Bush's Brownie

No one has to tell MICHAEL BROWN he's doing a heckuva job anymore. He's his own boss now. Brown, 51, who was FEMA director when Katrina hit last August, was roundly pilloried for mishandling the relief effort after the hurricane. At first President Bush stood by him, but two weeks after the storm, Brown resigned. For six weeks, he continued to work for FEMA as a consultant. Then he set up his own shop--in disaster preparedness. His firm, Michael D. Brown LLC, draws on the lessons of Katrina to help corporate clients implement contingency plans ahead of natural disasters. He has...

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