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David Cid is Executive Director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City,
a nonprofit training and professional development center serving the line officer. Prior to joining the Institute in 2006 as Deputy Director,
Mr. Cid was President of Salus International, a consulting practice providing Security, Crisis Management, and Business Continuity services.
Clients included the United States Army, the FBI, the Department of State, and Fortune 500 companies. For two years, he was an advisor to foreign
governments on counterterrorism in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Mr. Cid is a 20-year veteran of the FBI, where he served as a counterterrorism
specialist. He was a member of the FBI International Crisis Response Team, and while assigned to the New York field office, a member of the FBI Special
Weapons and Tactics team. Mr. Cid has been on-scene commander in extortions, kidnappings, and acts of terrorism and has led special events security planning
for the World Series, the Special Olympics, and the U.S. Open. In 1996, he supervised the first successful investigation and prosecution under the Biological
Weapons Antiterrorism Act, interdicting a plot to assassinate federal and local officials. A native of New York, Mr. Cid joined the FBI in 1981, retiring as an
Inspector and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office. Prior to his FBI service, he was a Human Resources specialist for AT&T.
He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, honorably discharged. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). A recent publication of Mr. Cid’s includes “Understanding Counterterrorism A Guide for Law Enforcement, Policy Makers and Media," available on Amazon.
Tamara Pratt is Deputy Director of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism,
a non-profit training and professional development center serving the line officer. At the Institute, Ms. Pratt oversees
the day to day operations of a national program and all elements of communications and outreach, including client relations,
community affairs, informational legislative briefings, web and social media communications. She is responsible for the
Institute's marketing program, including its identity, branding, messaging, advertising, and sales strategies. As an accomplished
media/public relations expert, she has moved the Institute’s profile to a national level since arriving at the Institute in 2006.
Her training abilities in the media relations arena have allowed her to serve numerous law enforcement associations as both a presenter
and an evaluator. Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Pratt was an award- and Emmy-winning reporter and anchor for coverage of the
Oklahoma City bombing during 12 years with the CBS affiliate, KWTV-TV. Ms. Pratt is a member of the Public Relations Society of America,
Oklahoma City Chapter, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP),
and the Leadership Oklahoma City Class of XXVI. She was also a recipient of “40 Under 40” award from OKC Business, which is awarded to
persons in central Oklahoma under the age of 40 who have achieved exceptional results and status in business, nonprofit, and governmental
sectors of the community. Ms. Pratt was recently featured in the Oklahoma City based Metro Family magazine regarding her work in the anti-terrorism industry and the balance between work and home.
Cyndi McDonald is the Institute’s Law Enforcement Liaison. Ms. McDonald oversees the recruitment and delivery of the Institute’s training programs. She is responsible for customer service and pursues a mission of growing and expanding the number of law enforcement officers trained by the Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, she was a territory manager for Empire Paper Company, where she was responsible for strategy development, sales and training to federal and state prison systems. As an accomplished marketing and sales expert, Ms. McDonald has a track record of doubling sales levels in a single quarter. Her training abilities enhanced penal institutions operational capacity to communicate and provide end-users with needed skills. Since beginning work at the Institute, she has increased programmatic outreach on a business to business level nationwide. Ms. McDonald has 20 plus years experience in sales, training, and business leadership.
David N. Edger is the founder of 3CI Consulting LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in counterterrorism
preparedness for industry, corporate intelligence, and due-diligence investigations. Mr. Edger holds appointments as a professor
in the College of Public Health and as an instructor of political science at the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, he is the
Director for National Securities Studies for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.
Mr. Edger retired after 35 years with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Serving for many years abroad as an operations officer,
he also headed several CIA installations around the world. During his time in Washington, Mr. Edger served as the
Associate Deputy Director for Operations, the second-ranking position in the Directorate of Operations, where he supervised
the worldwide operations of the National Clandestine Service. He received the CIA’s highest award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, for his work in that position.
