Security Expert Will Speak at QVCC on April 19

Stephen M. Harney, president and CEO of Internal Security Associates and internationally recognized expert in the areas of physical and personnel security, will be the featured speaker for this year’s Visions in Leadership program at Quinebaug Valley Community College.

The event takes place Thursday, April 19, starting at 5:30 pm. Why We Are, Where We Are: The Evolving Nature of Our Nation’s Security is the title of his presentation.

Harney has a broad array of experience advising and assisting major airlines, insurance companies, educational institutions, state government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, the Social Security Administration, as well as the U.S. Departments of Justice, Defense, State and Treasury in securing sensitive facilities and substantially reducing losses attributable to theft, fraud and corruption.

He has served as special agent in charge, director of security, and regional director of internal affairs for a federal agency now within the Department of Homeland Security. He was responsible for physical and personnel security operations at over 300 government facilities, both domestically as well as in foreign countries.

Harney has either directed or participated in many high level security operations, including events associated with the 2004 Democratic National Convention, high profile political and corporate events, coordination of security details for prime ministers and visiting heads of state in concert with federal agencies, and finally as a former senior special agent on loan to the U.S. Secret Service during his government career.

Now in its tenth year, Visions in Leadership provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to hear from a speaker of national recognition.

Tickets to the evening event must be purchased in advance and are expected to sell out. The cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, dessert, the presentation, and a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Monique Wolanin at 860-932-4174 or

Released April 5, 2018