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2009 Senior Fellows

NEW: HSPI Names 2009 Senior Fellows (.pdf)

HSPI Senior Fellows are a distinguished group of homeland security leaders drawn from government, academia and the non-profit and private sectors, with expertise in areas ranging from bioterrorism to critical infrastructure protection to intelligence. Throughout the year, Fellows participate in roundtable sessions with senior government officials, and collaborate to publish policy papers, including issue briefs that speak to the day's most pressing homeland security challenges. Senior Fellows are selected based upon individual expertise not their professional affiliation.

Note: Senior Fellows are not Homeland Security Policy Institute employees. Please use the below hyperlinks to individual web pages for any available contact information.

Geneive Abdo
Foreign Policy Fellow
The Century Foundation

Thomas Finan
Senior Advisor for Intelligence, Analysis, and Operations
Office of Legislative Affairs
Department of Homeland Security

Former Subcommittee Director and Counsel
House Committee on Homeland Security

John Noftsinger
Vice Provost
James Madison University

Michael Bopp
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Former Associate Director
Office of Management and Budget
Former Staff Director and Chief Counsel
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Randall Fort
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
Department of State

Jon Nowick

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Former Leader of Analytic Red Cell
Department of Homeland Security

Michael Byrne
Senior Vice President
ICF International
Former Director
Office of National Capitol Region Coordination, Department of Homeland Security
Former Director, Fire Commissioner's Office of Strategic Planning
New York City Fire Department

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan
Monument Policy Group
Former Staff Director and General Counsel
House Committee on Homeland Security

Barbara Porter
Chief of Staff to the President
The George Washington University

James Carafano
Senior Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security
The Heritage Foundation

David Heyman*
Assistant Secretary for Policy
Department of Homeland Security
Former Director, Homeland Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studi

Magnus Ranstorp
Research Director
Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies
Swedish National Defence College

Stephen Carmel
Senior Vice President
Maersk Line, Limited

Joseph Rozek
Executive Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Microsoft Corporation
Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Domestic Counterterrorism
Homeland Security Council
Colonel, US Army (Ret)

John Cohen

Independent Consultant
Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Daniel Kimmage
Independent Consultant
Former Senior Correspondent/Geopolitics Analyst
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Gregory Saathoff
Executive Director
Critical Incident Analysis Group
University of Virginia

Brandon Declet

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Jan Lane
Policy Advisor
Homeland Security Policy Institute
The George Washington University

Tom Sanderson
Deputy Director, Transnational Threats
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Michael Downing
Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer, Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau
Los Angeles Police Department


Gordon Lederman*
Majority Staff Counsel to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Seth Stodder
President & CEO
Palindrome Strategies, LLC
Former Director of Policy and Planning
US Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Michael Edwards
Corporate Director, AF C3 & Cyber Programs
Northrop Grumman
Former Director of Operations
Air Force Combat Support Office
Colonel, US Air Force (Ret)

Matthew Levitt
Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
Department of the Treasury

David Trulio
Director, Homeland Security Programs
Raytheon Company
Former Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary
Homeland Security Council

Megan Eggers
Associate Director
Office of WMD Terrorism
Department of State

Ronald Marks
Senior Vice President for Government Relations
Oxford Analytica Inc
Former Intelligence Counsel to Former Senators Bob Dole and Trent Lott

Allan Zenowitz
Former Executive Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Brigadier General, US Army (Ret)
Vahid Motevalli
Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The George Washington University


*Resigned upon entry into public service

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