Morgan OrtagusFounder of Polaris National Security
Morgan D. Ortagus is the founder of POLARIS National Security and host of The Morgan Ortagus Show on SiriusXM Radio. She is also a principal at Rubicon Founders, a healthcare investment firm, and serves as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. From 2019-2021, she served at the Department of State as the Spokesperson for the United States of
America. At the State Department, she worked closely with the White House on the historic Abraham Accords and led U.S. government efforts to push back against sophisticated Chinese, Russian, and Iranian malign influence campaigns. She previously worked at the Department of the Treasury as an intelligence analyst, and from 2010-2011 was the deputy
U.S. Treasury Attaché to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In 2007, Morgan spent several months in Baghdad, Iraq at the USAID Mission, and was a national security contributor to Fox News. Morgan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida Southern College, and she earned a dual Master of Arts in Government Master of Business Administration from John Hopkins University in 2013. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, Jonathan, and their daughter, Adina.
“Morgan Ortagus was a savvy department spokeswoman who had real foreign policy experience as a Navy reservist and former Treasury Department and USAID official. This made her a true weapon at the podium and on TV,” Mike Pompeo, Former United States Secretary of State.