- William "Bill" Webster (Chair), Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
- Chief William “Bill” Bratton (Vice Chair), Chairman of Kroll, Altegrity Security Consulting
- Norman "Norm" Augustine, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Leroy "Lee" Baca, Sheriff, Los Angeles County
- Kenneth "Chuck" Canterbury, President, Fraternal Order of Police
- James Carafano, Director, The Heritage Foundation
- Jared "Jerry" Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
- Larry Cockell, Chief Security Officer, Time Warner Inc
- Ruth David, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.)
- Mohamed Elibiary, Foundation, Founder, Lone Star Intelligence, LLC
- Ellen Gordon, Associate Director, Naval Postgraduate School, CHDS
- Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Jim Jones, CEO/Chairman, ManattJones Global Strategies
- Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner, City of New York
- Carie Lemack, Cofounder of Families of September 11th
- William “Bill” Livingood, Retired Sergeant at Arms, US House of Representatives
- John Magaw, Self-employed, Domestic and International Security Consultant
- Chief Walter McNeil, President, International Association of Chiefs of Police
- Matt Mead, Governor, State of Wyoming
- Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice
- Jeff Moss, Chief Security Officer, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
- Martin O'Malley, Governor, State of Maryland
- Annise Danette Parker, Mayor, City of Houston, TX
- Harold Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Firefighters
- Ben Shelly, President, The Navajo Nation
- Ali Soufan, Chief Executive Officer, The Soufan Group
- Lydia W. Thomas, Trustee, Noblis, Inc.
- Frances Fragos Townsend, Senior Vice President - Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
- Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum
- John “Skip” Williams, President, State University of New York, Downstate
William "Bill" Webster (Chair), Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
William “Bill” Webster (Chair) served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1987 to 1991. Prior to his service as CIA Director, he served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Judge Webster has been awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Security Medal. Following his tenure as CIA Director, Judge Webster worked with the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy.
Chief William “Bill” Bratton (Vice Chair), Chairman of Kroll, Altegrity Security Consulting
Chief William Bratton (vice-chair) was recently named the Chairman of Kroll, part of Altegrity Security Consulting. Bratton began his law enforcement career in 1970, and has served as Los Angeles Police Department Chief, Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, and New York City Police Commissioner. He is also the only executive to serve two terms as the elected President of the Police Executive Research Forum. Chief Bratton's professional honors include the Schroeder Brothers Medal\the Boston Police Department's highest award for valor.
Norman "Norm" Augustine, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Norman “Norm” Augustine is the retired President and CEO of Lockheed Martin. He served as assistant director of defense research and engineering to the Secretary of Defense and both assistant secretary and under secretary of the Army, consecutively. He was a member of the Hart-Rudman Commission and was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President, as well as being five times honored with the Distinguished Service Medal.
Leroy "Lee" Baca, Sheriff, Los Angeles County
Leroy “Lee” Baca is Sheriff of Los Angeles County. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Optimist Youth Homes and Ranch, Puente Learning Center, Buena Nueva Foundation, EMEK Hebrew Academy, Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, and serves on the Board of Governors of the USC Alumni Association. Sheriff Baca commands the largest Sheriff's Department in the world and supervises more than 13,000 sworn and civilian personnel.
Kenneth "Chuck" Canterbury, President, Fraternal Order of Police
Kenneth “Chuck” Canterbury is the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police labor organization in the country. Prior to his Service as President, Mr. Canterbury spent 25 years with the Horry County Police Department of Conway, South Carolina. Mr. Canterbury worked in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and served as the Training Division Supervisor. Most recently, he served as Chief of the Operations Bureau. Mr. Canterbury has testified before Congress on a number of law enforcement issues and is a member of the National Medal of Valor Board.
James Carafano, Director, The Heritage Foundation
James Carafano is the Assistant Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, and a Senior Research Fellow for defense and homeland security issues. Mr. Carafano served 25 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was head speechwriter for the Army Chief of Staff, the service’s highest-ranking officer. Mr. Carafano has also served as an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and is currently a visiting professor at the National Defense University and Georgetown University. He is an author of numerous books, testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress on defense, intelligence, and homeland security issues.
Jared "Jerry" Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
Jared “Jerry” Cohon is the President of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Cohon served as a Legislative Assistant for energy and the environment for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. President Bill Clinton appointed him to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board in 1995 and appointed him to serve as Chair in 1997. Dr. Cohon has taught at Johns Hopkins University and was the Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Science at Yale University prior to being appointed President of Carnegie Mellon in 1997.
