Bio - John O'Malley

John O’Malley is currently employed by William Blair, a global Investment Banking firm, as the Global Director of Safety and Security with a focus on work place safety, crisis management, emergency response planning, global travel security risk, employee situational awareness training, executive protection, and overall physical security risk management. He recently served the City of Chicago as the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety overseeing public safety agencies and working hand in hand with community organizations to ensure public safety in Chicago.

He served 25 years with the United States Marshals Service retiring as a regional Chief Inspector in the Witness Security Division. In addition, he was the Chief Deputy United States Marshal in the Northern District of Illinois and held other senior management positions in the agency. He oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Marshals Service in Chicago and Rockford with the oversight of over 100 employees.

He received over 50 letters of commendation and three awards from the Department of Justice during his career and was involved in well over 500 felony arrests of violent wanted offenders.

He was an Adjunct Professor at the College of DuPage Homeland Security Training Institute teaching about the risks and liability involved with pre and post arrests scenarios and also was a guest instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) teaching federal, state and local officers about Protective Intelligence Investigations. He has been a presenter at numerous law enforcement training seminars for local, state and federal agencies. He has also sat on panels regarding corporate security and was the Chair of the Physical Security Working group for Chicago First. He belongs to a number of professional organizations such as ASIS, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and is on the Board of Directors for ISPA (Illinois Security Professionals Association). He acted as a law enforcement analyst for WGN TV/Radio and WLS TV. He was a member of the Chicago Police Board, appointed by Mayor Emanuel in 2017 and re-appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2019. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration.

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