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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 Webster (Chair) - Retired Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Tom Ridge - April 2003
  • William Bratton (Vice Chairman) - Executive Chairman, Teneo Risk
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - October 2010
  • Art Acevedo - Chief of Police, Houston Police Department, Texas
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - September 2013
  • Steve Adegbite - Former Chief Security Officer, Cotiviti Corporation
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - September 2013
  • Jayson Ahern - Principal and Head of Security Services, The Chertoff Group
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - September 2018
  • Keith Alexander, Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - December 2018
  • John R. Allen - President of Brookings Institute
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - May 2014
  • Thad W. Allen - Executive Vice President, Booz|Allen|Hamilton
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - June 2014
  • Stewart Baker - Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - September 2018
  • Robert Bonner - Principal, Bonner ADR Services
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan - May 2019
  • James Carafano - Vice President, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020
  • Frank Cilluffo - Director, McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Auburn University
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - September 2018
  • Mark Dannels - Sheriff, Cochise County Arizona
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - September 2018
  • Leon Fresco - Partner, Holland and Knight
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan - May 2019
  • James Fuller - Executive Vice President, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020
  • Paul Goldenberg - President and CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, LLC
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - September 2013
  • Jane Harman - Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - September 2013
  • Michael P. Jackson - President and Founder of Firebreak Partners
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - December 2017
  • Jim Jones - Chairman- Monarch Global Strategies
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - May 2012
  • Cathy Lanier - Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, National Football League
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - September 2018
  • Carie A. Lemack - Co-Founder and CEO of DreamUp
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - May 2012
  • John Magaw - Consultant, Domestic and International
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Michael Chertoff - October 2005
  • Hans C. Miller - CEO - Airside Mobile Inc.
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020
  • Jeffrey Miller - Vice President of Security, Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - September 2015
  • Jeff Moss - Founder of Black Hat and DEF CON Conferences
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - June 2009
  • Chris Nocco - Sheriff, Pasco County, Florida
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020
  • Cynthia E. Renaud - Chief of Police, Santa Monica, California, and 1st Vice President, International Association of Chiefs of Police
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020
  • Robert Rose - Founder and President, Robert N. Rose Consulting LLC
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - January 2015
  • Harold A. Schaitberger - General President, International Association of Firefighters
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - June 2009
  • Ali H. Soufan - Chairman and CEO, The Soufan Group LLC
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - September 2012
  • Paul Stockton - Managing Director, Sonecon LLC
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - January 2015
  • Chad Sweet - Co-Founder, Chertoff Group
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen - September 2018
  • Karen Tandy- Administrator (Ret.), Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - May 2016
  • Mark Weatherford - Founding Partner, Aspen Chartered
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020
  • Brian White - Partner, DBO Partners, LLC
    • Initially Appointed by Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf - May 2020

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

William H. Webster (Chair) 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.

William Bratton (Vice Chair), Executive Chairman, Teneo Risk

William Bratton (HSAC Vice-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.

Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Houston Police Department, Texas

Art Acevedo is Chief of Police of the Houston, Texas, Police Department. Prior to this,Chief Acevedo led a department of over two thousand 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, lakes, and municipal courts. Under Chief Acevedo’s leadership, the Police Department has been re-engineered into a data-driven and intelligence-led policing organization. Chief Acevedo started his career with the California Highway Patrol and was eventually promoted to Patrol Chief in 2005. Chief Acevedo holds various leadership positions with the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Steve Adegbite, Former Chief Security Officer, Cotiviti Corporation

Steve Adegbite is the Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Cotiviti Corporation. He is the primary executive responsible for ensuring the establishing, executing, and maintaining of Cotiviti Corporation vision, strategy and program structure for all company wide security and business continuity programs. Prior to joining Cotiviti, Steve was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for E*TRADE Financial Services. Prior to joining E*TRADE, he was 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., he was the Director, Cyber Security Strategies at Lockheed Martin Information Services and Global Services (IS&GS). Prior to that, Steve was the Chief Security Strategist for Adobe Systems Inc. within the Adobe Secure Software Engineering. Prior to joining Adobe, Steve worked in various positions in Microsoft’s Trust Worthy Computing (TWC) organization most notably on the Secure Windows Initiative (SWI) and Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) EcoStrat team. Before Steve joined the private sector, he was an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he served in Information Operations (IO) positions at various Intelligence community agencies both as a government employee and as an associate consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology-consulting firm. Steve is longtime member of the US and International security community.

Jayson Ahern, Principal and Head of Security Services, The Chertoff Group

Jayson P. Ahern is a Principal and Head of Security Services Practice at The Chertoff Group. In this role, he advises clients on a broad range of issues including homeland and border security management, global commerce and supply chain security, critical infrastructure protection, risk management, and strategic planning and implementation. Mr. Ahern retired as the former Acting Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection with DHS, after serving 33 years in federal law enforcement.

Keith Alexander, Founder and CEO, IronNet Cybersecurity

Keith Alexander is the CEO and President of IronNet Cybersecurity. In this position, he provides strategic vision to corporate leaders on cybersecurity issues through the development of cutting-edge technology, consulting, and education/training.  Alexander is a retired four-star General with a 40-year military career, which culminated to the role of Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from 2005-2014. He was appointed by Congress to be the first Commander to lead the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) from 2010-2014. As the Director of NSA, he was responsible for national foreign intelligence requirements, military combat support, and the protection of U.S. national security information systems.  Prior to leading USCYBERCOM and the NSA/CSS General Alexander served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, VA. He also served as: Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL.; Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities, Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and, a member of the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. General Alexander is the recipient of the 2016 United States Military Academy (USMA) Distinguished Graduate Award.

John R. Allen, President of Brookings Institute

John Rutherford Allen assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in November 2017, having most recently served as chair of security and strategy and a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.

Allen served in two senior diplomatic roles following his retirement from the Marine Corps. First, for 15 months as senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security, during which he led the security dialogue for the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. President Barack Obama then appointed Allen as special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a position he held for 15 months. Allen’s diplomatic efforts grew the coalition to 65 members, effectively halting the expansion of ISIL. In recognition of this work, he was presented the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award by Secretary John Kerry and the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Award by Director James Clapper.

During his nearly four-decade military career, Allen served in a variety of command and staff positions in the Marine Corps and the Joint Force. He commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013. Allen is the first Marine to command a theater of war. During his tenure as ISAF commander, he recovered the 33,000 U.S. surge forces, moved the Afghan National Security Forces into the lead for combat operations, and pivoted NATO forces from being a conventional combat force into an advisory command.

Allen’s first tour as a general officer was as the principal director of Asia-Pacific policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a position he held for nearly three years. In this assignment, he was involved extensively with policy initiatives involving China, Taiwan, Mongolia, and Southeast Asia. Allen also participated in the Six Party Talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and played a major role in organizing the relief effort during the South Asian tsunami from 2004 to 2005.

Beyond his operational and diplomatic credentials, Allen has led professional military educational programs, including as director of the Marine Infantry Officer Program and commanding officer of the Marine Corps Basic School. He twice served at the United States Naval Academy, first as a military instructor, where he was named instructor of the year in 1990, and later as commandant of midshipmen; the first Marine Corps officer to hold this position. Allen was the Marine Corps fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the first Marine officer to serve as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where today he is a permanent member.

Among his other affiliations, Allen is a senior fellow at the Merrill Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is an “Ancien” of the NATO Defense College in Rome, and a frequent lecturer there. Allen is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign awards.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in operations analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in national security studies from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College, and a Master of Science in national security strategy from the National Defense University.

