Tim Lowenberg, Major General (Ret.), VP

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Major General (Ret.) Tim Lowenberg is a Vice President in the firm providing support to clients across our Federal, Multi-State, Washington state and International business groups. Prior to joining the firm, he was the nation’s longest tenured Homeland Security Advisor and culminated a 44 year military career by serving as the Washington Adjutant General, a governor’s cabinet post he held from 1999 to 2012.

As Adjutant General, he commanded all Washington Army and Air National Guard Forces, served as the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, and administered the state’s homeland security grants, Emergency Management and Enhanced 911 telecommunications programs. In these top military and homeland security posts, he was a leader among the nation’s adjutant generals and homeland security advisors. He was Chair of Homeland Defense and Homeland Security of the Adjutants General Association of the U.S. and Chair of the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices). He was also a principal advisor to the Council of Governors facilitating governors’ work with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security and senior White House officials.

As Chair of the National Guard Bureau Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and Security Cooperation Activities General Officer Advisory Councils, he enhanced national security and CBRN capacity-building activities in more than 65 countries throughout the world. He also contributed to published Defense Science Board studies on “DoD Roles and Missions in Homeland Security” and “Creating an Assured Joint DoD and Interagency Interoperable Net-Centric Enterprise” and was a Congressionally-appointed member of the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense CBRNE Capabilities.

General Lowenberg’s work also involved extensive interaction with private sector entities and professional organizations throughout the nation. He was a founding Co-Chair of the National Homeland Security Consortium (NHSC) - a coalition of more than two-dozen public and private sector national associations -- for which he was a three-time national tri-chair.

He holds B.A. (1968) and Doctor of Jurisprudence (1971) degrees from the University of Iowa and has completed National Security Management studies at Syracuse University (1985), in-resident Executive Program studies in National and International Security at Harvard University (2000), in-resident Homeland Security Executive Leadership studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (2007) and in-resident studies in U.S.-South Asia Engagement at Harvard University (2011).

General Lowenberg has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law and, formerly, the University of Puget Sound School of Law, since 1973 and is a frequent guest lecturer at Seattle University School of Law, the Naval Postgraduate School and other graduate-degree programs. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the United States Claims Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Military Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, the Supreme Court of Iowa and the Supreme Court of Washington.

He has twice been awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (the military’s highest peacetime award) (1999 and 2012) and has been honored by Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service awards from twenty-one (21) states. In 2012, he was the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Lacy E. Suiter Award honoree for lifetime achievements and contributions in the field of emergency management.

His extensive background gives him unique insights into public safety, defense and homeland security operations throughout the federal government and in governor-led initiatives in each of the states and territories.

Government Affairs Services


Other Engagements

  • Chairman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory National Security Directorate Advisory Committee
  • Consultant, Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Member, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation



  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
  • Member, Western Governors University - Washington Advisory Board
  • Lecturer, U.S. Northern Command
  • Lecturer, Slade Gorton International Policy Center (NBR): Cyber Security and Privacy
  • Speaker, Henry M. Jackson Foundation - PNNL Symposium: National Security and Climate Change

Honors and Awards

  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Legion of Merit
  • Lacy B. Suiter Award (National Emergency Management Association)
  • National Guard Bureau Eagle Award


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