Tom Muehleisen, LTC (R), CISSP

Director of Cyber Operations for Norwich Applied Research Institutes (NUARI),  Mr. Tom Muehleisen (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel. In his 3 decades of professional experience, in and out of uniform, he has worked at just about every level within IT and Military Operations: from systems analyst to chief information officer, from airborne ranger to battalion commander. His last role in uniform was as the cyber operations lead for the State of Washington. In this role, he co-wrote the state’s nation-leading cyber response plan. After military retirement, he continued his work, as a consultant, creating graduate curriculum for the University of Washington on cyber resilience and facilitating exercises for local business owners, large defense contractors and most recently, multiple organizations involved in a major telecommunications cyber security event (exercise only, not actual) involving state government and a large wireless provider. He is a published author with works on cyber security, the application of military science on cybersecurity and even a military science fiction book on near future military operations.

His role as the Director of Cyber Operations for NUARI allows him to continue this work, focusing on the Energy Sector, its Critical Functions and Community Lifelines. With Tom’s help, NUARI will expand use of the decide® platform from Finance into Energy and beyond.

Andrew Bannon

Andrew Bannon, Partner – Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Consulting, Transformation and Innovation at Tata Consultancy Services
Andrew was born and raised north of Boston in the Merrimack Valley, and is a 1996 graduate of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. After serving as both an enlisted soldier and officer in the United States Army Infantry, Andrew started his professional career with KPMG Peat Marwick – one of the “Big-4” professional services firms, where he performed technology advisory and integration work to address the Year 2000 computer problem. Following completion of that work, Andrew focused purely on the financial services sector – staying with KPMG for 10+ years providing advisory and integration services to top-tier banking, capital markets and insurance clients. KPMG eventually spun-off their consulting arm to go public – becoming ‘KPMG Consulting’ and later ‘BearingPoint’.
Andrew left BearingPoint in the summer of 2008 and continued his consulting leadership journey with various professional services organizations. He is now a partner in the Consulting and Service Integration Group at Tata Consultancy Services (“TCS”), leading the advisory and transformation business for large, global banking and financial services accounts.
Andrew’s interests outside of work revolve around music, where he has 21+ years’ experience playing guitar. His musical interests expanded into music management, leading him to start his own independent record label in 2004. Andrew currently lives in the Flatiron neighborhood of Manhattan with his wife and son, where he is proud to walk around town with his Red Sox hat on.

Scott Nelson

Vice President of Operations, NUARI
  Mr. Scott Nelson is currently Vice President for Norwich University Applied research Institutes (NUARI).  Scott is also an US Army Reserve Colonel, former Brigade Commander and the Commander of the 75th Innovation Command Seattle Squadron, a sub command of Army Futures Command. He transitioned off active duty as the national director for the USAR Cyber Public Private Partnership initiative and Deputy Commander of the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group, overseeing the standup of 10 Army Cyber Protection Teams. He is also the N2SI volunteer Executive Director of a national 3-State Regional Information Sharing and Threat Analysis initiative.  Scott previously served as Vice President Strategic Growth and Business Development for Secure|Set Academy LLC, a Denver based private post-secondary accredited education company. In this capacity, Scott develops relationships and partnerships that provide SecureSet with strategic growth opportunities in enterprise sales.  Scott has also served in multiple other capacities for SecureSet including Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Outcomes, Denver Campus Director and Education program manager.  In these capacities he was responsible for operations of multiple locations of the Academy program and four distinct missions; K-12, Entry level cyber security applied education (CORE program), Executive/C-Suite and Board education, student career outcomes and Employment partner development. Between 2010 and 2013 Scott ran a DoD program at USNORTHCOM evaluating and assessing technological and information science applications for counter transnational criminal organizations across Mexico, central, south America and the Caribbean.  Scott is a graduate of the Army War College, University of Montana and currently pursuing a second Masters in Infrastructure Protection Management at the University of Washington.

Mark D. Young



Mark D. Young President and General Counsel Ronin Analytics, LLC July 2013 – Present (2 years 11 months)

Executive Director United States Department of Defense March 2011 – July 2013 (2 years 5 months)
Special Counsel for Defense Intelligence U.S. House of Representatives February 2007 – March 2011 (4 years 2 months)
Senior Staff Officer National Security Agency April 1999 – February

Norwich University B.A., Political Science 1988 – 1992

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Juris Doctor, Law 2002 – 2006

Joint Military Intelligence College MSSI, Strategic Intelligence 2000 – 2002

Activities and Societies: Student Bar Association, Moot Court Board, Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Richard W. Schneider, PhD

Dr. Richard W. Schneider, rear admiral USCGR (Ret.) 23rd president of Norwich University

Dr. Richard W. Schneider proudly carries on the tradition of developing citizen-soldiers started in 1819 by Norwich University founder Alden Partridge. Through his experience in the military and academia, Schneider epitomizes Norwich’s special and unique traditions.

In July 1992, he became the 23rd president of Norwich. Since then, Schneider has championed Norwich’s advancement in academic, student life and financial matters, positioning the University for continued growth and success in the new millennium.

E. Tarry Polidor (NU’64)

President and Chief Executive Officer Optical Gaging Products Inc

Polidor graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1964. He attained a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1966, and currently is the president and CEO of Optical Gaging Products in Rochester, New York. Polidor served on the Norwich University Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2004.

Robert B. Mack

Chairman for the NUARI Board of Directors

Robert B. Mack is a Norwich University Trustee Emeritus and chairman for the NUARI Board of Directors. His business career is in healthcare management, private investing in startup in health insurance companies and HMOs, and former CEO of HMO. Spouse is Tammie. Trustee Emeritus Robert B. Mack received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree at Norwich University’s May 14, 2006 Commencement ceremony.

Robert O. Lindefjeld (NU’86)

Rob Lindefjeld is the General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel of the nanotechnology firm Nantero—the number one semiconductor manufacturer in America and the first to send carbon nanotubes into space. In August 2013 he’ll become the Chairman of the American Bar Association Section of IP Law, the largest organization of IP lawyers in the world, helping formulate our country’s national policy in the area of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. A Lifetime member of the Partridge Society, Rob is a past president of the NUAA.

Norwich has been without a doubt the foundation upon which I have built my career and life. The things that I learned at Norwich—whether it’s the Honor Code, whether it’s perseverance, whether it’s the requirement to look out after each other, or whether it’s leadership training—all have benefited me and made me who I am today.

Thomas Leavitt

Currently serving as President and CEO of the Northfield Savings Bank, Tom Leavitt has almost 25 years of banking and 13 years of industrial experience. Tom has a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania/The Wharton School and a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire/Whittemore School of Business & Economics.

William M. Lasky (NU’69)

 William Lasky for more than 40 years held management and upper management positions leading global industrial and heavy-duty manufacturing companies and has, since 2004, served on at least seven corporate boards as a board member, chairman, and director.  Prior to becoming a businessman recognized for his visionary leadership, Bill served as a Captain and pilot in the United States Army for four years. Mr. Lasky received a B.S. in business from Norwich.