Mr. Michael Byrne’s career covers a broad spectrum - from hands on firefighting to senior leadership and policy development. Highlights of his career include 20 years with Fire Department New York and 20 years in a variety of disaster response and recovery leadership positions.  A sampling of these events includes operations chief for federal response to attack on 9/11, Federal Coordinating Officer for Hurricanes Sandy in New York, and Maria in Puerto Rico, wildfires in Colorado, California and Oregon and support to USAID for the Haiti earthquake.    

He has held many leadership roles in the creation and transformation of organizations to include the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Office of Homeland Security in the White House after 9/11.  As Senior Director for Preparedness, Response and Recovery he played a significant role writing HSPD-5 (doctrine on command and control of domestic events in the US) and all the grant programs to support First Responders in our nation.  He has also held leadership roles outside of government in both the private and non-profit sectors while working at The American Red Cross, Microsoft and ICF.  In May 2019 he joined Deloitte as a Specialist Executive where he continues supporting efforts to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the consequences of natural hazard and disaster events.