Drew Erdman is not the only classmate we have working with the federal government on important issues. Mike Dawson is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy at the Treasury Department. His official bio notes that:

Michael A. Dawson was sworn in on February 3, 2003 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dawson is responsible for assisting the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions on the following:

Working with the private financial services sector to improve the protection of the nation’s critical financial infrastructure,

Working to maintain appropriate protections for non-public personal financial information

Developing appropriate regulations to protect the nation’s financial system from abuse by money launderers and terrorist financiers, and

Serving as the Department’s principal liason with the Office of Homeland Security on critical infrastructure protection issues.

Dawson supervises a dedicated team of professional staff, including the newly-created Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Dawson previously served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from April 2001 to February 2003. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Dawson served as Chief of Staff at FOLIOfn, a web-based broker-dealer that was the first to allow investors to buy and trade customizable baskets of equities. Dawson also worked for the Washington-based law firm, Covington & Burling. In addition, he clerked for Judge James L. Oakes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Dawson holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College, an M. Phil. in Economics from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.

You can read more about Mike’s new job here. I first came across the information in this article in the Record. The article notes that:

Following spring break, the Gaudino Fund will sponsor a variety of speakers, including Michael Dawson ’88, who is the assistant department secretary of the U.S. Treasury in charge of monitoring and financing the War on Terror, and Joseph Bianco, who just resigned as the chief of the terrorism bureau in New York City.

Alas, I couldn’t find any recent pictures of Mike or any personal news. But, I have a scanner and I am not afraid to use it.

Apologies for the quality. We are still working on the technology here at reunion blog headquarters.

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