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Jerry D. Loghry: The Road to Security


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“For many people who work in enterprise security, there’s no straight line to get there. That was my situation, too,” says Jerry Loghry, AVP Corporate Security & Safety for EMC Insurance Companies.

EMC, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is among the top 50 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country, with more than 2,400 employees. The company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide.

Loghry’s career in security began at Iowa State University, where he was a master’s degree student. He worked with several university departments – psychology, sociology, criminal justice, industrial technology and engineering – to create an independent curriculum for him to study security management and architectural security design. He was the first Iowa State student to receive a Master’s of Science in security management.

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The path to his current role at EMC Insurance Companies was a little different, as well. His first position at EMC was an engineering consultant to policy holders on safety and security. He left EMC to take on the role of global safety and security administrator at Principal Financial Group, then went back to EMC as a consultant, and more recently, was named AVP Corporate Security & Safety, leading EMC’s new enterprise wide security and safety business unit.

On Logrhy’s team are 13 security operations specialists that operate the company’s security operations center that oversees the corporate campus in Des Moines, in addition to 18 branch offices. “Soon […]

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