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Cleveland Clinic Names New Chief of Protective Services

May 15, 2012

Cleveland Clinic has named a former FBI assistant director as its new Chief of Protective Services.

Gordon M. Snow, who has experience in national security, law enforcement and cyber security, began in his new position May 14. As Chief of Protective Services, Snow will oversee five key functions reaching across the entire Cleveland Clinic enterprise: police and global security, transportation, parking, fleet management and emergency preparedness.

“Gordon has proven success with the FBI in leading high-performing teams, encouraging collaboration and efficiently managing resources,” said Bill Peacock, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief of Operations. “We welcome him and look forward to building on our achievements through his leadership and experience.”

Snow specializes in law enforcement operations with experience in international and domestic settings. He was a member of the FBI for 20 years, where he served in numerous leadership roles, including Assistant Director of the Cyber Division; Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force; FBI’s on-scene commander in the Afghanistan theatre of operations; and Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Acquisition of U.S. Nuclear & Missile Technology Unit. Snow also has experience in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, violent crime, and hostage negotiations.

“It is a privilege to join the Cleveland Clinic team, and a distinct honor to work with the men and women that are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for visitors and caregivers,” Snow said.  “The exceptional services provided by all departments of the Protective Services Division are designed to enhance the ‘patients first’ experience, and to support the delivery of world-class healthcare throughout the Cleveland Clinic system.”     

Snow holds a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University Columbus School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 10 years, as both an enlisted Marine and an officer.

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