November 12, 2018

The Ritz Carlton
Arlington, VA


Colleen Schmidt
Manager, North America Security Operations
Corning Incorporated

Colleen Schmidt has over 15 years’ experience in the security and safety profession in both the public and private arenas.  Colleen is currently the Manager of North America Security Operations for Corning, Inc.    She is responsible for supporting and leading security operations in North America, focusing on Corning’s fast growing Optical Communications Division.  Colleen provides strategic planning, guidance and support for the organization’s security services and support functions, to include; physical security, crisis / threat management, asset protection, supply chain security and contract guard force management.  Colleen held previous roles with G4S Secure Solutions as the Global Account Manager for Red Hat, Inc. and was formerly a Director of Security for Charter Communications.  Colleen also served as a police officer with the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland.

Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Colleen is an active member of ASIS and currently serves on the Board of Directors for McDonald York Building Company.