John Contestabile (State of Maryland – Alternate)

Mr. Contestabile is the Program Manager for Emergency Preparedness and Response Systems in the Homeland Security practice of the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab.  In this role, he manages a public safety focused-program and provides project management for a variety of projects for government sponsors. Prior to working at JHU/APL, Mr. Contestabile served the state of Maryland in a variety of roles such as Acting Assistant Secretary with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Acting Homeland Security Director, and Public Safety Communications Interoperability Director.  He also served on the DC region’s Tri-State Oversight Commission (TOC) from 1999 to 2007 and has experience as a rail incident investigator. Mr. Contestabile participates on several national and local committees including the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Resilience Section, where he serves as chair.  He is also a member of the TRB Transit Safety and Security Task Force and has served a term on the District of Columbia Homeland Security Commission.  Mr. Contestabile’s term on the WMSC expires in 2020.