Tortora Brayda Institute Announces Appointment of
The Honorable Lucian Niemeyer To the Board Of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, July 29, 2021 – Tortora Brayda Institute, a non-profit international organization for multi-stakeholder partnership development, today announced the appointment of Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Lucian Niemeyer to the Board of Directors of the organization, effective July 1st, 2021.

Mr. Niemeyer’s immense experience in industry and government will be crucial as The Tortora Brayda Institute seeks to move to its next stage of growth and cement its position as the rising cybersecurity-focused multi-stakeholder Think Tank. This important addition brings the number of board members to eight.

I am so glad to welcome Lucian to our Board of Directors. Hon. Niemeyer’s mission, vision and passion aligns perfectly with our own”, said Carlo Tortora Brayda, Founder and Chairperson at Tortora Brayda Institute. “His vast government service, as well as his commitment to cyber security, makes him a beacon of inspiration and a point of reference for us all. Furthermore, his presence reinforces our organization’s mission, vision, and purpose”.

Lucian currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Building Cyber Security, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhance global safety by developing frameworks to promote cyber protections in operational technologies in an increasingly smart world. In this role, he applies his expertise and experience in the convergence of facilities, real estate, and technology to counter emerging global threats.

Mr Niemeyer served as an Assistant Secretary of Defense managing the largest real estate portfolio in the world valued at over a trillion dollars, and also served as a strategic advisor to the Secretary of Defense for critical missions, energy, programs and cybersecurity initiatives. Mr Niemeyer was also detailed to the White House as the Deputy Program Associate Director in the Office of Management and Budget providing budgetary, policy, and management oversight for all U.S. national security programs of the Department of Defense, the National Nuclear Security Agency, and National Intelligence Programs.

Mr. Niemeyer also served on the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services staff and is an Air Force veteran with 21 years of active and Virginia Air National Guard service. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, and a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He was also appointed a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers.

I am honored to be invited to contribute cyber expertise and experience to the critical work of the Tortora Brayda Institute. I look forward to my service on the Board to lead the Institute in global discussion and research on the pressing needs of society for safety and security”, said Lucian Niemeyer, Board Member of Tortora Brayda Institute and CEO of Building Cyber Security.

About Tortora Brayda Institute

Tortora Brayda Institute for Partnership Excellence is an International Organization for Partnership Development. The organization engages business, cultural, government, and thought leaders worldwide to reshape and develop collaboration and partnering practices with a view to improving and securing business and economies. It is established as a not-for-profit entity and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To learn more about Tortora Brayda, visit

Susanne Runald
Media Relations
Tortora Brayda Institute