Thad W. Allen, Executive Vice President, Booz|Allen|Hamilton

Admiral Thad W. Allen (US Coast Guard retired) is an Executive Vice President at Booz|Allen|Hamilton. He is a national thought leader and strategist in homeland security, maritime security, disaster response and recovery, and energy. He is known for his expertise in public-private sector collaborative efforts to improve national resiliency and create whole of community solutions to complex man-made and natural disasters. Allen completed his distinguished thirty-nine year career in the U.S. Coast Guard as its 23rd Commandant in May, 2010, when President Barack Obama selected him to serve as the National Incident Commander for the unified response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Prior to his assignment as Commandant, Allen served as Coast Guard Chief of Staff. During his tenure in that position, he was designated Principal Federal Official for the US government’s response and recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For his service in those responses, Admiral Allen was the first recipient of the Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal. Allen also currently serves as a director on the Coast Guard Foundation and Partnership for Public Service, a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration, and a Member on the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Stewart A. Baker is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He is the former Assistant Secretary of Policy at DHS where he implemented global policies with significant implications in maritime regulation, customs enforcement, immigration enforcement, identity management, SAFETY Act implementation, money laundering enforcement, government contracts, and regulation of travel and air transportation.

Robert Bonner, Principal, Bonner ADR Services

Robert Bonner is a retired partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, an international law firm, and formerly the senior principal of the Sentinel HS Group, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based homeland security consulting firm that provides strategic advice regarding homeland and border security issues. He is currently the principal of Bonner ADR Services. Mr. Bonner has held several positions in the federal government. In September 2001, Mr. Bonner was appointed Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service and served until 2006 as the first Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Mr. Bonner is also a former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Judge and United States Attorney for the Central District of California. He was the chair of the California Commission on Judicial Performance and currently serves on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Bonner received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1963 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center 1966.

Frank Cilluffo, Director, McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Auburn University

Frank J. Cilluffo directs the McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Protection at Auburn University. Prior to joining Auburn, Cilluffo founded and directed the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University where he led a number of national security and cybersecurity policy and research initiatives. Cilluffo previously served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Immediately following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Cilluffo was appointed by President George W. Bush to the newly created Office of Homeland Security. Before his White House appointment, Mr. Cilluffo spent eight years in senior policy positions with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank.

James Carafano, Vice President, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, is the vice president of The Heritage Foundation Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and an E. W. Richardson Fellow. Before assuming responsibility for Heritage’s entire defense and foreign policy team in December 2012, Mr. Carafano served as deputy director of the Davis Institute as well as director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies. He previously served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2012 to 2014. A graduate of West Point, Mr. Carafano holds a master's degree and a doctorate from Georgetown University as well as a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and serves as a visiting professor at National Defense University. Mr. Carafano currently sits on the Board of Advisors for Daniel Morgan Academy. He previously served as an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and as director of military studies at the Army's Center of Military History. Mr. Carafano taught at Mount Saint Mary College in New York and was a fleet professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He also served on the board of trustees of the Marine Corps University Foundation and advisory boards for the West Point Center of Oral History, the Hamilton Society, the Spirit of America, and the Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, which serves homeless veterans. Mr. Carafano formerly was a senior fellow at George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute. He also previously served on the congressionally-mandated Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities, the National Academy's Board on Army Science and Technology and the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee.

Mark Dannels, Sheriff, Cochise County Arizona

Mark J. Dannels is the Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona and is a 34-year law enforcement veteran. Sheriff Dannels holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from Aspen University and is a Certified Public Manager accredited from Arizona State University. He is the current Chair of the Immigration and Border Committee with the National Sheriff’s Association, a member of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Border Sheriff’s Coalition, and President of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Dannels has been recognized and awarded the Medal of Valor, Western States Sheriff of the Year, Sheriff’s Medal, Deputy of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Unit Citation Award, National Police Hall of Fame, Lifesaving Award, and dozens of community-service awards from service groups and governmental organizations.

