LELAND DEAN’S BIO
Leland is the Vice President of Global Corporate Security for Bank of New York Mellon. He is responsible for physical protection and investigations of the southwest part of the United States, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil (LaTAM).
Leland graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement/Police Science in 1983. He received his Master’s in Security Management from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2010.
Leland’s certifications include the (Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from ASIS International/GSX; the Certified Financial Security Services Professional (CFSSP) from the Institute of Certified Bankers; and the Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) from the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists.
He is a member or chairman of numerous other security and investigative organizations and has been a member of ASIS International since 1987 where he is a member of the Global Terrorism, Political Instability and International Crime Council; the Banking and Financial Services Council; and the Executive Protection Council. Leland is the Houston Chairman of the Financial Services SIG for Infragard and ASIS Houston Financial Security Committee, is a guest speaker for several security and cyber related issues, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston.
Leland has volunteered as a “Big Brother” in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program the last 7 years, has been a radio volunteer for KPFT 90.1, the only non-public radio station in Houston, has volunteered in numerous Employee Resource Groups at the bank, and volunteers at his church.
BNY Mellon is one of the largest Corporate Trust companies in the world. We help institutions and individuals to invest, conduct business, and transact in global markets. BNY Mellon has 50,000 employees worldwide to service over 28 trillion in assets under management, custody, or administration. We service customers in over 36 countries.