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Elaine Dezenski

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Chief Growth Officer, Blank Slate Technologies, and Senior Advisor, Center on Economic and Financial Power, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

    Full Biography

    Elaine Dezenski is the Chief Growth Officer at Blank Slate Technologies (  She is also founder of LumiRisk, an international risk advisory firm.  Since 2014 she has served as senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a non-partisan think tank where she writes on a range of topics related to national and economic security.  Dezenski has also held executive leadership positions at the World Economic Forum, INTERPOL and Cross Match Technologies; and served in various senior positions in the US government, including Deputy and Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    She began her career at the Transportation Division of Siemens Corporation. From 2017-2020, she served as the Mars Visiting Lecturer of Business Ethics in the Ethics, Politics and Economics Program at Yale University.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University and Wheaton College (MA).