Director of Security & Risk Management
Michael Morris is responsible for security for the BaronHR Family of Companies, ensuring that all branch offices are in compliance with the company’s safety and security guidelines. As head of the company’s Safety and Claims team, he also is concerned with security at client locations.
Morris has more than two decades experience in the security field. He joined BaronHR from a leading security company, where he served as California branch manager, overseeing daily operations and managing teams comprising account managers, field supervisors and human resources recruiting and training professionals. In addition to his role in addressing small claims, worker’s compensation and unemployment issues, Morris was responsible for regulatory compliance and overall sales growth in the state.
He previously was director of security, parking and communications for Hoag Hospital, an acute care, not-for-profit hospital based in Orange County, Calif. Morris oversaw the day-to-day operations for the hospital’s Security Department, including training, budgeting and compliance with various state and federal regulations. He also served on both the hospital’s Emergency Management and its Environment of Care committees.
Before that he was director of security safety for the California College of Optometry (now Ketchum University). He began his career as a safety officer with the City of Los Angeles.
Morris is licensed in the state of California as a private patrol operator. He is a member of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies (CALSAGA), and ASIS International, a global organization dedicated to industrial security.