Stephanie Tennyson

Government Affairs Lead
One Concern

Stephanie Tennyson is the Government Affairs Lead for One Concern, is an artificial intelligence resilience and disaster management platform.  Stephanie joined the One Concern team in December 2017, and is based in Washington, D.C.  Prior to joining the company, Stephanie was a career member of the Senior Executive Service, having served as the Deputy Director for External Affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency from January 2013 until November 2017.  In this capacity she oversaw Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs and Strategic Communication, Intergovernmental Affairs, Private Sector engagement, and the External Affairs disaster cadre supporting Emergency Support Function (ESF) 15.

She previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security from March 2008 until January 2013. In this capacity, she was DHS liaison to the Nation’s more than 500,000 elected and appointed officials.  As the Deputy, she worked with the Assistant Secretary on information and intelligence sharing initiatives as well as directly managing IGA’s collaboration with FEMA IGA, the Council of Governor’s, the Secretary’s Military Advisor, and the Science and Technology Directorate.

Prior to joining the Department, Stephanie was the Director of Communications and Government Relations at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. The Potomac Institute is a not-for-profit national security, science and technology research institute based in Arlington, Va. In her position, she managed the Institute’s outreach and external affairs matters regarding the Institute’s work in science and technology policy, national security issues, and international terrorism. She also coordinated the Institute’s educational efforts for Congressional Members and staff on national security and technology issues.

From May 2004 to April 2006, Tennyson was the Manager of External Affairs in the Under Secretary’s office at DHS’s S&T Directorate as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act from Potomac Institute. She was responsible for outreach to the Directorate’s various stakeholders. She also handled various complex S&T policy matters for the Assistant Secretary as well as oversaw the Directorate’s Congressional reporting process.

Stephanie Tennyson will be speaking at:

Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

March 11, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ,

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