Randy Francis is a 36 year public safety veteran currently serving as a State-level Manager for Homeland Security Planning. He began his career in as a metropolitan police officer and has served in the U.S. Army and Navy where he has deployed numerous times in support of the Global War on Terrorism in antiterrorism, security and intelligence related assignments.
In his current position he is responsible for the development of his state's Homeland Security Plan Program which includes the Terrorism Consequence Management, Hazardous Materials Response, Technological Hazards Response, Pandemic Influenza, and Special Events Contingency Plans. Mr. Francis serves as his agency's operational security (OPSEC) coordinator and supervises numerous information security (INFOSEC) programs. He has served as a consultant to the Terrorism Research Center and is currently designated as a subject matter expert by the Department of Defense in weapons of mass destruction, homeland security and Middle Eastern cultural affairs. Mr. Francis has developed and instructed on intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination on the collegiate level.
Mr. Francis has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is internationally board certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional and nationally by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security in Sensitive Security Information, as a National Threat Analyst, Intelligence Analyst and in Homeland Security at the highest level. He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of 'Inside Homeland Security' magazine.