On 27 August 2017, DomPrep and the Preparedness Leadership Council lost a long-time friend and the nation lost a highly revered icon of domestic preparedness and homeland security. Major General (Ret.) Tim Lowenberg (Washington National Guard) was an advisor and contributor to DomPrep in many ways. He participated in and led executive briefings and panels on preparedness goals associated with the nuclear threat and cybersecurity. He was also an integral part of the Preparedness Leadership Council’s Cybersecurity Working Group.
Throughout his life, MG Lowenberg held many positions in the National Guard and in civil roles within the public and private sectors – with operations both domestically and abroad. He led National Guard troops in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He served as a homeland security advisor and consultant. He was a lawyer, law professor, and mentor. He founded the National Homeland Security Consortium. He was a motivational speaker. He was a friend and colleague.
As a leader in everything he did, with many awards and honors for his lifetime of work, MG Lowenberg was above all a public servant who sought to protect the lives and safety of all Americans. His knowledge and dedication were the tools that made him an effective advocate for homeland security issues. He will be greatly missed.
-Martin (Marty) Masiuk
Martin D. Masiuk
Martin (Marty) Masiuk is president and founder of International Media Representatives Inc. (IMR Group Inc.), which was established in 1986 as an American-based media representation firm for overseas, aerospace, and defense publications. In 1998, under the IMR Group, he established DomesticPreparedness.com, which has evolved into a highly trusted, and important information service for the multi-disclipline, multi-jurisdiction preparedness community. In 2014, he transitioned the DomPrep40 into the Preparedness Leadership Council to lessen the burden on and increase the effectiveness of operational preparedness professionals and help policy professionals make better-informed decisions. Prior to IMR Group, he served as an account representative for McGraw Hill’s Business Week and Aviation Week & Space Technology publications.