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, Michael had been a leader in New York security, politics and government. Following the tragic days of September 11, 2001, Michael 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. Michael also oversaw the creation of programs such as New York Alerts and the Critical Infrastructure Suspicious Activity Reporting system for the State.
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, Michael 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 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 at the intersection of government relations, crisis management, media strategy, business development and homeland security.