Dr. Jerome Hauer is a leading expert in emergency response, emergency management and crisis planning. He has vast experience establishing and executing effective risk management strategies to anticipate threats, reduce vulnerabilities and execute plans and procedures designed to support business continuity and personal safety. He has a significant track record of service in the areas of homeland security, emergency management, and medical and public health planning.
Prior to joining Teneo, Dr. Hauer served as Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for the State of New York, which oversaw the Office of Emergency Management, the Office of Fire Prevention and Control and the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications.
He also served as the Director of the Office of Counterterrorism. The Division was responsible for helping to prepare for, and respond to, terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters throughout New York State.
Dr. Hauer was the first Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he was responsible for preparedness and response to national emergencies, including acts of biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism.
He was Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Senior Advisor to the Secretary for National Security and Emergency Management during and after the events of September 11, 2001 and the nation’s anthrax crisis.
During his time as Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the City of New York, he coordinated the city’s planning and response to natural and man-made events, including acts of terrorism.
He also served as Executive Director of the State of Indiana’s Emergency Management Agency and Deputy Director for Emergency Management for the City of New York’s Emergency Medical Services.
Dr. Hauer has authored dozens of academic articles relating to terrorism, crisis management, health risk and safety.
He earned his Ph.D. from Cranfield University at the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, he holds a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University.