The 2018 Judging Panel will be announced shortly

The 2017 Judging Panel


  • Bonnie Michelman CPP CHPA – Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare, President of ISMA, Past President ASIS
  • David G. Aggleton CPP CSC – President and principal consultant of Aggleton & Associates
  • Deborah Allen CPP – Director, Product Stewardship & Security, PotashCorp
  • Harold Gillens PSP CFC CHS-III –  President/CEO at Quintech Solutions Inc
  • Jeff Young CPP CHPA –  Vice President, Healthcare for PalAmerican Security and immediate past president of IAHSS
  • Jim Smolarski – Regional Vice President with Allied Universal Security Services
  • Joe McDonald CPP PSP CMAS – Chief Security Officer for Swift Communications
  • Dr Linda Florence –Career Security professional with over two decades of leadership experience in the Security profession
  • Lynn C. Oliver – Founder and former President/CEO of American Security Programs Inc
  • Ray O’Hara CPP – Executive Vice President, International Services and Consulting and Investigations; AS Solution
  • Ric McCullough  Vice President of Sales and Customer Service for PSA Security Network


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.

Bonnie Michelman

Bonnie Michelman 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.

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.

Deborah Allen

Deborah Allen is the Director of Product Stewardship & Security, PotashCorp. She has a diverse background and experience with extensive knowledge and expertise in security regulations, hazardous materials regulations, knowledge of environmental and safety regulations as well as multi-modal transportation.

She serves on the ASIS International Foundation Board of Trustees, Past Chair of the Critical Infrastructure Working Group, and Past Chair of the Food Defense and Agriculture Security Council. She is a past chairperson for the Security Taskforce for the Fertilizer Institute.

She serves as an industry liaison for various committees and task forces for product and security issues. Her responsibilities include oversight of security, product stewardship, and emergency management/response for PotashCorp. She holds a BBA from the University of Memphis, holds a Certificate in Security Vulnerability Analysis from AICHe (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), and is Board Certified in Security Management.

Harold Gillens

Harold Gillens is President/CEO at Quintech Solutions, Inc. As President/CEO, his responsibilities include Business Relations and Corporate Growth, Staff Management, Program Management, and Quality Assurance.

Mr. Gillens has over twenty-eight (28) years of experience in both Security Engineering/Consulting and Design/Build Construction projects.  He holds a Masters of Engineering Management (M.E.M) from George Washington University (2004) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University (1988).

He has particular expertise in the area of Security Engineering, Security Master Plan Development, Electronic Security System Design, Program/Project Management, the Construction of Secure Rooms, Emergency Operations Center (EMOC) and Sensitive Compartmented Information Centers (SCIF)s.

Jeff Young 

Jeff Young is the Vice President of PalAmerican Security. In this senior role, Jeff has general oversight for the management and program development of healthcare programs across the organization. Previous to joining PalAmerican, Jeff was the executive lead for one of the largest scope healthcare protection programs in North America. Combined, the organizations represent an operating budget of over $7B+ and comprise over 65,000 staff who service a population of 3+ million people through its 28 acute/primary care hospitals, 44 residential care facilities and over 500 other community care sites serving the health needs of the lower mainland British Columbia, Canada and specialized health needs for the Province. 

 Jeff and his team were recognized by the Health Employers Association as the Golden Apple Award recipient for top workplace health innovation for 2016 and presented the program, which focused on reducing ED violence, at the 2016 world conference for violence in the health sector in Ireland. In addition, Jeff has been recognized by Security Magazine as “Most Influential People in Security 2016” and a Top 500 Security Leader worldwide for 2013, 2014 & 2015 and in 2015 won the CSO50 Security Confab award.

 In 2016, Jeff was elected President of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), responsible for overall leadership and direction of association staff, elected Board and governance of the ~2,200-member international association. In addition to a University education in Criminal Justice, Jeff also holds the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) designation along with being a Board-Certified Protection Professional (CPP).

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.

Joe McDonald 

Joe is the Chief Security Officer for Switch where he is responsible for personal, physical, infrastructure and information security.  He has an extensive and well-rounded background in Security, his chosen profession.  For the past 25 years he purposefully worked in as many aspects of the Security Profession as he could.   His career included positions as Corporate Facility Security Officer for a Defense contractor, Security and Facilities Director for a National Bank Call Center, Senior Security Consultant and Engineered Systems Sales Manager for major systems integrators designing large security and surveillance systems for gaming and industrial venues, and as a Municipal Police Officer.

