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Michael J. Rodriguez
Senior Consultant

Mike Rodriguez has been a Senior Consultant to Global Risk & Investigative Diligence since its inception. Mr. Rodriguez currently serves as the Director of Security for the United States Tennis Association’s U.S. Open Tennis Championships. The U.S. Open is the largest annually attended sporting event in the world. The U.S. Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. It is the largest public tennis facility in the world. In his capacity, Mike Rodriguez has reengineered and fortified the entire security program of the U.S. Open. Additionally, Mike Rodriguez serves as the security advisor for the United States Tennis Association on all other non-US Open related events and activities.

Among his many roles and responsibilities for the U.S. Open, Mike Rodriguez has developed a Security Policies and Procedures Manual and created a robust Vehicle Delivery Procedure for the event.

In addition to his over 17 years of sporting event security experience at the US Open, Mike Rodriguez has worked on various other projects in the New York area, to include contributing to the development of the security protocols for the New Yankee Stadium and working with Giuliani Security and Safety on a project to strengthen and enhance a security company’s ability to succeed in the corporate environment.

With his extensive operational terrorism experience, has conducted presentations on Terrorism Awareness for several organizations. He was featured in a video produced by MLB Productions called “24/7” addressing security at major sporting events; he published an article on Terrorism Awareness for ASIS, and he served on a panel addressing “Global Terrorism: Ten Years after September 11th—Are Sports Venues Any Safer?”

Mike Rodriguez serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Sports Leagues Subsector Council and serves as a National Advisor Board Member for the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

He is the recipient of the 2011 National Sports Security Distinguished Leadership Award from the University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

Rodriguez retired as a Detective-Sergeant after serving 23 years with the New York City Police Department. He served as a supervisor in the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force directly involved with major international and domestic terrorism investigations, to include The Attacks of September 11th; The East African Embassy Bombing; The Bombing of the USS Cole; and The Anthrax Attack at NBC in New York.