The company said that as it continues to diversify, Chertoff will contribute to its growth strategy and strategic planning.
Prior to serving as DHS Secretary from 2005 to 2009, Chertoff served as a judge on the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals and as a federal prosecutor in New York and New Jersey.
Previously, he served as assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, leading the criminal division.
Chertoff is co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a global risk and security consulting company, and a senior counsel with Covington & Burling, LLP. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
“It’s truly a professional honor and a personal pleasure to welcome Secretary Chertoff to our team, ” said Mission Essential CEO Chris Taylor. “He brings vast experience in public and private service that will help MEP manage risk and think through how the private sector re-imagines its role with government and the world to create a safe and secure future that creates opportunity and prosperity for all.”