RICHMOND, Vt., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Margolis, Healy & Associates (MH&A) (www.margolis-healy.com), a leading professional services firm specializing in higher education safety and security, today announced that it has named Jonathan Kassa as Vice President of Operations and Business Development. Mr. Kassa joins MH&A on February 21st, having served as Executive Director of Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC) (www.securityoncampus.org), the preeminent nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to safer campus communities. In his role at Margolis Healy, Jonathan will manage day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing the firm's ability to contribute to safer campuses.
"Jonathan has a long history developing and delivering a broad array of national policies, initiatives, and community-based programming that serves the education and justice sectors. He has a stellar reputation as a collaborator and thought leader," said Dr. Gary Margolis, MH&A Managing Partner. Since 2007, Mr. Kassa's planning and guidance helped to transform SOC's image and work to meet the demands in the new era of campus security awareness. In the wake of the nation's economic crisis, Kassa realigned SOC's resources to meet dynamic challenges, developing and implementing successful products and services -- while remaining true to the organization's legacy. Mr. Kassa helped to impact significant policy and legislative initiatives, such as SOC's stewardship of the landmark federal campus safety law known as the Jeanne Clery Act, while also overseeing multiple federal, state, and private grants, Congressional appropriations projects, and the expansion of the nation's first Clery Act training program.
Steven Healy, MH&A Managing Partner said of Kassa, "Jonathan brings more than 16 years of valuable experience and insights that will help us manage and accelerate our continued growth in the months and years ahead." Kassa stated, "I'm very excited to join the Margolis Healy team and to work with some of the best experts in the country. I'm passionate about creating better communities for the benefit of all, so this is a great opportunity to join a firm with a solid reputation for high standards. I look forward to helping create solutions for safe campuses that will benefit institutions of higher education, students, and communities alike."
Mr. Kassa has a B.A. in history from Pennsylvania State University and received a Masters in Public Administration from Villanova University.
About Margolis, Healy and Associates, LLC:
Margolis, Healy and Associates, LLC, is a professional services firm specializing in higher education safety and security. With more than 15 years each of providing consulting services to clients in the education, public and private sectors, Dr. Gary J. Margolis and Mr. Steven J. Healy have positioned MH&A as a leading professional services firm for safety and security needs at universities and colleges. MH&A provides a range of services to help keep campuses safe and secure, prepare for natural or man-made disasters and violent incidents, or respond to crises. MH&A manages two federal grants -- one focused on enhancing institutions' abilities to implement behavioral threat assessment on campus (www.campusthreatassessment.org) and the other, to develop cutting edge crime prevention strategies for colleges and universities (www.campuscrimeprevention.org). For more information about MH&A, please visit www.margolis-healy.com.
MH&A Contact: Elliot Bloom, 917-783-2262
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