Laurie Thomas

Maritime Security Coordinator, The All Hazards Training Center
The University of Findlay


Laurie Thomas’ public safety and security work experience spans more than forty years and includes serving in conservation law enforcement as well as with a municipal police department. She joined the University of Findlay’s Center for Terrorism Preparedness, now the All Hazards Training Center, in 2003.

Laurie is the Maritime Security Coordinator at the University, and her primary duties are conducting facility security plan services for maritime facilities subject to MTSA, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. She also presents FEMA-certified and U.S. Coast Guard-accepted maritime security training across the country.

She was appointed to two terms as a member of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, vice-Chair of the committee 2015-2016. She has served as Facility Security Officer (FSO) for several marine terminals, most recently for the Meldrum Ore Dock in Huron, OH.