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New England Security EXPO 2023 April 27, 2023

Securing Events Through Exceptional Focus, Performance and Control in Extreme Situations
10:15am – 11:15am: Mark Herrera, Director - Safety & Security, International Association of Venue Managers

Director of Safety and Security for the International Association of Venue Managers and recognized as one of the top 25 most influential leaders in the meetings and event industry. Well versed in training teams to mitigate risk against acts of domestic terrorism and conducted over 350 training sessions to leadership and frontline teams on Behavioral Indication and Risk Mitigation through Guest Service Interjection. The training emphasizes on developing teams capable of providing Exceptional Focus, Performance, and Control in Extreme Situations.

In addition, as the Director of Safety and Security for the International Association of Venue Mangers, Herrera represents the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection as the current Chair for the Public Assembly Facility Sub-Sector Council.  As a representative of the Public Assemblies Facilities Sub-Sector Council, he works in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and the Protective Security Advisors to identify capability gaps across soft target community, counter threats to the pattern of life, research technology to mitigate risk and provides information to protect our Public Facility Assemblies and all Critical Infrastructures.  

Herrera is also a seasoned law enforcement officer and trainer, having spent twenty years with the Hobbs, NM, Police Department in numerous roles including Patrol Officer, Detective for the Gang and Narcotics unit, Supervisor of the Crime Prevention Division, Field Training Officer, Honor Guard Commander, and Entry Team Leader and Tactical Sergeant for a Special Operations Unit known as S.W.A.T.  During this time, his responsibilities also included the development and implementation of security policies and procedures and security awareness programs for the Community of Hobbs.
Upon retiring from the police department, he leveraged his training background to implement security policies, procedures and training programs for the oil and gas industry and later worked as an instructor for the Department Homeland Security, training 3,000 armed pilots to defend against acts of terrorism involving criminal violence or air piracy.

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New England Security EXPO 2023

Date: April 27, 2023
Location: Boxboro Regency
242 Adams Pl
Boxborough, MA 01719
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