Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats Friday named Shelby Pierson, the agency’s election security crisis manager during the 2018 midterms, to the newly created Intelligence Community (IC) Election Threats Executive (ETE) position.

Saying the intelligence community needed to build on its success in protecting the 2018 elections by aligning its resources, Coats in a statement called election security “an enduring challenge and a top priority for the IC.”

Pierson, who will serve as the IC’s principal adviser on threats to elections and security as well as coordinate election security initiatives across intelligence community, will take the helm at the newly created Election Executive and Leadership Board.