Amy E. Suski

Amy Suski is an accomplished manager with experience in academic publishing, legal practice, and the business matters of nonprofit corporations. Amy’s expertise includes leading cross-disciplinary teams, developing and implementing strong institutional best practices, legal compliance, and the promotion of innovative research and publishing through diverse multimedia channels.

Prior to joining AWMF, Amy founded and managed a small business that provided program support for multiple academic journals published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Her responsibilities spanned managing academic webinars, the production of special journal issues on topical subjects of engineering interest, coordination of awards programs, website content creation, social media outreach initiatives, and the organization of conference events. Amy also assisted researchers with editing book chapters and journal submissions and preparing successful grant proposals to the National Science Foundation.

Amy’s legal experience includes advising commercial and nonprofit clients in matters involving intellectual property, insurance law, environmental regulation, privacy law, and antitrust matters as an Associate with the Washington, D.C., office of a national law firm. She previously served as a law clerk with the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. Additionally, she served on the Boards of two nonprofit corporations, including as the School Growth Chair of a private primary school where she oversaw the expansion of school programs and the construction of new school buildings, and was responsible for the development of a long-range strategic plan.

Amy is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the Editorial Board of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. Prior to law school, Amy earned a B.A. in History from Wellesley College.

Jaymie Durnan

Jaymie Durnan has served in senior roles in the private sector, the government sector, and the not-for-profit sector. A friend, confidant, and mentee of Andy Marshall for over four decades, Jaymie co-founded the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation with Andy to continue Andy’s unrelenting focus on finding and fostering people who are passionate about understanding the long-term strategic challenges facing the United States.

In addition to his role with the Foundation, Jaymie serves as Assistant to the Director for Strategic Initiatives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, the nation’s premiere federally funded Defense Department research, development and prototyping center.

A member of the New York State Bar, he has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Special Counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Inc.; Product Line Manager at BAE Systems; Partner at Radius Capital Partners; and Managing Member of Woodbury Hill Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm.

His government service includes serving as a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service as the Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense in the President George W. Bush administration; serving as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the President Barack Obama administration; and an aircraft- carrier based naval aviator, with roles in strategy development, strategic assessments, arms control, budgeting, and programming.