Shelomo Alfassa, MPA, CEDP
Emergency Mgmt. / Homeland Security Analyst
Shelomo Alfassa is a founding employee of VIRSIG; he is VIRSIG’s Director of Communications.
Shelomo is our resident Emergency Management and Homeland Security professional, who is a former Deputy Commander of a DHS/FEMA national emergency response team. He's an active member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s First Responder Group, part of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, and he represents VIRSIG as a secure member of the FBI InfraGard Program.
In 2017, his contributions at VIRSIG were recognized nationally when he was honored as 'Communications Professional of the Year' and won a Silver Medal from the American Business Awards. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, and has 25+ years public safety experience. Today, he contributes his extra time as Vice Flotilla Commander—a uniformed member of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Shelomo is certified by the International Board For Certification of Safety Managers as a Certified Emergency Disaster Professional (CEDP). He's also a federally certified Facilities Security Officer (FSO); Shelomo has a certificate as an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist (OSHS). He's an active Member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, and has passed the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) examination. In 2020 he became a member of the ASTM International's subcommittee on Homeland Security Applications.
He holds a BA degree in Homeland Security and a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from American Public University. He also attended Harvard Business School where he earned a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy.