John Sano

John Sano

Keynote Speaker: Former CIA Agent & Former Deputy Director of National Clandestine Service

John Sano Biography

John Sano spent 28 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and was appointed the National Clandestine Services (formerly the Directorate of Operations) Deputy Director in November 2005 by then DCI Porter Goss. As Deputy Director, Sano directed the operational focus of U.S. global intelligence operations on terrorism, weapons proliferation, counterintelligence, regional and country-specific issues at a time of unprecedented growth in both human and budgetary resources and unprecedented threats. In addition, Sano was an active member of the CIA's Executive Management Team and regularly briefed senior Administration as well as Congress on matters of national security and worldwide covert operations.

Previous positions within the CIA included serving as a Chief of Station in two foreign and one domestic location, as well as nearly 15 years of overseas experience in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Among other senior assignments, Sano was the CIA's chief of North Korean operations in the early '90s and directed the CIA's efforts during the Balkan conflict in the mid-90s.

Sano has spoken domestically and internationally on a range of topics - to include human intelligence operations, covert action, counterterrorism, proliferation and other transnational issues. He has also briefed corporate suites on economic espionage, insider threats, cyber-attacks and other issues of relevance to Fortune 500 companies.

A recipient of the Donovan Award (the NCS highest award), Sano has also been presented the Directors Award, the Balkans Service Medallion, the Exceptional Intelligence Collector Award and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal by Directors Robert Gates, George Tenet, Porter Goss, and Michael Hayden. Sano was also awarded the Diplomatic Order of Merit in 2002 by the President of the Republic of Korea.

Prior to joining the CIA, Sano earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Masters in Asian Studies from St. Johns University in New York, as well as a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University.

Sano retired from the CIA in 2007 and joined Cisco Systems, Inc. as a Senior Director of Business Development. Sano also serves on the Board of Directors of Aegis Defense Services, LLC; a subsidiary of the British owned Aegis Defense Services Limited and is a professorial lecturer on national security and intelligence issues at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. Sano also serves on the National Board of Directors of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) as well as serving as the AFIO Vice-President.

He is also a long standing member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.

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John Sano Videos

John Sano: MEK is beacon of hope and represents the possibility of change
John SANO, National Clandestine Service's Deputy President
John Sano Ex-CIA Official on Camp Ashraf - Paris 20 Jan 2012

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How much does it cost to book John Sano?

Booking fees for John Sano, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Sano, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for John Sano?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Sano for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Sano for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Sano or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Sano or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


John Sano is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Cybersecurity and Security & Defense. The estimated speaking fee range to book John Sano for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. John Sano can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Eric Cole, Clint Watts and Nada Bakos. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Sano for an upcoming event.

John Sano Videos

John Sano: MEK is beacon of hope and represents the possibility of change
John SANO, National Clandestine Service's Deputy President
John Sano Ex-CIA Official on Camp Ashraf - Paris 20 Jan 2012

How to book John Sano?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Sano for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Sano, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Sano or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book John Sano?

Booking fees for John Sano, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Sano, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for John Sano?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Sano for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Sano for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Sano or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Sano or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


John Sano is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Cybersecurity and Security & Defense. The estimated speaking fee range to book John Sano for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. John Sano can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Eric Cole, Clint Watts and Nada Bakos. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Sano for an upcoming event.

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