Reid Sawyer Senior Vice President, JLT Specialty USA

A nationally recognized expert, Reid joined JLT in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Credit, Political, and Security Risks after a 23-year career in the U.S. Army. Reid actively advises numerous senior government and industry leaders, with particular emphasis on terrorism, geopolitical, and cyber security risks. Most recently Reid served as the senior intelligence strategist for the Middle East and South Asia at U.S. Central Command, leading the organization’s most elite analytical team conducting strategic risk analyses for Middle East operations, for which he received the Director of National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. Previously Reid was selected for a prestigious fellowship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his fellowship year, Reid authored the FBI's public - private partnership strategy focusing on the intersection of cyber and organizational resiliency. In this role he led the first summit on intellectual property theft through cyber means and was recognized by the Assistant Director of the FBI for this path-breaking work. Having founded the nation’s premier counterterrorism research institute, The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, he led influential national counterterrorism policy reviews and testified before a bicameral Congressional committee hearing. During his career, he deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and Latin America while serving in Special Operations Forces. Sawyer also serves as a senior advisor to the New York City Fire Department’s Terrorism Task Force, providing subject matter expertise on resiliency, preparedness, and cyber issues for the Department's senior leadership. The editor of two books on transnational threats and author of numerous articles, previously Reid was a professor at the United States Military Academy and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s graduate School of International and Public Affairs for eight years. Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.