Michael Balboni, President and Managing Director, Redland Strategies Inc., Executive Director of Greater New York Health Care Facilities Association, Former New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, Former New York State Senator
Former New York State Senator and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety under two New York State Governors, Michael Balboni is the President and Managing Director of RedLand Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm that provides the expertise, experience and contacts necessary to help companies and government agencies position themselves to get through a crisis, improve business performance, and maximize growth.
Prior to forming RedLand Strategies, Mr. Balboni had been a leader in New York security, politics and government. Following the tragic days of September 11, 2001, Mr. Balboni was appointed as the first Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. During his tenure, he wrote nearly all of the major laws relating to Homeland Security for New York State, many of which became models for national legislation.
In 2007, he left the New York State Senate to become Deputy Secretary for Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor for New York State where he managed an agency of 63,000 employees with a $5 billion budget. Michael also oversaw the creation of programs such as New York Alerts, the Critical Infrastructure Suspicious Activity Reporting system for the State, as well as ensuring that hundreds of millions of dollars went to state and local first responders to make our city and state safe.
In addition, Senator Balboni has served on transition teams for President Obama and Governor Cuomo. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at George Washington University.
Mr. Balboni currently serves on several homeland security think tanks, charitable boards dealing with public health and is a regular contributor as a terrorism expert on national and local television and print media.
At RedLand Strategies, Mr. Balboni specializes in providing extensive experience on a broad range of public safety, homeland security, and government relations issues. Through strong relationships with key governmental officials at all levels, Michael Balboni is able to get the right meeting with the right official for his clients, both domestic and international. His vast knowledge and qualifications place Michael Balboni at the intersection of government relations, crisis management, media strategy, business development and homeland security.
Michael Balboni provides advice to companies such as JP Morgan Chase, CSX Transportation, Phoenix Beverage, Raytheon, 3VR Security, FJC Security, TEI Group, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Aliah Healthcare, County of Nassau, Town of North Hempstead, JFK International Arrivals Terminal, and Proteus on Demand (partial list of clients). In addition, Balboni advises several municipalities on matters ranging from emergency management to mass fatality planning, as well as crime lab operations.