Chad McGinty brings nearly three decades of law enforcement, public safety and security leadership experience to his role as Senior Director of Security Risk Management at Hillard Heintze. As an accomplished client advisor, Chad specializes in implementing strategic initiatives to support the security risk-related objectives of public and private clients.
Before joining Hillard Heintze, Chad served in the Ohio State Highway Patrol for nearly 28 years, starting as a Trooper in 1989 and later serving as Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain before joining the Senior Staff as Major, Commander of Field Operations in 2014. He concluded his tenure by coordinating and leading the crowd control/field force response for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Chad implemented a sophisticated staging and response for 1,400 field force officers from 18 different agencies and 15 states across the nation. Chad’s service at the Ohio State Highway Patrol also included oversight of statewide patrol operations as well as the Executive Protection Unit, Capital Operations, the Aviation Section and the Special Response Team. He has also worked as a governmental affairs spokesperson, serving as the liaison to the Ohio General Assembly on law enforcement matters.
Over the course of his professional career, Chad has planned and commanded high-level security details and large-scale law enforcement response initiatives. These include numerous community actions in response to officer-involved shootings, statehouse rallies, security for the Governor’s off-site meetings and state of the state addresses. He has been involved in the support of the law enforcement contingency for the first Republican Presidential Debate, the G-8 in Washington D.C., the G-20 in Pittsburgh and the National Boy Scout Jamboree.
Much of his efforts have focused on partnering with other law enforcement agencies and the community in developing plans to increase open lines of communication, safety and security. Chad consistently seeks to improve existing operations/programs and initiate new ones. He presses for progress, innovation, longevity and succession in all areas.
Most recently, Chad has worked as an independent security consultant, performing threat and vulnerability assessments, security operations and executive-level briefings in the gas and oil industry. He is an accomplished public speaker and instructor of a variety of law enforcement-related topics, including the development of effective leadership skills.
Chad has completed over 500 hours of management, supervisory and leadership training, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command as well as the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.