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Homeland Security Advisory Council Portraits(25)

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.

Cover photo for the collection "Homeland Security Advisory Council Portraits"
  • Mr. 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.

    Ali Soufan

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Mr. 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…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. William Bratton (HSAC Co-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 t

    William Bratton

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Co-Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Initially Appointed by Secretary Janet Napolitano - October 2010. Mr. William Bratton (HSAC Co-Chair) is the Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk, where he advises clients on risk identification, prevention,…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Brian Moynihan serves as Chair of the Board and CEO of Bank of America. In this role, Mr. Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of every size, and institutional investors across the United States and around the world.

    Brian Moynihan

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Mr. Brian Moynihan serves as Chair of the Board and CEO of Bank of America. In this role, Mr. Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Carie Lemack is co-founder of the Zed Factor Fellowship. Building on more than two decades of experience in entrepreneurial endeavors, advocacy and security policy, Ms. Lemack serves as an advisor to some of today's leading aerospace and deep tech companies. Ms. Lemack focuses on strengthening national and homeland security via three pillars: (1) she advises, mentors and invests in aerospace and deep tech startups to keep our nation leading in cutting-edge technology and space dominance; (2) she serves

    Carie Lemack

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Ms. Carie Lemack is co-founder of the Zed Factor Fellowship. Building on more than two decades of experience in entrepreneurial endeavors, advocacy…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Carrie Cordero is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel at the Center for a New American Security. Her research and writing interests focus on intelligence community oversight, transparency, surveillance, cybersecurity and related national and homeland security law and policy issues. She is also a CNN legal and national security analyst and has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law.

    Carrie Cordero

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Ms. Carrie Cordero is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel at the Center for a New American Security. Her research and writing…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Catherine Chen is the CEO of Polaris, a leading anti-trafficking organization in the United States. She is a veteran anti-trafficking strategist who has spent two decades building innovative social justice programs and pushing for policy change to address the root causes of sex and labor trafficking.

    Catherine Chen

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Ms. Catherine Chen is the CEO of Polaris, a leading anti-trafficking organization in the United States. She is a veteran anti-trafficking strategist…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, a non-profit focused on advancing American prosperity and global leadership in the 21st century and beyond. He is a renowned cybersecurity expert and Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CrowdStrike Inc. In 2016, Mr. Alperovitch revealed the suspected Russian intelligence agencies' hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Alperovitch led the global team that investigated and

    Dmitri Alperovitch

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Mr. Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator, a non-profit focused on advancing American prosperity and…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya is the founder and CEO of Chobani, one of the fastest growing food companies in the last decade and a pioneer in making better food that’s delicious and accessible for all. Raised in a dairy-farming family in a small village in eastern Turkey, Mr. Ulukaya launched Chobani in 2007. In less than five years, Chobani became the No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand in the U.S. with more than a billion dollars in annual sales.

    Hamdi Ulukaya

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya is the founder and CEO of Chobani, one of the fastest growing food companies in the last decade and a pioneer in making better food…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Jamie Gorelick (HSAC Co-Chair) is presently a Partner at the WilmerHale law firm where she represents institutions and individuals in a wide array of matters, particularly in the regulatory and enforcement arenas, addressing issues as diverse as antitrust, environmental regulation, securities enforcement, and national security.

    Jamie Gorelick

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Co-Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Ms. Jamie Gorelick (HSAC Co-Chair) is presently a Partner at the WilmerHale law firm where she represents institutions and individuals in a wide…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Jayson Ahern is a Principal in Security Services at The Chertoff Group. Over the past 12 years, he has advised clients globally on a broad range of issues including homeland and border security management, business resilience and supply chain security, critical infrastructure protection, enterprise-wide risk management, and corporate security organization/planning/implementation.

    Jayson Ahern

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022. Mr. Jayson Ahern is a Principal in Security Services at The Chertoff Group. Over the past 12 years, he has advised clients globally on a broad range…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • General John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.) currently serves as president of the Brookings Institution. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. Prior to his role at Brookings, General Allen served as senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security as well as special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. He is the first Marine to command a theater of war, as wel

    John Allen

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  General John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.) currently serves as president of the Brookings Institution. He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Jonathan Thompson is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). Immediately prior, Mr. Thompson was a principal with Refero Communications, helping organizations to plan and implement their communications strategies on a wide variety of public affairs, public relations, and government outreach endeavors.

