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Richard J. Schroth, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Richard Schroth is a trusted private advisor and thought leader to business around the globe. He is Executive Director of The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center at American University and an Executive in Residence. Honored as one of the Top 25 Consultants in the World by Consulting Magazine and his peers, Richard is the Managing Director of the Newport Board Group’s Global Technology Strategy, Innovation and Cyber Practice and the Axon Global Cyber Alliance, where he actively leads world-class teams of cyber professionals and board level advisors seeking to minimize the serious nature of cyber risk.

Dr. Schroth is energetically engaged in the cutting-edge of global private sector cyber initiatives including areas of M&A cyber diligence, board policies for cyber risk and advanced cyber business strategy. He is a private confidant to Fortune 500 boards, executives, private equity firms, national professional associations and Economic and Trade Consular Offices. Richard is a full board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and member of the NACD Board Advisory Services where he leads strategy sessions with Boards on cyber and related risk issues around the world.

Former Senior United States Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Schroth was nominated as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his distinguished career and contributions as a thought leader in business, technology, and Cyber-Counter Intelligence. Dr. Richard Schroth received his Doctorate from Indiana University, a M.S. from the University of Illinois, post-bachelors work at Texas A&M and holds a B.S. from Western Illinois University. Dr. Schroth has been honored as The Distinguished Alumnus of all the universities where he has graduate.