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Nicole Tisdale J.D. 2009 National Security Council Nicole Tisdale has more than a dozen years of civic participation and national security experience at The White House and in the U.S. Congress serving as a key senior advisor on the President’s National Security Council and the House Committee on Homeland Security. As a proud public servant, she led the Council’s legislative and oversight portfolios on issues of cybersecurity, intelligence, disinformation, counterterrorism, election security, and foreign policy efforts for the western hemisphere. As a congressional staffer, she actively created, managed, and assisted the homeland security committee with more than 96 congressional hearings, selecting and questioning 375+ witnesses and the passage of 354 bills through the House of Representatives, of which 80 went on to become law. Tisdale served as the lead national security advisor and counsel to Members of the Homeland Security Committee for all legislative and oversight issues related to intelligence; counterintelligence and espionage; privacy; cybercrime and cybersecurity; terrorism; online radicalization, federal encryption policies, and law enforcement policy. She was the primary lead for legislation and communications between the FBI, the DHS, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency; national and international law enforcement agencies; and state and local law enforcement entities. She has also represented the U.S. on official delegations to more than 35 nations to discuss and negotiate a range of security, economic, intelligence, political, human rights, and parliamentarian issues with foreign leaders. After a decade on Capitol Hill, she founded Advocacy Blueprints, where she worked with individuals and organizations who were eager to accelerate policy issues, increase advocacy efforts, and create changes in their communities. To help advance civic education and participation, Tisdale wrote and published a book, Right To Petition, to help others exercise their First Amendment rights to advocate. She is a well-respected collaborator known for her winning record of developing and executing bipartisan legislative agendas. Tisdale also received the OMAA 2022 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Jenny Ann Urban J.D. 2015, LL.M. 2016 Consultant, GoCrisis & Adjunct Professor of Aviation Law, Eastern New Mexico University Jenny Ann Urban is an international aviation attorney and consultant with expertise in regulatory matters, crisis management, security, and emerging technologies. Urban’s unmatched front-line crisis response experience combined with her ability to exude calmness and empathy while quickly problem solving has allowed her to stand out within the industry. Her niche ability to advise on proper international business protocol provides a unique benefit to clients. Additionally, she is an internationally acclaimed public speaker. Urban served as the Director of Aviation Relations and Compliance for a biometric technology platform where she led emergency management and incident response on a 24/7 basis at all 36 of the company’s airport locations. She conducted incident investigations, assessed strategy effectiveness, and made rapid decisions with follow-up action plans. Her expertise in crisis management, high-stakes communications, and compliance allowed her to efficiently interface with federal agencies, airport/airline executives, and law enforcement to address emergency situations and advocate for mutually beneficial results. Formerly, Urban was an associate at the international law firms of Cozen O’Connor and K&L Gates LLP in Washington DC, New York, and South Carolina. Her practice primarily focused on aviation matters, including unmanned aircraft systems. She counseled clients, including major U.S. and foreign passenger and cargo airlines, entities involved in the commercial uses of drones, trade associations, airports, aircraft equipment, air travel distribution companies, and other aviation industry participants on compliance with laws, policies, and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and other agencies. Additionally, she advised clients within the maritime, energy, water, technology, and manufacturing industries.     26 

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