Leon Fresco, Partner, Holland and Knight

Leon Fresco is an immigration attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office where he focuses his practice on providing global immigration representation to businesses and individuals. He also represents clients in administrative law and government relations matters and has extensive appellate, commercial litigation, and legislation experience.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Fresco was the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Immigration Litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Division. In this position, Mr. Fresco provided litigation risk assessments to cabinet members in Executive Branch agencies. He also oversaw all civil immigration litigation on behalf of the federal government, including representation of the DOJ, DHS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS). This involved supervision of more than 350 attorneys working on nearly 10,000 cases per year. He also advised and assisted client agencies in drafting immigration regulations.
Prior to joining the DOJ, Mr. Fresco was the staff director for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, handling matters involving immigration, refugees and border security, including managing the subcommittee’s oversight functions involving the DOJ, DHS, HHS, DOL and DOS. He was the principal advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), former chairman of the subcommittee, on all aspects of immigration law and policy. During his time on the subcommittee, Mr. Fresco drafted several pieces of legislation, including: 1) the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act; 2) the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act; 3) the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act; and 4) the Israel E-2 Visa Bill. Mr. Fresco received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2003.

James Fuller, Executive Vice President, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

James Fuller’s experience includes client relationships that span a broad spectrum of consultative services. He has executed communications and brand management strategies in numerous sectors including healthcare, information technology (IT), and professional services, real estate, insurance, government services, financial services, and energy. Mr. Fuller specializes in developing highly integrated, large-scale communications and advocacy campaigns and helping executives deliver effective communications. Over the past two decades, he has either participated in or led the communications strategies surrounding some of the nation’s most high-profile corporate crises including proxy battles, civil litigation cases, investigations, product recalls, and cybersecurity breaches.

Among his most recent work, Mr. Fuller helped a company manage a brand and communications transformation, coordinated a company re-branding, and helped prepare a healthcare company for a major new product launch and eventual initial public offering (IPO). He also recently helped advise a financial services technology firm as it re-organized its corporate communications function by introducing a content strategy and aligning its external programs with the marketing and go-to-market divisions.

Before joining H+K, Mr. Fuller served in the Bush Administration as chief of staff at the Consumer Product Safety Commission and as chief of staff to the deputy chief operations officer at the Transportation Security Administration. Prior to his appointments, he was a senior aide to Senator Pete Domenici and served as the executive director of Bush-Cheney 2000 in New Mexico. Mr. Fuller also served as the chief of staff to the Republican Senate caucus of New Mexico legislature.

Paul Goldenberg, President and CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, LLC

Paul Goldenberg is the President and CEO of Cardinal Point Strategies (CPS), a strategic advisory and business intelligence consulting firm. In 2015 Mr. Goldenberg was designated as Rutgers University Senior Fellow to the university’s Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience program focused on global community policing and resiliency. Mr. Goldenberg is a recognized transnational security  expert providing the U.S. government and private sector strategic counseling and governance on a full array of national security related issues at the nexus of terrorism, technology, national security, community engagement and policing. Mr. Goldenberg’s public career includes more than two decades as New Jerseys Chief of the nation’s first full time statewide agency focusing on domestic terrorism, hate crimes, community engagement and targeted violence. Director of the nation’s 6th largest county social service and juvenile justice system, and as a law enforcement official leading investigation efforts for cases in domestic terrorism, political corruption, and organized crime. Mr. Goldenberg has received numerous tributes while working as a law enforcement officer in urban Essex County, New Jersey.  He also served four years as deep undercover agent for the South Florida Strike Force, for his efforts Mr. Goldenberg was bestowed with Florida’s most distinguished law enforcement honor for valor: Officer of the Year. His undercover works ultimately led to over 100 arrests and the recovery of nearly a million dollars in stolen property.  In 1986 Mr. Goldenberg returned to New Jersey as part of the Organized Crime and Narcotic Task Force where he headed  major investigations targeting members of one of New Jersey’s most notorious crime families. In 2004, Mr. Goldenberg spearheaded an international law enforcement mission for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest government security initiative, during which he worked in over eight European nations including Ukraine, Hungary, Kosovo and Croatia advising government and NGO groups on topics such as community conflict and the advent of transnational extremism.

Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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 to 1998 and 2001 to 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 time 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. Harman received the Defense Department Medal for Distinguished Service in 1998, the CIA Seal Medal in 2007, and both the CIA Director’s Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2011.

Michael P. Jackson, President and Founder of Firebreak Partners

Michael P. Jackson is the President and Founder of Firebreak Partners a company that provides specialized security and technology consulting services for critical infrastructure assets. On March 10, 2005, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mr. Jackson to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Jackson served as DHS’ chief operating officer, with the responsibility to manage the Department’s day-to-day operations. Previously, Mr. Jackson served as Senior Vice President of AECOM Technology Corporation, where he was responsible for AECOM government relations globally and served as Chief Operating Officer of AECOM’s Government Services Group. Mr. Jackson also served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from May 2001 to August 2003. As DOT, Mr. Jackson was responsible for day-to-day operations of an organization that grew to a $68 billion annual budget supporting over 179,000 employees following the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. In 2004, Mr. Jackson was appointed to serve on the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, which provided management recommendations to the President on NASA and its future mission management. Mr. Jackson also held positions under President George H. W. Bush’s administration, as Special Assistant to the President for Cabinet Liaison and later as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Transportation. He held several positions reporting to the Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan’s administration. He was a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute and taught political science at the University of Georgia and at Georgetown University. Mr. Jackson graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. and received a Ph.D. with distinction from the Government Department at Georgetown University in 1985.

Jim Jones, Chairman- Monarch Global Strategies

Ambassador James “Jim” Jones is the Chairman and CEO of ManattJones Global Strategies. Jones provides business development advice and consulting for clients primarily in Mexico and Latin America. Ambassador Jones served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997. He 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 from 1973 to 1987, Ambassador Jones 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 White House position presently titled Chief of Staff.

Cathy Lanier, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, National Football League

Cathy Lanier is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for the National Football League. She previously served as the Chief of Police with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) from 2007 to 2016. A highly respected professional in the areas of homeland security and community policing, she took the lead role in developing and implementing coordinated counterterrorism strategies for all units within the MPD and launched the department’s Operation TIPP (Terrorist Incident Prevention Program).

Carie A. Lemack, Co-Founder and CEO of DreamUp

Carie A. Lemack, currently the Cofounder and CEO of DreamUp, a provider of space-based education and media services, is a cofounder of Global Survivors Network, 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 the award-winning documentary film Killing in the Name, and generated interest and coverage in media outlets worldwide. Ms. Lemack cofounded and led the non-profit, non-partisan organization Families of September 11th. She was previously an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University.

John Magaw, Consultant, Domestic and International Security

John Magaw is a domestic and international security consultant who most recently served as the Under Secretary for Security at the Department of Transportation in 2002. In that role, Mr. Magaw was responsible for the implementation of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001. Mr. Magaw also previously served as the Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and led the Office of National Preparedness with FEMA. Magaw has also served as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms from 1993 to 1999 and as the Director of the Secret Service from 1992 to 1993

Hans C. Miller, CEO, Airside Mobile Inc.

Hans C. Miller is the CEO and co-founder of Airside, a pioneer in the field of digital identity, privacy, and seamless travel. His work in aviation security has focused on security design, process flow, data analytics, and identity verification. With an emphasis on public-private partnerships, he has worked within or alongside the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Interior and Transportation to drive innovation.

Mr. Miller led the authorization and introduction of a mobile boarding pass in the U.S. and helped co-write the global mobile boarding pass standard. In the aftermath of 9/11, he became the 11th employee of the nascent Transportation Security Administration, where he served in multiple senior executive roles and was awarded the Transportation 9-11 medal. Mr. Miller began his career at McKinsey & Company and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

