Tuesday December 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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The Mar-a-Lago Club 
1100 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach
(561) 374-2858

An Intelligence Perspective In A Volatile World

Join Us on  Tuesday December 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM atThe Mar-a-Lago Club with David Shedd**

**WAC Members Only

David Shedd will discuss emerging U. S. defense intelligence issues    

Speaker Profile:

Mr. David R. Shedd , former Acting Director of the Defense intelligence Agency, served in the U.S. government for nearly 33 years. Since February 2015, he has been serving as a Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow and as an Adjunct Professor at Patrick Henry College. He works as an independent national security consultant, and is actively supporting several Missions/NGOs such as Justice & Mercy International and Samaritan’s Purse.

In August 2014, Mr. Shedd was named Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency following four years service as Deputy Director. Until January 2015 he led the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce comprised of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. This workforce spans the Defense Intelligence Enterprise within the Department of Defense with an intelligence mission..

Mr. Shedd previously served from Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy Director for Policy,Plans, and Requirements, where he was responsible for overseeing the formulation and implementation of major Intelligence Community (IC) policies across the full spectrum of issues.  Mr. Shedd also developed a National Intelligence Strategy, to determine future intelligence priorities for the Community and the Nation.  Mr. Shedd also held intelligence policy positions at the National Security Council (NSC)  He served as the NSC’s Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform. He became  directly involved in the implementation of intelligence reform stemming from the 9/11 Commission report in July 2004, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the Weapons of MassDestruction (WMD).

Previously, Mr. Shedd was posted overseas in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico. 

Mr. Shedd holds a B.A. degree in economics and political science from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Latin American Studies. Mr. Shedd was born in Bolivia and grew up in Latin America. Mr. Shedd has been married for over 35 years to Lisa Ann and they areblessed with two sons, David and Jeremy. Megan, married to David, joined our family in the summer of 2014 and they now have one son, Grayson David.


Registration and Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The speaker program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Members are free.  
WAC Members Only
Required: Suit or Sports Coat for Men; No Jeans    

Celeste Simon
President, World Affairs Council of Palm Beach