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Joe Ruffini

Joe Ruffini

Keynote Speaker: Anti-Terrorism, Information Security & Risk Minimization Expert

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Joe Ruffini Biography

Joe Ruffini is an established anti-terrorism, homeland defense, and school safety subject matter expert, practitioner, and speaker. Joe has logged more than 8,000 presentation hours internationally, training diverse audiences to include Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, first responders, schools, and civic organizations. His most requested presentation topics include anti-terrorism awareness, preparedness and prevention; strategic communications and information operations; homeland security & defense; school safety & active shooter prevention; and DoD Program Protection & Operations Security. Mr. Ruffini was accredited by the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) as a Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist.

Joe Ruffini was born in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of Virginia on an Army ROTC scholarship. His diverse military experience includes command of armor and armored cavalry units in both the U.S. and British Armies and counter-terror experience in Germany and Cyprus. In the early 1990s, as a space operations expert, Major Ruffini commanded the United States Space Surveillance Center and the Space Defense Operations Center in Cheyenne Mountain. As a Lieutenant Colonel, Joe served the U.S. Space Command as its Chief of Special Plans and Chief of Special Technical Operations, where he honed his expertise across the full spectrum of defense security disciplines. Joe Ruffini monitors international affairs, current and emerging threats to the United States Government and private enterprise on a wide scale –from the overseas theft of American intellectual property and the terror threats to the Middle East and global, nation state power struggles. In the private sector, Joe is a seasoned business developer, marketer, and program manager. His commercial initiatives span the spectrum from entrepreneurial projects in the Middle East to enterprise security consulting for Fortune 1000 companies.

Joe served our nation as an Executive Consultant supporting several Department of Defense Unified Commands and the White House National Security Council in support of counter insurgency and information operations for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Most recently, he spearheaded a five and one-half year effort at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) resurrecting and promulgating Program Protection planning and operations security for that 14,000 member agency.

Joe teamed with the University of Rhode Island Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies, as an adjunct instructor, where he created and taught online courses in Transnational Terror, Homeland Security and Defense. His first book, When Terror Comes to Main Street: A Citizens Guide to Terror Awareness, Preparedness, and Prevention,” was published in 2008 by the Special Operations Association. Joe’s second book, Osama bin Laden: His Death and the Future of Al Qaeda and the Islamist Jihad was published by eBook company Hyperink, Inc., and became available for download on Amazon.com quickly after bin Laden’s demise in May of 2011. He is completing his third citizen awareness book, Vigilance Not Paranoia: What We Need to Know and Do About Terrorists and Active Shooters.

Joe lives in Severn, Maryland.

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Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism Q&A with Joe Ruffini ...

How to book Joe Ruffini?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Ruffini for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Ruffini, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Ruffini or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Joe Ruffini?

Booking fees for Joe Ruffini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Ruffini, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Joe Ruffini?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Ruffini for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Ruffini for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Ruffini or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Ruffini or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Joe Ruffini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Security & Defense, Human Resources and Bullying. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joe Ruffini for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Joe Ruffini generally travels from Severn, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lia Garvin, Julie Holmes and Khalilah Elliott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joe Ruffini for an upcoming event.

Joe Ruffini Videos

Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism Q&A with Joe Ruffini ...

Joe Ruffini Speaking Topics

  • Understanding Your Co-Workers: How Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials, and Get Xers Think, Work, and Communicate

  • Active Shooters in Our Schools: How Staff, Faculty, and Students Can Work Together to Identify Potential Shooters and Get Them Medical Assistance

  • Domestic Terrorism: The Players and Their Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in an Era of Ransomware Attacks

    Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC & DR) go hand-in-hand in establishing and maintaining resiliency needed to carry on in the face of adversity. The new millennium is characterized by increasing numbers of man-made and natural events that can, best case, bring an unprepared business Enterprise to its knees and, worst case, result in its demise. Tornados out of season, significant increases in massive forest fires fanned by global warming, international and domestic terrorist attacks, active shooter events, ransomware cyber attacks – it is a dangerous world. Businesses must plan for the worst and hope for the best. It is all about vigilance, NOT paranoia.

  • Anti-Terror Awareness, Preparedness, and Prevention School Safety: Active Shooter & Bullying Awareness and Preventive Measures Four Generations, One Workplace: Understanding Each Other's Strengths & Weaknesses While Sharpening Our Communicative Skills

How to book Joe Ruffini?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joe Ruffini for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joe Ruffini, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joe Ruffini or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Joe Ruffini?

Booking fees for Joe Ruffini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joe Ruffini, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Joe Ruffini?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joe Ruffini for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joe Ruffini for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joe Ruffini or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joe Ruffini or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Joe Ruffini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Security & Defense, Human Resources and Bullying. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joe Ruffini for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Joe Ruffini generally travels from Severn, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lia Garvin, Julie Holmes and Khalilah Elliott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joe Ruffini for an upcoming event.

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