Governor Brad Henry is a founding member of Henry-Adams Companies LLC and serves of counsel with the law firm of Lester,
Loving & Davies, P.C. Governor Henry served as Oklahoma’s 26th governor. He was elected governor in 2002 and served two terms
through January 10, 2011. Only the third governor to serve two consecutive terms, Governor Henry, a Democrat, was re-elected in
2006 by the largest vote margin in modern times and the second-largest margin in state history. Governor Henry took office in the
midst of the worst budget crisis in state history but forged a historic bipartisan agreement among legislative leaders that shielded
education and health care from massive cuts. Under his leadership, Oklahoma experienced an economic revival, with record budget shortfalls
becoming record budget surpluses. Governor Henry’s healthcare successes include the Insure Oklahoma program, a nationally recognized
public-private partnership that helps small businesses provide health coverage for their employees. Governor Henry also initatied programs
to increase the number of insured children in the state and funded two new state facilities focusing exclusively on cancer and diabetes
research and treatment. During his two terms, Governor Henry served as Chairman of the Council of State Governments, the Southern Growth
Policies Board, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. He was also a member of the National Governors Association, the
Southern Governors Association, the Western Governors Association, and the Democratic Governors Association. Before his election as governor,
Governor Henry practiced law with his father, Charles, in Shawnee and served ten years in the Oklahoma State Senate, chairing the
Senate Judiciary Committee and serving as vice-chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee. In 2010, Governor Henry was appointed
by President Barack Obama to the six-member Council of Governors. The Council, created by an Executive Order of President George W. Bush,
works closely with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other defense and national security advisors to exchange views,
information and advice on matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense, and synchronization and integration
of state and federal military activities.
Dennis R. Schrader, president of DRS International, offers his clients more than 30 years experience in executive and engineering
administration with expertise in emergency preparation and homeland security, hospital administration and project management. Prior
to launching his company in 2009, Schrader served as Deputy Administrator of the National Preparedness Directorate of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In that capacity, he oversaw the coordination and development of resources and tools needed to
prepare for all hazards scenarios, including acts of terrorism. These included strategy, policy and planning guidance to build prevention,
protection and recovery capabilities. Prior to this assignment, Schrader served as Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
for Maryland. As Maryland’s first Director of Homeland Security, under Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., he is credited with the establishment
of the office, as well as introducing efforts to improve public safety communications and advance information sharing abilities within the state.
Using a Program Executive Office (PEO) strategy to foster collaboration during his tenure, Maryland developed many successful interagency projects
like Maryland’s Information-sharing Fusion Center and improvements to the Hazardous Materials Commercial Driver’s License program. He was an active
member of several homeland security committees including the Anti -Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland and Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating
Committee. Previously, Schrader spent 16 years at the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), where his leadership posts included
Director of Operations, Vice President of Facilities Management and Development and Vice President of Project Planning and Development.
At UMMS, his work included development of medical preparedness plans for mass casualty incidents. He was a key member of the executive team
that transformed the University of Maryland Medical Center into its current status as a prominent, nationally recognized institution.
Schrader began his career in the auto industry as a manufacturing supervisor. He then later shifted his professional career to that of a
U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, where he deployed to the islands of Guam and Diego Garcia, and served tours in Sicily and at the
Bethesda Naval Hospital. He remained on active duty until 1987 and on reserve status until 2007. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain.
Major General Joe P. Morgan, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, was assigned to the USAF as Deputy of Strategic Forces,
where he was responsible for the research, development, and test and evaluation of all strategic bomber and intercontinental ballistic missile programs.
He was also Director of Space Systems and Command Central Communication, which included responsibility of Department of Defense activities related to the
space shuttle as well as research, development, and acquisition of Air Force satellites and strategic and tactical command, control, and communication systems.
He was the Executive Director of quality assurance at the Defense Logistics Agency headquarters, where he developed and implemented policies, programs,
and procedures (national in scope), which had a dramatic impact on the quality of material procured for the Department of Defense. For his leadership and vision,
the Secretary of Defense awarded him the Defense Superior Service medal. General Morgan was awarded a Master of Science degree from George Washington University,
Washington, D.C., in September 1965.
General Aragon is a retired United States Air National Guard two-star general who is currently serving as the 4th Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Her final active military post was as the Air National Guard assistant to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower and Personnel. She retired in 2006.
General Aragon is the first woman to hold the position of VA Secretary. As Secretary, she serves as Governor Mary Fallin's chief advisor on matters related
to the policies and operations of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. Rita Aragon earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from
Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, in 1970. She would also receive a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling from that same institution in 1979.
General Aragon enlisted in the Oklahoma Air National Guard on September 9, 1979 as an Airman Basic in the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron stationed
out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her commission through the Academy of Military Science at Knoxville, Tennessee, in October 1981.
