The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that Jamie Barnett has joined the Board of Directors.
Barnett is an attorney with a distinguished career in the public and private sector, including over thirty years experience in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve as a surface warfare officer, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and serving as Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Director of Naval Education and Training in the Pentagon.
He previously served as the Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission where he executed major cybersecurity initiatives, and as Senior Vice President for National Security Policy at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where he remains a Senior Fellow.
Barnett is currently a partner at the law firm of Venable LLP in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice and serves as the Chair of their Telecommunications Group. He was named a Top Lawyer in DC for Cybersecurity by Washingtonian Magazine for 2015.
The Rainey Center is a post-partisan, 501(c)3 public policy research organization and incubator for diverse, non-traditional emerging policy leaders, named after Joseph Rainey, a former slave who was the first African-American to serve in the United States House of Representatives.