February 15, 2023
Washington, DC — Pallas Advisors is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexis Lasselle Ross is affiliating with the firm as a Principal. Drawing upon a two-decade career across the public and private sectors, Alexis has significant expertise on the Department of Defense’s acquisition system, the U.S. defense industrial base, and the planning and execution of large-scale change within complex organizations.
Most recently, Alexis worked on strategic planning at General Dynamics, advising corporate leadership on managing critical issues and navigating government business.
Prior to entering the private sector, Alexis served in a variety of senior positions in both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, including as a key advisor to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. During her tenure, she also performed the duties of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness during the early response to COVID-19. Prior to her service in the Pentagon, she served as a professional staff member on the House Armed Services Committee.
“Alexis has a long track record and an intimate understanding of the acquisition system, as well as a deep appreciation for the need to urgently modernize our industrial base. Her insights into the national security ecosystem will provide immediate value for our network,” said Sally Donnelly, Founding Partner at Pallas Advisors.
“I am excited to join the incredible team at Pallas Advisors. I understand firsthand the challenges involved to accelerate innovation in the public sector, and also have seen the positive impact that emerging technology can have on national security. I am looking forward to advancing this mission at Pallas,” said Ross.