Michael S. Russo

BSPA’84, Criminal Justice



Michael Russo is global security director for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. His responsibilities include managing Lilly security teams posted in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. who are engaged in the investigation of counterfeit, stolen, and diverted pharmaceuticals. Additionally, he is responsible for the general security support for Lilly operations outside the United States, including the security of Lilly travelers and expatriate employees.

Russo joined Lilly in 1997 as a global security associate. He is a member of Lilly’s Incident Support Team, which manages critical incidents involving Lilly facilities and employees worldwide.

Russo received a bachelor’s degree in public administration and criminal justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School.