Larry Cockell, Chief Security Officer, Time Warner Inc
Larry Cockell has been the Chief Security Officer Time Warner Inc. since December 2002, where he oversees and coordinates security policies and operations on a worldwide basis. Before his appointment as Deputy Director of the U.S. Secret Service, he spent 20 years with the agency in various capacities, including special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division from 1998 to 2000 and also served as Assistant Director of the USSS Office of Human Resources and Training. Prior to joining the U.S. Secret Service in 1981, he worked for eight years for the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department. Mr. Cockell received a B.A. degree in urban affairs from St. Louis University.
Ruth David, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.)
Ruth David is President and CEO of ANSER, a non-profit corporation that operates the Homeland Security Institute. Dr. David served as Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency. She represented the CIA on numerous national committees and advisory bodies, including the National Science and Technology Council and the Committee on National Security.
Mohamed Elibiary, Foundation, Founder, Lone Star Intelligence, LLC
Mohamed Elibiary is the founder of Lone Star Intelligence, LLC, He has advised numerous federal, state and local law enforcement organizations, including the Texas Department of Safety and National Counterterrorism Center Global Engagement Group, on homeland security-related matters. Elibiary currently serves on the Texas Department of Public Safety Advisory Board. In December of 2009, he helped establish the Texas Fusion Center Policy Council to enhance information sharing, analytical capabilities and community relations at the state and local law enforcement levels.
Ellen Gordon, Associate Director, Naval Postgraduate School, CHDS
Ellen Gordon is an Associate Director and Faculty for the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Ms. Gordon previously served as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Administrator for the state of Iowa. She is the former President of the National Emergency Management Association. Ms. Gordon is the 2004 recipient of the Curtis H. “Butch” Straub Award, for exemplary academic achievement and leadership from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Lee Hamilton is President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of The Center on Congress at Indiana University. Hamilton served for 34 years in Congress, representing Indiana's Ninth District. Since leaving the House, Hamilton has served as a commissioner on the Hart-Rudman Commission, the Commission to Investigate Certain Security Issues at Los Alamos, and the 9/11 Commission.
Jim Jones, CEO/Chairman, ManattJones Global Strategies
James Jones is the CEO/Chairman of ManattJones Global Strategies. Ambassador Jones served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997. Ambassador Jones also served as President at Warnaco International and Chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange in New York from 1989 to 1993. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma (1973-1987), he was Chairman of the House Budget Committee and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Jones was only 28 years old when President Lyndon Johnson selected him as Appointments Secretary, the position presently titled Chief of Staff.
Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner, City of New York
Raymond Kelly is the Police Commissioner of the City of New York. Commissioner Kelly formerly served as Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Security, at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Before that, he served as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service and as Under Secretary for Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department. He also served on the executive committee and was elected Vice President for the Americas of Interpol.
Carie Lemack, Cofounder of Global Survivors Network (GSN)
Carie Lemack is a cofounder of Global Survivors Network (GSN), a global organization for victims of terror to speak out against terrorism and radicalization. Ms. Lemack has coordinated and inspired events in Jordan, Pakistan, and Indonesia, produced an award-winning documentary film Killing in the Name, spearheaded a website, www.globalsurvivors.org, and generated interest and coverage in media outlets worldwide. Ms. Lemack cofounded and led the non-profit, non-partisan organization Families of September 11th. Ms. Lemack previously served on the HSAC’s Community Resilience Task Force.
Wilson “Bill” Livingood, Retired Sergeant at Arms, US House of Representatives
Wilson “Bill” Livingood, served as the Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives from January 1995 through January 2012. Mr. Livingood became the first Sergeant-at-Arms to be responsible for all emergency planning operations into the newly formed Office of Emergency Management. Prior to 1995, Mr. Livingood was the Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Secret Service, from 1989 to 1995, serving for 33 years as a special agent with the Secret Service. Mr. Livingood oversaw the Presidential Protection Division and was senior adviser to three directors of the Secret Service’s Office of Training.
John Magaw, Self-employed, Domestic and International Security Consultant
John Magaw is a self-employed domestic and international security consultant who most recently served as the Under Secretary for Security at the Department of Transportation. Magaw has served as the Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and led the Office of National Preparedness with FEMA. Mr. Magaw has also served as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Director of the Secret Service.
Chief Walter McNeil, President, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Walter McNeil was chosen as the Police Chief for the City of Quincy, February 28, 2011. When appointed by Governor Charlie Crist on February 20, 2008, Chief McNeil had more than 29 years of law enforcement experience, serving as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, head of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Prior to being selected to lead the above named agencies, he was the Chief of Police for the City of Tallahassee, Florida. Appointed to this position in 1997, McNeil served as the Tallahassee Police Chief for almost ten years. McNeil holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Matt Mead, Governor, State of Wyoming
Matt Mead was sworn in as Wyoming's 32nd governor on January 3, 2011. He has a BA degree from Trinity University in San Antonio and a law degree from the University of Wyoming. After law school, the Governor served as a county and federal prosecutor, practiced in a private firm in Cheyenne with now-Attorney General Greg Phillips, and served as United States Attorney for Wyoming from October 2001 to June 2007. After he stepped down as U. S. Attorney, Matt and his wife Carol, returned fulltime to operating their farming and ranching business in southeast Wyoming.
Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice
Bonnie Michelman is the Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and has been an instructor at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice since 1988. Previously, she served as President of the Board of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety and President of the American Society for Industrial Security International. Michelman has over twenty years of security management experience with positions ranging from District Manager at First Security Services to Assistant Vice President for General Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Jeff Moss, Chief Security Officer, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Jeff Moss is the Chief Security Officer for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He is also the founder and Director of Black Hat and DEFCON Computer Hacker Conferences. Prior to Black Hat, Mr. Moss was a director at Secure Computing Corporation where he helped establish the Professional Services Department in the United States, Asia, and Australia. He has also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in their Information System Security division.
Martin O'Malley, Governor, State of Maryland
Martin O'Malley is the Governor of Maryland. He started his career as the Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City, as a member of the Baltimore City Council, and eventually as Mayor of Baltimore City. Governor O'Malley is co-chair of the National Governors' Association's Special Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety.
Annise Danette Parker, Mayor, City of Houston, TX
Annise Danette Parker has served as the Mayor of Houston since January 2, 2010. Mayor Parker was an at-large member of the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003 and city controller from 2004 to 2009. Mayor Parker is Houston's 61st Mayor and one of only two women to ever hold the city's highest elected office. Mayor Parker also previously served as a Houston City Council Member and six years as city Controller. She is the only person in Houston history to hold the offices of council member, controller and mayor. Mayor Parker is also a member of the Criminal and Social Justice Committee for the United States Conference of Mayors.
Harold Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Firefighters
Harold Schaitberger is the General President of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), representing 300,000 professional fire fighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada. Mr. Schaitberger has led large-scale efforts to assist IAFF members and their families in the wake of national emergencies such as the September 11th attacks, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. He also serves as a vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and on the AFL-CIO Executive Committee, where he is a vice president of the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council.
Ben Shelly, President, The Navajo Nation
Ben Shelly was sworn in as President of the Navajo Nation on January 11, 2011 after serving as a Navajo Nation Council Delegate for sixteen years and four years as Vice President. President Shelly first began his service to the Navajo people in 1991 as a council delegate representing Thoreau Chapter. He was in the leadership of the National Associations of Counties Organization, where he helped form a Native American coalition of county officials from Apache, Coconino, San Juan of Utah, San Juan of New Mexico, Navajo, Sandoval, and McKinley counties. Shelly also served for 12 years as McKinley County Commissioner.
Ali Soufan, Chief Executive Officer, The Soufan Group
Ali Soufan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Soufan Group LLC. Mr. Soufan is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated and supervised highly sensitive and complex international terrorism cases, including the East Africa Embassy Bombings, the attack on the USS Cole, and the events surrounding 9/11. Mr. Soufan served on the Joint Terrorist Task Force, FBI New York Office, where he coordinated both domestic and international counterterrorism operations. Mr. Soufan is the author of The New York Times Top 10 Bestseller, "The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda" and a recipient of the Ridenhour Book Prize.
Lydia W. Thomas, Trustee, Noblis, Inc.
Lydia Thomas is a trustee and former President and CEO of Noblis, Inc. Prior to Noblis, Dr. Thomas was with the MITRE Corporation where she held a series of technical and management positions spanning the areas of energy, environment, health, and communication systems. She is a member of the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Climate Change and serves on the Board of Directors of the Cabot Corporation, the United States Energy Association, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Dr. Thomas also serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University.
Frances Fragos Townsend, Senior Vice President - Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Frances Fragos Townsend is the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs for MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. She is the former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. She came to the White House from the United States Coast Guard, where she had served as Assistant Commandant for Intelligence.
Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum
Chuck Wexler is Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington, D.C.-based policing think tank. He leads a staff that conducts policing research, provides management services and consulting for police agencies, and develops senior police executives to be tomorrow’s police chiefs. PERF’s research has a direct impact on policy and practice in policing around the world. Prior to working at PERF, Mr. Wexler worked as operations assistant to the Police Commissioner in Boston.
John "Skip" Williams, President, State University of New York, Downstate
John “Skip” Williams is the President of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. In 2002, The Republic of Panama bestowed the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa on Dr. Williams for his efforts to create the International Center for Tropical Diseases and Genomic Studies. In 2002, Dr. Williams received a commendation from The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation. In 1999, he received a medal acknowledging his “Contributions to the Health of the People of China” and in 1998, he received the Flag of the United States of America from Congressman Edward J. Markey.