Joe is a current Member of the Board of Trustees for ASIS International Foundation, the foremost association for the Security profession.  Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for six years and has served under four Presidents, as Council Vice-President, where his leadership and oversight guided six subject-matter silos and the volunteer members who make-up those Councils.  Joe is well-known in the profession and is sought out for his opinion of new products, product selection, procedural and policy issues, and future needs for training and certification.  Joe is a native of Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Education in 1991 from National University in San Diego, California and his Masters of Science in Strategic Security and Protective Studies degree from Henley-Putnam University in San Jose, California

Dr Linda Florence

Dr Florence is a career security professional with over two decades of leadership experience in the Security profession. Linda earned both a Masters and Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Industrial / Organizational a Psychology, Summa Cum Laude with published scholarly research in Workplace Violence Prevention and Leadership.  She also has an undergraduate degree in Government & Politics with a minor in Criminal Justice.

Linda joined ASIS International in 1986 and earned her Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation in 1990; the youngest certificant to successfully qualify for “Board Certified in Security Management” at the time.  She has been continuously involved in volunteer leadership at all levels throughout her career; including being elected to two terms on the Board of Directors; serving on the Professional Certification Board, including President; and most recently on the Foundation Board of Trustees, as President 2014-2016.  Currently Linda is the 2017 Chairman of the Board, Foundation Board of Trustees.  Linda has twice received the prestigious ASIS President’s Award of Merit.  Linda is a contributor to the Protection of Assets Manual and Standards & Guidelines, and joined the Assets Protection Course 1 (APC1) faculty in 2012. Over the course of her career, Linda has gained experience leading Security in diverse industries including Casino/Resorts, financial services, retail, and manufacturing.  Concurrent with her professional Security career, Dr Florence has always enjoyed training and currently mentors dissertation candidates.  Linda leads a management consulting business based in Las Vegas, NV.

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.

Ray O’Hara

Currently executive vice president of AS Solution, a prominent supplier to Fortune 50 clients worldwide, Mr. O’Hara is a recognized thought leader within the security industry. The scope and depth of Mr. O’Hara’s security management knowledge and expertise make him a highly regarded, sought after speaker for various association meetings and industry-wide events, including ISC West, ASIS NY Forum, ASIS Annual Seminar, and Securing New Ground. In line with his personal commitment to the advancement of the security profession and the practitioner, Mr. O’Hara is a passionate mentor and active career advisor to the ASIS Women in Security Council and those transitioning into the security field. He also provides expert counsel to the Security Industry Association’s education development team. Most recently, Mr. O’Hara founded and serves as president of the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA), an organization of security executives that focuses on integrating Enterprise Security Risk Management into the security curriculum.

Prior to entering the corporate security sector, Ray was a supervising detective for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ray has served as Chairman of the Board and President of the ASIS International Board of Directors and has served as President of ASIS’ Professional Certification Board and Chair of the ASIS International Investigations Council. He is board certified in security management by ASIS International and is considered a Risk Vulnerability Expert, with experience in analyzing and categorizing business vulnerabilities, homeland security initiatives, terrorism and political threats. He is a founding member and the first Chair of The Alliance for Enterprise Security Risk Management, a partnership of leading international security organizations formed to address issues surrounding the convergence of traditional and logical security. Ray recently founded and is President of the Global Security Risk Management Alliance (GSRMA), an organization focusing on Enterprise Security Risk Management.

Ric McCullough

Ric McCullough is the Vice President of Sales and Customer Service for PSA Security Network where he oversees the daily sales and customer success operations for the company. McCullough brings over 30 years of operations, sales and customer service leadership experience. Prior to joining PSA, McCullough held a variety of senior level sales and customer service positions, most notably as Customer Service Manager for in 2010 and as Director of Sales for IDenticard Systems for nearly seven years where he successfully helped to guide the privately-held company through three Fortune 500 acquisitions during a four year time period.  McCullough is held in great esteem by his colleagues for his sincere, unending commitment to customer service excellence as well as his passion for empowering others to excel in their own roles. McCullough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.


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.