Judges

Charles “Chuck” Andrews

Friends of Chuck (FOC)

Charles “CHUCK” Andrews, CPP, CFE, CFCI, ICPS, MSME has been in the law-enforcement & security industries since 1976 starting as a Law Enforcement Police Explorer in greater Houston, TX. His Police Explorer career logged 4,000 hours of patrol-time before his 19th birthday when he started as a TEXAS Peace Officer.

Eric Clay

International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

Mr. Clay serves as the Vice President of Security Services for one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. and is the current President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Michael S. D’Angelo

International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)

Michael currently serves as the President of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). He is the lead consultant for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC,  a national independent security. He is a board certified security consultant who has been in the public safety and security industries for over 35 years.

Sandi Davies

International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Sandi began her career in contract security in 1980 with a primary focus on personnel administration.  She became deeply involved in training and was instrumental in developing Security Officer training programs for a major national guard company.  Her interest in security training grew and in 1988 she joined the newly formed International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO). 

Doug Farber 

International Security Management Association (ISMA)

Doug Farber is the Global Head of Security for Millennium Management, a leading a global alternative investment management firm, which manages more than $40 billion in assets with offices in United States, Europe and Asia.

Bob Hayes

The Security Executive Council

Bob Hayes is the principal architect and founder of the Security Executive Council (SEC). He has more than 25 years of experience developing security programs and providing corporations security services, including seven years as the CSO at Georgia Pacific and nine years as security operations manager at 3M.

Don Knox, CPP, CITRMS

International Organization of Black Security Executives

Don is an industry professional with more than 25 years of global security, international crisis management and enterprise risk experience. He has worked for several multinational Fortune 100 companies in the manufacturing, healthcare and insurance industries, and has had the opportunity to lead high functioning teams.

Eric Kready

Friends of Chuck

Eric Kready, CPP served 20+ years in the United States Army before transitioning to a civilian Security Professional career in the private sector.  

Alvar Orellana McBride

ASIS Foundation

Alvar is a board-certified security professional in risk management, crisis management, corporate security management, cyber and electronic security.

Jaime P. Owens CPP

ASIS Foundation

Jaime is the Manager of Corporate Security and Emergency Response for The Panama Canal. Responsible of the Integrated Security Strategy, the technical operations, development of security programs, executive protection, security investigations, Security control center and emergency response, and implementation of ESRM.

Kevin Palacios

International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Kevin is:

  • IFPO global board member
  • ASIS global executive protection community chair
  • IFPO Latin America regional director
  • CPP, PSP, PCI board certified by ASIS International
  • CSSM, CPOI, CPO certified professional by IFPO.

Ric Pohland

National Association of Security Companies (NASCO)

Ric Pohland has served in Government (military) and private security since 1983, most recently as President, and Chief Operating Officer for American Security Programs (2015 – 2021), and as President of Coastal International Security. In those roles, he developed and led corporate strategic direction and operational initiatives to ensure high-quality security operations and generate business growth.

Vince Vittatoe

International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)

Vince Vittatoe is the Principal/CEO at Vittatoe Consulting, LLC., an independent Security Management Consulting firm based in McKinney, Texas.

Vince has over 30 years of combined law enforcement, nine with the Dallas Police Department, and private sector experience holding Director level Safety, Security, and Loss Prevention positions for both publicly and privately held companies in the hospitality and restaurant industries.

Dan Yaross

International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)

Dan Yaross retired from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio on December 31, 2023, after serving at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, culminating in over 21 years of Healthcare Security. 

Before that, he worked in a private security as a branch manager in the Cincinnati office for a large, international security company.  He has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his military and civilian careers.