Robert Stephan, Former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mr. Stephan is a former senior Federal official with more than 35 years of combined national defense and homeland security experience, including 18 years of specialized expertise in critical infrastructure risk analysis and risk management at the national, sector, and asset levels. He currently leads a strategic consulting practice providing event-tested knowledge, experience, and leadership in all-hazards risk assessment and management; critical infrastructure security and resilience; continuity of operations and business resilience planning; cybersecurity planning; public-private sector partnership development and coordination; and incident response planning, training, and exercises. He also has provided thought leadership and strategic advice in risk analysis and management, mission assurance, and continuity of operations to senior executives and analysts representing various public and private sector organizations including: the Departments of Defense (DoD), Homeland Security (DHS), Energy (DOE), and Health and Human Services (HHS); Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Cities of Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; the Entergy, Raytheon, and U.S. Steel Corporations; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and the American Chemistry Council. Mr. Stephan formerly served as Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. DHS. In this capacity, he led the national effort to assess risk across 18 critical infrastructure sectors and to develop and implement the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and supporting sector-specific and hazard-specific annexes. Previously, Mr. Stephan served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, holding various key operational and staff assignments throughout his career.