Alexander Yesnik, CEM, JD, MA

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Alexander Yesnik has over ten years of federal service leading emergency management, homeland security, and national security programs at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He currently serves as Branch Chief for Homeland Security and Interagency Programs in the National Exercise Division at FEMA, where he leads implementation of the National Exercise Program across the federal government, including exercises for the White House, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the biennial National Level Exercise. Prior to joining FEMA, led the emergency management program for all U.S. Attorneys offices nationwide, comprised of over 500 offices in 280 cities. Mr. Yesnik received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis; his masters degree in U.S. national security policy from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; his law degree from George Mason University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the National Security Law Journal; and a Certificate in Public Leadership from Brookings Executive Education. He has been recognized as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers.