Chief of Staff and Vice President of Operations
Ha Nguyen McNeill is BSA’s Chief of Staff and Vice President of Operations, serving as a key partner and representative for internal and external affairs for the President and CEO and ensuring alignment of BSA priorities and operations. Working with the President and CEO and the BSA senior leadership team, McNeill contributes to the development of plans for the long-term health of BSA and the implementation of strategic and policy goals. She plays a key role in positioning the organization for break-through thinking and efforts.
McNeill has over seven years of U.S. federal government experience, focusing on issues including homeland security, trade security, intellectual property enforcement, international relations, and transportation security.
McNeill served two tours at the White House, first with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s Office and subsequently with the National Security Council as the Director of Aviation Security. Prior to BSA, she held the position of Chief of Staff and Executive Advisor in the Office of Global Strategies at the Transportation Security Administration where she spearheaded procedures and process improvements for the office, and coordinated and advised on key international aviation security initiatives.
McNeill is a native of Montreal, Canada. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and bachelor’s degrees in international studies and music from the University of California, Irvine.