Elaine Jennings

Instructor

Elaine Jennings is a highly accomplished professional with years of progressively increasing leadership responsibilities in homeland security. She has served in executive positions at the State of California in the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security at the California Emergency Management Agency. She was worked closely with executives to develop communication strategies that improve crisis response.

Ms. Jennings has created and led a number of initiatives in homeland security, counterterrorism, public safety and emergency management including California’s Large Stadium Initiative. She has supervised programs for technical support to local responders and emergency managers and has led several initiatives to improve state and local capability to prevent and respond to a WMD attack. Ms. Jennings is a certified intelligence analyst and serves as a subject matter expert for clients in homeland security and public safety including Superbowl 50. She currently works for Lawrence Livermore National Lab as a Homeland Security and Counterterrorism expert working with State and Local agencies to develop countermeasures to terrorist threats. Ms. Jennings holds a master’s degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Post Graduate School.

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