    Jonathan Thompson

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Jonathan Thompson is the Executive Director and CEO of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA). Immediately prior, Mr. Thompson was a principal…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Karen Tandy (HSAC Vice Chair) has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors with executive board experience serving on for-profit and nonprofit- boards. She is the principal of KPT Consulting LLC, a government affairs consulting firm in the Washington DC area, and Executive Vice President of tele-health firm, NLW Partners.

    Karen Tandy

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    Vice Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Initially Appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson - May 2016. Ms. Karen Tandy (HSAC Vice Chair) has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors with executive board…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Lynda R. Williams is currently the Professor of the Practice at Middle Tennessee State University in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration; with this appointment in 2017, she became the first individual bestowed this title in recognition of the breadth and depth of her knowledge and expertise in the field of criminal justice and executive security. 

    Lynda Williams

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Ms. Lynda R. Williams is currently the Professor of the Practice at Middle Tennessee State University in the Department of Criminal Justice…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Mary Barra is first woman Chair and CEO of General Motors Company. In her role, she is focused on improving the customer experience and strengthening GM’s core vehicle and services business, while also working to lead the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification, and autonomous driving.

    Mary Barra

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Ms. Mary Barra is first woman Chair and CEO of General Motors Company. In her role, she is focused on improving the customer experience and…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Michael Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. At Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to prepa

    Michael Chertoff

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Michael Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Michael G. Masters is the National Director & CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN). SCN, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. SCN works across 50 national partner organizations, 146 Jewish Federations, and over 300 independent communities representing over 90 percent of the Jewish community in North America, as well as with other partners in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors.

    Michael Masters

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Michael G. Masters is the National Director & CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN). SCN, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is the official safety and…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Noah Bookbinder became CREW’s Executive Director in March 2015 and President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2021.  Under his leadership, CREW has cemented its status as a leading legal force to promote ethics in government, combat anti-democratic abuses, and reduce the influence of money in politics.  Prior to joining CREW, he served from 2013 to 2015 as Director of the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the United States Sentencing Commission. Before that, Mr. Bookbinder served as

    Noah Bookbinder

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Noah Bookbinder became CREW’s Executive Director in March 2015 and President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2021.  Under his leadership,…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Patrick Yoes was elected National President at the 64th Biennial Conference of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in 2019. Mr. Yoes has since made it his mission to lead the FOP in these changing and dynamic times to find solutions to the real issues facing the law enforcement profession.

    Patrick Yoes

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Patrick Yoes was elected National President at the 64th Biennial Conference of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in 2019. Mr. Yoes has since…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Robert Isom is the CEO and current president of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company.

    Robert Isom

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Robert Isom is the CEO and current president of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company.
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Safra Catz has served as chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation since 2014 and as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2001. Ms. Catz served as the Commissioner of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for The Walt Disney Company.

    Safra Catz

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Ms. Safra Catz has served as chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation since 2014 and as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2001…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Sonal Shah is currently the Executive Vice President at United Way Worldwide managing the domestic and international operations.  She was the Founding President of The Asian American Foundation, launching the largest non-philanthropic effort for the Asian American community. Prior to this role, Ms. Shah founded and led the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown University. Ms. Shah, one of the foremost global leaders on social impact and innovation, has worked in government, business

    Sonal Shah

    Photo by Benjamin Applebaum
    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Ms. Sonal Shah is currently the Executive Vice President at United Way Worldwide managing the domestic and international operations.  She was the…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international  non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology that has served over 450,000 students to date. In her role, Dr. Barrett oversees the organization’s free Summer Immersion Program and after-school clubs’ program, as well as the international programming, alumni programming, and people & culture teams. Dr. Barrett started her career as an educator and has spent two decades building educational pathways for young people at

    Tarika Barrett

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Dr. Tarika Barrett is the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international  non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology that has…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Ted Schlein is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins, and executive chairman and founding partner at Ballistic Ventures. Mr. Schlein has spent the last 35 years helping to create transformative companies.

    Ted Schlein

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Ted Schlein is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins, and executive chairman and founding partner at Ballistic Ventures. Mr. Schlein has spent…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Vincent Talucci serves as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the IACP. As the chief staff executive, Mr. Talucci is responsible for leading a staff of over 140 professionals and providing strategic guidance to the IACP’s volunteer leadership, membership and stakeholders on critical issues confronting the global policing profession.

    Vincent Talucci

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    Member, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Appointed by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas - March 2022.  Mr. Vincent Talucci serves as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the IACP. As the chief staff executive, Mr. Talucci is…
    Washington, DC, US Mar 21, 2022 Department of Homeland Security