Homeland Security Intelligence Officer Glawe Named CEO of Insurance Crime Bureau

Homeland Security Intelligence Officer Glawe Named CEO of Insurance Crime Bureau

2020-05-12 12:14:57

Since 2017, Glawe served as under secretary and chief intelligence officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that role, he has been the senior executive responsible for DHS intelligence functions, bulk data technical solutions, program management, budget, and strategic oversight to integrate 22 DHS organizations, such as the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration. In addition, he was responsible for the sharing of information with the private sector and state and local law enforcement.

“Glawe’s extensive background in national security, law enforcement, and management leadership skills made him the right person to lead NICB. Glawe is a proven leader and who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution and is well-positioned to lead NICB’s continued transformation,” said NICB board chair Mike Capuzzi.

Prior to his appointment, Glawe served as special assistant to the President senior director for Homeland Security at the White House. He also served as the assistant commissioner and chief intelligence officer at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Dave Glawe

Glawe served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the deputy National Intelligence manager for Threat Finance and Transnational Organized Crime overseeing analytics. He subsequently served on the President’s National Security Council as the senior intelligence official implementing strategy on transnational organized crime within the intelligence and law enforcement communities.

“Glawe has a proven track record of working with the public and law enforcement community at the highest level, and his knowledge and relationships will help position NICB for the future,” added Capuzzi.

Senate Testimony on Threats to U.S. Security

Excerpt from testimony by David J. Glawe, under secretary Office of Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on “Threats to the Homeland” on November 5, 2019:

“Today, I will share with you seven major shifts I see in the threat landscape since 9/11, and the efforts DHS is executing upon to combat them. Specifically, I would like to speak about the threats we face from foreign terrorism, domestic terrorism, malicious cyber activities and the illicit use of emerging technologies, counterintelligence and foreign influence within the homeland, and the broad topic of the illicit movement of people and goods, particularly in the Western Hemisphere, which supports human smuggling and human trafficking, and global illicit drug sales and distribution.

Underpinning nearly all these threat vectors is an increasing rise in adversarial engagement from nation-states such as China, Russia, and Iran. I would like to be clear at the outset that we face today nation-state-level challenges to our interests and global democratic principles of a degree that we have not faced in many, many years. These nation-state adversaries seek to undermine, destabilize, discredit and damage the United States through dynamic and multi-dimensional strategies that target not only our physical assets, but also our social cohesion and our confidence in our very way of life.”

Glawe was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a supervisory special agent in the Counterterrorism Division. Earlier law enforcement positions include serving as a federal agent with the United States Postal Inspection Service and a police officer in Houston, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado.

Glawe is taking over for Joe Wehrle, who has served as president and CEO for the past 12 years and will retire in June. Previously, Wehrle served as president of USAA Property and Casualty Insurance Group, which he joined following a 33-year career in the U.S. Air Force.

Glawe is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. He holds a certificate from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. His numerous honors include the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal and the Department of Justice Meritorious Public Service Award. He also previously held insurance and security broker licenses.

NICB helps the insurance industry prevent insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, learning and development, government affairs and public affairs.

NICB, with a budget of about $60 million, is supported by a membership of 1,400 insurers including Allstate, Berkshire Hathaway, Chubb, Cincinnati Financial, Farmers. Hartford, Lemonade, Liberty Mutual, Muniche re, Nationwide, Progressive, State Farm, Swiss Re, Tokio Marine, Travelers, USAA and Zurich.


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