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Girl Security Welcomes New Board of Director Members and Strategic Advisors

March 6, 2023 – Girl Security, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driving change in national security through learning, training, and advancement for girls, women and gender minorities, is thrilled to announce the welcoming of four new members to its Board of Directors and Honorary Advisors.

National security veterans Diana Dragon, Tom Quinn, and General Thomas Waldhauser join the Girl Security Board with extensive backgrounds in the sector, having served in a range of military, intelligence, and cybersecurity leadership roles. In addition, Bill Wolf brings invaluable expertise in strategic growth, business development, and enterprise.  

Joining as Strategic Advisors are Sonya Holt and Garrett Petraia. Sonya Holt is the recently retired Deputy Associate Director for Talent for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and will lend her expertise to several new Girl Security initiatives launching 2023-2023. Garrett Petraia who currently serves as Vice President of Enterprise Resilience with Levi Strauss & Co. As a longtime former member of the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, Garrett brings a unique perspective on the national security public-private sector nexus. 

Diana Dragon brings to the board her experience in leading successful intelligence and business teams. She is the current Head of Global Insights at Standard Industries, a global industrial company, and a respected leader in the field with over 20 years of experience in the intelligence and business communities. 

“From my experience in the public sector, for the United States to meet its national security objectives now and in the future, it requires as diverse of a workforce as possible to solve the most difficult of problem sets,” Dragon said. “It is truly an honor and privilege to contribute to a vision I believe in so strongly.” Dragon previously worked as an Operations Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as in the private sector, including positions at BP and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tom Quinn is currently the Head of Enterprise Security for T. Rowe Price and serves as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer. He brings with him deep experience in cybersecurity and technology. Tom previously served as a managing security director for several major financial institutions.  

General Thomas Waldhauser is a retired United States Marine Corps general who was the Commander of United States Africa Command. He previously served as Director for Joint Force Development, J7 on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Commanding General of  the Marine Expeditionary Force, and Commanding General of the United States Marine Forces Central Command

“Girl Security provides a wonderful opportunity for young women to explore and learn about some of our most complex and challenging national security issues. I am pleased to be a part of an organization devoted to having a positive impact on our nation that will carry over for many years to come,” said Waldhauser.

Bill Wolf is currently Managing Director at Method Capital, where he focuses on management, deal sourcing and portfolio oversight. In 2011, Bill founded BW Capital, an alternative asset management firm. Prior to founding BW Capital, he was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers Inc. and William Blair & Company; an executive overseeing company investments for Henry Crown and Company; and a principal at Talon Asset Management, where he managed the firm’s private equity business and was Talon’s Chief Operating Officer.

Girl Security’s Chair of its Board of Directors, Marilyn Diamond, welcomed its new members to their 3-year terms at the start of the 2023 calendar year.

“We are pleased to add Diana, Tom, Bill, Garrett, Sonya, and General Waldhauser to the Girl Security Team,” Diamond said. “Their diverse experience in national security and business-related sectors and a passion for the mission and work of Girl Security will add tremendous value to the organization.”

About Girl Security: Girl Security is a non-partisan, non-profit organization forging equity in national security by advancing girls, women, and gender minorities through supportive pathways. Incorporated in 2019, Girl Security’s work has impacted more than 10,000 participants through its programming and over 400 girls and women through its mentoring program.