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James Moore is the Managing Editor of IFSEC Insider, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry.James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
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IFSEC Global Podcast: Episode 10 – Security as a community & responding to crises with Bonnie Michelman

Join host James Moore for a fascinating discussion with Bonnie Michelman, IFSEC Global Security Influencer of the Year in 2022, for episode 10 of the Security in Focus podcast.

Bonnie’s current role means she is ultimately responsible for managing the security processes and team of the largest healthcare provider in the state of Massachusetts, Mass General Brigham, which includes 13 hospitals and hundreds of satellites.

Bonnie has also been president of three major security associations during her career, leaving us with plenty to discuss. During the episode, we talk about the response of the security sector to the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States in 2001, the importance of associations and mentoring programmes, protecting healthcare sites during COVID-19, and what traits make for a successful career in security.

About the guest

Bonnie Michelman’s extensive leadership and security management experience cross diverse industries and national boundaries. Currently she is the Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and also serves as the Security Leader for Mass General Brigham, MGH’s parent organisation.

Her security operations protect the patients, visitors, staff and assets of 15 hospitals and hundreds of offsite facilities. Under Bonnie’s direction, MGH won the Lindberg Bell Award for the nation’s finest healthcare security program in 1999, 2007, and 2018.

Bonnie’s list of industry leadership roles include ISMA President, ASIS International President, President of IAHSS Foundation, IFPO board member, and Homeland Security Advisory Council board member, among many others. Bonnie’s credentials include 25 years as Instructor at Northeastern University’s College of Criminal Justice.


Bonnie’s leadership recognition includes Woman of Valor, ASIS International; Security Innovator of the Year, Security Industry Association; and 2-time winner of the Presidential Award of the Year, IAHSS. She has an MBA, an MS in Criminal Justice, and a BA in Government and Sociology. She holds CPP and CHPA certifications.

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