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The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge is President and CEO of the international consulting firm Ridge Global. He served as the nation's first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from January 2003-January 2005 and as the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security from October 2001-December 2002. Previously, he was Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1995-October 2001 and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983-1995. A Vietnam combat veteran, Secretary Ridge continues to work with organizations to assist our nation's veterans, serves as Chairman of the National Organization on Disability and co-chairs the Flight 93 National Memorial.