Charles “Chuck” Andrews

Charles 'Chuck' Andrews

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.

During Chuck’s career in Law Enforcement & Corporate Security, he uniquely did consult work with many different law enforcement agencies and Security/LEO companies across the globe, to include the well-known reality TV Show – COPS! It was here Chuck joined ASIS International ~33 years ago with the ASIS Denver Mile-High Chapter and then back with the ASIS Houston, TX Chapter where his home membership resides today. Chuck recently sat on the ASIS International Board of Directors with over 33 years of ASIS Intl volunteer service. ASIS International is the world’s oldest, largest and first security professional society of over 68 years! Chuck is also a member of the ACFE in the Houston ACFE Chapter as a CFE and many other security related organizations like the ACFE, IAFCI, ICPS, InfraGard, PDA & IACP and has held several positions of leadership with certifications.

Chuck is the Founder of ~150,000 professionals in the security industry in his well-known Friends Of Chuck (FOC) group. FOC is responsible for helping hundreds find jobs, network, create business deals and develop relationships in the security & technology industry and all its ancillary parts. Also, find the FOC App on Apple and Google Play!

Currently, Chuck sits on Boards as Advisor/Strategist/Founder to security/cyber/law-enforcement organizations & technology companies and served as an ASIS International Board member to the ~40,000 ASIS International members in 100 countries in the security industry around the globe. Chuck is regularly sought after as a SME in matters of Security (Cyber & Physical) & Law Enforcement in multiple verticals, as Board Member, Advisor & Strategist, in emerging security technologies, investments, intelligence of industry, cyber, software and other cool stuff on the planet. In short, Chuck is one of the top sought-after thought-leaders of the security & technology industry!

Samuele Caruso

After completing his classical studies, he graduated in “Security and Social Control” at the Faculty of Political Science of the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna in 2003.

Samuele started his professional career during an internship in 2002 at the Corporate Security Department in Pirelli & C in Milan, where he became responsible for Logistics Security (2005-2006). Before returning to Pirelli, he worked as a Security Management specialist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in Tim Celular in the two-year period 2004-2005. In 2007 he moved to Ravenna in the role of Security & Safety Manager for a Private Group. In 2013 he took on the role of Security Manager at the Fincantieri Sestri Ponente Shipyard in Genoa; in 2015, he moved to the Fincantieri HQ at the Corporate Department, where he is still Head of the International Security Office heading the travel risk and crisis management program. He also maintain a state license private as private investigator since 2009.

Currently he gives back his fifty cents to the professional family serving as general secretary at the ASIS Italy Chapter, member of the Board of Directors of ASIS EUROPE and Vice Chair of the ASIS European Membership Committee. He was awarded with the Security Coin by the past president Mr. Godfried Hendriks in 2019.

He is interested in long life learning, technological innovation, business management, human behavior, contemporary literature, ancient and modern art. Passionate globetrotter, he practices fitness, trail-running, soccer 5, padel and motorcycling. He’s also involved other nonprofit organizations like Rotary Club  International, ISC(2), AICIS, AIPSA, Federpol. 

Sandi Davies

Ms. Davies started her career in security in 1980 working for a contract agency in Calgary, Alberta Canada.  She was instrumental in the development of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and in 1992 was voted in as executive director.  Since that time Ms. Davies has held numerous volunteer leadership positions with a multitude of industry related associations and organizations.

Having published more than a dozen textbooks relating to security officer training she has quickly become an internationally recognized proponent of professional development.  Having been the recipient of a number of awards relating to contributions to the industry Ms. Davies continues to direct her focus on awareness and research.  Since the inception of the IFPO the organization has expanded to more than 52 Countries.  The IFPO offers a wide range of security officer, supervisor and management programs.

Richard L. Duncan

Richard L. Duncan, Certified Protections Professional (CPP), International Airport Professional (IAP), is the owner and principal consultant at RL Duncan Consulting, LLC. He provides public safety, security, and emergency management advisory services for clients. He is the former assistant general manager, Public Safety & Security (PSS) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest and most efficient airport.  He provided executive oversight and direction for airport law enforcement, fire suppression and emergency medical response, safety, security, and emergency management that enabled over 870,000 air operations and accommodated more than 107.4 million passengers in 2018. He directed, coordinated, and oversaw civil aviation public safety and security programs in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and codes. Managed airport law enforcement operations consisting of patrols, canines and explosive ordinance disposal units. Spearheaded initiatives to equip and deploy special response teams to combat high level threats. Assessed airport fire and rescue with a concentration on aircraft rescue and firefighting, fire suppression and emergency medical services. Directed physical security surveys, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments to mitigate unauthorized access, criminal activities, and threats of terrorism.

Duncan is Board Certified in Security Management, International Airport Management, and Homeland Security. He is a board member of ASIS International North American, Board of Directors. He is, also, a past chairman of Airport Council International (ACI) World Security Standing Committee; a past chairman of ACI – North America, Public Safety and Security Committee; and a past chairman of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASIS International. Access Control and Security Systems Magazine named Duncan, “Security Director of the Year.”  Additionally, he was named one of the “25 Most Influential Security Executives” by Security Magazine, Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders and was featured in several editions of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.

Doug Farber 

Doug Farber OSPAs judgeDoug 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.

An accomplished professional and executive leader in integrated security, Doug has established properly purposed technology and programs for some of the nation’s most iconic High Value Assets, during his career with the United States Secret Service and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is recognized for his attentiveness and experience in the administration and organization of diverse, multi-project deliverables with significant knowledge and proficiency in the design, implementation, and management of security technologies encompassing high value asset protection, executive protection, and physical security systems to protect people, property and assets with emerging technology.

