Three new adjunct fellows bring additional expertise to Pell Center
Pictured from left: Brandon Catalan, Paul McGreevy and Peter Zwack
Three accomplished professionals have joined the Pell Center as adjunct fellows: Brandon Catalan and Paul McGreevy, who will contribute their expertise to the cyber leadership project and the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative, and retired Brig. Gen. Peter Zwack, who will provide insight on international affairs, especially the West’s relationship with Russia.
“Over the past few years, the Pell Center has built a cohort of thought leaders from a variety of different fields,” said Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center. “This new crop of fellows is no different. From the technical to the strategic, the expertise Brandon, Paul and Gen. Zwack bring to the Pell Center reflects the challenges facing the United States today.”
Zwack recently retired from his final posting as the U.S. defense attache in Moscow after more than 34 years of military service in key leadership and staff positions in Afghanistan, South Korea, the Balkans and Germany. In Moscow, he was eyewitness to the tumultuous events and troubling changes in President Putin’s Russia with serious consequences for U.S. security.
Catalan has close to a decade’s worth of combined government and academic experience in the fields of digital forensics, cyber intelligence, network exploitation and information security. He has held technical leadership roles in the defense industry, where he provided counterintelligence support to focused cyber operations, and has also served with several agencies within the U.S. intelligence community on matters relating to surveillance and target acquisition, cyber exploitation, malicious code forensics, and adversarial tactics, techniques and procedures.
After serving in the Navy and reaching the rank of lieutenant commander, McGreevy spent more than 14 years as a senior management and IT consultant with KPMG LLP, BearingPoint Inc. and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he specialized in business strategic planning, organizational development and technology architecture for federal agencies. He was also project manager for Lincoln Chafee’s successful gubernatorial campaign and director of the Department of Business Regulation, serving statutorily as the state banking commissioner, commissioner of insurance, real estate administrator and state boxing commissioner.