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Mark Alley

Second Ward

Mark Alley joined Emergent BioSolutions in March 2010 after a 24-year career with the Lansing Police Department in Lansing, Michigan. Mark is the Vice President of Global Protective Services and Public Affairs at Emergent and is responsible for corporate protective services, business continuity, emergency management, internal and external communications, and charitable giving for 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 designed and implemented several innovative programs and initiatives such as the Violent Toy Turn-In Program, Juvenile Intervention Initiative, Law Enforcement Juvenile Diversion Program, Parole Officer/Police Officer Partner Program, Citizens United to Track Truants Program and the VISTA Summer of Safety Program. He also 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.

Mark Alley is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in police administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University. He is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University, and has been published on topics of community policing and administration. He has also been recognized and honored with multiple distinguished awards.

Mark is married with two children.

Mark was appointed by the Lansing City Council to the Board of Water & Light Board of Commissioners on September 28, 2015 and his term expires on June 2018.