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Member of Israeli Security Services to address UWF students and community on terrorism and cybersecurity

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host guest speaker A.G. Gollan, of Israel’s Security Services, on Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center. Gollan will present on “Terrorism and Cybersecurity: Implications for Private and Public Institutions.”

Gollan has spent more than 12 years in Israel’s Security Services, and more than 20 years in the corporate security industry in both the United States and European territory. He has worked in cooperation with international contacts at the ministerial level and local law enforcement authorities worldwide.

He previously served as director of security for the Group of 8 World Summit, held in Genoa, Italy in 2001, where he was responsible for successfully coordinating security arrangements for the heads of state of several of the world’s national leaders. A long-time speaker on security matters, Gollan has presented papers internationally on the effect of political changes in the seafaring community. He is a pioneer member of the International Maritime Organization and participated in the development and implementation of the SOLAS document, which describes and underlines the application of security measures for all international shipping.

Gollan speaks five languages fluently, including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Hebrew, and has degrees in criminology, political science, and international trade and business from England.

This event is being hosted in collaboration with the Pensacola Jewish Federation. It is free and open to all members of the Executive Mentor Program, UWF students and the public. To RSVP, contact the Executive Mentor Program with the UWF College of Business at 850.474.3239 or

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