Experts

Ed Cash
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S Department of Homeland Security
Ed Cash is a nationally recognized Homeland Security expert who served as a member of George W. Bush’s administration from 2001-2009. Ed currently serves as the President and Founder of Read More
Susan Aarons
Unit Chief, National Security Investigations Division, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Susan Aarons is a retired member of the U.S. Government Senior Leadership with over 26 years law enforcement experience serving as a Special Agent in the second-largest Federal criminal investigative Read More
Tom Atkin
Assistant Secretary, Homeland Defense and Global Security, Department of Defense
Tom Atkin is Founder and Managing Principal of The Atkin Group, a firm that provides strategic and operational advice to senior government and corporate executives. Drawing from his military and Read More
Christiana Briggs
Staff Assistant, National Security Council, The White House.
Christiana Briggs, President of Athena Strategic Design Inc., has seventeen years of combined research, analytical and operational experience including support of the initial development of homeland security exercise programs and Read More
Brian Cairns
Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary, U.S Department of Homeland Security
Brian Cairns serves as Director and Partner at True North Equities LLC. True North Equities acquires, develops and grows small to mid-size companies principally in the Aerospace & Defense, Cyber Read More
Aida Colon-Sanchez
Deputy Director, Jersey City Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Jersey City, New Jersey
Aida Colon-Sanchez has  devoted her expertise in emergency management and homeland security preparedness, grants education, and training services to both public and private entities for over a decade. Enterprise-level businesses and Read More
Scott Cragg
Chief Information Officer, U.S Secret Service
Scott Cragg founded Crystal Reef LLC following an exceptional and diverse Federal career as a Federal C level Senior Executive. He currently advises, consults and is a strategist in Federal Read More
Darrell Darnell
Director, District of Columbia, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Darrell Darnell is responsible for directing the coordination, development and management of safety and security at the University. He oversees the GW Police Department, and Health and Emergency Management Services. Read More
Dr. Woody Davis
Director, ATO Data Management, Federal Aviation Administration
Dr. Woody Davis is an attorney-physician with 30 years plus of military and government experience at DOD, DHS, HHS, TSA, and FAA.  He is currently a Consultant Advisor to a Read More
Ed Davis
Commissioner, Boston Police
Ed Davis is the President and CEO of Edward Davis, LLC, a business strategy and security services firm. Davis has brought together a team of security and technology solutions experts Read More
Joshua Filler
Director, Office of State and Local Government Coordination, U.S Department of Homeland Security
Joshua Filler is the founder and president of Filler Security Strategies, Inc. Mr. Filler has a wide array of senior homeland security and government operations experience at the local and Read More
Mike Fisher
Chief, United States Border Patrol
Mike Fisher is President and CEO of Scorpion Security Services LLC. a position he has held since starting the company in February 2016.  Headquartered in Alexandria, VA the company serves Read More
Eric Gahagan
Bomb Technician, Massachusetts State Police
Eric Gahagan spent 23 years as a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police, 18 years as a bomb technician and 17 years as an EDK9 Handler before retiring in March, Read More
John Gill
Chief Security Officer, The White House
John Gill is a career security executive with over 30 years of experience in both public and private sector security management. With senior positions in the White House, the Secret Read More
Peter Hermansen
Director, Special Operations Group, U.S Border Patrol
Peter Hermansen, Principal of Reasoned Security Solutions, has twenty-four years of law enforcement experience with a focus on homeland security and foreign partnerships. His operational experience throughout the United States, Read More
George Kovatch
Deputy Comptroller, Budget and Appropriations, Department of Defense
George Kovatch is President of George E. Kovatch, LLC.  He has a reputation for helping organizations achieve their strategic goals. A results-focused senior executive with Executive branch, Legislative branch, and Read More
Major General Richard M. Dick Lake (USMC-Ret)
Director, Global Security, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Major General Richard M. “Dick” Lake U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) served as the Director, Global Security (Chief Security Officer) for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from September 2013 to November Read More
Jan Lane
Chief Security Officer, U.S Citizenship and Immigrations Services, U.S Department of Homeland Security
