Evermay Consulting Group is pleased to introduce former federal special agent Susan Aarons as Senior Associate. One of the founding members of the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Aarons has served in leadership positions spanning customs, immigration, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and national security. She also served with over 42 U.S. Congressional committees during the mapping of DHS, including appropriations and funding.
During her tenure, she directed the integration of national security and counterterrorism efforts across DHS and ICE and led ICE Homeland Security Investigations across more than a hundred FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces. She served as a founding leader of the CBP National Targeting Center, FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center and the ODNI’s National Counterterrorism Center. Ms. Aarons also served as FBI Deputy Section Chief for Terrorist Financing Operations Section.
Ms. Aarons led the effort to analyse, prioritize, develop and implement the first government-wide Terrorist Mobility Strategy, and was a pioneer/senior advisor for the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) terrorist watchlist. She has led inter-agency surge teams, focused on training, capacity building and foreign counterpart coordination in support of Presidential policy directives for partners that included National Security Council, National Counterterrorism Center, departments of Justice, Treasury, Défense, and State. Her leadership earned her a reputation collaborative leadership with uncompromised integrity in the law enforcement community.
“Ms. Aaron’s mission experience is a nexus of Law Enforcement activities that perfectly align with the mission priorities of the today’s hardest homeland security challenges,” said Dr. Cedric J. Sims, President and CEO of Evermay Consulting Group. “Involved from the ground floor of DHS itself, she has mission-service across multiple administrations. She brings insight into requirements for much needed front-line border protection tools that incorporate data analytics, the complexities associated with tech modernization and nuances of surging to meet resource requirements in a difficult mission space.”
Ms. Aarons is a recipient of several awards, including a Presidential Commendation and Secretary of Treasury Award, and nominated for U.S. Customs’ Agent of the Year. She has represented U.S. Law Enforcement interests to the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force, established by the G7 to combat global money laundering and terrorist financing.
“Ms. Aarons demonstrates Evermay’s commitment to deepening advisory repertoire and is one of several next-level Subject Matter Experts bringing execution insights to our clientele, empowering them to deliver more precise and effective mission solutions,” Dr. Sims said.
For more than 10 years, Evermay Consulting Group has provided advisory services to firms looking to enhance their understanding of DHS and other agencies’ missions. Our team is comprised of former government acquisition and program leaders who have not only lived the mission but have been agents of change from within the government procurement system itself. Evermay’s unbiased dedication to mission and mentorship has made them actively-sought advisors who daily help meet the challenges of homeland protection.