Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has joined its Board of Advisors. Chertoff will contribute to the MEP growth strategy and strategic planning as the company continues to diversify.
“It’s truly a professional honor and a personal pleasure to welcome Secretary Chertoff to our team,” said MEP CEO Chris Taylor. “He brings vast experience in public and private service that will help MEP manage risk and think through how the private sector re-imagines its role with government and the world to create a safe and secure future that creates opportunity and prosperity for all.”
“I am excited to join the MEP team,” said Chertoff. “Chris Taylor and MEP are game changers in a world of uncertainty and I look forward to contributing to inevitable future success.”
Prior to serving as DHS Secretary during 2005 to 2009, Chertoff served as a judge on the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals and as a federal prosecutor in New York and New Jersey. He was head of Criminal Division as Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice on September 11, 2001. He is co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a global risk and security consulting company, and a senior counsel with Covington & Burling, LLP. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for US Supreme Court Justice William Brennan.
MEP is a global professional services company headquartered in Columbus, OH that provides human-capital solutions and program support to government and corporate clients. Currently, MEP is the US government’s leading provider of translators, interpreters and cultural advisors, with more than 8,300 personnel in 13 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. In addition to language services, MEP provides intelligence support, training and technical services to the US Department of Defense, intelligence agencies and international development organizations. Regardless of a mission’s size or complexity, MEP finds professionals with the skills to support it.