Dennis Schrader serves as senior consultant to The Artemis Group serving on homeland security and interoperability issues. Dennis is a retired Navy Captain and the former Deputy Administrator of of the Federal Emergency Management Administration's (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate (NPD). Prior to assuming his NPD post he served as the State of Maryland's first Director of Homeland Security, where he introduced efforts to improve interoperable communications and advance sharing capabilities within the state.
Before this appointment, Dennis served for 16 years in various leadership posts at the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation including Vice President of Project Planning and Development. Mr. Schrader has also served on numerous homeland-security committees, including the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council of Maryland, the Homeland Security Senior Policy Group, and the Public Safety Communications Interoperability Governance Work Group.