David Lapan (@DaveLapanDC ) is vice president of communications for the Bipartisan Policy Center, a DC-based public policy think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Lapan previously served as press secretary and deputy assistant secretary for media relations at the Department of Homeland Security.
Col. Lapan (U.S. Marine Corps, retired) has more than 30 years of military service and 20 years of communication/Public Affairs experience at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Defense. As a Public Affairs Officer, he served as a spokesman and advisor for several Secretaries of Defense; the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan; and for multi-national forces during military operations in Haiti and Iraq.