Legislative Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee
Office of Government Relations
Whitaker is responsible for directing the development and implementation of governors’ strategic priorities through the Natural Resources Committee. The committee focuses on a broad range of issues in the areas of agriculture, energy, the environment and states’ natural resources.
Previous Positions: Trade and Industry Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security; Part-Time Graduate Fellow, Homeland Security and Defense Business Council; Legislative Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, Staff Assistant, Rep. Ed Whitfield, U.S House of Representatives
Education: M.A. in Security Policy Studies, cum laude, The George Washington University; B.A. in International Relations, cum laude, American University