In Memoriam

Michael W. Lowder

12/31/1954 – 1/30/2020

InfraGard National honors the lifetime commitment of one of our board members, Michael Lowder, who passed away unexpectedly on January 30th 2020.

Mike dedicated his life to serving this nation in many different capacities, and always with distinction and integrity.

He was a devoted InfraGard member who proved to be a valuable asset at every turn. We honor Mike this month, and always, for the exceptional work he did throughout his career.

Mr. Lowder had more than 47 years of experience in the law enforcement and emergency services field, at the Federal, State and Local government levels. He was a Special Agent with the US Government,  a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and the Director of Emergency Services at the County level in North Carolina.

He was a senior member of FEMA’s National Emergency Response Team (ERT-N), and lead the Domestic Emergency Response Team (DEST). Mike served as the Director of the Office of Intelligence, Security & Emergency Response (S-60) for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Mike was the proud recipient of many awards including, but not limited to;

  • In 2012 he was awarded the Presidential Rank Award – Distinguished Executive.
  • In 2011 & 2018 he was awarded the DOT Secretary’s Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement.
  • In 2018, he received the Director of National Intelligence award for Partner Engagement.
  • In 2015 he was selected to represent the U.S. at the China Executive Leadership Academy (CELAP).

He was a graduate of the Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government Leadership in Government Program, and attended the Citadel.

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