Our Company

RedLand Strategies is a team of respected professionals with a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience in Government, Emergency Management, Business Development and Healthcare Advocacy. We are ready to assist you with your project, crisis, or business needs. We have the knowledge and the relationships to get you where you need to be.

Our clients include established firms, global corporations, municipalities, and healthcare providers as well as those in the financial, security, and transportation industries. At RedLand Strategies, our goal is to help you grow your business, prepare and plan for a crisis, and connect you to those in government you need to meet.

Michael Balboni

Michael Balboni

Former New York State Senator and Deputy Secretary for Public Safety under two New York State Governors, Michael A.L. Balboni is the President and Managing Director of RedLand Strategies, Inc. Redland Strategies is a consulting firm that provides the expertise, experience and contacts necessary to ...

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President & Managing Director of RedLand Strategies
Former New York State Sentator (1990-2007)
Former New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety

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Our history

April 2012

New York, NY - Former NYS Senator and Deputy Secretary for Public Safety forms NYC based consulting firm, RedLand Strategies
With more than two decades of public service in NYS government, Michael A.L. Balboni combines his years of experience in government, emergency management, crisis communication and business development to form RedLand Strategies. RedLand Strategies, based in New York City, serves a diverse groups of clients in the financial, security, transportation, and healthcare industries.

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May 2013

New York, NY - Col. (Ret.) Tony Basile joins RedLand Strategies as Strategic Consultant to a variety of clients on issues related to aviation, safety, crisis management and media relations.

September 2014

St. Petersburg, FL - RedLand Strategies Celebrates First Annual Leadership Retreat
RedLand staff were joined in St. Petersburg FL by guest speakers including Mike O’Neil, 22-year veteran of the NYPD and Chief Executive Officer, MSA Security and Al Shipp, Chief Executive Officer for 3VR Security to discuss various topics relating to their personal and professional experiences as leaders in their respective businesses in the security industry.

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October 2014

New York, NY - Former DHSES Deputy Commissioner Jim Sherry joins RedLand Strategies as Senior Vice President
Jim Sherry, former Deputy Commissioner for Downstate Operations of the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services joins RedLand Strategies as Senior Vice President. Jim’s experience and knowledge in government and emergency management are vital to the ongoing success of both our clients and our business.

January 2015

New York, NY - RedLand attends successful Trainings on Ebola Preparedness at Port Authority New York | New Jersey.
RedLand team members observed an Ebola Preparedness Training conducted by the PANYNJ and leveraging the expertise of our team of security and emergency management professionals, RedLand prepared an After Action Summary and facilitated an After Action Discussion with members of the PANYNJ.

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February 2015

Monterey, CA - RedLand Strategies’ Jim Sherry attends Alumni Professional Exchange Continuing Education Workshop event at the Naval Postgraduate School
As an alumnus of the school’s Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) Executive Leaders Program, Jim Sherry continues to maintain his commitment to the Naval Postgraduate School and attends their annual conference where timely security issues are the focus of various classes and seminars.

April 2015

New York, NY - RedLand Strategies welcomes former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bill Flynn.
Bill Flynn joins RedLand Strategies as Strategic Security Advisor and brings with him decades of experience in law enforcement and public service. During his tenure at DHS, Mr. Flynn played an instrumental role in the creation of various security programs to support law enforcement and the private sector including the Protective Security Advisor Program, the Regional Resiliency Assessment Program and the Office for Bombing Prevention’s online Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire).

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June 2015

Westbury, NY - Jim Sherry Appointed to Community Mainstreaming Associates Board of Directors

July 2015

Washington D.C. - Michael A. L. Balboni Appointed to Board of Directors of GWU Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

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January 2016

Long Island Marriott , Uniondale NY - Michael A.L. Balboni speaks at the Greater New York Healthcare Facility’s Association on “Understanding and Mitigating Security Risk in the Healthcare Setting”
Michael Balboni conducts a free interactive event on cyber security examining the importance of what may be at stake in our modern cyber world and how to manage risk.

June 2016

New York, NY – Lauren E. Hill, former Downstate Operations Liaison for strategy, policy and planning initiatives for the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), joins RedLand Strategies as Project Manager.

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October 2016

San Diego, CA – Michael Balboni and Jim Sherry attend the Annual Major Cities Chiefs Association. Balboni and Sherry spoke on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Law Enforcement.

November 2016

London, U.K. – Former NYS Deputy Secretary for Public Safety and former NYS Senator shares his professional experiences at the Business Continuity Institute World Conference and Exhibition.
Balboni addressed an audience of more than 500 attendees on how businesses can anticipate change and then adapt and plan for continuing business operations during and after a crisis.

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January 2017

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Michael A.L. Balboni attends New York State Healthcare Facilities Association and presents on ‘Preparing for the New CMS Guidelines’

June 2017

Albany, NY - Michael A. L. Balboni appointed Trustee to New York Power Authority
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Michael A. L. Balboni to the NYPA Board of Trustees is confirmed by the New York State Senate on June 21, 2017. Balboni will fill an empty seat on the Power Authority’s board. According to the Governor’s office “Balboni’s expertise in cyber security will be a great benefit for NYPA given the increased digitization of the current electric system and NYPA’s focus on being the nation’s leader in the digital transformation of public power.”

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July 2017

Gubbio Italy – Michael A. L. Balboni delivers opening remarks at Cyber Resiliency Forum in Gubbio, Italy
Michael Balboni delivers keynote address to Italian cyber security/resiliency professionals and provides a first-hand look at how companies can best communicate cyber security incidents in the age of big messaging.