Bio

Peter I. Belk is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America responsible for Global Technology and Operations location strategy and cross-matrixed technology and operations implementation initiatives for the company.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Belk also worked as a corporate and trade attorney where he focused on business transactions and cross-border legal work in the Russian Federation, Europe and Middle East.

Mr. Belk has an extensive background serving in sensitive government roles. Most recently, he was a Senior Policy Advisor at U.S. Special Operations Command where he coordinated national-level policy integration of irregular warfare and countering weapons of mass destruction. Previously, Mr. Belk was the Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Threats, Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction, Nonproliferation Directorate, National Security Council where he planned, directed and coordinated the development of policies relating to state and non-state actor nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological threats.

Mr. Belk also served as the Principal Director (Acting) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Chemical and Biological Defense Program.  Prior to this, Mr. Belk served in a number of senior DoD roles after entering government service in 1994 with the Department of State in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where he oversaw all-source intelligence support for the Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Mr. Belk also was as an analyst in the Office of Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where he was responsible for political-military matters, conventional and unconventional, in the Middle East and South Asia. In this capacity, he focused on countering Iraqi weapons of mass destruction efforts, and was assigned as a biological weapons expert to the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) in Iraq.

Mr. Belk performed a number of operational overseas roles in a military and civilian capacity, to include support for Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Allied Force.  He is an adjunct professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and a life member in the Council on Foreign Relations.