The 2018 Judging Panel


  • Brian Allen Esq. CPP CISSP CISM CFE  Principal – Owner of the Security Risk Governance Group
  • David G. Aggleton CPP CSC – President and principal consultant of Aggleton & Associates
  • Lynda Buel CPP CFE CSC – Owner and CEO of Security Risk Management Consultants
  • Steve D. Chupa  ASIS Past President/Former Global Security Executive
  • Lee Cloney CPP CHPA – Region Director of Training with Securitas Security Services USA, INC
  • Tom Conley CPP CGMEAS CMEIT CMAS CAS-MSM CAS CISM CPOI CPI CHS-III CFI EMT – President & CEO of The Conley Group, Inc.
  • Cynthia P. Conlon CPP – President of Conlon Consulting Corporation
  • Martin Green CHPA – Manager, Security, Telecommunications & Emergency Preparedness at Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Mark P. Hahn CISSP CSM – Principal Architect and Security Engineer, TCB Technologies, Inc.
  • Bonnie Michelman CPP CHPA – Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare, Recent Past President of ISMA, Past President ASIS
  • Lynn C. Oliver – Founder and former President/CEO of American Security Programs Inc
  • Jim Smolarski – Regional Vice President with Allied Universal Security Services


An independent panel will judge each nomination based on the criteria set out for each award category. Judges, all of whom have experience in security and or business, are required to assess each entry on its merits and act impartially and ethically.



Brian Allen 

Brian Allen is the owner of the Security Risk Governance Group.  SRGG is a security executive advisory firm comprised of a global network of experts in the fields of security management, cybersecurity governance, and holistic enterprise security risk management practices. Currently Brian is an author of two books on Enterprise Security Risk Management and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, teaching security risk within the MBA program

Brian is the former Chief Security Officer for Time Warner Cable located in New York, NY.  He worked at Time Warner Cable from 2002 until 2016 and has over 20 years of experience in the security field. In his role as CSO, Brian was responsible for the global protection of Time Warner Cable’s assets, coordinated the company’s crisis management program, cybersecurity policy and governance, oversight of all internal/external investigations and headed up the company’s workplace violence program.  For the last 6 years he has proudly served on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center based in Stamford, CT,


David G. Aggleton

David G. Aggleton, CPP, CSC, is president and principal consultant of Aggleton & Associates, Inc. After 30 years as a security technology consultant he has completed over 1000 consulting and design projects.

Dave joined the IAPSC, International Association of Professional Security Consultants, in 1992, and is a Meritorious Life Member, board member and past president. He became a Certified Security Consultant (CSC) in 2006. In 1995 Dave was given SIA’s Standards Achievement Award for developing the SIA/IAPSC CAD Symbol standards. He was a “New Products Showcase” judge for SIA from 1995 to 2001. In 2015 Dave received IAPSC’s Distinguished Service Accolade and, in 2016, Dave was nominated and was honored to receive the first U.S. OSPA in the security consulting category.


Lynda L. Buel 

Lynda L. Buel, CPP, CFE, CSC, CPTED Practitioner is the owner and CEO of Security Risk Management Consultants, an independent security consulting firm.  A graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Lynda worked in the corporate security sector prior to beginning her consulting career.  She is an expert in threat/vulnerability assessment, master planning, security operations and programming, CPTED, law enforcement, policies and procedures development, asset protection, access control, visitor management, executive protection, emergency management/planning, and security training.  She is actively involved in and a member of ASIS International and IAPSC serving in numerous volunteer leadership positions.  Lynda is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), the International CPTED Association (ICA), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC).


Steve D. Chupa

Former Global Security Executive with a Fortune 50 company.  Strong capability in developing, implementing and maintaining large scale anti-illicit product programs across the globe, standardizing organizational processes, and managing globally dispersed cross-functional teams to protect products/facilities. Experience developing relationships with key business leaders, high level government officials and various trade associations. Keen understanding of local and international regulatory environments, as well as illicit trade and counterfeiting legislation. Able to implement programs on time and within budget. Former President of ASIS International. Currently a partner in a consultancy firm focused on investigating counterfeit products, implementing protective supply chain measures and ensuring a secure environment through a detailed assessment of exiting and green field sites.


Lee Cloney

With twenty-three years of service, Lee Cloney is a Region Director of Training with Securitas Security Services USA, INC. and holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.  He is certified in security management as a CPP and in healthcare security as a CHPA


Tom M. Conley

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Tom M. Conley is the President & C.E.O. of The Conley Group, Inc.,
 headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. 
He is a former police captain and is a retired senior-level commissioned
officer in the United States Navy after 27 years of combined active and 
reserve service. He 
is a certified Navy Master Training Specialist and a certified counter-terrorism instructor by the U.S. Department of Defense. He served the State of Iowa as a Commissioner on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission for five years.

He has earned three university degrees including an MA in Business Leadership from Upper Iowa University, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He also earned a BSc Degree in Business Management and a BA Degree in Psychology, graduating with honors from both. He is a graduate of the Management Certification Program at Drake University successfully completed numerous professional and military schools and courses.

