Sally Donnelly served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis from January 2017 until February 2018. In previous government roles, she headed the Washington office of the U.S. Central Command, working for then-General Mattis until 2012. Prior to that, she was the special assistant to Admiral Mike Mullen, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Donnelly worked at Time magazine for 20 years, where she covered aviation during the 9/11 attacks, and served as a correspondent in the Moscow bureau and as the magazine’s Pentagon correspondent during the first years of the Iraq War. She currently is a Founding Partner of Pallas Advisors.