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Executive Profile: Tim Sample, Battelle VP & Sector Manager for Special Programs

Tim Sample

Tim Sample serves as vice president and sector manager for Battelle’s special programs organization.

He is responsible for managing Battelle’s relationship and its programs with the U.S. Intelligence Community.

As a member of the national security global business leadership team, he is also responsible for assisting the NSGB president and CEO in raising the level of Battelle’s engagement and notoriety within the federal government and within the national security community. He has been with the company since June 2009.

Prior to coming to Battelle, Tim served as the president of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), a non-profit public policy and advocacy forum for intelligence and national security. Tim joined INSA after a position at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems as the vice president for strategic intelligence strategies and programs.

Prior to GDAIS, Tim has 25 years of intelligence and policy experience. He served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) for nine years, achieving the title of staff director from June 2000 to May 2003. Tim’s experiences prior to Congress have included service as both an intelligence and imagery analyst in the CIA.

He has held senior government positions including deputy U.S. negotiator for the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START I) when it was signed in 1991, and the executive director of the director of central intelligence’s nonproliferation center. His military background includes service in intelligence units within the U.S. Air Force.

His additional business experience includes working on information processing and telecommunications technologies at GTE Government Systems and as the co-founder and first president of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Tim is a graduate in National and International Strategic Management, from the Kennedy School at Harvard University.

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