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Joe Gleason

Joe Gleason
Director of Risk Management
Washington, DC

With over 20 years’ experience managing operational risks globally, Joe Gleason brings a seasoned and practical approach to his role as AHT’s Director of Risk Management. In this role, he works directly with AHT clients to develop, refine and maximize the efficiency of their global risk management plans, procedures and resources. From initial risk strategy planning to continual risk management process, critical incident response and service examination. Joe’s expertise is a completely unique asset to AHT and its clients.

Joe joined AHT in 2015 with over 17 years of experience in global security and operations roles at a large NGO where he provided direct support for 60+ field offices in complex and developing countries, conceptualized and built the organization-wide security management function, and negotiated contracts and managed relationships with security, crisis support and medical assistance providers. Providing on the ground support to programs and personnel in a range of countries including Afghanistan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Kosovo and Ukraine helps ensure a practical approach designed to enable activities and operations.

Currently, on the board of directors of the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA), Joe has been a member of professional risk and security organizations including the Overseas Security Advisory Council International Development Working Group (OSAC IDWG), the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) as well as INSSA. A recognized thought leader on NGO risk management and duty of care, Joe has spoken on a range of topics including evacuation, travel risk management, critical incident response and duty of care with Humentum, the Non-Profit Risk Management Center, the Worldwide Broker Network and others. He is the principal author of AHT’s Duty of Care blog that provides insight on a range of global risk management topics.