Jeffrey Miller, Vice President of Security, Kansas City Chiefs Football Club

Jeffrey Miller is the Vice President of Security for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mr. Miller is responsible for developing and managing all safety and security plans and programs for all facets of club operations, including facility security for the training complex, Arrowhead Stadium, event day safety, vendor-operated security and traffic procedures, as well as team security. He also serves as the primary liaison between the club and the National Football League office with regards to all security matters. As Senior Vice President with MSA Security, he was involved in business development in all aspects of the company including Entertainment and Sports Venue Security, Crisis Communications, Explosive Detection K9, SmartTech, Investigations, Social Media Intelligence, Cyber Security and Executive Protection. As the CSO for the National Football League, he oversaw all facets of security for the league including all investigative programs and services, event security (including Super Bowl and International Series), Game Integrity Program, executive protection, the Stadium Security Program, the Fan Conduct Initiative and the Fair Competition Initiative. Additionally, he completed a 24-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police, retiring in 2008 as Commissioner, serving for nearly six years as the 18th Commissioner. As a cabinet secretary, he was responsible for implementing crime and crash reduction strategies, anti-terrorism efforts, and general policing practices including emergency response in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. He holds an Associate Degree from the University of South Florida, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Elizabethtown College, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a graduate of the 194th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as the 27th Session of the FBI National Executive Institute. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University as well as an Alumni Fellow of the school.

Jeff Moss, Founder of Black Hat and DEFCON Conferences

Jeff Moss CEO of DEF CON Communications, Inc. A career spent at the intersection of hacking, professional cybersecurity and Internet governance gives Jeff Moss a unique perspective on information security. Mr. Moss is the founder and CEO of the DEF CON Communications and the founder of The Black Hat Briefings, two of the world’s most influential information security conferences. Mr. Moss is an angel investor to startups in the security space, is a technical advisor to the TV Series Mr. Robot, and serves on the Board of Directors for Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. Mr. Moss actively seeks out opportunities to help shape the cybersecurity conversation. In a prior life Mr. Moss served as the Chief Security Officer and was a Vice President of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. He is a member of the US Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and a commissioner on the Global Council on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative, and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Chris Nocco, Sheriff, Pasco County, Florida

Chris Nocco is the sheriff of Pasco County, a position he has held since former Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed him in 2011. He was elected to the position in 2013 and re-elected in 2017.

Prior to becoming sheriff and working at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as a captain and major, Sheriff Nocco served with the Philadelphia Public School Police, the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department and the Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office. He was a first responder to the attacks of 9/11, the Washington, DC sniper incident, the anthrax attacks, and numerous demonstrations and large-scale protests in the nation’s capital. For a few years, Sheriff Nocco stepped away from law enforcement and served as the staff director to then-State Representative Marco Rubio in the Policy and Procedure Office. There, he was responsible for domestic security, criminal justice, economic development and transportation issues. Later, Sheriff Nocco became deputy chief of staff to Rubio, who was speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

Sheriff Nocco is active within several organizations including the Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., Renew Pasco, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Gold Shield Foundation. He is chair of the Florida Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Criminal Justice Committee and is the recipient of several honors: an Honorary Doctorate from St. Leo University; Leadership Award from Baycare Behavioral Health; Legislator of the Year award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness; and a Patriotic Employer by the Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Sheriff Nocco earned his master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware (on a football scholarship). He received an Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management from Florida State University and a Certificate in Business Excellence from Vanderbilt University. Sheriff Nocco received a Certificate of completion from the University of Tennessee Foresight Academy Program and he is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program. He is also a graduate of the National Sheriff’s Association Institute, the 101st session of the FBI National Executive Institute, and the FBI Executive Leadership Program.

Cynthia E. Renaud - Chief of Police, Santa Monica, California, and 1st Vice President, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief Renaud currently serves as the chief of police for the city of Santa Monica, California. Prior to leading Santa Monica, she served for seven years as the chief of police for the city of Folsom, California, and prior to that, she spent 20 years at the Long Beach Police Department in Los Angeles County. She has worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, investigations, and administration throughout her career.

Chief Renaud is a member of the California Police Chiefs Association, where she serves on the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Advisory Committee and the Cybersecurity Task Force. She has also served on the IACP Executive Committee, the Financial Review Committee and the Committee on Homeland Security.

Chief Renaud holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, in English Literature and a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Security Studies. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 214, as well as FBI LEEDS.

