About LEG Inc. founder and CEO, Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty

Professional Career:

  • In addition to serving her clients at LEG Inc., Ms. Gordon-Hagerty is president of Tier Tech International, Inc., (TTI) a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business headquartered in McLean, Va.  TTI’s primary focus is anti- and counterterrorism consulting providing expert policy and planning advice at the federal, state and local levels for multijurisdictional counter-WMD and critical infrastructure preparedness and response.  (www.tier-tech.com)
  • She currently serves as a member of the  Oak Ridge National Laboratory Global Security Strategic Advisory Group, a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Board on Health Sciences Policy, and as the chairman of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience.  She is also a member of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Dean’s Advisory Board.
  • In 2003, Ms. Gordon-Hagerty began serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer of USEC Inc., a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants.  In that role, she was responsible for USEC’s day-to-day operations, including oversight of production, regulatory affairs, advanced technology and its wholly-owned subsidiary, NAC International which specialized in nuclear materials transport, spent fuel storage and transport technologies, nuclear fuel cycle consulting, and fuel cycle information services.
  • In 1998, Ms. Gordon-Hagerty joined the White House National Security Council (NSC) staff serving for more than five years as the Director for Combating Terrorism, overseeing and coordinating U.S. Government activities to deter, disrupt, prevent, and respond fully to conventional, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorist attacks, through research and development, special operations, intelligence, and exercises/contingency planning.
  • Prior to joining the White House NSC staff, Ms. Gordon-Hagerty served for six years as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Director, Office of Emergency Response, leading efforts for emergency preparedness and technical/operational emergency response to all radiological or nuclear events, and as Acting Director, Office of Weapons Surety, responsible for the safety and security of the country’s nuclear weapons program.
  • For two years, she served as a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
  • Ms. Gordon-Hagerty began her professional career as a health physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

 Related professional and personal endeavors:

  • Ms. Gordon-Hagerty is a Director on the Boards of Colombo Bank and Federation of American Scientists (Experts),  and the Advisory Board of Ridge Global LLC.; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of Washington DC and the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs.  She was named three times to Fortune Magazine's "Most Powerful Women".
  • Ms. Gordon-Hagerty has been awarded many citations, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, the first-ever University of Michigan School of Public Health Outstanding Alumni Award, the United States Secret Service Director's Honor Award and the Secretary of Energy's Special Recognition Award.

Ms. Gordon-Hagerty holds a Master's Degree in Health Physics and a Bachelor of Science degree, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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