Mark Alley joined Emergent BioSolutions in March 2010 after a 24-year career with the Lansing Police Department in Lansing, Michigan. As the Vice President of Global Protective Services and Public Affairs at Emergent, he is responsible for corporate protective services, business continuity, and emergency management. In addition, Mark oversees internal and external communications and charitable giving at the Lansing site. As the Lansing Chief of Police for 10 years, he was responsible for more than 340 sworn and civilian personnel in the capital city of Michigan.
Throughout his career, Mark has designed and implemented several innovative programs and initiatives. He was the catalyst behind the development and funding for the Helping Other People Excel (HOPE) Scholarship Program which offers two free years of education at Lansing Community College to 500 at-risk 6th graders. He has always been active in the Lansing community and holds memberships on boards and committees whose purpose is to promote and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Lansing and the surrounding metropolitan area. Mark is currently on the Lansing Promise Zone Scholarship Board, HOPE Scholarship Board, and Greater Lansing Visitors & Convention Bureau Board.
Mark served as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University from 1996 – 2016 where he taught Community Policing, Police Administration and Investigation Procedure. He is certified as a general civil mediator, rape aggression defense (RAD) instructor, human diversity trainer, and an Incident Command System instructor trainer. He also holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) certification and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Mark has been published on the topics of community policing, police administration, and security. He has been a speaker around the Midwest on a variety of incident management and law enforcement issues. In 2004, Mark was recognized by Ferris State University with the Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2005, he received the Reverend Joseph E. Graves, Sr. President’s Award from the NAACP and the Child Advocate of the Year Award from Uplift Our Youth. In 2012, he received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Chief Okemos Boy Scout Council, and in 2016, he was inducted into the Michigan State University Criminal Justice Wall of Fame.
Mark graduated from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in police administration in 1994 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at Ferris State University in 1985. He is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration through Northwood University with an expected graduation in December 2018.
Mark is married with two children and one grandchild.