ADVISORY BOARD

Mutualink is guided by some of the most recognized national homeland security leaders and emergency management experts in the world.

Our advisory board provides business advice and strategic insight enabling Mutualink to maintain a leadership role in interoperable communications. Interoperability is more than just technology. It is a discipline that requires deep understanding of all phases of emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Our board members contribute their deep understanding of emergency preparedness and experience in interoperable communications to the Mutualink team.

Mutualink Advisory Board Members

Barry McCaffrey

Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. At retirement he was the most highly decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours – as well as twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. He also twice was awarded the Silver Star for valor.

For five years after leaving the military, Barry McCaffrey served as the nation’s Cabinet Officer in charge of U.S. Drug Policy. He was confirmed for this position by unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate. For this period of public service, General McCaffrey received many honors including: the Department of Health and Human Service Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Achievements in the Field of Substance Abuse Prevention (2004), the United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the Norman E. Zinberg Award of the Harvard Medical School, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s National Service Award, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

After leaving government service, Barry McCaffrey served for five years (2001-2005) as the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies at West Point. He continues as an Adjunct Professor of International Affairs.

Barry McCaffrey graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. in 1960; from West Point with a BS in 1964; earned an MA degree in American Government from American University; and attended the Harvard University National Security Program as well as the Business School Executive Education Program.

Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. At retirement he was the most highly decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours – as well as twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. He also twice was awarded the Silver Star for valor.

For five years after leaving the military, Barry McCaffrey served as the nation’s Cabinet Officer in charge of U.S. Drug Policy. He was confirmed for this position by unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate. For this period of public service, General McCaffrey received many honors including: the Department of Health and Human Service Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Achievements in the Field of Substance Abuse Prevention (2004), the United States Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, the Norman E. Zinberg Award of the Harvard Medical School, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s National Service Award, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

After leaving government service, Barry McCaffrey served for five years (2001-2005) as the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies at West Point. He continues as an Adjunct Professor of International Affairs.

Barry McCaffrey graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. in 1960; from West Point with a BS in 1964; earned an MA degree in American Government from American University; and attended the Harvard University National Security Program as well as the Business School Executive Education Program.

The Honorable Tom Ridge

Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The creation of the country’s 15th Cabinet Department marked the largest reorganization of government since the Truman administration and another call to service for the former soldier, congressman and governor of Pennsylvania.

During his DHS tenure, Secretary Ridge worked with more than 180,000-plus employees from a combined 22 agencies to create an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide.  Tom Ridge served as Secretary of this historic and critical endeavor until February 1, 2005.

Before the events of September 11th, Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania.  He served as the state’s 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001. Governor Ridge’s aggressive technology strategy helped fuel the state’s advances in economic development, education, health care and the environment.

After his first year at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

After returning to Pennsylvania and to Dickinson, he earned his law degree and, later, became one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served six terms.

Secretary Ridge is currently president and CEO of Ridge Global, an international security and risk management advisory firm, headquartered in Washington, DC.

An engaging and dynamic speaker, Secretary Ridge regularly addresses audiences on a range of issues, including international business, security and leadership. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and other private and public entities. He is currently chairman of the National Organization on Disability and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security Task Force, and along with Gen. Tommy Franks (Ret.), serves as national co-chairman of the Flight 93 National Memorial Fundraising Campaign.

Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The creation of the country’s 15th Cabinet Department marked the largest reorganization of government since the Truman administration and another call to service for the former soldier, congressman and governor of Pennsylvania.

During his DHS tenure, Secretary Ridge worked with more than 180,000-plus employees from a combined 22 agencies to create an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide.  Tom Ridge served as Secretary of this historic and critical endeavor until February 1, 2005.

Before the events of September 11th, Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania.  He served as the state’s 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001. Governor Ridge’s aggressive technology strategy helped fuel the state’s advances in economic development, education, health care and the environment.

After his first year at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

After returning to Pennsylvania and to Dickinson, he earned his law degree and, later, became one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served six terms.

