WASHINGTON, June 08, 2010 – International security advisory firm Command Consulting Group (CCG) is pleased to announce that recently departed U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief of Staff Jan Lesher has joined its team of homeland and national security experts.
Ms. Lesher served as Secretary Janet Napolitano’s Chief of Staff for Operations at DHS, where her portfolio spanned across the entire Department. Her focus centered around the coordination and management of the Department’s operational components, the critical agencies on the frontlines of the fight to secure the U.S. Homeland like the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Prior to her service at DHS, Ms. Lesher served as Chief of Staff to then-Governor Napolitano in Arizona, a critical battleground state in the fight to secure America’s Southwest border. While Chief of Staff, she was a principal advisor to the governor on all major policy matters and strategic communications issues, including serving as a key player during the federal border security ramp-up that included tactical infrastructure, increased personnel, and deployment of cutting edge technology in Arizona in 2008 and 2009.
“I worked extensively with Jan when she was Chief of Staff to then-Governor Napolitano in Arizona and later during her service at DHS – she was an enormously effective advocate for Arizona and a savvy advisor later on for Secretary Napolitano at DHS,” said W. Ralph Basham, former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and principal at CCG. “I’m personally excited that she is joining the CCG team and I know our clients will benefit from her experience, perspective, and judgment.”
The addition of Ms. Lesher to CCG further strengthens the firm’s homeland and national security credentials and provides CCG with unmatched insight into DHS leadership’s current thinking and future strategy. Ms. Lesher’s addition solidifies CCG’s reputation as one of DC’s most effective firms at bringing best in class industry solutions and services to bear in solving the ever-evolving security challenges of our day.
For more information or to view Ms. Lesher’s full bio, visit www.commandcg.com.