The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation Appoints Amy E. Suski as Managing Director

JAFFREY, NH – The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation (AWMF) proudly announces the appointment of Amy E. Suski as its new Managing Director, effective April 15, 2024. With a distinguished background spanning academic publishing, legal practice, and nonprofit management, Amy brings a unique blend of expertise to her new role.

“Amy’s breadth of experience and passion for advancing impactful initiatives make her the ideal person to lead the Foundation into its next chapter. We are confident that she will propel our mission forward and drive outcomes,” said Jaymie Durnan, Co-founder and Chair of AWMF.

As the founder and manager of a thriving small business providing support for academic journals, Amy has demonstrated her ability to lead multifaceted projects and foster collaboration across diverse disciplines. Her experience directing programs and outreach initiatives aligns seamlessly with the Foundation’s work in experimentation and the promotion of interdisciplinary thinking.

Amy’s legal acumen and service on the boards of non-profit corporations further strengthen her capacity to navigate the complexities of nonprofit governance and reflect her dedication to driving positive change within communities. Amy is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Wellesley College.

Please join us in welcoming Amy to the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation. With her critical contributions, we will continue to further our commitment to developing generations of strategic thinkers who will have an enduring impact on U.S. national security.

Praise for “The Incalculable Element,” from James N. Mattis

Letter from James N. Mattis, 26th United States Secretary of Defense, to Jaymie Durnan, Co-founder and Chairman of the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation

Praise for “‘The Incalculable Element’: Ancient Innovations for Modern Security Problems,” by Emily A. Davis

“In a word, this is wonderful. It is an apt, appropriate use of applied history. In a tumultuous time when journalists seem to be the only voices trying to make sense of our situation, nearly all historians have been unable to give us guideposts or a compass to orient us to solutions. As W. Churchill put it, the more one can look into the past, the further one can look into the future….This paper rates study and application to our own thinking about what we face. Vice dismissing the reasons for the internal disarray, Hermocrates sought to understand them and then to show them why they must mature their thinking. Where in America is such informed leadership today?

This is an award-winning paper in the truest sense of the word. This demonstrates why we need historians who can apply history to our current situation. As SecDef I often got my best new ideas from old books/history.

This paper is nothing short of exciting in what it unlocks. Many, many thanks for what your team is bringing to the fore in this paper Ms. Davis has crafted. I’m inspired and humbled by her application of history. Hermocrates ranks with Aurelian guiding Rome out of the crisis of the third century AD or Choiseul’s thoughtful leadership under the Sun King. Kudos to your Marshall Foundation and Ms. Emily! Hooray to you all, Jaymie. Only you could orchestrate such thinking with the way you’ve crafted, a method that rewards and draws out innovative thinking.”