MICK MCKEOWN is the founder and CEO of Pennovia, a consultancy.

Shortly after receiving his master’s degree from George Washington University, Mick worked for a local 501(c)3 before joining the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). At DHS, he became the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and Campaign Office, and he was appointed Chairman and Executive Director of the Blue Campaign by DHS Secretary John F. Kelly. In this role, Mick became a leading international voice supporting the efforts of the private and public sectors to end human trafficking.

During his tenure, he advised three DHS Secretaries, Kelly, Elaine Duke, and Kirstjen Nielsen, and oversaw partnerships across the country as well as the training of hundreds of thousands of people in how to recognize the crime of human trafficking. He also worked extensively with both Congress and the executive branch to help end trafficking, created the BeCyberSmart campaign and oversaw the rebranding of the “If you See Something, Say Something” campaign.