During his 40 years-plus as a leader in the private security profession, he has provided services to General Electric Corporation, Principal Financial Group, the U.S. Marshals Service, the State of Iowa, NBC Television, the Des Moines International Airport, the Des Moines Skywalk, Union Pacific Railroad, and Federal Express Corporation just to name a few.


Cynthia P. Conlon

Cynthia P. Conlon, CPP is currently the President of the Conlon Consulting Corporation that provides security services mainly in the field of defense and intelligence.  Previously for 32 years Ms Conlon was the Director of Security for The RAND Corporation responsible for global risk management and enterprise security for their worldwide operations.

Ms Conlon served on the Board of Directors of ASIS International for 7 years. She held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board.  She served for 11 years on the ASIS Standards Commission. Ms Conlon currently serves on the ASIS Defense and Intelligence Council and as Chairman of the Council for several terms. She has earned the ASIS Certified Protection Professional designation and has been designated a Life Member of ASIS International.

She is a founding member of the Industrial Security Working Group, a professional organization of corporate security directors involved with the U.S. defense agencies, intelligence community and military departments. Ms Conlon served on the Board of ISWG for 15 years, 3 in the position of Chairman.


Martin Green 

Martin Green CHPA, is the Manager, Security, Telecommunications & Emergency Preparedness at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Ontario.  Baycrest is recognized as a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.

A healthcare security management professional with more than 35 years of diverse leadership experience, Martin has been working in healthcare security management since 1985. Throughout his career in healthcare security, he has designed and implemented security programs at several healthcare facilities within Ontario and other Provinces in Canada. He obtained his professional designation as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator, (CHPA) from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety, (IAHSS) in 2008.  He is also trained and certified in Emergency Management, Contingency Planning, Disaster Response and Incident Management by Municipal, Provincial and Federal agencies.

Martin has been presented with many awards including the “Award of Merit” by the Canadian Society for Industrial Security, (CSIS), in 2005; a “Top 500 Security Manages” by the American publication “Security Magazine”, in 2011, 2012, 2016. In 2013, Martin was also presented with the IAHSS “Presidential Award”, “in recognition of outstanding contributions, dedication and service to the Association and to the field of Healthcare security and safety”. Martin led the team that developed the IAHSS Canadian Basic Training Program and has held several positions on IAHSS Councils and the Board of Directors. He served as the President of IAHSS in 2017 and represented its 2400 members.


Mark Hahn

Mark Hahn, CISSP, CSM  is a Principal Architect with 20 years of experience in building and securing large scale systems, including Wall Street trading systems, international payments systems and identity management systems. Mark practices and coaches techniques that increase system security and reliability, including data authentication, reconciliation, monitoring and API security.  He is an exceptional technologist with experience directing products and projects from inception through completion and excels at providing comprehensive system security analysis, architecture design and full life cycle project management. A rare high-level professional who maintains excellent hands-on technical proficiency. Mark manages a consulting practice delivering security DevOps and agile development teams.


Bonnie Michelman

Bonnie Michelman, CPP, CHPA, has extensive leadership and security management experience in diverse industries. She currently is the Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare, an organization comprising 13 hospitals, hundreds of offsite facilities, and a workforce over 100,000. Bonnie is currently President for the International Security Management Association. She served as President in 2001 of ASIS-International, Chairman of the Board in 2002, and Foundation President from 2003-2005. She is past President as well as Chairman of the Board of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Bonnie is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League and chairs their National Security Committee. She has also been an instructor at Northeastern University for over 20 years. Bonnie has an MBA and MS in Criminal Justice and a BA in Government and Sociology. She holds her CPP and CHPA certifications.


Lynn C. Oliver

Lynn is the Founder and former President/CEO of American Security Programs, Inc. He has more than 48 years of professional and executive experience in the fields of security, investigations, law enforcement consulting, and criminal justice. He began his career in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and translated his military experience to his civilian career beginning with service in the FBI. Subsequently, Lynn consulted in the areas of police administration, security management, risk assessments and disaster planning and recovery. He founded a full service security services company which he operated for over 24 years. Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) for many years where he was awarded the prestigious Minot B. Dodson Award in recognition of his “Outstanding Contributions toward the Professionalism of the Private Security Industry”. Lynn was elected by his peers to serve as an Associate Board Member of the International Association of Investigative and Security Regulators (IAISR) and is also the recipient of the “Harold L. McCann Memorial Award” which is the highest award presented to a member of the private security profession by the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Jim Smolarski

Jim Smolarski is a Regional Vice President with Allied Universal Security Services, he currently serves as Associate Vice President on the Executive Committee for Building Owners Managers Association (BOMA) of Philadelphia and is Co-Vice Chair on the Emergency Preparedness Committee for BOMA International.  He brings 25 years of Operational and Sales expertise in integrated security and safety solutions in 11+ vertical markets including Commercial Real Estate, Higher Education, Healthcare, Corporate Complexes and Manufacturing/Distribution.  Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with a Major in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania.  He is an active member of the American Society of Industrial Security for the Philadelphia Chapter and is involved in the Police Athletic League and the Citizens Crime Commission of Philadelphia. Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and businesses of our communities, and is North America’s leading security services provider.




All the Judges are picked by the OSPAs for their professional knowledge into the field of Security. We take this process seriously, knowing the judges will be representing the OSPAs brand.