Council Brings on Two New Senior Advisors

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2017 
Contact: Melissa Middlesworth (202) 470-6443  

                     WASHINGTON – Two leading homeland and national security experts, Rajesh De and Andrew Maner, have been selected as Senior Advisors to the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council.  The Council’s Senior Advisors consist of a select group of private sector experts, most of whom, are former high-level public officials that possess unique expertise in the Homeland Security Enterprise field.

“The Council’s Senior Advisors play a key role in helping to identify and develop high-quality industry-government initiatives for our corporate members and government officials,” said Marc Pearl, Council President & CEO.  “Our two most recent appointees – Raj De and Andy Maner – bring incredible perspectives relating to the connection between process and policy, as well as a deep understanding of the impact strong engagements across the Homeland Security Enterprise have in mission success.”

Raj De is a Partner at Mayer Brown and leads the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and its National Security practice.  Mr. De spent nearly two decades in private practice and public service across all three branches of the United States government, holding senior appointments in the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense, most recently serving as General Counsel at the National Security Agency.

Andrew B. Maner is Chairman of The Sentinel Company and Managing Partner for Liberty Advisor Group.  Mr. Maner has extensive industry experience providing consulting and technology advisory services to many Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security agencies.  In addition to his business executive background, Mr. Maner served in several government leadership roles including DHS Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff to U.S. Customs Service (now U.S. Customs and Border Protection).

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About the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council:
The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is a not-for-profit, non-partisan membership organization comprised of senior executives and their subject matter experts from the leading large, mid-tier, and small companies that provide homeland security technology, product, and service solutions to our nation. Our mission is to bring government officials and their executive-level counterparts from industry together so that we can jointly discuss the best ways to solve mission challenges.