The Ferrum College In Residence Series
The Ferrum College In Residence Series initiative is designed to bring the real-world experience of current and retired professionals to the classroom. Guest speakers tour campus, audit classes, interact with students and faculty and are asked to deliver a lecture sharing their personal experiences and philosophies. Speakers offer insight on the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities necessary for a successful career. Many of the lectures are open to both the College community and the general public.
Next In Residence Speaker: Mark Roth, Security and Intelligence Expert
Monday, November 13, 2017
Security and intelligence expert Mark Roth will will serve as Ferrum College’s next executive in residence on Mon., Nov. 13, 2017. Roth will share his career experiences with students in a number of classes and give a keynote address at 11:15 a.m. The public is welcome to attend his presentation in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall on campus.
Roth retired in November 2014 after 34 years of Federal service, 28 of those years with the U.S. Intelligence community. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Chicago State University (CSU) teaching courses in the University’s Security and Intelligence Studies program on the U.S. Intelligence Community and intelligence analysis. He also serves on the External Advisory Board for CSU’s Center for Information and Security Education and Research.
Roth served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from the day it stood up in 2005 until his retirement. During his tenure at ODNI, Roth served successively in leadership positions addressing cross-Community analysis, collection and strategic Human Capital matters. He was appointed to the Senior National Intelligence Service in 2006.
Prior to joining the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Roth was the project manager for establishing the National Intelligence Priorities Framework in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production.
During 1986-2002, Roth served progressively as a civilian all-source intelligence analyst, Branch Chief, Division-level senior analyst, and Division Chief with the Department of the Air Force, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Prior to his service with the Air Force, Mr. Roth was a research specialist with the Library of Congress.
Roth received a B.A. in History and a Certificate in Asian Studies from Northwestern University. During 1981-1982 he completed a Fellowship at The George Washington University’s Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies. He completed the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College and earned an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University; Class of 2000.
Past In Residence Speakers
American journalist and photographer
Dr. Basil I. Gooden
Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Author, Actress and Motivational Speaker
Secretary to the Commonwealth of Virginia
Senior Policy Counsel, Access
My E. Chung
President and Chief Executive Officer, Luna
Director of the Knowledge Center, Farm Credit of the Virginias
Greg Craddock ’92
CEO, Patriot Group International
Former CEO, Total Action for Progress
Director of Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum
James E. Winkler
President & General Secretary, National Council of Churches
Alfred “Al” Midgett ’79
Author, Founder/CEO of The NobleMen
Kimberley S. Crannis ’83
Chief of Police, Blacksburg, Virginia
Director & Former President, Advance Auto Parts
Founding President of SustainFloyd
William H. Fralin, Jr.
President and CEO of Medical Facilities of America, Inc.
Julie E. Swanson
President/CEO of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia
President of Novozymes Biologicals
Nancy Howell Agee
President and CEO of Carilion Clinic
Jeffrey A. Marks
President and General Manager of WDBJ7
Michael W. McColl ’93
Harvey D. Brookins, Jr.
Market President & Business Banking Manager at Wells Fargo
Marc A. Schewel
President of Schewel Furniture Company
Michael J. Quillen
Executive Chairman of the Board of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
President of Martinsville Speedway
President and Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Power
Debra C. (Debbie) Meade
President and Publisher at The Roanoke Times
President and CEO of Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group
President and CEO of Roanoke Gas Company
Managing Director of Regeneration Partners LLC
Neal Naff M.D.
Neurosurgeon at the Cyber Knife Program at John Hopkins
E. Michael Mutchler
Vice President and Group Executive at General Motors
Baxter F. Phillips, Jr.’66
President of Massey Energy Company
Frank M. Simms
Manager of Hydro Operations for American Electric Power (AEP)
Edward G. Murphy M.D.
President and CEO of Carilion Clinic