Jake Abel is a senior consultant at IHS Markit (formerly Jane’s) focusing on national security, defense and risk issues. Jake has served in the national security field for over 15 years. After graduating from Aurora University (Aurora, Illinois) with a B.A. in Political Science, Jake began his career as a Foreign Policy assistant with the Office of the Speaker in Washington, DC. He later became a Professional Staff Member with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) where he conducted oversight of counter-terrorism programs and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Jake then served as an Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency where he analyzed and briefed senior government officials on global terrorism threats. Jake received his M.A. in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
Jake has lived in Radnor since 2011. He and his wife, Kristie, have four sons – Noah, Elijah, Benjamin and Adam.
Jake is active in the community, serving on the Board of Advisors at the Upper Mainline YMCA as well as previously appointed to the Radnor Township Shade Tree Commission. He is an avid baseball fan and volunteers as a little league baseball coach.