2012 Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements Announces Director of Security
Concordia brings decades of Federal, private sector experience to convention team
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphia, Pa., native Al Concordia has been named director of security for the 2012 Republican National Convention to be held in Tampa, Fla., August 27-30.
Concordia was selected for the position after spending over three decades in public and private sectors of security planning, emergency preparedness and response. He has worked with the Eagles Football Organization and conducted security risk management for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. He has also served as the Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms at the U.S. Senate.
Concordia was a U.S. Secret Service agent for 20 years and provided protection for multiple Presidents of the United States.
"I am confident in our ability to ensure the highest level of protection for the planning and execution of the 2012 Republican National Convention. The safety of our nominee, guests and the surrounding community environment is a priority for our team," Concordia said.
CEO William Harris says convention leaders feel confident tasking Concordia with the job of security planning.
"We know [Concordia] will work side-by-side with the U.S. Secret Service to execute a protected convention. His extensive background in planning and implementing these types of measures speaks volumes to his ability to fill this role," Harris said.
Concordia graduated from Villanova University with a Masters Certificate in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages. He also is a Certified Protection Professional with the American Society of Industrial Security.
About the 2012 Republican National Convention
The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from August 27-30, 2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, members of the media and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2012.com, follow us on Twitter, @GOPconvention, or "Like" us on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/GOPconvention.
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