Kathryn Levantovscaia is a deputy director in the Forward Defense program of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Prior to joining the Council, Levantovscaia served the US Chamber of Commerce as director for defense, aerospace, and acquisition policy, where she remained for six years. In this capacity, she executed advocacy campaigns on the Hill, delivered dedicated business development support, and led global and multilateral strategic initiatives.

Before working for the US Chamber of Commerce, she supported Booz Allen Hamilton’s Defense and Intelligence Group. Her areas of expertise include international development and cooperation, US defense export policy and export controls, federal contracting, defense/federal acquisition regulation, and multilateralism.

She graduated first in her class at Webster University, where she received her master’s degree in international relations, and earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Marymount University.