Joseph Cooney currently holds the position of Senior Security Lead for Unilever North America. Joe is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He served his country for six years of active duty and six years in the Naval Reserves. While assigned to a frigate of the U.S. 2nd Fleet, Joe held Engineering and Operations positions in addition to becoming a qualified, Officer of the Deck, Underway. Joe’s ship was one of the first on the scene to assist in the Search and Rescue for the Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
In civilian life, Joe has worked for the Coca-Cola Company, Nabisco, Kraft, and Unilever, in a variety of manufacturing and factory safety positions. For the last five years, Joe has filled the security role at Unilever with responsibility for the physical security of all factories and office sites in the US and Canada. He currently holds an Associate Protection Professional certification and is working towards becoming a CPP.