Secretary Ridge is currently president and CEO of Ridge Global, an international security and risk management advisory firm, headquartered in Washington, DC.

An engaging and dynamic speaker, Secretary Ridge regularly addresses audiences on a range of issues, including international business, security and leadership. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and other private and public entities. He is currently chairman of the National Organization on Disability and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security Task Force, and along with Gen. Tommy Franks (Ret.), serves as national co-chairman of the Flight 93 National Memorial Fundraising Campaign.

Major General N. Lee S. Price

MG Price has over 38 years of experience leading military and government organizations. She has supported our Nation’s operators across the globe providing them with robust communications and networked computer applications. Then Major Price assisted with the establishment of the commercial communications system during DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM for our joint forces in Saudi Arabia and in 2003 Colonel Price was at the helm of the major project to provide the same to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar. As a Lieutenant Colonel, she established the largest Command & Control system within the Department of Defense. All branches of the U.S. Forces as well as the Republic of Korea forces still use an upgraded version of this system. She also served as the Deputy Acquisition Executive for the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at a time of unprecedented growth that also inducted the Marines into SOCOM. As the Army’s first Program Executive Officer (PEO) she was charged with the Army’s Chief of Staff’s number one priority of upgrading the tactical network. General Price executed this effort with a workforce of 2000 and an annual budget of $3-6B. While maintaining 24×7 operations in supported of deployed forces, she seamlessly relocated 1500 of her workforce from Fort Monmouth, NJ to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. In order to support the Presidential goal for the United States to share information with our Coalition partners in Afghanistan, she was asked to quickly adapt the US Forces system. Her team flawlessly delivered this system and their efforts, especially for the generated cost-savings through reusing equipment, were recognized with the Department of Defense Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence. This system, known as CX-I (CENTRIX-ISAF), has forever changed the landscape in information sharing with partner nations.

MG Price has been awarded numerous military awards to include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Action Badge. She was inducted into the Alabama Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Academy of Honor in 2009. Other notable “firsts” include being the first female to be honored as the Army’s Program Manager of the Year (2004), the first woman selected for General Officer while serving in Special Operation Command (2008), the first female promoted to General Officer for the Army’s Acquisition Corps, the first woman to serve as an Army Program Executive Officer (2009), and the first female promoted to Major General for the Army’s Acquisition Corps. In 2009 as her first year as a Program Executive Officer her team was awarded the David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence, a feat that they repeated in 2010.

MG Price has over 38 years of experience leading military and government organizations. She has supported our Nation’s operators across the globe providing them with robust communications and networked computer applications. Then Major Price assisted with the establishment of the commercial communications system during DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM for our joint forces in Saudi Arabia and in 2003 Colonel Price was at the helm of the major project to provide the same to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar. As a Lieutenant Colonel, she established the largest Command & Control system within the Department of Defense. All branches of the U.S. Forces as well as the Republic of Korea forces still use an upgraded version of this system. She also served as the Deputy Acquisition Executive for the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at a time of unprecedented growth that also inducted the Marines into SOCOM. As the Army’s first Program Executive Officer (PEO) she was charged with the Army’s Chief of Staff’s number one priority of upgrading the tactical network. General Price executed this effort with a workforce of 2000 and an annual budget of $3-6B. While maintaining 24×7 operations in supported of deployed forces, she seamlessly relocated 1500 of her workforce from Fort Monmouth, NJ to Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. In order to support the Presidential goal for the United States to share information with our Coalition partners in Afghanistan, she was asked to quickly adapt the US Forces system. Her team flawlessly delivered this system and their efforts, especially for the generated cost-savings through reusing equipment, were recognized with the Department of Defense Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence. This system, known as CX-I (CENTRIX-ISAF), has forever changed the landscape in information sharing with partner nations.

MG Price has been awarded numerous military awards to include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Action Badge. She was inducted into the Alabama Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Academy of Honor in 2009. Other notable “firsts” include being the first female to be honored as the Army’s Program Manager of the Year (2004), the first woman selected for General Officer while serving in Special Operation Command (2008), the first female promoted to General Officer for the Army’s Acquisition Corps, the first woman to serve as an Army Program Executive Officer (2009), and the first female promoted to Major General for the Army’s Acquisition Corps. In 2009 as her first year as a Program Executive Officer her team was awarded the David Packard Award for Acquisition Excellence, a feat that they repeated in 2010.

