Being able to create calm during a major emergency is not easy, Michael Brown will attest to that. It’s what you do to ensure you learn those lessons and there are always lessons-to-be-learned from major crises. Recent hurricanes, cyber-attacks, wildfires, and the mass shooting in Las Vegas are challenging situations that needed to be managed. In this interview with Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Brown, we discuss how businesses and governments need to work together to be more resilient. We also discussed some of the more concerning scenarios and what mistakes organizations make in their emergency preparedness efforts.
The first Under Secretary of Homeland Security for President George W. Bush from 2003-2005, Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2001-2005.
At the White House he served on the Consequence Management Committee, comprised of cabinet deputies, following the attacks of 9/11, and headed 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 served as a representative to NATO’s Civil Emergency Planning Committee and worked on various matters in Russia, the European Union and its member countries, and Southeast Asia.
As a frequent public speaker Michael provides insightful and unique perspectives on issues of national security, crisis management, and politics. He has spoken worldwide on these issues. His public speaking experience ranges from Fortune 100 companies to international conferences in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He has spoken to nonprofits organizations and major U.S. metropolitan cities and their various departments and agencies.
His most frequent public speaking topics worldwide include personal resilience, homeland security, cybersecurity, leadership, organizational management and current events.
He is the author of “Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm” in which he poignantly describes the role of politics in a risk-aversion society facing natural or manmade disasters. He has spoken around the world on issues of homeland security, crisis management and disaster response.
Michael has co-founded a software imaging company, counseled White House appointees, and regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, and other national television and radio programs.
Michael hosts The Michael Brown Show on iHeartRadio and 630KHOW from 4-7 Mountain Time Monday-Friday.
Specialties: Government relations, strategic planning, public speaking.