The following is a list of current Homeland Security Advisory Council members. To view information about each member, please scroll down.
- William "Bill" Webster (Chair), Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
- Chief William “Bill” Bratton (Vice Chair), Police Commissioner, City of New York
- Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Austin Police Department, Texas
- Stephen Adegbite, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Information Security Program Oversight & Strategy, Wells Fargo & Co
- 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
- Larry Cockell, Chief Security Officer, Time Warner Inc.
- Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security
- Paul Goldenberg, National Director, Secure Communities Network
- Ellen Gordon, Associate Director, Naval Postgraduate School, CHDS
- Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- Congresswoman Jane Harman, President/CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
- Jim Jones, CEO/Chairman, ManattJones Global Strategies
- Raymond Kelly, Former Police Commissioner, City of New York
- Carie Lemack, Cofounder of Families of September 11th
- Wilson “Bill” Livingood, Retired Sergeant at Arms, US House of Representatives
- Jane Holl Lute, President and CEO, Cyber Security Council and Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
- John Magaw, Consultant, Domestic and International Security
- Chief Walter McNeil, Past 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
- Chuck Ramsey, Police Commissioner, City of Philadelphia Pennsylvania
- Harold Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Firefighters
- Ben Shelly, President, The Navajo Nation
- Ali Soufan, Chief Executive Officer, The Soufan Group
- Frances Fragos Townsend, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
- Ruth David, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.)
- Mohamed Elibiary, Founder, Lone Star Intelligence, LLC
- Lydia W. Thomas, Trustee, Noblis, Inc.
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), Police Commissioner, City of New York
Chief William Bratton (Vice-Chair) was recently named the New York City Police Commissioner. 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 former Chairman of Kroll, part of Altegrity Security Consulting. Chief Bratton 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.
Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Austin Police Department, Texas
Art Acevedo is Chief of the Austin, Texas, Police Department. Chief Acevedo leads a department of 2,300 law enforcement and support personnel who carry out police operations within the City of Austin, as well as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, city parks and lakes, and municipal courts. Under Chief Acevedo’s leadership, the Police Department has been reengineered into a data-driven and intelligence-led policing organization. Starting his career with the California Highway Patrol, Chief Acevedo was subsequently promoted through various positions of increasing responsibility to Chief, California Highway Patrol, in 2005. Chief Acevedo holds various leadership positions with the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Stephen Adegbite, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Information Security Program Oversight and Strategy, Wells Fargo & Co.
Steve Adegbite is the Senior Vice President in charge of the Enterprise Information Security Program Oversight and Strategy Organization at Wells Fargo & Co. Prior to joining Wells Fargo & Co., Mr. Adegbite was the Director, Cyber Security Strategies at Lockheed Martin Information Services and Global Services (IS&GS). Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Adegbite was the Chief Security Strategist for Adobe Systems Inc. within the Adobe Secure Software Engineering, Steve has also worked with Operations (IO) positions at the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), both as a government employee and as an associate consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm.
Norman "Norm" Augustine, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Norman “Norm” Augustine is the retired President and CEO of Lockheed Martin. Mr. Augustine 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. Mr. Augustine 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. Sheriff Baca 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 University of Southern California 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, National 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. Mr. Carafano is the author of numerous books and testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress on defense, intelligence, and homeland security issues.
Larry Cockell, Chief Security Officer, Time Warner Inc.
Larry Cockell has been the Chief Security Officer of Time Warner Inc. since December 2002, where he oversees and coordinates security policies and operations worldwide. Before his appointment as Deputy Director of the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Cockell 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, Mr. Cockell 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.
Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for a New American Security
Richard Danzig is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board and The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, a Trustee of Reed College, a Director of the Center for a New American Security and a Director of Saffron Hill Ventures (a European investment firm). He also served as The Chairman of the Board of The Center for a New American Security. Dr. Danzig served as the 71st Secretary of the Navy from November 1998 to January 2001. He was the Under Secretary of the Navy between 1993 and 1997.
Paul Goldenberg, National Director, Secure Communities Network
Paul Goldenberg is a trusted advisor with a long history of helping to resolve the highest profile and most confidential matters for governments, businesses, academia and NGOs around the world. He currently works as Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies. He is a highly decorated criminal justice executive with broad-based experience that spans both domestic and foreign. Mr. Goldenberg continues to remain active in national security policy think tank communities. His current leadership positions include: Principal Counselor to the County Executives of America, representing 700 of the nation’s largest county governments; senior advisor to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, representing over 50,000 hoteliers here and abroad; member of the board of directors of several notable technology firms and centers.
