Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty is president and chief executive officer of LEG Inc., a consulting firm providing strategic advice and counsel in domestic and national security, global energy issues, counterterrorism, crisis and consequence management, strategic planning and assessment, and homeland security.
Since 2003, Mrs. Gordon-Hagerty served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of USEC Inc., a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. In that role, she was responsible for USEC’s day-to-day operations, including oversight of production, regulatory affairs, advanced technology and its wholly-owned subsidiary, NAC International which specialized in nuclear materials transport, spent fuel storage and transport technologies, nuclear fuel cycle consulting, and fuel cycle information services.
In 1998, Mrs. Gordon-Hagerty joined the White House National Security Council (NSC) staff, as director for combating terrorism, overseeing and coordinating U.S. Government activities to deter, disrupt, prevent, and respond fully to conventional, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorist attacks, through research and development, special operations, intelligence, and exercises/contingency planning.
Prior to joining the White House NSC staff, Mrs. Gordon-Hagerty served for six years as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Director, Office of Emergency Response, leading efforts for emergency preparedness and technical/operational emergency response to all radiological or nuclear events, and as Acting Director, Office of Weapons Surety, responsible for the safety and security of the country’s nuclear weapons program. Prior to DOE, she served as a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. Mrs. Gordon-Hagerty began her professional career as a physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Mrs. Gordon-Hagerty holds a master’s degree in health physics and a bachelor of science degree, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She serves as a Director of Independence Federal Savings Bank, Federation of American Scientists and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Advisory Board of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Economic Club of Washington DC, and Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs. Mrs. Gordon-Hagerty has been named to Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women in 2004, 2005 and 2006.