Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict

Board of Directors

ISAC’s Board of Directors is responsible for the Institute’s governance, including its finances and the overall direction of its efforts.


David Neeson Levinson President

David Levinson received his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University, and has been a developer of residential real-estate projects for over 45 years. (His latest project is the Anderson Creek Club in Spring Lake, North Carolina.) Mr. Levinson has also served two terms as the State of Delaware’s Insurance Commissioner. His international public service has ranged from planning a model city in Belize to formulating insurance codes for a number of former-Soviet-Union countries and helping to negotiate the peaceful withdrawal of Russian military forces from the Baltic states immediately after they gained independence. In addition to his leadership role with the Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict, Mr. Levinson serves on the Governing Board of the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service.


James Eubert Holshouser, Jr. Vice President

James Holshouser, Jr. was the 68th Governor of North Carolina, serving from 1973 to 1977. He was trained as an attorney, and served several terms in the North Carolina General Assembly representing Watauga County; he also chaired the state Republican Party before becoming North Carolina’s first Republican governor elected since 1896 - and, at the age of 38, the state’s youngest governor since the 19th Century. His accomplishments in office included consolidation of the University of North Carolina system under a Board of Governors, capital-improvement funding for the state community-college system, kindergarten enrolment for all North Carolina children, and the establishment of health clinics in rural areas not served by local physicians.

After leaving office, Governor Holshouser returned to the practice of law, and was elected to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, where he still serves as Member Emeritus. He also served on the Board of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C., and in 2006 was honored with the North Carolina Award.

Steven J. Shotz Secretary/Treasurer

Steven Shotz is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Temple University. He was a founding director and served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Republic First Bancorp, and was Chairman of the bank’s loan committee. He also served as a Director of First Bank of Delaware and Chairman of its loan and audit committees. Previously, Mr. Shotz served as President and Managing Shareholder of Shotz, Miller, Glusman, Footer & Magarick, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Management Consultants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Shotz has served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, President of the International Group of Accounting Firms Board, Advisory Board member of the Temple University Department of Accounting, and  Advisory Board member of the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association.