First Secretary, Department Of Homeland Security
<span data-mce-mark="1">The Honorable Tom Ridge is currently the president and CEO of Ridge Global. As the company's chief executive, Ridge leads a team of international experts that help businesses and governments address a range of needs throughout their organizations, including risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, maritime management, energy and other issues that encompass a diverse portfolio.
Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In 1994, he was elected as the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania.