Speaker Series

The Homeland/Corporate Security and Leadership department sponsors a Security Studies Speakers Series which features notable speakers from the professional security industry. Presentations discuss current events, threats, and trends related to their fields. These events provide an opportunity for students to interact with experienced professionals and gain insight into future career paths.

Past speakers include:

  • John Kiriakou- former CIA Officer, author of The Reluctant Spy
  • Bradford Willke- Director Stakeholder Engagement- DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Michael Sharon- Assistant Superintendent at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute
  • Bradley Orsini, Senior National Security Advisor of Secure Community Network
  • John D. Murphy, Chief Operating Officer at National Weather Service
  • Chief Technical Officer- National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)
  • Assistant Vice President, Emergency Management and Business Continuity- First National Bank
  • Supervisory Special Agent- DHS Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Special Agent, Weapons of Mass Destruction- FBI Pittsburgh Field Office
  • Protective Security Advisor- DHS Infrastructure Protection
  • Director of Safety, Risk, and Security- Iron Mountain
  • Intelligence Analyst- Western PA All Hazards Fusion Center (WPAHFC)
  • Intelligence Analyst- PA Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC)
  • Supervisory Intelligence Analyst- FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Chief Security Officer- Arconic
  • Special Agent- US Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General
  • Senior Field Intelligence Officer- DHS Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Homeland Security Operations Analysis Center
  • Global Security Manager for Alcoa
  • Senior Business Advisor for Schneider Downs & Company
  • Managing Partner, President and CEO of C4Cs
  • BSA/AML Compliance Officer at Washington Financial Bank