Senior Executive Advisor Thad Allen is the former senior executive vice president in the firm’s Departments of Justice and Homeland Security business. His primary role included leading the development of thought leadership and client engagement regarding the future of law enforcement and homeland security. Thad is known for his expertise in bringing together government and non-government entities to address major challenges in a “whole of government” approach designed to achieve a unity of effort. Thad completed his distinguished career in the U.S. Coast Guard as its 23rd commandant.
In 2010, President Obama selected Thad to serve as the national incident commander for the unified response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Working closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the Departments of Defense, Interior, Commerce, Health and Human Services, state and local entities, and BP, he worked to bring unity to the response operations.