Robert Rose, Founder and President, Robert N. Rose Consulting LLC

Robert Rose is an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert providing the U.S. government and companies strategic counseling and governance on a full array of cyber-related issues at the nexus of technology, national security, law enforcement and privacy. Mr. Rose is Founder and President of Robert N. Rose Consulting LLC and currently serves in various appointed U.S. government advisory positions in the areas of national security, cyber and homeland security. He is a member of the National Security Agency’s Cyber Awareness and Response Panel and the Department of State’s International Security Advisory Board. Additional corporate and non-profit advisory board service includes The Chertoff Group, CrowdStrike Services, Securonix, SquirrelWerkz, Plurilock, Zafesoft, the State of Florida Center for Cybersecurity, the Open Commons Consortium at the University of Chicago and the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. Previous advisory roles include serving as a senior advisor to the CEO of Bridgewater Associates, and appointments to the National Counterterrorism Center’s (NCTC) Advisory Board, and to the Director of National Intelligence’s Financial Sector Advisory Board. Bob has received numerous honors and awards, including: a presidential appointment to the J. William Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarship, a fellowship with the Wexner Heritage Foundation, the recipient of the U.S. Secret Service’s “Outstanding Dedications and Contributions” award and the Connecticut Yankee Council of the Boys Scouts’ Distinguished Citizen Award.

Harold A. Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Firefighters

Harold A. Schaitberger is General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), representing 300,000 professional fire fighters and paramedics in the United States and Canada. Mr. Schaitberger began his career as a professional fire fighter in Fairfax County, Virginia, and rose to the rank of lieutenant. He helped organize what was then a 500-member department as an IAFF affiliate. In 1970 he was elected the first president of Fairfax County Local 2068. In 1973, he was elected president of the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters. Prior to his election as General President in 2000, Mr. Schaitberger served as a top advisor to three IAFF presidents. He came to the IAFF in 1976 to create the union’s national political and legislative programs. He played a key role in the creation of the Public Safety Officers Benefit, enactment of the FLSA overtime law and the passing of the NFPA 1710 Standard governing the deployment and staffing of professional departments. Mr. Schaitberger also secured federal funds to create the IAFF Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction training programs. Under President Schaitberger’s leadership, the IAFF’s Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, ranks among the top PACs in the nation. His commitment to supporting candidates and lawmakers who are friendly to fire fighters and their issues, regardless of political party, has significantly enhanced the union’s power and influence at all levels of politics 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, as well as Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Mr. Schaitberger is a Vice President on the AFL-CIO Executive Council and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the IAFF Burn Foundation and is a Board Member on the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Prior to his election as General President, Mr. Schaitberger served as a top advisor to three IAFF presidents. Mr. Schaitberger is a retired lieutenant of the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department.

Ali H. Soufan, Chairman and CEO, The Soufan Group LLC

Ali H. Soufan is the Chairman and CEO of The Soufan Group, LLC, and has been a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council since September 2012. 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 the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Soufan also served on the Joint Terrorist Task Force, FBI New York Office, where he coordinated both domestic and international counterterrorism operations. He has received numerous awards for his counter-terrorism work, including the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigation and the Respect for Law Enforcement Award. 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.

Paul Stockton, Managing Director, Sonecon LLC

Dr. Paul Stockton is the Managing Director of Sonecon LLC, and an internationally-recognized leader in infrastructure resilience, continuity planning, installation and personnel security, and U.S. national security and foreign policy. From June 2009 until January 2013, Dr. Stockton was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served as the Department’s Domestic Crisis Manager. In this position he assisted in leading the response to Superstorm Sandy, Deepwater Horizon, and other disasters. Dr. Stockton was also responsible for Departmental programs strengthening security cooperation with partner nations in the Western Hemisphere, leading talks on Defense Cooperation Agreements with Peru, Brazil, and other key countries, as well as defense policy coordination with Mexico and Canada. In September 2014, Secretary Hagel named Stockton the co-chair of the Independent Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shootings, which recommended major changes to the Department of Defense’s security clearance system. He was twice awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Pentagon's highest civilian honor, and a Distinguished Public Service Medal from the Department of Homeland Security.

