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Jaymie Durnan has served as a director of SIGA since June 2020.

Mr. Durnan is currently the Assistant to the Director for Strategic Initiatives at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, the nation’s premier federally funded Department of Defense research, development and prototyping center. He also served in this role from September 2015 to May 2022. He is also the Chairman of the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation, a nonprofit corporation focused on understanding the strategic competitions the U.S. will face in the future. A member of the New York State Bar, he served from June 2022 through December 2022 as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at MacAndrews and Forbes Holding Inc. and from approximately 1992 through 1999 as a Senior Vice President and Special Counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes Holding Inc. Mr. Durnan also served as a Product Line Manager at BAE Systems; a Partner at Radius Capital Partners, a private investment firm; and as the Managing Member of Woodbury Hill Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm counseling companies from startup to the Fortune 200. His government service includes as a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, where he served as a Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense in the President George W. Bush administration. He also served as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Department of Defense in the President Barack Obama administration. A retired naval officer, he served as an aircraft carrier-based naval aviator; an operations analyst on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; an Aide to the Chief of Naval Operations; a member of staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff supporting arms control negotiations; a Military Assistant to Director of the Office of Net Assessment where he pursued topics related to forecasting future capabilities and alternative security environments; and a Military Social Aide to the President of the United States. For his service, Mr. Durnan has received some of the highest Defense Department non-combat awards, including the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award presented by the Secretary of the Navy to a civilian for specific courageous or heroic acts or exceptionally outstanding service of substantial and long-term benefit to the Navy, Marine Corps or Department of the Navy.

In addition to SIGA, Mr. Durnan serves as a director of Kimball Physics, is a member of the Boards of Advisors of Mantis Health and the Hudson Institute Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, and is an affiliated faculty member at the George Mason University Center for Government Contracting. He has served as a director or trustee for MacAndrews & Forbes Worldwide Corp.; Swift Prepaid Solutions; KS ARIA Corp; Antioch New England University; Unity College, and DEFENSEWERX.

He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Georgetown University, and the Georgetown University School of Law.

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