John Cook www.cookstrategies.comDr. Cook is a government and non-profit consultant with recent experience as a senior government executive. He is an accomplished, skilled visionary leader with a demonstrated ability to develop sound policy and quality programs. He served more than ten years in state and federal government, a decade in higher education administration, and broad expertise in homeland security, emergency management, civil rights and liberties, education, labor, human services, disability and faith-based initiatives. Dr. Cook is highly regarded as a resourceful problem solver with excellent presentation skills and strategic relationships.
He is currently President and CEO of “Cook Strategies LLC,” a Washington, DC area consulting firm. He also serves as Vice-President of the Board of the Directors for the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Church Safety and Risk Management (ICSARM). Previous to his consulting role, Dr. Cook served for eight years as a political appointee in the George W. Bush Administration, serving most recently as Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) and simultaneously designated by President Bush as FEMA’s Small State and Rural Advocate.
Dr. Cook holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and public policy from Texas A&M University, a Master’s in education administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Baylor University. Active in his church and community, Dr. Cook is leading the “Eye of the Storm” Disaster Relief Team for McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA. He resides with his wife and two young sons in Northern Virginia.