Chief Executive Officer
Ronda Schrenk is the current CEO of USGIF. Before taking on this new role, she previously served as the Vice President of Programs of the Foundation where she led the content development for all events and programs, including the annual GEOINT Symposium and a variety of workshops tackling enduring and emergent topics of interest to the intelligence, defense, and homeland security communities. She is responsible for liaising with and supporting USGIF member volunteers as they lead important working group efforts and is often a featured speaker and/or moderator at community events.
Ms. Schrenk has been on the leading edge of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft for most of her career, including 25+ years in a variety of leadership and analytic positions at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, private industry, non-profit, and even academia.
Before joining USGIF, Ms. Schrenk was the Senior Fellow for Public-Private Partnerships at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), where she advised the president on challenges facing the Intelligence Community and coordinated activities including INSA’s councils on Technology and Innovation, Acquisition Management, and Intelligence Champions (workforce of the future). As a career GEOINT professional, she has served in a variety of analytic leadership positions at NGA, including Mission Requirements Program Manager of NGA’s Mission Talent Alignment office, Chief of the Counterterrorism Airborne Analysis Center and Chief of the Time Dominant Operations Center, and while on a joint duty assignment to NSA, Deputy Chief of the International Affairs and Policy Office.