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Stephanie Bellistri
Former Senior Officer, National Clandestine Service, CIA

Stephanie Usry Bellistri is a recognized national security, counterterrorism and counterintelligence expert who for the past decade has advised security technology companies on corporate security and risk, leadership and communications, organizational resilience, crisis management and go-to-market strategies. A 22-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, she held numerous leadership positions as a senior operations officer in the National Clandestine Service. She traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and South Asia where she cultivated and leveraged strong partnerships with senior foreign intelligence officials in support of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, counternarcotics, counterproliferation, and military operations. Bellistri served as Deputy Chief of Operations in CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, Deputy Chief of WMD Counterterrorism and Chief of Interagency Relations on the Afghan Task Force. She also served as CIA Liaison to US Atlantic Command, Special Assistant to the Associate Deputy Director for Counterintelligence and Chief of Iran Branch in CIA’s Counterproliferation Division.
During her time at CIA, Bellistri received numerous medals and awards, to include the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the George H. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Counterintelligence Star, and several Meritorious Unit Citations.