Director, Strategic Foresight
Robin Champ is the Director of Strategic Foresight at LBL Strategies, and the primary instructor for the Mastering Foresight: Scenario Based Planning Bootcamp certification program. She is also the Chief of the Enterprise Strategy Division at the United States Secret Service (USSS), where she leads both foresight and strategic planning for the organization.
Prior to joining USSS, Ms. Champ was the Chief of the Global Futures Office at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). There, she developed a comprehensive methodology (to include stakeholder interviews, scenario-based planning, SWOT analysis, policy analysis, and crowdsourcing) to facilitate development of the Agency’s Strategic Plan. She also spearheaded the introduction of scenario-based planning in the organization and continues to be a frequent speaker on the subject at various Department of Defense (DoD) and Interagency venues.
At DTRA, Ms. Champ also led the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), addressing key national security and CWMD issues through strategic studies and dialogues. In this capacity she partnered with the National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) and the United States Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Prior to joining DTRA, Ms. Champ worked at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Office of Strategic Planning and Enterprise Transformation (J-5), where she was the DLA Lead for the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review. While at DLA, she wrote their Transformation Roadmap and was the Program Manager for DLA’s Balanced Scorecard.
In addition to her official positions, Ms. Champ Co-Leads the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCoI.org). In addition, she was appointed to the Global Futures Advisory Council which serves as the accrediting body for The Futures School Professional Foresight Certification. She also recently received the honor as a proclaimed U.S. Army “Mad Scientist.”
Ms. Champ earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Advertising from the University of Maryland in College Park where she was the Outstanding Senior in Advertising, graduating at the top of the Advertising class. Ms. Champ earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from NDU’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). She is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Executive Fellows program.
In addition to a commendation from the Vice President of the United States, and her many awards for outstanding performance, Ms. Champ is a recipient of the DTRA Director’s Distinguished Civilian Service Medal.
Ms. Champ is a frequently-requested keynote speaker on foresight, and has spoken at forums such as:
- International Association for Strategy Professionals
- Federal Foresight Community of Interest
- Palladium Strategy Summit
- National Defense University
- American Society of Microbiology
- Department of Homeland Security
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Department of Energy National Labs
- Federal Executive Institute
- Primer 21 Conference
- US State Department