Michael D.  Brown

Michael D. Brown

Michael DeWayne 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 for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2001-2005. He was a member of the White House Consequence Management Committee following the attacks of 9/11. Brown is the co-author of Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm in which he describes the role of politics in a risk-averse society facing natural and man-made disasters.