Edward F. Davis III

Ed Davis, III, former Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Mutualink in the areas of homeland security and law enforcement. His accomplishments include overseeing the superb response by the Boston Police and surrounding law enforcement agencies to the Boston Marathon bombing. Davis is a longtime champion of community policing, affecting a statistical reduction in violent crime during his seven year tenure as Boston’s 40th Police Commissioner. The Commissioner’s 35 year law enforcement career, which began in Lowell, MA in 1978, includes initiatives to bring innovative technology to the City of Boston.

Additionally, Commissioner Davis served on the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Board of Directors and was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association. He has been recognized for his efforts locally and nationally, including a National Leadership Award from the Police Executive Research Forum, a Better Government Award from the Pioneer Institute, and a Local Hero Award from Community Teamwork, Inc. of Lowell and recognitions from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

Davis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from New Hampshire College in 1986 and a Masters of Arts in criminal justice in 1990 from Anna Maria College. Davis attended the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association program in 1993 at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Northeastern and Suffolk Universities and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and recently accepted a fellowship at the John F. Kenendy School of Government at Harvard University.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, Davis is married to Jane Davis and has three children Edward, Kaitlyn and Phillip.

Ed Davis, III, former Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Mutualink in the areas of homeland security and law enforcement. His accomplishments include overseeing the superb response by the Boston Police and surrounding law enforcement agencies to the Boston Marathon bombing. Davis is a longtime champion of community policing, affecting a statistical reduction in violent crime during his seven year tenure as Boston’s 40th Police Commissioner. The Commissioner’s 35 year law enforcement career, which began in Lowell, MA in 1978, includes initiatives to bring innovative technology to the City of Boston.

Additionally, Commissioner Davis served on the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Board of Directors and was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association. He has been recognized for his efforts locally and nationally, including a National Leadership Award from the Police Executive Research Forum, a Better Government Award from the Pioneer Institute, and a Local Hero Award from Community Teamwork, Inc. of Lowell and recognitions from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

Davis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from New Hampshire College in 1986 and a Masters of Arts in criminal justice in 1990 from Anna Maria College. Davis attended the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association program in 1993 at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Northeastern and Suffolk Universities and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and recently accepted a fellowship at the John F. Kenendy School of Government at Harvard University.

A lifelong resident of Lowell, Davis is married to Jane Davis and has three children Edward, Kaitlyn and Phillip.

Ronald E. Brooks

Ronald E. Brooks is a Captain with the San Mateo County California Sheriff’s Office assigned as Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). This program combines the activities and responsibilities of the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Northern California Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC) to form an all crimes criminal intelligence fusion center.

The NCRIC, a DHS designated fusion center, is a multi-agency task force with more than 60 intelligence officers and analysts, critical infrastructure assessors, support staff, and private sector outreach officers from federal, state and local law enforcement, the fire service, emergency, consequence management agencies and corporate security. The NCRIC fusion center uses outreach to public safety and critical government and private resources, analytic thinking and powerful technology to support terrorism, gang, drug, organized crime and firearms cases and to develop and disseminate both classified and un-classified strategic threat assessments related to terrorism and crime.

Brooks served previously as an Assistant Chief with the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE). Brooks also served as the Senior Special Agent in Charge (SSAC), at BNE’s San Jose Regional Office. Ron Brooks is a thirty-seven year veteran law enforcement officer, with more than 30 years spent in narcotic enforcement and criminal intelligence assignments.

