March 15, 2018 - Annual ASIS / IAHSS Boston Joint Meeting
Topic: Security Outside the Box: How getting creative can help you mitigate risk
Speaker: Nicki Luongo, Director, Protective Services, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This session will explore how outcome-focused innovation can blaze the trail for security solutions. Nicki Luongo, Director of Protective Services for the Museum of Fine Arts, will share three creative solutions she devised for tackling critical security needs in cultural property:
Technology: Predicting Human Behavior with Technology
Operations: Areas of Responsibility
Loss Prevention: Riley, the Museum Dog
Join us to hear how Nicki’s creative thinking can be applied in any environment, and meet Riley, the Museum Dog.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:00pm: Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:00pm: Dinner and Meeting
54 Montvale Ave.
Stoneham, MA 02180
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Director, Protective Services, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nicki has been a leader in the field of security for more than fifteen years. She is known in trade circles for her innovation and ability to create best in class, state-of-the-art technology solutions to care for dynamic security challenges. Hailed by her business partners and staff as one of the most effective security leaders with whom they have worked, Nicki’s philosophy is if the security protocol isn’t reasonable to the business, the business won’t support it.
In her current role, Nicki is responsible for the security of one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art and is visited by more than one million individuals each year. In addition to the public side of the MFA, Nicki is also responsible for the safety and security of the staff, volunteers, its facilities and including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and its students. Using her expertise in security technology she guided the transformation of the MFA’s command center operation into a state of the art security technology center. One recent example is how Nicki deployed a cutting edge, video-based analytics surveillance technology that has influenced the way the art is displayed and enjoyed by its visitors.
Nicki’s ability to create reasonable security protocols comes from her breadth of experience cross-functionally. Along with her operational and technology experience, Nicki is trained and has held roles in executive protection, investigation, law enforcement with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and Billerica EMA Police. She is certified in Search and Rescue and was a member of the National Police Bloodhound Association.
Nicki holds a Bachelors of Art in English Teaching from the University of New Hampshire where she played Ice Hockey and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. After graduating she continued her career competing internationally as a member of the US Women’s National Team.
In her free time, Nicki leads the Freedom Bridge Foundation a not for profit, 501c3 organization she created to bridge the gap and pave the way for addicts and their families to find help, support, and freedom from addiction.Nicki resides in Tyngsboro with her partner and has two sons and two daughters. She enjoys cycling, hiking, boating and spending time with family.