About InfraGard San Diego

InfraGard San Diego is a FBI-affiliated nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to mitigate criminal and terrorist threats, risks and losses for the purpose of protecting our region’s critical infrastructure and the American people. Founded in 2005, the San Diego chapter covers both San Diego and Imperial Counties and has established itself as a leader nationwide, setting the highest standards for programs, training and education. For the last decade, we have proudly contributed to the safety and security of San Diego via an all-threats, all-hazards approach. At the national level, the InfraGard National Members Alliance was founded in 1996 and now comprises over 80 regional chapters, each linked to a FBI Field Office.

InfraGard’s success can be attributed to the unprecedented communication, collaboration and coordination it has forged at the epicenter of America’s most critical resources. Our membership is comprised of individuals that represent private businesses; local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; academic institutions; first responders and more.

All members are vetted by the FBI and pass comprehensive background checks prior to being accepted to InfraGard. The trust inherent in those who have successfully passed these checks is unmatched in any other public-private partnership in the country, making InfraGard a unique and highly successful solution to engaging the private sector in the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure.

InfraGard San Diego: Chapter Highlights

  • 13+ years of contributing to the safety and security of the San Diego region
  • 2,000+ vetted members representing all 16 critical infrastructure sectors
  • A groundbreaking public/private partnership that fosters collaboration and information-sharing to enhance our collective ability to address threats to critical infrastructure
  • Serves as a force multiplier for the FBI
  • Highly successful collaboration with the Dept. of Homeland Security and San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center
  • Regular meetings, conferences and tabletop exercises on timely counter-terrorism and security-related topics
  • Unique Sector Chief Program that provides comprehensive expertise in each critical infrastructure sector to facilitate the timely, effective dissemination of sector-specific information

Board of Directors

  • Kim Young - President/CEO
    City of Carlsbad
  • Justine Phillips - Vice President
    DLA Piper LLP
  • Sherry Stone - Secretary
    Emergency Preparedness, Security, and Safety Consultant
  • PJ Ellison - Treasurer
    Space Micro
  • Catherine Blaser - Board Member
    San Diego County Public Health
  • Matt Brown - Board Member
    Anti-Defamation League
  • David Harrison - Board Member
    City of Carlsbad
  • Robert Heyer - Board Member
    Teradata
  • Susan Miller - Board Member
    Oracle

Advisory Board

  • Mark Kolenda
    FBI InfraGard Coordinator *
  • Charlie Kim
    SD LECC Representative *
  • Bob Mielish
    DHS Protective Security Advisor *
  • Bruce Churchill - President Emeritus
    INMA Pacific Regional Coordinator
    InfraGard San Diego Sector Chief Coordinator
  • Sandy Moul - President Emeritus
    Emblem Communications
  • Bob Welty
    Homeland Security Consultant

* By-Law Statutory Positions