Brooks serves as the Chair of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG), designated Federal Advisory Commissions (FACA) established to advise the United States Attorney General on matters involving criminal intelligence and information sharing. The CICC has developed or consulted on most current criminal intelligence and information policies currently being used in the U.S. including the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, Fusion Center Guidelines, Fusion Center Baseline Capabilities and Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Addendum to the Fusion Center Baseline Capabilities. As the Chair of the CICC he is also a member of the Global Justice Initiative Executive Steering Committee. Brooks also serves as the Chair of the State and Local Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Advisory Board for the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He has been active in the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) Intelligence Led Policing Summits and many other forums regarding information sharing and law enforcement intelligence. Brooks is the recipient of numerous law enforcement awards, including, the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal (The highest Intelligence Community award for a non-IC member), the National Fusion Center Association’s State and major Fusion Center Representative of the Year Award – 2012, The Bureau of Justice assistance Leadership Award, California Narcotic Officers’ Associations “President’s Award”, the California Attorney General’s “Award for Excellence”, The California Military Department’s Medal of Merit, and the Redwood City Police Department’s Medal of Valor.

Ronald E. Brooks is a Captain with the San Mateo County California Sheriff’s Office assigned as Director of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). This program combines the activities and responsibilities of the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and Northern California Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC) to form an all crimes criminal intelligence fusion center.

The NCRIC, a DHS designated fusion center, is a multi-agency task force with more than 60 intelligence officers and analysts, critical infrastructure assessors, support staff, and private sector outreach officers from federal, state and local law enforcement, the fire service, emergency, consequence management agencies and corporate security. The NCRIC fusion center uses outreach to public safety and critical government and private resources, analytic thinking and powerful technology to support terrorism, gang, drug, organized crime and firearms cases and to develop and disseminate both classified and un-classified strategic threat assessments related to terrorism and crime.

Brooks served previously as an Assistant Chief with the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE). Brooks also served as the Senior Special Agent in Charge (SSAC), at BNE’s San Jose Regional Office. Ron Brooks is a thirty-seven year veteran law enforcement officer, with more than 30 years spent in narcotic enforcement and criminal intelligence assignments.

Brooks serves as the Chair of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG), designated Federal Advisory Commissions (FACA) established to advise the United States Attorney General on matters involving criminal intelligence and information sharing. The CICC has developed or consulted on most current criminal intelligence and information policies currently being used in the U.S. including the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, Fusion Center Guidelines, Fusion Center Baseline Capabilities and Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource Addendum to the Fusion Center Baseline Capabilities. As the Chair of the CICC he is also a member of the Global Justice Initiative Executive Steering Committee. Brooks also serves as the Chair of the State and Local Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Advisory Board for the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He has been active in the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) Intelligence Led Policing Summits and many other forums regarding information sharing and law enforcement intelligence. Brooks is the recipient of numerous law enforcement awards, including, the National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal (The highest Intelligence Community award for a non-IC member), the National Fusion Center Association’s State and major Fusion Center Representative of the Year Award – 2012, The Bureau of Justice assistance Leadership Award, California Narcotic Officers’ Associations “President’s Award”, the California Attorney General’s “Award for Excellence”, The California Military Department’s Medal of Merit, and the Redwood City Police Department’s Medal of Valor.

Frank E. Rodgers

Frank E. Rodgers retired as the Deputy Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in 2007 at the rank of Lt. Colonel after twenty-five years of service. While serving in the second highest ranking position in the largest police department in the State of New Jersey, he led the Investigations Branch which consisted of in excess of 900 detectives, analysts and scientists assigned to 57 different units with an annual budget of in excess of seventy-five (75) million dollars. A strong advocate of police professionalism, strategic planning and accountability, he initiated and directed a complete restructuring of the organization’s investigative assets predicated on the principles of “Intelligence Led Policing”. During his tenure as the Deputy Superintendent of Investigations, he directed the development of the “Practical Guide to Intelligence Led Policing” which was published by the Center for Policing and Terrorism at the Manhattan Institute and was adopted in February 2009 by the U .S Department of Justice as a national model for conducting law enforcement operations.

Following his career with the State Police, he was appointed as the first Police Director of the newly formed New Jersey State Park Police in the Department of Environmental Protection. During his tenure in that position, he developed the force of 110 officers who are responsible for protecting the eighteen (18) million annual visitors to the state’s fifty-one (51) parks into a CALEA (Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) nationally recognized and New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accredited agency.

