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Thought Leader

Melissa Muir

Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development

City of Shoreline

Melissa is a Human Relations (HR)professional committed to building strategic partnerships between security and HR to reduce threats and strengthen the health and safety of our organizations. With more than 25 years as a creative HR practitioner, she offers unique insight into multi-disciplinary collaboration strategies to bring prevention upstream into our people practices.

Melissa has been a leader in the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) for more than a decade, from Past President of the Northwest Chapter to presenter (voted “Most Inspirational Speaker”) to every TAP organization worldwide, as well as a trainer for Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Academy. With the federal courts and security partners, she developed a comprehensive video series on preventing workplace violence.

Melissa holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a law degree, with a focus on
employment law and mediation, from the Seattle University School of Law.