Michael J. Griffin
Director, Emergency Preparedness Services
Michael Griffin has an extensive background in homeland security and emergency preparedness strategic planning. This includes 14 years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Coast Guard acting in multiple capacities including ICS Planning Section Chief, Intelligence Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Homeland Security Coordinator and Readiness Planner. He played a central role in the formulation of Emergency Response Plans for the USCG and various other state & local government agencies since 9/11.
Mr. Griffin also specializes in designing exercise drills, both tabletop and full scale. His projects with the Coast Guard include the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City, TOPOFF3 in New Jersey and the Department of Homeland Security Economic Strategy War game for the Port of New York in 2005. Mr. Griffin left active status in 2005 to form Strategic Planning Partners, focusing on emergency preparedness. In September of 2006 Mr. Griffin was one of two project leads for the development a new Department of Homeland Security/FEMA Situational Awareness model for Joint Field Offices for use during disaster response following Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Griffin is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree. Subsequently he earned a Master of Health Science in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness from Touro University in 2005.