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Sheila Coronel, Chair - Director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism; former Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.
Nancy E. Soderberg, Vice Chair - Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Northern Florida; former Vice President, International Crisis Group; former U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations; former Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; former Staff Director of the National Security Council. In January 2012, she was appointed Chair of the Public Interest Declassification Board.
Edgar N. James, Esq., Secretary - Partner at James & Hoffman; pro bono litigator on behalf of the Archive.
Nancy Kranich, Treasurer - Former Associate Dean of Libraries of New York University; former President of the American Library Association.
Vivian Schiller - Chief Digital Officer of NBC News; former President, National Public Radio; former Senior Vice President, The New York Times Company; former Senior Vice President, The Discovery Times Channel.
Gen. William Y. Smith, Ph.D. - Retired from the U.S. Air Force; former President, Institute for Defense Analyses; former Deputy Commander of NATO; co-author of Operation Anadyr.
Thomas S. Blanton, President - Director, National Security Archive.
Russell Hemenway, Chair 1999 - 2014