Larry Williams


Larry Williams is the new President and CEO of the National Technology Security Coalition.

Williams brings more than 25 years of experience in global branding, international trade and finance, public and industrial policy, and administration and management to the NTSC. As the former president and CEO of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official economic development partnership, Williams helped facilitate local, national and international business growth and expansion programs. Under Williams’ leadership The Beacon Council created and executed a new economic development framework to help the area grow and secure investments in today innovation economy. This is resulted in $687 million in new investment, 119 company relocations or expansions, and more than 4,500 new jobs.

From 2011 to 2014 Williams helped shape the vision for Atlanta’s tech sector as vice president of technology development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He provided leadership and direction to the Chamber’s Mobility Task Force, positioning Atlanta as a global hub of mobile technology, and to the Technology Leadership Council.

Patrick Gaul

Executive Director

Patrick D. Gaul is the Executive Director of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on driving the national dialogue on technology security in the United States.

Patrick has had a distinguished career with an exceptional record of management performance and achievements in building corporate value. Patrick has extensive international experience and has developed strong multicultural abilities through working, living and traveling around the globe – including the Middle East, the Far East, Western and Eastern Europe and North America. He is an industry leader and subject matter expert in technology products and services, proficient in all aspects of the Internet.

Patrick began his career in the technology industry in 1976 after nine years in the United States Marine Corps where he was awarded a number of commendations including National Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and a Purple Heart for his service in the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Gaul then spent nearly twenty-six years with AT&T and Infonet Services Corporation across the globe including assignments in Japan, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium before returning to the USA in late 2003 to head up an Atlanta-based web-hosting and interactive marketing firm.

For the past decade Mr. Gaul has served as a private consultant working with start-ups and smaller companies across a number of industries including Customer Intelligence, Market Research, Software Quality Assurance and Cybersecurity. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions in sales, marketing and channel management.

Mr. Gaul attended the Executive MBA Program at the Edinburgh Graduate School of Business from 1999 to 2002. He served on the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Georgia for 9 years, was the Chair in 2014 and the Vice Chair in 2013. He is married to Kathryn Gaul, who he met during his time in the UK. Kathryn is a Principal at the Atlanta Ballet. They have three children and two grandchildren and live in Atlanta.