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Each month IFCPP chooses a member that exemplifies what being an outstanding cultural property security professional is all about. From these excellent candidates we will choose our annual IFCPP Security Professional of the Year Award recipient

Please join us in congratulating Corey Burrage on his recent promotion to Director of Operations in the Department of Protection Services at The Art Institute of Chicago.   Corey was with us at our 19th Annual Conference at the Hearst Castle and Cambria Pine Lodge in October. 

AIC Vice President of Operations Russ Collett said “Corey is the ultimate ambassador to The Art Institute of Chicago, a valued asset to museum operations and a devoted colleague to everyone.  Corey’s bold and trusted leadership and collaborative, pragmatic approach to strategy, tactics, problem- solving and reducing complexity has helped the AIC continuously increase their security talent, program responsibilities and respect.  Corey’s partnership with DoPS Executive Director of Operations Lu Ventura is driving positive business transformation and furthering the AIC mission.”

For the past 10 years, Corey successfully served as a DOPS Security Manager on both the day and midnight shifts.   His responsibilities included operations, oversight of gallery, event and escort security, and staffing, scheduling and training. 

Corey exemplifies excellence in leadership – he is genuine, humble and collaborative.  His professional approach has helped raise the performance of the AIC officers, supervisors and managers which in turn has elevated their customer service and security programs to new and improved levels.   The AIC was the TripAdvisor #1 Museum in 2014 and remains one of the “Top 25 Museums in the World.”

Corey studied business administration at North Park University in Chicago, obtained a Criminal Justice Diploma from Stratford Career Institute, and maintains an IFCPP Certified Institutional Protection Manager II Certification.

Corey served in the United States Navy for over eleven years and upon his honorable discharge became the security contract account manager for one of the world’s premier bio-pharmaceutical companies at their global corporate headquarters in Connecticut before returning home to Chicago





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