Board of Directors

Frank J. Cilluffo
Chairman of the Board

Gregg Gittler
CEO of NCAP and Board Member

Richard Esposito
Board Member

The NCAP is governed by a three-member Board of Directors. Collectively, they bring decades of experience in law, national security and journalism to their mission of shaping the Consortium into an organization that provides outstanding training, education and technical assistance programs to state and local police and their public safety partners.

Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo is an Associate Vice President at The George Washington University, Mr. Cilluffo leads GW's homeland security efforts on policy, research, education, and training. He directs the multi-disciplinary Homeland Security Policy Institute, a unique, nonpartisan “think and do tank” that builds bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through a multi and interdisciplinary approach. Mr. Cilluffo co-chairs the Homeland Security Policy Institute's (HSPI) Ambassadors Roundtable Series on International Collaboration to Combat Terrorism and Insurgencies, moderates the Institute's Policy and Research Forums, which spotlight cutting-edge policy solutions and innovative research, and facilitates a variety of other programmatic events. Mr. Cilluffo joined George Washington University in April 2003 from the White House where he served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Shortly following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Mr. Cilluffo was appointed by the President to the newly created Office of Homeland Security, and served as a principal advisor to Governor Tom Ridge. Prior to his White House appointment, Mr. Cilluffo spent eight years in senior policy positions with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank. At CSIS he chaired or directed numerous committees and task forces on homeland defense, counterterrorism, transnational crime, and information warfare and information assurance.

Mr. Gregg J. Gittler is the Managing Partner of the law firm Gittler & Bradford. Mr. Gittler earned both his undergraduate degree in political science (summa cum laude, honors, and Phi Beta Kappa) and his Juris Doctorate degree (1973) from Stanford University. He later served on the Board of Stanford Law School. Mr. Gittler successfully completed judicial clerkships with the Chief Judge of the California Court of Appeals in San Francisco and the Chief Justice of the United States District Court (Southern District of California). Professional activities have included memberships in the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Trial Lawyers, Executive Committee), Southern California Defense Counsel Association and the Beverly Hills Board of Governors. Mr. Gittler has served as a judge pro tem in the Los Angeles County Municipal Court, and currently serves as an arbitrator for various organizations.

Mr. Richard Esposito is the senior executive producer of the NBC News Investigative Unit and senior executive producer of the Specialized Reporting Units, including medical, science and technology. He supervises investigative correspondents, producers, and reporters across all broadcasts and platforms of the NBCUniversal News Group. His talent team includes Jeff Rossen of TODAY’s “Rossen Reports” and Cynthia McFadden, who is a senior legal affairs and investigative correspondent. Accomplishments include the Edward Snowden investigative effort which culminated with an hour-long TV interview with Snowden, a first for US TV. Esposito, who began as a copy boy at the New York Daily News, has more than 25 years of newspaper and television experience. He has overseen investigations and run the metropolitan news operations at two of the largest newspapers in America -- New York Newsday, where he rose to city editor, and the New York Daily News, where he was metropolitan editor and editor of the Sunday edition. At the Sunday News, he oversaw an award-winning graphical redesign. He was most recently senior investigative reporter for ABC News, where he led the network’s award winning investigation into the CIA’s global network of secret prisons and the “enhanced Interrogation” techniques practiced there. He has shared in a 2012 Peabody for his leadership in ABC’s “Superstorm Sandy” coverage and a Pulitzer Prize for his role in Newsday’s coverage of a fatal subway crash. Additionally, he has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer. Other honors include the 2012 Murrow Award for his work in reporting the death of Osama bin Laden, and a 2014 Murrow for NBC’s Boston Marathon coverage. His investigation into the CIA’s network of secret prisons earned him a prestigious George Polk Award. Among his many other awards are Emmys in 2006 and 2014 and a 1990 Sigma Delta Chi award. Esposito is the co-author of the books “Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation’s Most Exclusive Police Unit,” and “Dead on Delivery: Inside the Drug Wars.” Spike TV purchased a fictionalized series treatment based on “Bomb Squad,” and “Inside the Drug Wars” was optioned for a feature treatment. Esposito is a member of the advisory board of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and a board member of the National Consortium for Advanced Policing. He is also a senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, and a member of the Association of Intelligence Officers and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and other journalism organizations.

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