Alexis Lasselle Ross
Alexis Lasselle Ross is the President of Apex Defense Strategies, a strategic advisory firm that guides companies as they navigate the defense market. Ross founded Apex after more than two decades as an executive in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, Ross performed strategic planning at General Dynamics, advising corporate leadership on managing critical issues and navigating government business. Prior to entering the private sector, Ross served in a variety of senior positions in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government. She served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategy and Acquisition Reform, the acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and a professional staff member writing acquisition law on the House Armed Services Committee. Ross is a member of the Army Science Board and a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).
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