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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 currently hosts a syndicated radio program from Denver, Colorado and heard nationwide on iHeartRadio.

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Michael Brown

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