"I am a Cybersecurity Expert who worked for the Department of Homeland Security to make our nation more resilient, Ask Me Anything"

What is the AMA Series?

We are tapping into the Tatnall Network to create meaningful conversations with accomplished Tatnall Alumni. Our Alumni Guests will represent a broad swath of topics, but all questions are on the table.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST (Zoom)
Michael Echols ‘83, CEO, MAX Cybersecurity
TAGS: Cybersecurity, Homeland Security, Business Development, Risk Management, Cyber Education, Politics, Government, Washington DC, Corporate Leadership, Author

These events will be hosted from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom and open to Tatnall Students, Parents, Faculty, and Alumni.  
These are not lectures - each AMA is designed as an open forum conversation, so anything can happen.  Students will have the floor until 11:50, at which point all guests may Ask (Them) Anything.

Get your questions ready and join us for a light lunch of lively conversation.
Michael A. Echols is a senior cybersecurity executive and critical infrastructure protection strategist working with senior corporate leaders and government officials to make the nation more resilient. He is leading a revolution to stand-up and support Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAO). As such, Mr. Echols leads a global effort to harmonize cyber threat information sharing. Previously, Mr. Echols managed cyber resiliency programs for the Department of Homeland Security while assisting in the advancement of risk reduction. As the point person for the rollout of President Obama's EO 13691, he developed a national program for risk management and cyber education.

At DHS, Mr. Echols chaired activities optimizing national programs, cybersecurity strategy, interagency coordination, public safety, and counterterrorism across federal agencies and the private sector. Mr. Echols Chaired the Communications Sector, IT Sector and managed the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Mr. Echols' leadership has resulted in value creation and models for Government and Industry partnerships across the Communications, IT, and other critical sectors. He has aligned risk management strategies between operations, policy, and tactical to support the evolving hazards to the nation. He plays a key role in developing the programmatics, and manages the broad array of Presidential advisory, sector partnership initiatives, policy issuances, congressional testimony, and technology assessments required to increase the return on investment of Government / Industry cyber efforts.

Prior to joining the Government as a Federal employee, Mr. Echols advised federal officials and served DHS as a consultant on matters related to CIP, outreach, threat information management, protection of national networks, national security, emergency communications, and disaster management.

"I graduated from an HBCU, where I earned a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to live and study abroad before medical school, Ask Me Anything"

Friday, January 29, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST (Zoom)

Michaella Moore ‘16, Marshall Scholar, London, England
TAGS: Study Abroad, Living Abroad, HBCU, Scholarships, Medical School, Summer Scholars, UPenn, Perelman, Boys and Girls Clubs, Diversity, Equity, and Community

"I graduated from an HBCU, where I earned a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to live and study abroad before medical school, Ask Me Anything"
In 2016, Michaella was awarded the Delaware state Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America before graduating from Tatnall School. She matriculated to Howard University, where she continued developing her passion for global health equity and the dismantling of health disparities within the black diaspora. While at Howard, she was accepted into the Perelman Access Summer Scholars program - a linkage program guaranteeing her early admittance to the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She also received a highly prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study abroad in London, England, where she is working towards a Masters Degree in Medical Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.  

This fall, Michaella will return stateside to begin her medical studies at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her aspirations are to become a practicing physician and advocate for underserved communities. She intends to expand her career to a global stage, informing health policy on national and international platforms in efforts to increase access to advanced, quality, and personalized care.

Michaella is also a serving member of Tatnall's Diversity, Equity, and Community steering committee.

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