Matthew Bettenhausen   REPUBLICAN

 
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Bettenhausen is co-chair of the National Homeland Security Consortium and vice-chair of the National Governors Association Homeland Security Advisors Council.

Nov. 12, 2009: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Bettenhausen as secretary for the California Emergency Management Agency.

Dec. 23, 2008: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Bettenhausen as acting secretary for the California Emergency Management Agency.

2005-2008: Bettenhausen served as director for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security.

2003-2005: Bettenhausen served as the first director of State and Territorial Coordination for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this position, Bettenhausen worked directly with all the state's homeland security advisors and emergency managers on terrorism prevention efforts and all-hazards prevention, preparedness, response and recovery issues.

2000-2003: Bettenhausen served as deputy governor for criminal justice and public safety and special counsel to the Governor of Illinois. In this position, he directed the law enforcement, criminal justice and public safety functions of state government. During this time, he was also appointed director of Homeland Security for Illinois where he coordinated the state's terrorism and disaster preparedness efforts. In addition, Bettenhausen served as chair of the Illinois Statewide Criminal Code Rewrite and Reform Commission, executive director of the Capital Punishment Commission and created the first statewide Terrorism Task Force in Illinois.

1987-2000: Bettenhausen was a federal prosecutor in Chicago and served in several supervisory positions within the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago.

Last edited by Scott Flodin on Nov. 12, 2009

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