Ken Cook is President of the Board at the Secure Schools Alliance and a 32-year veteran at Allegion, formerly Ingersoll-Rand. Throughout his more than three decades of work, Ken has held a wide variety of management and leadership positions across manufacturing, quality, product development, marketing and sales. The last 20 years have been focused on security.
For more than a decade, Ken has worked closely with hundreds of architects and school districts throughout the state of Indiana, understanding their needs and limitations with respect to safety and security. As a result, Ken is a recognized expert in physical school security and has been asked to share his expertise with groups like the Indiana State School Safety Interim Study Committee, the Indiana Department of Education and the American Institute of Architects, among others, in efforts to establish best-practice school security guidelines.
Ken is passionate about using his expertise to give back – through school security advising, but also through advising students. He mentors high school students as part of the ACE Mentor Program of Indiana and serves on the board of directors. Ken is also active in his church, serving as a member of the governance team.
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration from the Massey Graduate School of Business.