She returned to the 219th EIS as an administrative officer. In February 1989, then-Captain Aragon became the first female commander in the history of the
Oklahoma Air National Guard when she assumed command of the 137th Services Squadron at Will Rogers World Airport Air National Guard Base. She became the
first female to hold the rank of Brigadier General in the history of the United States Air National Guard as the commander and Assistant Adjutant General
for the Oklahoma Air National Guard in March 2003. As Assistant Adjutant General for Air, General Aragon reported directed to the Adjutant General of Oklahoma.
While serving as Assistant Adjutant General, General Aragon was appointed to serves as the Air National Guard assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the
Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. She served in that position from 2003 to 2005. In 2006, General Aragon was appointed Air National Guard assistant
to the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower and Personnel. In that position, General Aragon oversaw policies and plans covering all part of the
Air Force's military and civilian personnel management. On November 18, 2010, Governor-elect of Oklahoma Mary Fallin announced that she would nominate General Aragon
to serve as her Secretary of Veterans Affairs in her Cabinet. General Aragon was sworn in as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on January 10, 2011.
William Citty, known to most as Bill, became Oklahoma City’s 48th Chief of Police on October 24, 2003. He began his
career with the Oklahoma City Police Department in 1977. Chief Citty worked throughout the Police Department including Patrol,
Narcotics, Homicide, Campus Resources, Tactical Unit, and as Public Information Officer during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Chief Citty is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and is a graduate
of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, the National Emergency Management Institute and the National Executive Institute.
Chief Citty is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police,
Major Cities Chiefs Association, Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is also active in many community
groups and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Youth Leadership Exchange, Leadership OKC, Citizens for Juvenile Justice,
and as the Governor’s appointee to the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.
After 31 years of active commissioned service in the United States Army and 11 years at Oklahoma State University, General Al Goodbary
is now the Director for Strategic Business Acquisition for Triton Scientific, LLC. Triton Scientific was selected by Oklahoma State University
to operate the OSU-owned University Multispectral Laboratories. Prior to this position, General Goodbary was the OSU/OSU System Chief of Staff
where he served as the CEO/President’s liaison with the Executive Team, working closely with the OSU System Presidents, Provost, Vice Presidents,
and other OSU administrators in the process of establishing and implementing OSU System policies, procedures, long-range planning, and issues
of immediate concern. Through appointment by former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma City
National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.
Martha Griffin is President and CEO of MGW Enterprises. She is also the owner and manager of Watson Ranch, a 4,000-acre
working ranch and the second-largest breeder of Horned Herefords in the world. Serving as President of the International Women’s Forum,
she helps to promote other women entrepreneurs. Ms. Griffin is also an active promoter of Oklahoma and strives to preserve its historical legacy.
She is also active in the arts, philanthropic endeavors, and education, as made evident by her work to raise funds for the
Oklahoma All-state academic awards. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute
for the Prevention of Terrorism, she is also a board member for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma State Arts Council, and the Marland Foundation.
Michael J. Heidingsfield is the Senior Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms for Police Operations, Security and Emergency Preparedness for the United States Senate
and has held that position since August 2008. Preceding that appointment, he served for eight years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Memphis Shelby Crime Commission in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to his move to Memphis, Chief Heidingsfield served for eight years as the Chief of Police and Director
of Public Safety for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. His service in Arizona and Tennessee was preceded by a fifteen-year tenure in Arlington (TX),
leaving there as the senior deputy police chief after having been selected through a nationwide recruitment to lead the Scottsdale Police Department.
At the time of his retirement from the City of Scottsdale, he was accorded the title of Chief of Police Emeritus. Prior to the start of his law-enforcement career,
Chief Heidingsfield served as an active-duty Air Force officer during the conclusion of the Vietnam War and retired in 2004 as a full colonel in the
US Air Force Reserve assigned to the Security Forces Directorate at the Pentagon. He was called to active duty in the wake of the att acks of 9/11
and served as a senior team chief in the Air Force Crisis Acti on Center in the Pentagon. His Air Force career took him to Europe, Central America,
Southeast Asia, and the Persian Gulf as well as to a variety of military locations within the United States. He is a published author, speaker,
and expert in the fields of criminal justice public policy, policing, and leadership and ethics, and he has presented before the International Association
of Chiefs of Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Major Cities Police Chiefs Association, Police Executive Research Forum, US Navy Post Graduate School,
and at Oxford University, England. Chief Heidingsfield has provided advice to the Israeli National Police on the issue of violence de-escalation,
to the Bermuda Police Service on international law enforcement accreditation, and has served as a trainer for the Ministry of Public Security in Costa Rica.
