Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael McDaniel

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael McDaniel, J.D., MSS, M.A.S.S. is the Director of Government & Customer Relations at BlueConduit. In 2016, Gen. McDaniel was appointed by the Mayor of Flint and the Governor of Michigan to oversee the city’s service line replacement program. In 2016–2017, his teams used the output of a statistical machine-learning model to overcome uncertainty around service line materials. During his two years in Flint, Gen. McDaniel’s teams replaced more than 6,200 lead service lines. Gen. McDaniel is currently Director of Homeland Security (HS) Law programs at WMU-Cooley Law School. He has focused on critical infrastructure protection and remediation both as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense Strategy, Prevention and Mission Assurance at the Pentagon and as Michigan’s first Homeland Security Adviser. Gen. McDaniel is widely recognized as a strong advocate of clean water for all.