The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has announced Michael Diamond, the co-founder and executive director of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), has joined its leadership team. Diamond will serve as a senior director with GBAC and lead efforts related to innovation, technology and GBAC-TIPS. 

“Michael is dedicated to raising awareness about global health issues and showcasing unique and effective methods that can help us overcome these challenges,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “He brings an immeasurable level of expertise to our leadership team, which in turn will have a positive impact on the organizations and individuals who rely on GBAC for the latest insights on cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.”

Prior to founding TIPS, Diamond spent a decade in executive positions with commercial cleaning companies. He has worked with entrepreneurs, inventors, corporations, organizations, and governments around the world to vet, validate, market, and promote promising new technologies and processes in global health. Diamond also created and developed the TIPS Journal; TIPS Deep Dive interview series featuring inventors, scientists, and leaders; TIPS Science to Market program; TIPS Master Series educational platform; and the TIPS Strategic Partnership Initiative and conference series across the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.

“I founded TIPS to share the science behind the innovations, ideas, and processes that are advancing global health,” said Diamond. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world more aware of the role that infection prevention and response play in protecting our wellbeing. I am honored to join GBAC’s leadership team and look forward to supporting infectious disease preparation, response, and recovery.”

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial, and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, infectious disease and biological material response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ Facility and Service Accreditation Programs, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers.

With more than 10,500 members — including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members — ISSA is a leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China.