He received three gubernatorial appointments for criminal justice posts in the State of Arizona and has served as a subject matter expert for the Department
of Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, on the security of Taliban and Al Qaeda detainees and has served as an
instructor on leadership for the Indonesian National Police executive corps.
John C. Richter is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for WellCare Health Plans Company (WCG). WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
provides managed-care services exclusively for government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicare and Medicaid.
A 2008 Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children and the aged,
blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The Company employs approximately 3,800 associates and services nearly 2.4 million
members nationwide as of June 30, 2009. Before becoming interim U.S. Attorney in 2005 (and permanent in 2006), Richter was in private practice,
was an assistant district attorney in Georgia, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma. In addition, Richter worked in the front office
of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division from 2003 to 2005, serving as the principal deputy and then acting assistant attorney general.
Mr. Richter formerly served as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma from 2005-2009 and as Acting Assistant Attorney General
for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In these capacities, Mr. Richter led comprehensive efforts
at the national and local level to combat corporate, securities, and health care fraud. After resigning as U.S. Attorney, he was an adjunct
law professor for the OU College of Law, teaching criminal procedure. Richter’s wife, Liesa, is the Thomas P. Hester Presidential Professor
at Stetson College of Law. Mr. Richter received his undergraduate degree in international studies from Emory University and his Juris Doctorate
from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.
John Solomon is director of threat finance research at World-Check, the largest and most comprehensive commercially available database
on heightened-risk individuals and organizations related to terrorist activity, organized crime, and money laundering. Over 5,000 banks
and businesses as well as hundreds of government regulatory, intelligence, and law-enforcement agencies rely on the service.
World-Check’s parent is Thomson Reuters, a global information provider with $13 billion in revenues and 55,000 employees around the world.
Mr. Solomon is a globally recognized specialist on terrorist, organized crime, and weapons proliferation networks, in addition to global business
intelligence, due diligence, and data collection and analytics. An accomplished author and speaker, he has published widely including two acclaimed
books as well as many academic, security, and industry articles. He is regularly invited to speak on threat finance issues by organizations all
over the world, including the U.S. Special Operations Command, MI5, the American Bar Association, the Singapore Association of Banks, NATO,
the United Nations Counterterrorism Task Force, Shell, and Microsoft , among many others. A member of the International Institute for Strategic
Studies in London, he previously held a secondment at the United Kingdom’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau with the City of London Police
and an adjunct fellowship in counterterrorism with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
First Sergeant Michael B. Treanor serves with the Oklahoma Army National Guard 63rd WMD Civil Support Team.
He is a highly decorated combat soldier who has received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal,
and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, among others. His professional military education includes Aviation Electronics
Honor Graduate 1981, Drill Sergeant Academy 1984, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course 1986, Heavy Anti-Armor Weapons Course 1990,
First Sergeants Course 1993, United States Chemical School 2001, Battle Staff 2007, Civil Support Skills Course 2010.
Career highlights for First Sergeant Treanor include Honor Graduate of the Army Aircraft Electricians Course, Drill Sergeant 1983-1989,
selected as First Sergeant at age 29 and serving in that capacity for eight years with an Anti-Armor Company 1990-1998, First Sergeant
Headquarters Company Infantry Brigade 1998-2000, Chemical Reconnaissance NCO 2000-2002, Operations NCO 45th Infantry Brigade 2002-2008
NCOIC for the Base Defense Operations Center – International Zone Iraq 2008, Operations NCO for J5/7 Strategic Operations and Training
Section 2009-2010, First Sergeant Civil Support Team 2010- Present.
W. Roger Webb became the nineteenth President of the University of Central Oklahoma, July 1997. Dr. Webb, a native
of eastern Oklahoma, graduated from Heavener High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma State University
and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He served as Oklahoma Commissioner of Public Safety
from 1974-1978. He also holds the distinction of having presided as State Chairman of Oklahoma Homecoming ’90. Dr. Webb was named
to the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 1995.
The following members have in the past served the Institute as directors: