Mr. Camillo began his career in law enforcement as a Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service where he completed a distinguished 21-year career that included three separate assignments at the White House. Specialized assignments at the White House required protecting four U.S. Presidents and family members in various capacities and ultimately being head of the White House Security Branch, which encompassed the supervision of daily security, emergency preparedness and all-hazards operations at the White House Complex.
Following his final White House tour of duty, Mr. Camillo continued his advancement in the Secret Service being appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Director (SES), detailed to the headquarters of the newly created Department of Homeland Security. He continued working in critical assignments until his return to Secret Service headquarters where he was appointed the Chief Technology Officer for the agency.
Mr. Camillo held several key positions during his career in major event planning, but the most notable was being appointed the Olympic Coordinator for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Under his direction, the Secret Service executed its mission through Presidential Executive Order to design, plan and implement the Federal operational security plan for the Games. The successful execution of this carefully designed preparedness and prevention plan was later identified by the White House Office of Homeland Security as an excellent model for future security designs at Events of National Significance.
Mr. Camillo is a well-known and respected subject matter expert in venue security and emergency preparedness, and currently serves Contemporary Services Corporation as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning. CSC is the largest event security and crowd management provider in the United States.
In 2015, Mr. Camillo was appointed to the position of Distinguished Lecturer at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City, serving as a professor and mentor within the department of security, fire and emergency management. Classes taught include; ‘Function and Role of Homeland Defense’, ‘Trends and Movements in Private Security’ and ‘Risk, Threat and Critical Infrastructure’. Mark currently teaching at the graduate school level in an adjunct capacity.
Mark serves as:
Appointed member: American Society of Industrial Security’s Global Terrorism/International Crime Council
Active member: International Association of Chiefs of Police
Faculty member: Academy for Venue Safety & Security conducted annually by the International Association of Venue Managers.
Senior Fellow: George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection.
Co-chair: DHS Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council.