Michelle Cullerton-Conforti is a Senior Director and Major Projects Project Manager (PM) in support of the Project Management Office (PMO) team. She is an accomplished, performance-oriented professional with 20+ years of experience developing and implementing homeland security and disaster management programs in both the private and public sectors. Michelle most recently served as Assistant Commissioner, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) where she administered a portfolio of over $100M in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant programs. Before her time at CFD, she served at the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) where she focused on large-scale incident and event planning and response. Prior to her roles at the local level, Michelle was in private sector consulting where she served as a hazardous materials responder on long-term deployments to federally declared disasters throughout the nation.
Michelle is a FEMA-certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and has designed and conducted 100+ Homeland Security and Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) multi-discipline trainings and exercises. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Bachelor of Science, and a Certificate in Organizational Change Management.