O’Neill alumnus Mike Russo (BSPA’84) sits in a conference room at Eli Lilly and Company’s global headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The suit and tie he wears now is quite different than the uniform he wore during his time with the Marion County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department.
At Lilly, Russo is responsible for the physical security of all company facilities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, as well as the safety of Lilly travelers and expatriate employees. He also leads investigations into counterfeit, stolen, and diverted drugs in those areas.
Russo says his role at Lilly and his past in law enforcement may seem quite different, but they share a common thread.