Security is pleased to announce our 2021 Most Influential People in Security – 10 top security executives and industry leaders who are positively impacting the security field, their organization, colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape.

Now, in its 12th year, Security’s Most Influential People in Security offers readers a glimpse into some of the influencers within the security sector that deserve recognition for the unique qualities they each bring to their jobs, their organization and to the industry.

These security leaders have been nominated by their colleagues and associates and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and overall positive impact on stakeholders, enterprises, colleagues, constituents, and the general public.

Here you will find brief overviews of each honoree’s career path, goals and accomplishments – in many cases across both the public and private sectors – as well as advice for those security professionals looking to follow in their footsteps, including being a security generalist, investing in lifelong education, seeking mentors and more.

Our special appreciation goes to Jerry Brennan, who was a project partner on this report and provided subject matter expertise and research.

For a listing of past Most Influential People in Security honorees, please visit: www.SecurityMagazine.com/MostInfuential.

Congratulations to Security’s Class of 2021 Most Influential People in Security. Take a look below to see this year's list.


List Overview:

Steven Antoine | Ben Brown | Fred Burton | Rebecca Gomez | Robert Granzow III | Paul R. Kolbe | Mary Legere | Claude J. Nebel Jr. | Joe M. Olivarez Jr. | Jeff Synder 

 

Steven Antoine, Vice President, Global Security, PepsiCo North America

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Ben Brown, Senior Special Security Operations Manager, Security Center of Excellence,  Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation

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Fred Burton, Executive Director,  Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence

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Rebecca Gomez, Program Manager, Overseas Security Advisory Council

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 Robert F. Granzow IIIDirector, Administrator, Office of Judicial District Security, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

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Paul R. Kolbe, Director, Intelligence Project, Harvard Kennedy School,  Belfer Center for Science and International Relations

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Mary Legere, Managing Director, Intelligence Practice, Accenture Federal Services

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Claude J. Nebel Jr. , Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Global Security,  Cargill Inc.

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Joe M. Olivarez Jr., Vice President, Operational Centers of Excellence, Jacobs

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Jeff Snyder, Executive Coach,  Jeff Snyder Coaching

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