Ellen Gordon, Associate Director, Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (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, Director, Center on Congress, Indiana University
Congressman Lee Hamilton is Director and founder of The Center on Congress at Indiana University. He served as President and Director of Woodrow Wilson International Center for scholars from 1999 to 2010. Congressman Hamilton represented Indiana's 9th congressional district from 1965 until January 1999. He served on the US Commission on National Security in the 21st Century; co-chaired the Baker-Hamilton Commission investigating security issues at Los Alamos; served as Vice-Chair of the 9/11 Commission; and co-chaired the Iraq Study Group. Congressman Hamilton serves on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the FBI Director’s Advisory Board, the DHS Security Task Force on Preventing the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect on American Soil, and the CIA External Advisory Board.
Jane Harman, President/CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
Congresswoman Harman is the head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington, D.C. think tank devoted to the ideals of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Congresswoman Harman served in congress from 1993-1998 and 2001-2011. Following her resignation from Congress on February 28, 2011 she joined the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO. During her nine terms in Congress she represented the aerospace center of California; she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence and four on Homeland Security. Congresswoman Harman has made numerous congressional fact-finding missions to hotspots around the world including North Korea, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Guantanamo Bay to assess threats against the U.S. Congresswoman Harman received the Defense Department Medal for Distinguished Service in 1998, the CIA Seal Medal in 2007, and the CIA Director’s Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2011.
Jim Jones, CEO/Chairman, ManattJones Global Strategies
Ambassador 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. Ambassador Jones was only 28 years old when President Lyndon Johnson selected him as Appointments Secretary, the position presently titled Chief of Staff.
Raymond Kelly, Former Police Commissioner, City of New York
Raymond Kelly is the former Police Commissioner of the City of New York. Mr. Kelly formerly served as Senior Managing Director of Global Corporate Security at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Before this, 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 from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Kelly was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Exceptional Service for his accomplishments at U.S. Customs Service.Mr. Kelly retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves after 30 years of service.
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.
Jane Holl Lute, President and CEO, Cyber Security Council and Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Jane Holl Lute is currently the President and CEO of the Arlington, VA-based council on cyber security and the former Deputy Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security. Previously she was Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations with specific responsibilities for personnel, finance, and logistical support necessary to mount, direct, and sustain UN field-based peace operations world-wide. Ms. Lute launched the non-profit Cyber security organization following her resignation from Homeland Security.
John Magaw, Consultant, Domestic and International Security
John Magaw is a freelance 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, Past 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. Ms. 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. Mr. Moss 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, Texas
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.
Charles “Chuck” Ramsey, Police Commissioner, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Charles H. Ramsey is the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. He leads the fourth largest police department in the nation with over 6,500 sworn members and 830 civilian members. Commissioner Ramsey brings over forty years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, beginning with Chicago, then Washington, DC, and now Philadelphia. In 2007, Commissioner Ramsey was a security consultant to the Washington, D.C. Convention Center and the United States Senate Sergeant of Arms. Commissioner Ramsey headed a prominent group of law enforcement professionals to review the state of Iraqi police forces for a report to the United States Congress, an effort which garnered international attention and praise.
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. Mr. Schaitberger 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 the 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 LLC
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 and with the FBI's 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.
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. Ms. Townsend is the former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Ms. Townsend previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. Ms. Townsend came to the White House from the United States Coast Guard, where she had served as Assistant Commandant for Intelligence.
Ruth David, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.)
Ruth A. David is President and Chief Executive Officer of Analytic Services Inc., a nonprofit corporation that operates the Homeland Security Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and ANSER, which supports national security missions. Before assuming her current position in 1998, Dr. David was Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Previously, she served in several leadership positions at Sandia National Laboratories, where she began her professional career in 1975.
Mohamed Elibiary, 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 on homeland security-related matters. In 2009, Mr. Elibiary was acknowledged in a Congressional Research Service report for advising the Information Sharing Environment Program Management Office on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. In 2010 he testified before Congress on “Working with Communities to Disrupt Terror Plots.” In 2011, Mr. Elibiary was awarded the Louis E. Peters Memorial Award, the FBI’s highest public service award for “his extraordinary contributions to specific cases in support of the FBI’s counterterrorism mission.” In 2012 the Office of the Federal Public Defender, a division of the U.S. Court, recognized Mohamed for his “tremendous service” leveraging his homegrown violent extremism expertise in the United States vs. Daniel Patrick Boyd counter-terrorism case.
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.