Our Officers

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The CIB analytical desks are led by a Executive Team of officers, who, in addition to their analytical tasks, are in charge of steering the organization. The current CIB officers are as follows:

GUTBERLET Blake

 

Executive Director
BLAKE GUTBERLET is a junior from Hickory, NC, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies and minoring in Psychology. He focuses on interrogation techniques, military weapons capabilities, and counterinsurgency with an emphasis on Boko Haram.

LEE Jeremy

 

Chief Operations Officer
JEREMY LEE is a junior from Geneva, IL, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies at CCU. He heads the CIB’s Eastern/Southern Europe Desk, where he specializes in the European Union with an emphasis on European security issues.

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Communications Officer
VICTORIA JAMES, from Biloxi, MS, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies. She heads the CIB’s Middle East Section, where she focuses on WMD and CBRN proliferation. Victoria is also the President of Women in Intelligence and National Security.

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Quality Assurance Officer
MICHAEL JONES is a senior from North Charleston, SC, majoring in History and minoring in Intelligence and Security Studies and Military Science. He heads the CIB’s Asia/Eurasia Section, where he studies Central Asia and international terrorism.

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Financial Officer
CASEY MALLON, from Myrtle Beach, SC, is majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies (with a Middle East focus) and Politics, and minoring in Statistics, Religious Studies, and Geographical Information Systems. At CIB she focuses on Southeast Asia.

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Recruitment Officer
CONNOR KILGORE is a senior from Leesport, PA, majoring at Intelligence and National Security Studies at Coastal Carolina University. He has an interest in energy security and energy markets. Recently he has focused on the West African energy sector.

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Records Officer
MADISON NOWLIN is a Sophomore from Concord, NC, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies and minoring in Biology. She is also the president of the National Security Club and an officer in Women in Intelligence and National Security at CCU.

FITSANAKIS Joseph

 

Faculty Mentor
Dr. JOSEPH FITSANAKIS is Assistant Professor of Politics in the Intelligence and National Security Studies program at Coastal Carolina University. He specializes in communications interception, human intelligence collection and intelligence tradecraft.

 


Our Past Officers:

EVANS Diana

 

Communications Officer
DIANA EVANS is a Coastal Carolina University senior from Cape Cod, MA, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies and minoring in Geographic Information Systems. Her interests include terrorism, espionage, geospatial intelligence and domestic terrorism.

HAAG Ryan

 

Quality Assurance Officer
RYAN HAAG is a senior from Frederick, MD, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. His interests include human intelligence, geospatial intelligence, and psychological operations.

MGRDECHIAN Joshua

 

Chief Financial Officer
JOSHUA MGRDECHIAN is a senior from Myrtle Beach, SC, majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies at Coastal Carolina University. His interests lie in law enforcement, surveillance and security practices. He specializes in border security.

BARRATT Grant

 

Chief Recruitment Officer
GRANT BARRATT is a senior from Monroe, CT, majoring at Intelligence and National Security Studies at Coastal Carolina University. He specializes in terrorism, counter-terrorism, and law-enforcement intelligence.