Dr. Eileen Parise is Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. Prior to joining Nathan Associates, she was President and CEO of The Hawkeye Group International, LLC, where she provided consulting services to clients working in the realm of health care, aviation, national security, and homeland security. Preceding her consulting career, she joined Erickson Aviation where she led the Federal Sector and built out the newly created Government Services Operation in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Parise brings experience in the field of infra-red technologies and screening and scanning technologies, having worked for FLIR Systems and Rapiscan Systems as their Vice President for Federal and Commercial Programs, North America, supporting components within the National Security and Homeland Security Communities, and Commercial Air Cargo Entities. Before working in private industry, Dr. Parise spent 8 years working as a contractor to the Pentagon for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-3, Deputy Directorate for Information Operations (DDIO). In that capacity, she was one of the J-3 DDIO representatives to the National Security Council’s Interagency Policy Coordinating Committee (IAPCC’s) on Counterterrorism and Strategic Communications. Dr. Parise was integral in providing information operations and strategic communications counsel to the regional and functional combatant commands, as well as the newly established Northern Command and Strategic Command following 9/11.
Dr. Parise was a presidential appointee during the Clinton Administration and the Bush Administration. She served as the Deputy White House Liaison and Defense Fellow to the Department of Defense, White House Liaison to the Department of Commerce and established the International Trade Advocacy Center.