Mr. Korosec has extensive experience and knowledge regarding border security issues between the United States and Canada. His proficiencies include organizational management, transportation, security, emergency management, government relations, complex problem and risk analysis, strategic solution development, stakeholder relationships, border management, security operations, and consensus building. Mr. Korosec has served on numerous bi-national comminees and organizations focused upon border issues, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (Borders and Transportation Committee), Detroit Regional Chamber (Northern Border Economic and Security), Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce (Transportation Committee), International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Lyndon Security Services, Inc. Advisory Board, and Transportation Border Working Group (Can Am Border Trade Alliance). He served as President of the Public Border Operations Association, which represents all of the publicly-owned border crossings between Ontario and Michigan/New York State. Mr. Korosec has also testified before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Congressional Subcommittee regarding border infrastructure and security issues.
Mr. Korosec holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with Honours) in Business Administration, as awarded by the University of Windsor, in Canada. He has also completed a range of professional courses and certifications, including Emergency Site Management, Emergency Measures Ontario, Emergency Response Team Training, Advanced Patrol Training, Leadership Academy, Organizational Management, Security and Maintenance, First Nations Cultural Awareness, Fraud Investigation, Trucks and Terrorism, Facilities Management, Advanced Police Studies, Management Development, Emergency Operations Center Management, and Corporate/Board Governance Training.
Mr. Korosec is currently employed by The Canadian Transit Company in the position of Director of Security, Canadian Government Relations. As such, Mr. Korosec has assumed responsibility for directing and managing all aspects of border security on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge. He liaises with various Canadian governmental entities regarding issues such as road improvements and taxation, ensuring that the company's views are fully represented. Mr. Korosec oversees managers and supervisors in discharging the fuII range of border security issues, and hires and controls the activities of consultants, as required. He ensures that security efforts on both the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Ambassador Bridge are properly coordinated. Mr. Korosec reports directly to the President of both the Detroit International Bridge Company and The Canadian Transit Company.
From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Korosec served as Vice President, Operations for Blue Water Bridge Canada. As such, he was responsible for all aspects of the bridge's security operations, and liaised extensively with both U.S. and Canadian governmental agencies in order to increase cooperation with local, state, provincial, and federal governments on both sides of the border. Mr. Korosec led and developed a high-performance management team, responsible for a total payroll of approximately $3 million and an operating budget of approximately $1.5 million. He projected costs, prepared budgets, and ensured compliance with same. Mr. Korosec ensured compliance with the Blue Water Bridge Act and all applicable government regulations, and was responsible for all operational, security, and emergency management issues. He collaborated with stakeholders in order to increase the processing capacity of U.S.-bound vehicles, thereby reducing crossing times by 50%. Mr. Korosec led the efforts of a multi-agency team to implement the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program at the Blue Water Bridge (thus receiving the Ontario Transportation Program of the Year Award), and championed an effort amongst stakeholders to mitigate rates of fatal auto accidents on or near bridge property. He prepared and delivered speeches and presentations to both U.S. and Canadian governmental and non-governmental agencies regarding Blue Water Bridge activities, and ensured that bridge interests were addressed by both U.S. and Canadian border authorities. Mr. Korosec analyzed traffic patterns and statistics in order to propose a series of initiatives to increase capacity and decrease delays for U.S.-bound commercial traffic, and developed the Blue Water Bridge Canada Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy. He ensured compliance with Canadian anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation, and enhanced the bridge's security policies and programs, including coordinating disaster simulation exercises, emergency response procedures, and upgrades to physical security at key vulnerable locations. Mr. Korosec developed and merged protocols between the Canada Border Services Agency and the Ontario Provincial Police regarding the implementation of powers of arrest for customs officers. He enhanced ongoing communications and cooperation with local law enforcement and security agencies with respect to possible threats against the Blue Water Bridge facility.
Mr. Korosec served with the Ontario Provincial Police from 1985 to 2003, a role in which he served as a Detachment Commander, led a district emergency response team, and served on an emergency response working group formed in response to the 9/11 attacks. In this capacity, Mr. Korosec led the team that identified critical infrastructure, performed associated threat assessments, and improved security precautions at the Blue Water Bridge, among other installations. He also served as a federal officer with Immigration Canada from 1983 to 1985.