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:

MALLON Casey

 

Executive Director
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.

KILGORE Connor

 

Chief Operations Officer
CONNOR KILGORE, from Leesport, PA, is majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies and minoring in Global Studies. He heads the CIB’s Asia Desk with a focus on energy, is a Solar Ambassador and a member of WINS and the National Security Club.

 

Communications Officer
ALLISON REILLY, from Columbia, SC, is majoring in Intelligence and National Security and Political Science. She heads the CIB’s Africa Desk and serves as Vice President of WINS and as Chairwoman of the Finance Committee for the CCU SGA.

 

Quality Assurance Officer
BELLE GRIGGS, from Wallace, SC, is double-majoring in Intelligence and National Security and Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. She heads the CIB’s Americas desk where she focuses on Colombia. She is also a member of WINS.

NOWLIN Madison

 

Financial Officer
MADISON NOWLIN, is an Intelligence and National Security Studies major from Concord, NC. At the CIB she specializes in Islamist radicalism in Russia and heads the Russia Desk. Madison is also Chairwoman of the National Security Club.

 

Recruitment Officer
KATELYN MONTRIEF, from Fredericksburg, VA, is majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies with a double minor in History and Criminology. At CIB she focuses on the Middle East and is a member of WINS and the National Security Club.

 

Records Officer
KAYLA “ACE” CHAMBERS is a sophomore from Chapin, SC, majoring in Psychology. She heads CIB’s Europe Desk, where she focuses on Western Europe and the Baltic region. She has also authored published research on French politics.

FITSANAKIS Joseph

 

Faculty Mentor
Dr. JOSEPH FITSANAKIS is Associate 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:

GUTBERLET Blake

 

Executive Director (2016-2017)
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 (2016-2017)
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.

JAMES Victoria

 

Communications Officer (2016-2017)
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.

JONES Michael

 

Quality Assurance Officer (2016-2017)
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.

 

EVANS Diana

 

Communications Officer (2015-2016)
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 (2016-2017)
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 (2015-2016)
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 (2015-2016)
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.

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