The Honorable Michael Montelongo, a career soldier, former presidential appointee and Senate-confirmed official, and corporate executive, is president and chief executive officer of GRC Advisory Services, LLC, a private firm specializing in board governance matters and most recently was chief administrative officer and senior vice president for Sodexo, Inc. He is also a senior advisor at leadershipForward, a premier leadership performance firm serving Fortune 500 and small business clients. A governance and audit committee financial expert and NACD Board Leadership Fellow, Michael serves on the boards of Herbalife Nutrition, the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation, Exostar LLC, Aerospace Corporation, and Leadership Roundtable. A former Bush White House appointee who served as the 19th assistant secretary for financial management and chief financial officer of the US Air Force, Michael is a public policy expert and lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Michael was an executive with a global management consulting firm, a regional telecommunications company, and completed a career in the US Army, a Congressional Fellowship in the US Senate, and service as an assistant professor teaching economics and political science at West Point. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in science from West Point and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.