In 2008, Lt. Colonel (Ret.), Rodgers formed his own private consulting company, The Rodgers Group, LLC. At present, the company is under contract to develop policy and training for in excess of one hundred twenty five New Jersey law enforcement agencies. In May 2009, he was selected to serve as the President of the Advisory Council of the New Jersey Public Safety Accreditation Coalition. He is a Certified Assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and is recognized by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court as an expert in law enforcement procedures, policy, training and supervision. In 2011, he founded and now leads the Center for Public Safety & Security at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Lt. Colonel Rodgers (Ret.) holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Seton Hall University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is the co-author of a comprehensive published history of the New Jersey State Police and is also the recipient of the organization’s highest award, the 1990 Trooper of the Year for his criminal investigative work.

Frank E. Rodgers retired as the Deputy Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in 2007 at the rank of Lt. Colonel after twenty-five years of service. While serving in the second highest ranking position in the largest police department in the State of New Jersey, he led the Investigations Branch which consisted of in excess of 900 detectives, analysts and scientists assigned to 57 different units with an annual budget of in excess of seventy-five (75) million dollars. A strong advocate of police professionalism, strategic planning and accountability, he initiated and directed a complete restructuring of the organization’s investigative assets predicated on the principles of “Intelligence Led Policing”. During his tenure as the Deputy Superintendent of Investigations, he directed the development of the “Practical Guide to Intelligence Led Policing” which was published by the Center for Policing and Terrorism at the Manhattan Institute and was adopted in February 2009 by the U .S Department of Justice as a national model for conducting law enforcement operations.

Following his career with the State Police, he was appointed as the first Police Director of the newly formed New Jersey State Park Police in the Department of Environmental Protection. During his tenure in that position, he developed the force of 110 officers who are responsible for protecting the eighteen (18) million annual visitors to the state’s fifty-one (51) parks into a CALEA (Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) nationally recognized and New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accredited agency.

In 2008, Lt. Colonel (Ret.), Rodgers formed his own private consulting company, The Rodgers Group, LLC. At present, the company is under contract to develop policy and training for in excess of one hundred twenty five New Jersey law enforcement agencies. In May 2009, he was selected to serve as the President of the Advisory Council of the New Jersey Public Safety Accreditation Coalition. He is a Certified Assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and is recognized by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court as an expert in law enforcement procedures, policy, training and supervision. In 2011, he founded and now leads the Center for Public Safety & Security at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Lt. Colonel Rodgers (Ret.) holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Seton Hall University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is the co-author of a comprehensive published history of the New Jersey State Police and is also the recipient of the organization’s highest award, the 1990 Trooper of the Year for his criminal investigative work.

James G. Natoli

Mr. Natoli served the State of New York for 38 years in both the Legislative and Executive branches of government. In 2003, Mr Natoli was appointed as Governor Pataki’s Senior Advisor for Disaster Preparedness and Response after serving as Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response. In this capacity, the State’s Prevention and Preparedness Council consulted with and coordinated its responsibilities through Mr. Natoli, who was charged with advising the Governor on the state’s disaster preparedness, response and recovery policies and strategies. Prior to his appointments in Disaster Preparedness, Mr. Natoli served as Director of State Operations, responsible for the day-to-day oversight and operations of more than 60 state departments, agencies, boards and commissions. He served as Chair of the New York State Office for Technology and is nationally recognized as a leader in the advancement of technology for government use.

Mr. Natoli was one of Governor Pataki’s closest advisors and was often entrusted with statewide initiatives. He successfully directed New York State’s emergency response efforts during Governor Pataki’s tenure, including for the Long Island wildfires (1995), the North Country ice storm (1998) and twenty federal disasters and emergency declarations. Notably, Mr. Natoli executed the state’s response and recovery efforts to the tragic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (2001), coordinating over 65 state agencies and authorities.

In 2001, Mr. Natoli was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Department of Health and the Distinguished Service Award by the University at Albany School of Information, Science and Technology. Additional awards include the Governor Alfred E. Smith Award (1999, American Society for Public Administration), the State Leadership Award (1998, Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty) and the Toll Fellowship (1988, Council of State Governments).

