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The Honorable Erin C. Conaton is currently President of Conaton Strategies, LLC and Senior Advisor at Ankura where she works with cyber, data management, safety, and other companies who wish to do business with the U.S. government and/or are looking for insights and assistance for public-private partnerships. In this regard, she is also an advisor to Cambrian Futures.
During the Obama Administration, Erin served as Under Secretary of the Air Force and then as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Prior to that, she served for nine years on the staff and then as Staff Director of the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Erin has also taught as a Visiting Professor or Fellow at the U.S. Army War College, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, and the Institute for Politics and Public Service in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. In addition, Erin served as Vice Chairman of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force. She holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Erin is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.