2017 Nesta M. Gallas Lecture Announced
Sunday, March 19
Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.)
Adm. Allen retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 as the 23rd Commandant. He currently serves as Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton where he supports government and commercial clients in cyber security, energy and the environment, navigation systems, emergency response and crisis leadership.
He is a nationally recognized expert in disaster response and an advisor to government leaders. He was the lead federal official for the responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He also directed Coast Guard operations in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the Haitian Earthquake. A 1971 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Adm. Allen also holds Master's degrees from The George Washington University and MIT Sloan School.
He is a member in the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on a number of federal advisory committees and holds the James Tyler Chair at the Admiral James M. Loy Institute for Leadership at the Coast Guard Academy.