HOUSTON (July 12, 2022)

Eric Clay HeadshotEric Clay, Vice President of Security Services for Memorial Hermann Health System, was named one of the 2022 IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencers in the category of Security Executives. 

“I’m grateful and honored to have been included on this list of talented security professionals that are deemed to have had a global impact. Especially considering that the list contains the names of several people that I deeply respect and admire for their leadership, integrity and creativity,” Clay said. “This recognition is going to be a constant source of inspiration for me as I continue working to address workplace violence and other security issues facing Memorial Hermann and other healthcare facilities. I couldn’t do the job I do without a dedicated and skilled security team, and the support of the System’s leadership.” 

Clay has more than three decades of law enforcement and security experience. He leads a team of more than 450 security and law enforcement officers at Memorial Hermann’s 17 hospitals and 250 delivery care sites. He was chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation.
  • Someone who has been a driving force in changing regulation, standards, guidance or best practices.
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues.
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organization or business they lead or work for.
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media.

“This award confirms what we already know about Eric’s vast executive security experience and his many gift and talents,” said Jeff D. Mosely, Senior Vice President, Chief Facilities Officer with Memorial Hermann Health System. “These talents are evidenced in the Memorial Hermann Security Department which is one of the most professional, state-of-the-art healthcare security operations in the country.”

According to their website, IFSEC Global is the pre-eminent news source for security and fire safety, with a trusted reputation and a global footprint. It covers developments from across the industries, from long-established physical technologies like video surveillance, access control, intruder/fire alarms and guarding, to emerging innovations in cyber security, drones, smart buildings, home automation, the internet of things and much more.