Jack Lichtenstein is Principal and Owner of JDL Advisory, LLC. With deep and tested experience in the policy, politics, operations and objectives of business and government, he assists private and public sector clients in achieving their most critical goals. Politically, he works across party lines with members and staffs of the US House and Senate, and with federal agencies, to advance client interests. He advises clients on building coalitions and partnerships with others whose support may be crucial, as well as on reinforcing their government relations efforts with effective, targeted communications, including media. His experience spans four decades.
From 1995 through 2016, he successfully oversaw relations with Congress and the executive branch of the U.S. Government for ASIS International, the world’s largest association of security professionals. He was the organization’s principal liaison with the U.S. Senate and House, as well as with federal departments and agencies having security, defense and law enforcement responsibilities. He served the interests of the security community across the full range of industry sectors and government functions.
He represented ASIS in the US Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the National Security Task Force and the Cyber Leadership Council. He founded and directed the Wharton-ASIS Security Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. And he established the CSO (Chief Security Officer) Roundtable, an organization of top corporate security executives which later became a permanent entity within ASIS.
Earlier, he was an appointed official in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush at the Departments of Defense and Commerce, as well as in the Executive Office of the President. Prior to that, he had been executive assistant to U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts.
He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a colonel in 1995 and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his Army service and the Bronze Star Medal for his role in the 1991 liberation of Kuwait. His education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University.