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Civitas Group adds two new directors

Washington, DC-based Civitas Group LLC, a well-known investment and advisory firm serving the homeland security and national security markets, has added two new directors.

Andrew Weis has joined the firm as a managing director and Douglas Callen has joined as a senior director.

Prior to joining Civitas, Weis served as the Republican general counsel
for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, where he advised ranking member Susan Collins on policy, legal and jurisdictional matters, helped oversee the committee's operations, directed the confirmation process for nominees to the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Management and Budget, the General Services Administration and other federal departments and agencies. Weis also served as chief ethics officer, according to the Civitas statement.

Before that, Weis served as the staff director of the Emergency Preparedness Science and Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

At Civitas, Weis will focus on advising and supporting government clients.

Callen is, the former chief security officer (CSO) at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and a former senior official at the Department of Transportation (DoT) and the U.S. Secret Service, according to the statement.

He is expected to expand Civitas’ advisory capabilities in the areas of infrastructure protection, transportation security and U.S. Government security policy and operations.

Prior to his tour as CSO of TSA, Callen served as director of intelligence
at the DoT.


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