Gannon Earns “Most Influential People in Security” Top Ranking

Only 17 security executives and industry leaders in America made the cut

Morris County Sheriff James Gannon

MORRISTOWN — Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon earned national recognition from Security magazine as one of 2018’s Most Influential People in Security, joining just 16 fellow top security executives and industry leaders in America who are positively impacting the security field, their organization, their peers, and the national and global security landscape.

Sheriff James Gannon

“It is always humbling to be recognized by your peers and fellow professionals who understand the incredibly complex and sophisticated world of security in today’s day and age,” said Sheriff Gannon. “I have been incredibly blessed to work with so many elite men and women in law enforcement and corporate security over the years. They share this award with me.  It’s a tough business made up of tough individuals. To be recognized in their company is a true honor.”

Prior to becoming Morris County Sheriff in January 2017, Gannon was the Global Head of Security Risk for Novartis following a decorated career in law enforcement.  Sheriff Gannon served in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark and investigated sensitive international terrorism and national security matters.  He also worked in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, climbing the ranks from Detective to Deputy Chief of Investigations, eventually starting the Morris County Cold Case Unit in 2003, co-authoring the “Morris County Counter-Terrorism Task Force Manual,” and leading a team of police officers into New York City to assist with the PENTTBOMB Investigation on 9/11.

Security magazine said the following about Sheriff Gannon and his fellow honorees: “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.”

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