Specialist Executive | Deloitte US
Mike is a specialist executive at Deloitte supporting efforts to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the consequences of disaster events with broad-spectrum career experience, from hands-on firefighting to senior management and policy development. Highlights of his career include 20 years with the New York Fire Department and 20 years in a variety of disaster response and recovery leadership positions. A sampling of the events he has led includes federal response on 9/11, Hurricanes Sandy and Maria, and the Haiti earthquake, as well as a number of other national-level events.
He has held numerous leadership roles in the creation and transformation of organizations, including the FDNY Office of Strategic Planning and the New York City Office of Emergency Management; while at the Office of Homeland Security in the White House after 9/11, he held the position of Senior Director for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. While there he played a significant role in the writing of HSPD-5, grant programs in support of US first responders in our nation, and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. He has also held leadership roles outside of government in both the private and nonprofit sectors while working at the American Red Cross, Microsoft, and ICF.