Jan Lane is Founder and President of VISIO Consulting, a strategic advisory and management consulting firm serving both the public and private sector. Prior to VISIO, Jan had four decades Read More
John Lenkart
Chief, Human Intelligence Operations Section
John Lenkart has over 25 years of experience in federal law enforcement, counterintelligence, and military operations. His background includes countering national security threats in critical commercial sectors regarding hostile nation-state Read More
Steve Lenkart
Deputy Undersecretary, Science and Technology, U.S Department of Homeland Security
Steve Lenkart brings more than 25 years of government, non-profit and private sector experience leading organizations to success. He possesses an invaluable combination of executive, advocacy and government affairs expertise Read More
Christy McCampbell
Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S Department of State
Christy McCampbell is a career law enforcement officer and administrator with state, local, federal and international experience. She has served as a Senior Executive Service administrator with oversight of major Read More
Jerry McDermott
Sheriff, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Jerry McDermott served as the Sheriff of Norfolk County where he led a team of 330 employees.  Sheriff McDermott served the citizens of Norfolk County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Read More
Jim McMahon
Deputy Executive Director, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Jim McMahon most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, Read More
Patrick McMurray
Undersecretary of Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Patrick McMurray most recently served as the Massachusetts Undersecretary for Homeland Security. Pat was appointed by Governor Baker to serve as the National Security Advisor (NSA) for the Commonwealth of Read More
Brian O’Riordan
Chief of Staff to the Superintendent, Massachusetts State Police
Detective Lieutenant Brian O’Riordan served 25-years with the Massachusetts State Police. With deep experience in the event security and executive protection. Beginning his career as a trooper in 1993, Brian Read More
R. David Paulison
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
R. David Paulison is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in emergency and disaster response and recovery, completing seven years of service to our Nation culminating as Administrator of the Read More
Dan Rosenblatt
Executive Director, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Dan Rosenblatt was employed at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) from 1986-2011 and was the association’s executive director for 23 years.  In that position he managed the Read More
Richard Serino
Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Hon. Richard Serino spent more than forty years in public service. During that time he provided extensive leadership on emergency management, emergency medical and homeland security at local, state, Read More
John Slattery
Deputy Assistant Director, CounterIntelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation
John Slattery is a principal at AOOC II, LLC, which provides player screening services for professional sports teams, particularly Major League Baseball franchises. Included in their solutions and services, are Read More
Bob Stephan
Assistant Secretary, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S Department of Homeland Security
Bob Stephan has 35 years of combined national and homeland security experience, including 13 years of specialized experience in critical infrastructure risk analysis and mitigation and incident response operations at Read More
Admiral Timothy Sullivan
Deputy Commander, Pacific Area Coast Guard Defense Forces West, United States Coast Guard
Admiral Timothy Sullivan is the current CEO of Cutterman LLC consulting. He assists companies and governments in maritime leadership and human performance cycle management, maritime and environmental operations, crisis management Read More
G. Michael Verden
Director of Security, National Basketball Association (NBA)
With an extensive career as a police officer, Secret Service agent, Director of Security for the NBA, and CEO of The Lake Forest Group, G. Michael Verden understands how to Read More
Barry Wante
Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Barry Wante has worked for more than ten years in emergency preparedness for Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) coordinating the emergency preparedness programs among BWH, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Read More
Dwight Williams
Chief Security Officer, FEMA
Dwight Williams is a career executive with extensive experience in security, emergency management and investigations in both the public and private sectors domestically and abroad. He is well known and Read More
Jim Williams
Administrator, U.S General Services Administration
Mr. Jim Williams serves as a SAGE and the Co-Chair of the Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council at the Partnership for Public Service. Mr. Williams has over 36 plus years of Read More