Sean M. Morrison was appointed Cook County Commissioner of the 17th District on July 22, 2015, to serve out the unexpired term of former commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman who stepped down to accept a position in the private sector. He brings an extensive business background to the county board and has made fiscal responsibility and innovative reform key pillars of his agenda.
Commissioner Morrison serves as the Vice Chairman of the Technology & Innovation Committee and he also sits on the Cook County Board’s Asset Management Committee, Audit Committee, Business & Economic Development Committee, Criminal Justice Committee, Finance Committee, Health & Hospital Committee, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Committee, Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Roads & Bridges Committee Rules & Administration Committee and the Zoning & Building Committee. Commissioner Morrison also serves as a member of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Sean Morrison is the CEO and Founder of Morrison Security Corporation, Morrison Security Group & Morrison Investigations, Inc. Sean has been in the Security Industry since 1986, spending 7 years in the Corporate Retail Loss Prevention field as a District Loss Prevention Manager for two major Retail Establishments with average sales exceeding two billion dollars annually.
Sean has been an owner/partner in the Private Security Industry since 1993, holding the positions of Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations, and President of a Private Security Firm. In 1999, he became the sole owner of Morrison Security. Sean attended Moraine Valley College where he majored in Business and Accounting.
His experience in the Security Industry includes clients such as, Motorola, Coca-Cola, Sysco, DOD, ACOE, The Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, South African Counsel General, Chicago Midway Airport, The Field Museum, Twentieth Century Fox, Amsted Industries, Toys R Us, Just for Feet and Staples to name a few. Morrison Security was recognized as a Fortune 500 fastest growing firms in 2008 & Sean was recognized as one of Illinois’ top twenty-five businessmen.
Sean has served as a board member on several Security Organizations, and has received numerous awards and commendations for Outstanding Service and Expertise in the Security Industry. He’s also appeared as a security industry pundit on NBC, ABC, FOX and WGN news networks.
In 2011, Sean received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the LEADS organization for his many years of volunteer work and his company’s Pro-Bono services in the field of missing and exploited children, namely “human trafficking of children”. Sean is a founding member and President of “Operation Restoring Innocence” a 501-C3 organization dedicated to recovering children from the world of child sex trafficking. He’s also a member of the American Society of Industrial Security, Illinois Security Chiefs Association and the Associated Detectives of Illinois.
Commissioner Morrison is an active member of the Republican Party. Sean was elected by his fellow committeemen in April 2016 to serve as Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party. He also serves as the Palos Township Republican Committeeman and holds the position of State Central Committeeman for the 3rd Congressional District.
Sean lives in Palos Park with his wife Lora, a registered nurse, and their two young daughters.