Morgan Hitzig is currently leading operations and growth strategy for Peregrine, a technology platform empowers public safety leaders to make data-driven decisions in real-time. Previously, Morgan served Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Dataminr, a leading AI business that detects the earliest signals of high-impact events from within publicly available datasets. In 2021, Morgan was selected to develop Dataminr’s social good and commercial partnerships strategy, developing a go-to-market plan for Dataminr in these two emerging areas. Morgan previously served as the Senior Director of Global Operations, where she led a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team. Morgan was responsible for hiring and managing the operations organization during a period of rapid growth from 90 to 220 employees. In her operations capacity, she worked closely with the Engineering and AI teams to develop and lead global projects from inception to full execution. She is also responsible for key global expansion projects as the company continues its rapid growth trajectory.
A native New Yorker, Morgan was an analyst in the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau where she worked on a broad range of terrorism related issues. Morgan advised and briefed the Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism & Intelligence, the Chief of Counterterrorism, and the Chief of Intelligence daily. She also regularly spoke on behalf of the NYPD at conferences, on panels, and in the media. Prior to working for the NYPD, Morgan held positions across a variety of industries, including in finance at Bank of America, in journalism at CNN, and in consulting at the Scowcroft Group, a strategic consulting firm run by former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. While at CNN, she wrote and produced print and broadcast content for the National Security Unit.
Morgan received both a B.A. in International Studies and an M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is on the Board of Councilors at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank focused on international affairs. Morgan is also an Officer in the United States Navy Reserve where she completed three overseas tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and South Korea.