Lisa Marie Cheney has actively served and worked with the U.S. government and private industry for more than 25 years. Her areas of expertise include defense and national security, intelligence, energy, homeland security, cyber security, and foreign policy issues. Cheney currently serves as the president of Innovative Business Group, a firm specializing in business development and federal government business strategy development. She also serves on the advisory board of NEC North America.
Previously, Cheney worked on the National Security Council Transition Team for President-elect Trump, responsible for developing the future policy strategy for the National Security Council. She has also served as the senior director for government relations and strategy and planning for Chemring North America.
During the George W. Bush Administration, Cheney served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Legislative Outreach, and the acting principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Legislative Affairs, responsible for all strategy, outreach, and contact between the U.S. Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and the U.S. Congress.
Cheney owned and operated a government relations and strategy company, PSMA Inc., from 1994 to 2010. She is also very active in the Virginia Republican Party and has served in numerous capacities on both national presidential campaigns, as well as Virginia state and federal campaigns.
Cheney is a graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in political science. She also holds a master of arts in National Security Statecraft from The Institute for World Politics, which was a degree program associated with Boston University. She also holds a certificate in corporate strategy from Harvard Business School.