Strategic Advisor

Dr. Brian D. Agnew is a respected and proven executive in emergency management with over 20 years of professional experience serving public, private, healthcare and higher education sectors. His strategic leadership expertise is frequently tapped to bridge the critical relationships between law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical personnel required for seamless response prior to and throughout large and small scale incidents. Serving as a liaison to multiple agencies including the United States Secret Service, the Department of Defense, United States Park Police and a variety of state and local law enforcement agencies around the country, Brian has gained a reputation for providing effective oversight and counsel.

A first responder and critical incident consultant Brian, brings a unique frontline perspective to emergency preparedness, workplace safety, response strategy, school security, crisis management, critical event logistics oversight and operational continuity. His background includes leadership roles such as Fire Commissioner, Captain, 1st Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant in New Jersey and New York fire departments where he earned dozens of certifications including Haz-Mat Operations, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Firefighter I (NY & NJ), Firearms Instructor and FEMA Incident Management Level 1, 2 & 3.

Agnew’s formal education also provides useful applicability to his emergency management experiences. He has an undergraduate degree in public relations and journalism from Utica College, an MBA is Organizational Management from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership with a focus on Crisis Management from Rutgers University.

Dr. Brian D. Agnew