Cleveland Clinic names new chief of protective services

Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center, named Gordon M. Snow, a former FBI assistant director, as its new Chief of Protective Services.

Snow has experience in national security, law enforcement and cyber security. Beginning May 14, Snow oversees five key functions reaching across the entire Cleveland Clinic enterprise: police and global security, transportation, parking, fleet management and emergency preparedness.

A member of the FBI for 20 years, Snow specializes in law enforcement operations with experience in international and domestic settings. During his time with the FBI, Snow served as Director of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force and Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Acquisition of U.S. Nuclear & Missile Technology Unit, among others.

Snow also has experience in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, violent crime, and hostage negotiations.

Bill Peacock, Cleveland Clinic’s chief of operations, said the clinic looks forward to working with Snow, especially due to Snow’s past experience.

“Gordon has proven success with the FBI in leading high-performing teams, encouraging collaboration and efficiently managing resources,” Peacock said. “We welcome him and look forward to building on our achievements through his leadership and experience.”

Snow said he considers working with Cleveland Clinic a privilege and an honor.
“The exceptional services provided by all departments of the Protective Services Division are designed to enhance the ‘patients first’ experience, and to support the delivery of world-class healthcare throughout the Cleveland Clinic system,” he said.