New Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships


Kevin Clement is an accomplished Homeland Security and Emergency Management professional with in-depth program management and interagency coordination experience.  A retired Army Infantry officer with over 23 years of active service, he has had consistent success in leading and directing homeland security, emergency management, and public safety activities with specific expertise in critical infrastructure security and resiliency, continuity of operations planning, public safety, anti-terrorism, and border security operations.  A respected planner, he is the author of the Texas Border Security Operations Plan (Operation Border Star 2010),  the Texas Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Plan (2014), and the Texas Cross-Border Mass Migration Plan.  Most recently, he led the Texas State Agency Continuity of Operations (COOP) initiative and the development of a state-wide Preventive Radiological and Nuclear Detection (PRND) Strategy and CONOPS. Kevin has served as Texas' representative to the State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) and co-chair of its Regional Initiatives Working Group.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, and Master of Arts degrees from the U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies) and Salve Regina University (International Relations).