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Betty Sapp

Former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office

Betty Sapp portrait

Betty Sapp was elected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors in May 2020. Sapp retired as the director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a joint Department of Defense-Intelligence Community organization. She was the first woman to be named director of the NRO and served in this role from July 2012 through June 2019.

After a 17 year career in the United States Air Force, serving in various acquisition and financial management positions on air and space programs, Sapp joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1997. There, she was assigned to the NRO where she served in a variety of senior management position. Sapp was later appointed Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Portfolio, Programs and Resources in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense of Intelligence in 2007 and served in various strategic leadership roles within the U.S. government before being appointed as director of the NRO.

Additionally, Sapp currently serves on the board of directors of Ball Corporation and The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Sapp was chosen to serve on our board because of her extensive experience and leadership within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. 

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