Neidert named Penn State Health corporate director of security
Christopher Neidert, formerly director of security at Penn State Health St. Joseph, has been selected as Penn State Health’s corporate director of security, effective Jan. 17.
As Penn State Health’s first fully dedicated corporate director of security, Neidert will work with security teams at the acute care hospitals and staff at Penn State Health Medical Group practices to establish consistent policies, processes, equipment and training programs. He will also be responsible for executing on Penn State Health’s security plan and will assist the Medical Group practices with security needs.
Neidert joined Penn State Health St. Joseph in January 2019, where he oversaw the Security, Transportation and Communications departments. Before that, he amassed an extensive law enforcement career in Berks County spanning 33 years, the last 13 as police chief for Exeter Township, the second-largest municipal police force in Berks County.
He also served as commander of Berks County’s multijurisdictional SWAT team. In that role, he directed the team’s response to more than 75 high-risk incidents. He holds certifications in active shooter training and oversaw planning and instruction of active shooter training programs in schools and businesses.
Neidert is a veteran of the United States Air Force and earned his master of business administration and his bachelor’s degree from Alvernia University. He is the father of two sons who are both Eagle Scouts and students at Penn State, University Park campus.
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