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Daniel R. Young

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

Daniel has been a security and risk advisor for more than 10 years, and is passionate about helping companies to better understand their risks to undesirable events on a daily basis. Dan previously served as the Regional Bioterrorism Coordinator for District 1 in Michigan, where he was instrumental in preparing communities for catastrophic incidents. He has also acted as the Private Security Liaison for the City of Lansing’s Critical Infrastructure Team, which identified and documented deficiencies in the city’s critical infrastructure.

He is a Co-Founder of the CSO Risk Council, a think tank of seasoned security professionals and thought leaders with extensive experience in managing the physical security and risks of large enterprises consisting of multiple sites and whose mission is to create a better process to develop and share innovative solutions and pertinent information with organizations to improve safety and security risk by providing a forum to discuss best practices and recommendations for specific risk scenarios and to network with other enterprise security professionals.

Daniel is an instructor at Michigan State University and teaches undergraduate security and risk analysis courses.

He earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Security Management at Michigan State University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Trident University.

Daniel is a Co-Founder of Do 1 Thing, a non-profit organization that helps individuals and families prepare for a disaster, which the executive director was awarded the White House Award for Champions of Change in 2014.