Robin Champ is the Chief of the Enterprise Strategy Division at the United States Secret Service (USSS). Prior to joining USSS, Ms. Champ was the Chief of the Global Futures Office at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). There, she developed a comprehensive methodology (to include stakeholder interviews, scenario based planning, SWOT analysis, policy analysis, and crowdsourcing) to facilitate development of the Agency’s Strategic Plan. She also spearheaded the introduction of Scenario Based Planning in the organization and continues to be a frequent speaker on the subject at various Department of Defense (DoD) and Interagency venues.
Ms. Champ also led the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), addressing key national security and CWMD issues through strategic studies and dialogues. In this capacity she partnered with the National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) and the United States Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Prior to joining DTRA, Ms. Champ worked at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Office of Strategic Planning and Enterprise Transformation (J-5), where she was the DLA Lead for the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. While at DLA, she wrote their Transformation Roadmap and was the Program Manager for DLA’s Balanced Scorecard.
In addition to her official positions, Ms. Champ is on the leadership panel for the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCoI.org). She also is a guest lecturer on foresight at George Washington University’s “Mastering Strategy for the Public Sector” course.
Ms. Champ earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising from the University of Maryland in College Park where she was the Outstanding Senior in Advertising, graduating at the top of the Advertising class. Ms. Champ earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from NDU’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). She is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Executive Fellows program.
In addition to a commendation from the Vice President of the United States, and her many awards for outstanding performance, Ms. Champ is a recipient of the DTRA Director’s Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.