Mr. Natoli is currently the principal at JGN Associates, consulting in the public and private sectors. He was born in Norwich, New York. He received a degree from Siena College. Natoli is married to the former Eileen Kelly; they have three adult children.

Mr. Natoli served the State of New York for 38 years in both the Legislative and Executive branches of government. In 2003, Mr Natoli was appointed as Governor Pataki’s Senior Advisor for Disaster Preparedness and Response after serving as Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response. In this capacity, the State’s Prevention and Preparedness Council consulted with and coordinated its responsibilities through Mr. Natoli, who was charged with advising the Governor on the state’s disaster preparedness, response and recovery policies and strategies. Prior to his appointments in Disaster Preparedness, Mr. Natoli served as Director of State Operations, responsible for the day-to-day oversight and operations of more than 60 state departments, agencies, boards and commissions. He served as Chair of the New York State Office for Technology and is nationally recognized as a leader in the advancement of technology for government use.

Mr. Natoli was one of Governor Pataki’s closest advisors and was often entrusted with statewide initiatives. He successfully directed New York State’s emergency response efforts during Governor Pataki’s tenure, including for the Long Island wildfires (1995), the North Country ice storm (1998) and twenty federal disasters and emergency declarations. Notably, Mr. Natoli executed the state’s response and recovery efforts to the tragic terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (2001), coordinating over 65 state agencies and authorities.

In 2001, Mr. Natoli was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Department of Health and the Distinguished Service Award by the University at Albany School of Information, Science and Technology. Additional awards include the Governor Alfred E. Smith Award (1999, American Society for Public Administration), the State Leadership Award (1998, Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty) and the Toll Fellowship (1988, Council of State Governments).

Mr. Natoli is currently the principal at JGN Associates, consulting in the public and private sectors. He was born in Norwich, New York. He received a degree from Siena College. Natoli is married to the former Eileen Kelly; they have three adult children.

Alan B. Lazowski

Alan Lazowski, Chairman, CEO and Founder of LAZ Parking, co-founded the company in June 1981 while attending the University of Connecticut and has grown LAZ Parking into a national hospitality parking company. He also has completed coursework at Harvard University specializing in real estate investment analysis.

Alan has received numerous professional awards, including the Thomas and Bette Wolff Family Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Connecticut, the NAACP Civil Rights Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal.

Alan is on the board of directors of the National Parking Association, the Green Parking Council, Women in Parking, the Goodwin College Foundation, the Bushnell Theater, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, the Hebrew Home and Hospital, the Anti-Defamation League, the Hartford Economic Development Corporation, and the Chabad House of Greater Hartford.

Alan also is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Voices of Hope organization created by descendants of Holocaust survivors.

Alan was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The Council leads the nation in commemorating the Holocaust, and consists of 55 members appointed by the president, as well as five members each from the Senate and House of Representatives and three ex-­‐officio members from the Departments of Education, Interior, and State. Alan is the only Connecticut resident on the Council.

Alan Lazowski, Chairman, CEO and Founder of LAZ Parking, co-founded the company in June 1981 while attending the University of Connecticut and has grown LAZ Parking into a national hospitality parking company. He also has completed coursework at Harvard University specializing in real estate investment analysis.

Alan has received numerous professional awards, including the Thomas and Bette Wolff Family Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Connecticut, the NAACP Civil Rights Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal.

Alan is on the board of directors of the National Parking Association, the Green Parking Council, Women in Parking, the Goodwin College Foundation, the Bushnell Theater, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, the Hebrew Home and Hospital, the Anti-Defamation League, the Hartford Economic Development Corporation, and the Chabad House of Greater Hartford.

Alan also is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Voices of Hope organization created by descendants of Holocaust survivors.

Alan was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The Council leads the nation in commemorating the Holocaust, and consists of 55 members appointed by the president, as well as five members each from the Senate and House of Representatives and three ex-­‐officio members from the Departments of Education, Interior, and State. Alan is the only Connecticut resident on the Council.