U.S. Department of State
Overseas Security Advisory Council

The OSAC Council

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Overseas Security Advisory Council
Bureau of Diplomatic Security
U.S. Department of State

OSAC Council

The OSAC Council is made up of private-sector representatives from 31 U.S. organizations operating abroad and three public-sector representatives from U.S. government agencies. Council terms last between two to six years. The Council is always chaired by the Department of State’s Director of the Diplomatic Security Service and co-chaired by one of the Council's private sector members. 

Together, these representatives provide guidance on all OSAC programs and initiatives and strategize OSAC's major objectives. This public-private structure ensures a balanced assessment of these priorities.The Council meets quarterly and additionally serves on subcommittees, dedicated to specific projects, such as business information privacy and mitigating cyber attacks. 

Current Council Member Organizations

Private Sector

American Airlines, Inc.

Discovery Communications, Inc.

Phillips 66 Company

Anthem, Inc.

Facebook Inc.Rotary International

Ball Corporation

Fiserv, Inc.

Samaritan’s Purse International Relief

Boeing Corporation

Fluor Corporation

Starbucks Coffee Company

Brigham Young University

Food for the Hungry

Under Armour, Inc.

Capital One Financial Corporation

International SOS Assistance

Warner Media

Cargill Incorporated

Iron Mountain Incorporated

The Whirlpool Corporation
Chemonics International Inc.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Coca-Cola Company

National Basketball Association

[+1 Currently Unassigned]

Cummins Inc.

Novelis Inc.

Deere & Company

PepsiCo, Inc.

Public Sector

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of State

Executive Board

The Executive Board provides leadership and strategic direction to the OSAC Council and its sub-committees.

Public Sector Chair: Carlos Matus, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Diplomatic Security Service

Private Sector Chair: Claude Nebel, Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Global Security, Cargill

      Christina Johnson, Director, Global Security, Chemonics International 
      Pete Short, Director, Corporate Security, Ball Corporation


Awards & Education

Chair: Landes Holbrook, Brigham Young University 


Billy Baker, Capital One

Dan Mullin, Fiserv

John Vorhees, USAID

Governance & Standards

Chair: Mark Lowry, Rotary

Buffy Christie, Novelis
Danny Holtsclaw, 

Joe Olivarez, Jacobs

Operations & Excellence

Chair: Cheryl Steele, Starbucks

Erik Antons, Whirlpool

Dan Collins, Fluor

Jeffrey Gilbert, WarnerMedia
John Rendeiro, iSOS

Content Review & Development

Chair: Jamie Gough, Samaritan's Purse


Shannon Fariel-Mureithi, Food for the Hungry/FBSC

Larry Ford, Deere & Company
Patrick Hawk, 
Dave Komendat, Boeing

Member Recruitment & Engagement

Chair: Greg Wurm, Anthem 


Fred Bealefeld, Under Amour

Ryan Levison, Iron Mountain
Scott Scheafe, PepsiCo

Strategic Growth & Partnerships

Chair: Jose Freig, American Airlines 


Jerome Holloway, Commerce

Nick Lovrien, Facebook

Stephen Saflin, Phillips 66
Matt Weilhamer, Cummins

Authority of the Secretary of State

The Council is established under authority of the Secretary of State pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 2656 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., and its regulations, 41 C.F.R. Part 102-3. The approval of OSAC’s Charter by the Under Secretary for Management constitutes a determination by the Secretary of State that the activities of the Council are determined to be in the public interest and directly related to overseas security functions of the Department of State. For more information on the Federal Advisory Committees (FACA) go to the General Services Administration website at  https://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21242  


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