Jay Brainard is currently the Federal Security Director (FSD) for the State of Kansas. Prior to his appointment in Kansas, Mr. Brainard served as the Federal Security Director for the State of Maine from 2014 to 2015, the state of Iowa from 2004 to 2014, and in Evansville, Indiana from 2002 to 2004, and he is currently president of Crisis Management Incorporated. He began his career with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as a Federal Air Marshal in 2002. Prior to his service with TSA Mr. Brainard served as District Director of the Illinois State Crime Commission, a police officer, and was a team member of the department’s tactical response unit. During his time with the police department Mr. Brainard served as president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Mr. Brainard has presented at several conferences and summits on risk assessment and crisis planning and has authored comprehensive crisis management plans for both public and private entities. He has also worked extensively with police departments, businesses, and schools across the country to prepare for and respond to the active shooter.