Deputy Director, Global Security, International Justice Mission
Steve has over eight years of combined experience in international development and operational security. He is currently the Deputy Director of Global Security for International Justice Mission (IJM), a global organization that works alongside its partners to help local authorities protect more than 400 million people from violence.
Steve has led development projects in conflict and post-conflict zone environments, including in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Sudan, among other locations. He has led emergency response operations in the eastern DRC and Mozambique, as well as established project offices in several locations. Steve has a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Steve is proud of the work he did in 2018 to develop and implement a core set of safety and security standards for IJM’s global offices. He believes that INSSA’s certifications are a good blend with these standards, and that INSSA’s certifications promote professionalism, develop new skills for staff members, and enhance job opportunities. In particular, he notes that INSSA’s certifications are directly applicable to security professionals in the NGO sphere. He has applied the INSSA risk management competencies throughout his tenure at IJM, including when helping to establish offices in new locations and when conducting full program and area risk-assessments with IJM’s regional and country security managers. Steve has both the country and regional level INSSA certifications.
Steve loves to travel, and like all of us, is anxiously awaiting the lifting of travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. In the meantime, he is an enthusiastic reader of historical fiction and biographs.