Ronda Schrenk is the Chief Executive Officer for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and leads the Foundation in its mission to promote the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and develop a stronger GEOINT community among government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission focus is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives. In this role, Ms. Schrenk sets the strategic direction for the Foundation to effectively enable each aspect of mission accomplishment. Previously serving as the Vice President of Programs of the Foundation, she led the content development for all events and programs, serving as the primary spokesperson for the Foundation.
Ms. Schrenk is a recognized leader in the field of Geospatial Intelligence and 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 (NSA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 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). In this role, she advised the president on challenges the intelligence community faced and coordinated activities such as 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.