Alexandra Navarro Nasif

National Security Innovation Base Chair

Alexandra Navarro Nasif serves as National Security Innovation Base Chair for National Defense University. In this role, she serves as a liaison between the school and private sector companies, offers an industry interface to the school’s faculty and students, and advises on innovation base curriculum development.

Additionally, Alexandra serves as Director of Government Business Development for IBM Research. In this role, she works across Government missions to build paths to partnership, application, and monetization for IBM’s $7B Research budget. Prior to her role in IBM Research, she served in various leadership roles across IBM Consulting’s Defense and Intel portfolio, overseeing strategy, delivery, and business development for IBM’s key national security clients.

Alexandra is a member of IBM’s Industry Academy, which is comprised of IBM’s preeminent industry leaders from around the world. Additionally, she serves on the Hispanics@IBM Leadership Council.

A graduate of National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School, Alexandra holds a Master of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy. She is also a graduate of the University of Virginia where she earned a Bachelor of Science from the McIntire School of Commerce.

Alexandra lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she serves her community as a member of the Junior League of Washington and is a member of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA).