Alan Orlob

Hotel Security & Threat Mitigation

Newport Beach, California, United States
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An internationally recognized expert on hotel security, crisis management, and terrorism, helping hotel managers recognize threats and develop mitigation measures.

Key Consulting Services

  • Crisis Management
  • High Threat Security Analysis and Positioning
  • Expert Witness
  • Crime Prevention Using Environmental Design
  • Terrorism Threat Mitigation Programs


Alan currently is a lead instructor for the U.S. State Department's Anti-terrorism Assistance program, instructing senior police officials in foreign countries on crisis management and how governments can work together with the private sector in collaborating and sharing information. He is an expert on analyzing threat information and developing mitigation measures to defeat threats. He is a well known speaker for both government and private organizations and has spoken annually for the past twelve years to the Joint Chief's of Staff Level IV Anti-terrorism conference.


  • Alan retired from Marriott International in 2020 as the Vice President of Global Safety and Security after 35 years. During his time with Marriott, he developed a world renowned crisis management program and became a leading voice for security in the hospitality industry. In the early years of his career, he became active with the U.S. State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council, OSAC, serving as a committee chair and continuing his participation even until today. He collaborated with other Fortune 500 security executives as a member of ISMA - the International Security Management Association, becoming president of the organization. He formed the Hotel Security Working Group, an organization of hotel security executives from all of the leading hotel companies. Alan was a guest at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia when it was attacked by terrorists in 2009 and led the crisis response to the attack.

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Alan has been very active in coordinating security between the private sector and the government. He served as the Chairman for the Orange County, California Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2014 to 2021. After the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008, he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and later testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by HospitalityLawyer in 2018. He served 24 years, both active duty and reserve with U.S. Army Special Forces.
In 2013, Alan was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the “Most influential People” in security.

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