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Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security, Director of FEMA, & Talk Show Host

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Michael D. Brown Bio

Michael Brown served as the first Under Secretary of Homeland Security for President George W. Bush from 2003-2005, and as the Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, from 2001-2005. He was a member of the White House Consequence Management Committee, comprised of cabinet deputies, following the attacks of 9/11. He chaired the White House Transition Team for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Department of Homeland Security. He also served on the National Security Council’s Deputies Committee.Michael has a unique perspective on homeland security issues since he is the only Presidential appointee to have served in a legacy agency and also on the transition team to create DHS and as an Under Secretary in the newly created cabinet department. National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and Deputy National Security Advisor Steve Hadley described Michael’s participation as particularly critical after the attack of 9/11.During his tenure in the Bush Administration Michael served as a representative to NATO’s Civil Emergency Planning Committee and worked on various matters in Russia, the European Union and its member nations, and throughout Southeast Asia.He has appeared on national television news programs, including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business. He has blogged for The National Journal, written for The Huffington Post and The Daily Caller. He has been an expert for publications such as the Homeland Defense Journal, Crisis Response Journal and others.Michael is the author of Deadly Indifference: The Perfect [Political] Storm in which he poignantly describes the role of politics in a risk-averse society facing natural or manmade disasters. He has traveled around the world speaking on issues of homeland security, crisis management and personal resilience.He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Michael has been an adjunct professor of law at the OCU School of Law and the University of Denver School of Law where he taught courses on legislation, state and local government, national security.Currently the host of syndicated The Michael Brown Show he is heard throughout Colorado on from his flagship station 630KHOW in Denver and throughout the United States on iHeartRadio.com.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Michael D. Brown and other top speakers and celebrities.

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