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Homeland Security Advisory Council Members

The following individuals are members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of the HSAC membership to provide the Secretary real-time, real-world, and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.

  • William Bratton (Chair) - Executive Chairman, Teneo Risk
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - October 2010
  • Karen Tandy (Vice Chair) - Administrator (Ret.), Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - May 2016
  • William Webster (Chair Emeritus) - Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Tom Ridge - April 2003

William Bratton (Chair), Executive Chairman, Teneo Risk

William Bratton (HSAC Chair) is the Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, where he advises clients on risk identification, prevention, and response. He is one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues. During a 46-year career in law enforcement, he instituted progressive change while leading six police departments, including seven years as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and two nonconsecutive terms as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York. He is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of America’s two largest cities.

Prior to assuming his role at Teneo Risk, Commissioner Bratton was the 42nd police commissioner of the City of New York from January 2014 to September 2016. During that time, he oversaw 32 months of declining crime, including historic lows for murders and robberies. In the 1990s, Commissioner Bratton established an international reputation for re-engineering police departments and fighting crime. As Los Angeles Police Chief from 2002 to 2009, in a city known for its entrenched gang culture and youth violence, he brought crime to historically low levels, greatly improved race relations, and reached out to young people with a range of innovative police programs.

Karen Tandy (Vice Chair), Administrator (Ret.), Drug Enforcement Administration

Karen Tandy (HSAC Vice Chair) served as the Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from July 2003 to November 2007. During her tenure, the DEA saw unprecedented improvements in its performance and accountability standards. Ms. Tandy is also a former Associate Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she was responsible for developing national drug enforcement policy and strategies. Ms. Tandy held a variety of positions in the Criminal Division at DOJ and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Western District of Washington. In 2007, Ms. Tandy became the Senior Vice President of International Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions Inc., where she worked as Motorola’s top public policy spokesperson. In that role, she oversaw Motorola’s country management, governance, and compliance issues in over 70 countries, and worked on telecommunications policy and trade regulation issues. Ms. Tandy has a B.S. in Education and a J.D. from Texas Tech University. Ms. Tandy is licensed to practice law in Texas and Virginia.

William Webster (Chair Emeritus), Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP

William H. Webster (HSAC Chair Emeritus) served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1987 to 1991. Following his departure from the CIA, Judge Webster joined the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in Washington, DC, where he is now a retired partner. Prior to his service as CIA Director, Judge Webster served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1978 to 1987, a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1973 to 1978, and a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri from 1970 to 1973. In 1991, Judge Webster was presented the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. Judge Webster was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Security Medal.

Last Published Date: March 26, 2021

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