Michael A. Yorio

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Michael A. Yorio is an executive leader with more than two decades of experience shepherding organizations to success. He is the creator of the HYA Safe Learning Environments Collaborative and serves as Senior Community Engagement Consultant. Michael is also a member of the HYA Urban Team.

Safety impacts student achievement and learning outcomes. Based in Miami, Florida, Michael holds an extensive background in national school safety and security and education management. As an acknowledged SME, he has advised officials and key stakeholders on industry best practices. Michael’s input  has contributed to advancement in safe school legislation across the country at the state level and on Capitol Hill.

A champion for safe learning environments, Michael has been a guest presenter at numerous conferences such as National School Board Association (NSBA), Council of Urban Board Executives (CUBE), California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE)  Campus Safety Conference (CSC), North Texas Area Association of School Boards (NTAASB), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Ontario Association of School Board Officials (OASBO) ED Spaces, The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), Head Start California, and Canadian Association of Principals (CAP).

As an independent media contributor, Michael has been a guest on numerous networks including multiple appearances on Good Morning Washington (DC) ABC7, Fox News Channel, Univision, ABC, NBC, CBS, News Max, ESPN Radio, and Westwood One Network.

Michael served as Contributing Author, A Comprehensive Report on School Safety Technology by NIJ, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. He created and co-authored STOP The Threat Advance Active Shooting Training, becoming the first active shooter training to earn university accreditation from North Carolina State University. He has authored  articles in American School & University, Campus Safety Magazine and SEEN among other print and digital publications.

Michael  was invited as participant in the NIST Workshop on Video Analytics in Public Safety (VAPS) 2016 and served as Panel Judge, Innocentive, Global Security Challenge 2013. In 2022 Michael served on the advisory steering committee at the MISI Hack The Port Cyber competition.

Among Michael’s unique credentials, he Co-founded College Football Playoff Foundation Media Center Makeover Initiative, 21st Century Safe School Initiative and School In-A-Box, a program bringing American education practices to Afghanistan. He has been a two-time halftime presenter at the Orange Bowl and has presented at the historic National Press Club in Washington DC. Michael’s recommendation led to Madrid based IE Business School opening  the IE Intelligence Center in Miami, the US nerve center for candidate recruitment for graduate and postgraduate programs.

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