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Leadership Team

MSA has assembled a leading team of proven law enforcement and security professionals with extensive experience in counterterrorism, explosives detection, threat analysis & risk mitigation, and specialized training.

George HarveyChairman

George Harvey
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Mr. Harvey has been a principal at MSA since 1995. As the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he has grown MSA into a thriving business serving corporate and government clients both domestically and internationally. Mr. Harvey has spearheaded the company’s technological expansion by developing and executing its SmartTech™  and SmartChem™ services. Prior to joining MSA, Mr. Harvey spent two decades as a successful entrepreneur after being honorably discharged from the United States Army as a Captain in 1973. Mr. Harvey closed out these two decades as the founder and CEO of Medifit of America, a company he turned into one of the leading providers of physical therapy services in the United States. Under his administration, the company operated in eight states with approximately 30 million dollars in revenues. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Niagara University.



Michael O'NeilChief Executive Officer

Michael O'Neil
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Mr. O'Neil is a 22 year veteran of the New York City Police Department and recently retired after serving as the first Commanding Officer of the NYPD Counterterrorism Division, a Division that he helped create after the events of September 11, 2001. While commanding the Counterterrorism Division, Mr. O'Neil was responsible for the daily operation and implementation of all aspects of the NYPD’s counterterrorism program as directed by the Police Commissioner. He directed the NYPD’s mission of critical infrastructure protection, global terrorist threat analysis, CBRNE programs and policies, special event security planning, and the training of NYPD as well as other local, state, and federal personnel in various aspects of counterterrorism initiatives. Mr. O'Neil chaired the regional “Securing the Cities” initiative, a $50M US Department of Homeland Security radiological detection and interdiction initiative that involved over 100 different law enforcement agencies from the Greater New York City Region. Prior to becoming the Commanding Officer of the Counterterrorism Division, he served in numerous patrol commands as well as the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Mr. O’Neil was recently appointed by the Governor of the State of New York as Chairman, New York State Security Guard Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice from SUNY Empire State College and Top Secret security clearances granted through the FBI and the Department of Energy.


Michael KennedyChief Financial Officer

Michael Kennedy
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Mr. Kennedy has over 20 years experience in corporate finance and accounting both in the United States and the UK. He has a broad range of experience in both small and large corporations. Prior to joining MSA, Mr. Kennedy was the Chief Financial Officer of Fiber Optic Services for over 10 years, a telecommunications company based in New York. In that position, he steered the company financially through a period of rapid growth. Mr. Kennedy began his professional career in London with Ladbrokes PLC and then Nortel UK, Ltd. During his tenure at Nortel, Mr. Kennedy held a variety of accounting and financial positions. Mr. Kennedy was transferred to the US on assignment by Nortel as a Financial Controller in 1990. He moved permanently to the US in 1992, joining Atlas Copco, a Swedish international maker of construction equipment, as a Divisional Controller. He graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1983.

 

Hugh O’RourkeChief Innovation Officer

Hugh O’Rourke
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Mr. O’Rourke is a former Deputy Inspector with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Air Force Reserves. He spent more than 21 years with the NYPD, serving most recently in the Office of the Chief of Patrol and as the Executive Officer for the NYPD’s first Counterterrorism Division. In his Counterterrorism role, Mr. O’Rourke managed hundreds of personnel, and was responsible for the NYPD’s liaison to the federal government on matters of intelligence and infrastructure protection. He supervised counterterrorism intelligence, analysis, and dissemination; critical infrastructure protection; counterterrorism training; specialized infrastructure protection projects; and the NYPD’s outreach efforts to the private sector. He served with the Air Force in Southwest Asia, the Middle East and East Africa as a force protection manager. In addition to extensive training and experience in counterterrorism, he is a practicing attorney admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical) from Manhattan College, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College, and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law.


Keith MulcahySenior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Keith Mulcahy
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Mr. Mulcahy is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MSA, a position that he has held since 2003. In that time, he has helped develop various innovative security solutions tailored to specific clients’ needs. Mr. Mulcahy has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement, having served a distinguished career with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He spent 15 of his 20 years in the Detective Bureau, his final assignment was as a Bomb Technician Investigator of the NYPD Bomb Squad. He has received certification from the FBI (Hazardous Devices School), ATF (Post Blast Investigator), and NYPD (Explosives Detection Canine Handler). He is a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and the National Law Enforcement Association (NLEA).

 

 

 

President, MSA Investigations

Edward Dickson
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Mr. Dickson is the President of MSA Investigations. Prior to joining MSA, Mr. Dickson served under the Governor of the State of New Jersey as the Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). In this role he was responsible, in partnerships with appropriate regional, federal, state, county and local law enforcement, emergency preparedness officials, and the private sector for statewide counterterrorism, intelligence, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure protection efforts. Before his service with OHSP, Mr. Dickson served as the Director of Investigations with Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). In this private sector role he oversaw corporate investigations, intelligence, personnel background checks, its technical support program, and intelligence initiatives, as well as, compliance, audit, and risk functions, within its Internal Security Department.

Before entering the private sector, Mr. Dickson served for over 25 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), spending much of his law enforcement career heading investigations surrounding major national incidents and working on programs focused on sensitive criminal, counterterrorism, both international and domestic, and counterintelligence. His last position with the FBI was as the Senior Executive responsible for oversight of the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, its national Domestic Terrorism program, and senior liaison to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and to the Department of Defense (DoD). As Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Newark Division’s National Security Branch, a position he started immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. Dickson was responsible for the conduct of the PENTBOMB investigation, information sharing efforts within New Jersey, and several domestic terrorism and counterintelligence initiatives.. Additionally, he has an intimate knowledge of audit, compliance, and risk management from his tenure as an Inspector within the FBI’s Inspection Division.