Chad Sweet, Co-Founder, Chertoff Group

Chad Sweet is the Co-Founder & CEO of the The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm and investment bank exclusively focused on the security sector. Mr. Sweet advises companies and governments on their security and on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the security industry. With over a decade of investment banking experience, Mr. Sweet has been involved in more than $5 billion of successful M&A and capital formation engagements. Mr. Sweet was the former Chief of Staff of DHS and served in the CIA. He currently serves as Chairman of Trustwave Government Services as well as a Director of the corporate boards of Coalfire and Salient CRGT. Finally, in the non-profit sector, he is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington Homeland Security Policy Institute, a Director on RAND’s Global Center for Risk & Security, a Director of the Board of the Economic Club of Washington and a frequent commentator on security issues for FOX, CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg TV.

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

Karen Tandy 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.

Mark Weatherford, Founding Partner, Aspen Chartered

Mark Weatherford is an American cybersecurity professional who has held a variety of executive-level positions in both the public and private sectors. He was appointed as the first deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Weatherford is currently the founding partner at Aspen Chartered. Mr. Weatherford is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and received his master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. He is a former Navy cryptologic officer and led both the Navy’s Computer Network Defense operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT).

Before joining DHS, from 2010 to 2011 he served as the vice president and chief security officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he directed the organization’s critical infrastructure and cybersecurity program for electric utilities across North America. Mr. Weatherford was also appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's first chief information security officer in the Office of Information Security (2008 to 2009) and was the first chief information security officer for Colorado (2004 to2007), where he was appointed by both Governor Bill Owens and Governor Bill Ritter. Most notably, he helped establish the state’s first cybersecurity program and spearheaded some of the nation's first cybersecurity legislation aimed to protect citizens.

After leaving DHS, he was a principal with The Chertoff Group in Washington DC, and senior vice president and chief cybersecurity strategist of vArmour. Mr. Weatherford was one of Information Security magazine’s "Security 7 Award" winners in 2008 and was awarded SC Magazine's "CSO of the Year" award in 2010. In 2012 and 2013, he was named one of the "10 Most Influential People in Government Information Security" by GovInfoSecurity. Mr. Weatherford is a member of the Marysville High School, California, Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Hall of Fame in October 2018.

Brian White, Partner, DBO Partners, LLC

Brian White currently serves as senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he was a member of the Commission of Cybersecurity for the 45th President.

Mr. White, based in San Francisco, leads the global security practice for DBO partners. Prior to DBO, Mr. White served as a vice president at Forcepoint, which he joined following the acquisition of RedOwl, a security analytic firm. At RedOwl, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors where he managed day-to-day operations, led all go-to-market activities including sales, marketing, customer success and finance, and drove the strategic direction of the business. During his time at RedOwl, he raised more than $30 million in venture capital, led their expansion into the United Kingdom, and ultimately led the acquisition process which resulted in a sale to Raytheon/Forcepoint.

Prior to RedOwl, Mr. White was a partner of The Chertoff Group where he led their global advisory business, established and developed their San Francisco office. While leading the practice, he specifically focused on developing go-to-market strategy for venture backed cyber security companies, provided support investigating and analyzing the suitability and key issues facing target companies, as well as identifying early stage technology companies with applicability to the national security community.

Prior to his time at The Chertoff Group, Mr. White led a $100 million business development and strategy team for Lockheed Martin. He also served as a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, where he concluded his tenure as chief of staff to the Deputy Secretary. Other notable positions include serving as the chief of staff in the Office of Policy; and serving as the Congressionally-mandated director of Cargo, Maritime, and Trade Security Policy. He also served as a professional staff member in both the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives as well as an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.

He is a frequent speaker on cyber issues including regular appearances on Bloomberg Technology. Mr. White holds a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University where he was a Division 1 student-athlete.

Last Published Date: May 8, 2020

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