Ed Cash is a nationally recognized Homeland Security expert who served as a member of George W. Bush’s administration from 2001-2009 and is currently the President of Frontier Security Strategies, a top Homeland Security and Public Safety consulting firm.
Ed was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and served as the first ever Director of Advance Operations to Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. He established DHS advance policies for all domestic and international events for the Secretary while serving as the liaison between the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities critical to the Secretary’s security, travel, and planning.
From 2005-2009 Ed served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs where his principal role was to serve as the liaison between all of the nation’s governors, mayors, county officials, and state and local first responders. Ed worked with constituents to coordinate DHS’s policies on prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery from terrorist incidents and natural disasters.
From 2001-2009 Ed also served as a member of the advance teams for President Bush and Vice President Cheney, responsible for successful coordination of White House logistics, press and communications staff, the White House Military Office, and the United States Secret Service.
Prior to joining the Federal Government in 2001, Ed worked in various capacities in the administration of former Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci.
Ed is the founder of the Tom Ridge Foundation, a non-profit Homeland Security charitable organization and the founder of the Homeland Security Bipartisan Collaboration, a semi-annual event which congregates hundreds of current and former Homeland Security officials including Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and former Secretaries of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Michael Chertoff, and Tom Ridge.