About ACCH

The ACCH team is a collection of professionals working in US national security, global communications, and international development.

The ACCH combines three key areas of experience and expertise:


Lorelei Kelly directs the New Strategic Security Initiative. Her professional background includes teaching at Stanford University’s Center on Conflict and Negotiation and Senior Associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, a D.C. think tank. In 1998, she founded and led “Security for a New Century,” a bipartisan study group that continues today–supporting cutting-edge knowledge on foreign policy and defense issues for Congressional Members and staff in both the House and Senate. More recently, she worked with women candidates– Democrats and Republicans- as the Real Security Initiative Director at the White House Project in NYC.  She is an expert on civil-military relations and completed the Air Command and Staff College program of the U.S. Air Force.