Jen Easterly is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Global Head of the Firm’s Cybersecurity Fusion Center. Prior to joining the Firm in 2017, Jen served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, where she led the development of U.S. counterterrorism and hostage policy. Prior to that, she was the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the National Security Agency.
A two-time recipient of the Bronze Star, Jen retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service, including tours of duty in Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Responsible for standing up the Army’s first cyber operations unit, Jen was also instrumental in the creation of United States Cyber Command. A graduate of West Point, Jen holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
A Trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, Jen serves on the Board of several nonprofit organizations, including Nuru International, the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, and Theorem Media. She is the 2018 recipient of the American Hostage Freedom Award.