Abby Gillett is the Potomac Institute’s Director of Strategic Communications. In this role she is responsible for the development and implementation of the Potomac Institute’s internal and external communications strategies. Prior to joining Potomac Institute, Ms. Gillett served as the Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to the Under Secretary of the Air Force and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air Force Futures (A5/7). In this role she, developed integrated messaging for a new Air Force future force design and the concepts and capabilities to meet emerging national security challenges. Ms. Gillett has held a variety of positions across industry, think tanks and the U.S government, where her work enhanced organizational strategies and the communication surrounding them.