Sr. Advisor – Security Operations
Glenn W. McLea, CPP, MSBC
Following his service as an officer in the US Army, Glenn McLea began a career in security that has spanned a 25-year period with experience managing security operations and strategic planning on every continent around the globe. Spending over a decade in Europe, he provided security expertise in the areas of aviation security and embassy protection. After 9/11 Glenn made his way back to the US to support the fight against terrorism and was the Director of Security Operations for the San Francisco International Airport. As military operations heated up in Iraq, he was recruited by Parsons, an engineering company that was preparing to manage $2.5 Billion USD of reconstruction work, to lead their security efforts. Over a five-year period from 2004 – 2008, he managed a security contingent of 300 retired special operations security personnel in Iraq protecting 600 engineers across the country with no fatalities.
Glenn has been with Bridgestone for eight years and his primary focus is on Global Security Operations and Business Assurance (Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Risk Management). His current focus is on managing the COVID-19 crisis with emphasis on employee safety and continuity of business as Bridgestone moves toward a New Way to Work.
Glenn has been a member of ASIS International since 2002 and earned the Certified Protection Professional designation in January 2006. He holds his undergraduate and graduate degree from Norwich University (Military College of Vermont) with a MS degree in business continuity management. Glenn also enjoys volunteering to create a better community. When he is not working he is enjoying life on his farm in Nashville with his wife and four kids.