Senior Advisors

The Council is honored to have a group of individuals with many years of proven leadership in homeland security who provide us with substantive policy input.

Dave Chipman
Ascend Consulting Group

Chris Cummiskey
CEO, Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, LLC
Former Deputy Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Rajesh De
Partner, Mayer Brown
Former Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President; General Counsel, National Security Agency; Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy; Counsel, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Brian E. Finch
Partner & Co-chair of the Cybersecurity & Global Security Practice, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Janet Hale
Former Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Andrew B. Maner
Chairman, The Sentinel Company
Managing Partner, Liberty Advisor Group
Former Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security & Chief of Staff, U.S. Customs Service

Michelle Mrdeza
President, MXM Consulting
Former Clerk, U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Rick Saunders
Former Deputy National Security Advisor, Office of the Vice President of the United States

Dr. Gary Shiffman
President and CEO, Giant Oak; and Professor, Georgetown University
Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Dr. Cedric Sims
Partner, Evermay Consulting Group, Inc.
Former Executive Director, Office of Program Accountability and Risk Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security