K. Denise Rucker Krepp is a homeland security, transportation and energy expert who began her career as an active duty Coast Guard officer in 1998.

After September 11, 2001, Krepp was a member of the team that created the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Krepp joined the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee in 2005 and drafted the maritime and surface transportation sections of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. She also wrote Detour Ahead: Critical Vulnerabilities on America’s Rail and Mass Transit Security Programs.

Krepp served as chief counsel at the U.S. Maritime Administration and special counsel to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the first Obama administration. She is currently a private consultant and professor at The George Washington University and Pennsylvania State University. Krepp also serves on the board of directors for The Infrastructure Security Partnership.