Daniel Kaniewski is a homeland security and emergency management leader
Daniel Kaniewski has been developing and executing homeland security and emergency management strategies and programs for over twenty years. Dan has a unique blend of policy and operational experience. This includes serving as a FEMA deputy administrator, Presidential advisor, management consulting executive, university administrator and faculty member, and first responder. He was the second ranking official at FEMA and a senior advisor at the White House during major crises and is a trusted security expert to numerous governmental and nongovernmental organizations.
Daniel Kaniewski, PhD
is Managing Director, Public Sector Innovation at Marsh & McLennan Companies. He was previously Deputy Administrator for Resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He also previously served in the White House, as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.
“With every passing day, it’s becoming clear that the coronavirus epidemic is not just a health emergency but instead has the potential to become a major disaster. And that means it might be time to turn to the nation’s disaster response agency to assist.”
“At FEMA, we are always focused on preparing ourselves, our partners, and the American people for the many threats and hazards we face as a nation. As the need for cybersecurity has grown, so too has our cyber preparedness efforts.“
“Every day our nation faces some risk whether it be from flooding, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados or other threats. While none of us want to think that the next disaster will happen where we live, the fact is our communities can never truly be prepared for disasters if the people who live in our communities are not.“
“On the cusp of the 2019 hurricane season and in the wake of two busy hurricane seasons, strengthening the nation’s resilience for disasters is a top FEMA priority. We aim to reduce the impact of future disasters by engaging individuals and communities to create a culture of preparedness. Together we must act now to protect the future.“
Today Daniel Kaniewski leverages his policy and operational experience at Marsh and McLennan Companies. Dr. Kaniewski previously served as a FEMA deputy administrator and contributed thought leadership on topical issues at think tanks. He has taught at George Washington University and Georgetown University. Dan advised President George W. Bush. He began as a first responder.