Jami Miscik is chief executive officer and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., the New York-based strategic international consulting firm that assesses and navigates emerging market geopolitical and macroeconomic risks for its clients. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates in 2009, Ms. Miscik served as the global head of sovereign risk at Lehman Brothers.
Before entering the private sector, Ms. Miscik had a distinguished twenty-two-year career in intelligence, ultimately serving as the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director for intelligence. As deputy director for intelligence, she was responsible for all of CIA’s intelligence analysts, the production of all-source analysis, and for determining the content of the President’s Daily Briefing. She also served as the director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council.
Ms. Miscik serves on the board of Morgan Stanley, General Motors, and In-Q-Tel, and is a co-vice chairman at the American Ditchley Foundation. From 2009 to 2017, she served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and was co-chair from 2014 to 2017.
Ms. Miscik received her BA with honors from Pepperdine University in political science and economics, and her MA from the University of Denver’s School of International Studies. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in public service by the University of Denver. She is the recipient of the DCI’s Director’s Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Medal, and twice received the Intelligence Commendation Medal. She is based in New York, NY.