As the Director of Strategic Security Programs for the National Football League, he oversees several key initiatives for the league including the Stadium Security Program, the Fan Conduct Initiative and the Fair Competition Initiative. He collaborates with law enforcement professionals both within the United States and abroad in working to secure NFL fans, players and venues.
Prior to accepting a position with the NFL, he completed a 24-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police, retiring in 2008 as Commissioner. He served for nearly six years as the 18th Commissioner of the department, overseeing a complement of over 6,000 enlisted and civilian personnel and a budget of $800 million dollars. As a cabinet secretary, he was responsible for implementing crime and crash reduction strategies, anti-terrorism efforts, and general policing practices including emergency response in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.
He holds an Associate Degree from the University of South Florida, a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Elizabethtown College, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a graduate of the 194th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as the 27th Session of the FBI National Executive Institute. He has completed a number of executive education training programs including the Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University, and an Executive Leadership Forum at Stanford University. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University as well as an Alumni Fellow of the school.
He and his wife Andrea reside in Pennsylvania with their two daughters.