP). Has just completed a classified study on the current terrorist target.

Daniel Marcus. General Counsel. Served as Associate Attorney General in the second Clinton administration. Former partner and member of management committee at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Served as Deputy General Counsel of Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and as General Counsel of Department of Agriculture in the Carter administration.

Ernest May. Consultant. Currently the Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University. Author of a number of books, including most recently Strange Victory: Hitlerís Conquest of France; The Kennedy Tapes; Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Policymakers (with Richard Neustadt); and Knowing Your Enemy: Intelligence Assessment in the Two World Wars. Longtime director of Harvardís Intelligence and Policy Project and Board Member for the Joint Military Intelligence College.

James Miller. Consultant. Retired Postal Inspector experienced in emergency preparedness planning, and money laundering investigations.

Kelly Moore. Consultant. Previously worked for the State Dept.ís Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Served as Press Secretary to Sen. Joe Lieberman and as a Spokesperson for the United Nations in Bosnia and for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal (ďwar crimes tribunalĒ).

Charles Pereira. Consultant. Currently Senior Aerospace Engineer in the Vehicle Performance Division of the National Transportation Safety Board, with responsibility for investigating aviation, rail, and marine accidents. Some prior aviation investigations include the 1991 mid-air collision involving Senator John Heinz, the 1994 intentional crash of a Cessna 172 into the White House area, TWA Flight 800, USAir Flight 427, the USAF 737 crash in Croatia involving Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, the Aviation Charter, Inc. crash in Minnesota involving Senator Paul Wellstone, and the crash of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

John Raidt. Professional staff member. Former legislative director for Senator John McCain and chief of staff for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

John Roth. Senior Counsel. Former chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice.

Peter Rundlet. Counsel. Former attorney in the Political Law Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Former associate counsel to the President and White House Fellow, serving in the Office of Chief of Staff to the President.

Lloyd Salvetti. Consultant. Career CIA operations officer. Former Director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence, a CIA think tank. Taught at National War College. Served as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council.

Kevin Scheid. Professional staff member. Currently a senior intelligence service officer in the Office of the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management. He recently served as staff director of the Presidentís Review of Intelligence tasked by President Bush in May 2001. As a career civil servant, and prior to his tenure in the Intelligence Community, he served for eleven years in various positions within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House.

Kevin Shaeffer. Professional staff member. Navy LT medically retired due to severe injuries sustained in the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. Previously served on the CNOís staff.

Tracy Shycoff. Deputy for Administration and Finance. Administrative director for four other federal commissions, including the current U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the Commission on Holocaust Assets.

Dietrich Snell. Senior Counsel. Deputy Attorney General, New York, Division of Public Advocacy. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York. Criminal Division.

Jonathan Stull. Communications assistant. Former legislative and communications staffer for Congressman Rick Renzi.

Lisa Sullivan. Staff assistant. Former government affairs assistant at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

John Tamm. Professional staff member. Veteran Supervisory Special Agent from the FBIís Justice Task Force, Criminal Investigative Division. Specializes in review of operational and management effectiveness in investigations. Front line supervisor in Boston, MA, during FBIís investigation of the AA Flight 11 and UAL Flight 175 hijacking. Lt. Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve, Retired.

Cate Taylor. Staff assistant. Former research and administrative assistant at Emergency Corps, an initiative sponsored by the Greater New York Safety Council.

Yoel Tobin. Counsel. Veteran attorney at the Department of Justice, working for the last seven years in the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Departmentís Criminal Division.

Emily Walker. Professional staff member & Family Liaison. Former managing director and chief of staff, Citigroup. Former U.S. alternate director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and executive secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Garth Wermter. Consultant for Technology Development. Currently director of Technology at University of Virginiaís Miller Center of Public Affairs and former technical consultant to the Markle Foundationís Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.

Serena Wille. Counsel. Associate attorney in the global banking group of Allen and Overy (London) in New York City. Formerly, associate attorney at Davis Polk Wardwell.

Philip Zelikow. Executive Director. Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and served as executive director of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former Presidents Carter and Ford, as well as the executive director of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.

Current News

The Commission has released its final report. [more]

The Chair and Vice Chair have released a statement regarding the Commission's closing. [more]

The Commission closed August 21, 2004. [more]

Commission Members

Thomas H. Kean

Lee H. Hamilton
Vice Chair

Richard Ben-Veniste
Fred F. Fielding
Jamie S. Gorelick
Slade Gorton
Bob Kerrey
John F. Lehman
Timothy J. Roemer
James R. Thompson

Commission Staff

Philip D. Zelikow
Executive Director

Chris Kojm
Deputy Executive Director

Daniel Marcus
General Counsel