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Biography PhotoJerome M. Hauer, Ph.D.
Director

Dr. Jerome M. Hauer has served as a director since January 2015. He previously served as a company director from May 2004 to October 2011. Currently, Dr. Hauer is a principal at The Chertoff Group in Washington, DC, an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a visiting professor at Cranfield University/Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Before joining the Chertoff Group, Dr. Hauer was appointed as the Commissioner, Division of Homeland Security and Chairman of the Executive Committee on Counterterrorism by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and was unanimously confirmed by the state senate. Formerly, Dr. Hauer served as chief executive officer of The Hauer Group from 2006 to 2011 and as senior vice president and co-chair of the homeland security practice of Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations from January 2005 to March 2006. Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Dr. Hauer served as acting assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness of HHS from June 2002 to November 2003 and as director of the office of public health preparedness of HHS from May 2002 to June 2002. Dr. Hauer served as the first director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Emergency Management under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He also served as the director of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management as well as director of the Department of Fire and Buildings for the State of Indiana under Governor Evan Bayh. Dr. Hauer holds a Ph.D. from Cranfield University/Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He received an M.H.S. in public health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a B.A. from New York University.