Speakers

Michael Masters

Michael Masters

National Director, Secure Community Network

Michael G. Masters is the National Director & CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Masters previously served as the Senior Vice President of The Soufan Group, a strategic international security consultancy firm and as the CEO of CivicScape, an advanced predictive analytics company.

Masters previously served as the Executive Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, Illinois, coordinating and maintaining the homeland security and emergency management system across the second largest Urban Area in the United States, as the Chief of Staff for the Chicago Police Department and as an assistant to former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

He served on the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Foreign Fighter Task Force, the Faith Based Security and Communications Committee and supported the Department’s Countering Violent Extremism Subcommittee as well as served as the Vice-Chair of the Grants Review Task Force. He previously served on the Executive Board of the FBI’s Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Masters has held faculty appointments at both the John Marshall School of Law and at Northeastern University and serves on the Council of The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, and as the President of The Soufan Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing global security issues.

Masters received a commission in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.  Certified as a peace officer and SWAT operator, Masters continues to serve his community as a part-time police officer.