Kathleen Kiernan


Senior Advisor

Founder & CEO, Kiernan Group Holdings


Dr. Kiernan is the Founder and CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH), a woman-owned small business with the mission to educate, engage, and empower individuals and communities to prepare for, react to, and recover from active threat and hazard events.

She is a 29-year veteran of federal law enforcement, having previously served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Dr. Kiernan is a recognized expert in strategic thinking, strategy development, and facilitating critical incident management exercises for senior leaders across the government and private sectors. She has served as a SME for Risk Assessment and Gap Analysis efforts for some of the United States’ most critical assets.