Prior to joining Millennium, Doug spent three years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as the Director of Security for the World Trade Center, where he was responsible for developing the first formal post 9/11 World Trade Center Security Department. He successfully established and led the team that was responsible for transitioning the site from construction to operations, and developed and implemented some of the most advanced integrated threat detection and mitigation systems deployed in modern history. 

Bob Hayes

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.

Bob was one of the first security executives to successfully implement unified management of corporate security, computer security, and business conduct and compliance programs in a Fortune 100 company. His security experience spans the manufacturing, distribution, research and development, and consumer products industries as well as national critical infrastructure organizations. Additionally, he has more than 10 years of successful law enforcement and training experience in Florida and Michigan.

Bob is a recognized innovator in the security field and was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry by Security Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at key industry events and a leading expert on security issues, and he has been quoted by such major media outlets as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

Alvar Orellana McBride

Alvar is a board-certified security professional in risk management, crisis management, corporate security management, cyber and electronic security. Key partner of the company’s board and functional leaders, an enabler in developing strategy with a high and positive impact on the business results, personnel, and customer-oriented facilitating a zero-incident culture environment. Experienced in leading multicultural and diverse teams with solid and proven results in multinational organizations and fast-paced environments with a highly positive impact in critical environments.

During his last experience in DiDi Mobility as Global Director of Corporate Security, he conceived the design and execution of global programs in travel security, executive protection, risk management, incident response, and investigations. He led south cone security operations and defined the InApp security strategy, focused on user protection.

As Latin America Security Manager at Google, he upgraded data center security operations for Chile, Brazil, and 3PL in the region, standardizing policies, SOPs, and compliance, and improving the incident investigations program, the management physical security workforce, and crisis management and training security programs.

In DHL led security operations, built country teams developing innovative solutions, coordinated security activities, and ensured compliance with regional security policy, TSA, TAPA, internal DHL policies and procedures, and relevant local legislation. He developed Risk Management, Crisis Response, and Investigations programs covering 100% of reported incidents.

Jaime P Owens

Jaime P Owens is 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.

He has been in the Canal since 1988 (35 years), where he was ascending through the ranks up to the current responsibility. Have studies in Economics in Panama, a Diploma on Political and Strategic Studies from the Latin-America University for Science and Technology. Has been on several managerial and security programs, including programs from the INCAE, Texas A&M, ADEN, to mention some. Owens is Board Certified in Security Management from ASIS International since 2003.

Owens has been a member of ASIS International since 1999 and is a former member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Recognized as Ambassador by the Latin American Security Association (ALAS), and appointed as Reviewer/Judge for the ALAS Security Projects Award since 2017.

He was named, since 2007, as one of the individuals who contributed to the revision of the Protection of Assets Manual (POA), and the Professional Investigator Manual (Spanish Version). The POA is the “go to” reference for security professionals worldwide. Also named by Seguridad en America Magazine within the 100 more Influential Security Professionals in Mexico 2017. In 2021 recognized as ASIS Women in Security Steering Community EMERITUS. Recipient of the ASIS International President’s Award of Merit, 2021.

Constance L Packard

Connie Packard

Connie is the Senior Director and Chief of Public Safety, Control Center, Parking & Transportation services at Boston Medical Center.  She currently serves as an Incident Commander for Emergency Management and crisis response.  For the past thirty-four years, she has overseen healthcare security for the medical center, which includes the medical center and formerly Boston University Schools of Graduate Studies in Medical, Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health.  Boston Medical Center is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University and a level one-trauma center. 

She has over thirty-nine years’ experience in security and public safety work in both the public and private sectors.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Salve Regina University and a Master of Science from Boston University. She is currently the President for International Association in Healthcare Safety and Security (IAHSS).

Ric Pohland

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.  He served initially with Coastal Int’l Security as Center Operations Director at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL, where he directed all emergency services—fire, security, and disaster prep/response, and was On-scene commander to all major incidents.  Following the NASA contract, Ric moved to the Washington D.C. Region, serving as Coastal’s Vice President of Operations, and then as President.

Prior to joining the Private Security Services Industry, he served for 25 years in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a career Security Forces Officer. He held multiple senior level positions culminating as Wing Commander of the Air Force’s largest base — Eglin AFB, FL.  He led in five ‘command tours’ (organization’s senior executive) in the USAF to include; Wing Command – 96ABW; Group Command – 820SFG, USAF’s unique Force Protection and Contingency Response Group; and 3 Squadron Command assignments: 89SFS – Air Force One responsibilities, AF’s largest training Academy, and a nuclear security unit.  Ric additionally served in executive staff assignments including; Director of Security for Air Combat Command, and Chief of Assignments for USAF Security Police.

Ric served as Vice Chair of the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO), and as an appointed Board Member on the Virginia, Dept. of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Private Security Services Advisory Board (PSSAB)

Michael A.Silva

Michael Silva

Michael A. Silva is an independent security consultant that has been practicing since 1985. During the more than 35 years he has been a consultant, Michael has served a wide variety of clients in industries including healthcare, research and development, biotechnology, manufacturing, insurance and financial services, warehousing and distribution, and multifamily housing.

Michael is board-certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International, and is a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) and holds the Certified Security Consultant (CSC) certification issued by that organization. Michael is currently serving as IAPSC President.

Michael is author of the book “Becoming an Independent Security Consultant – A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Security Consulting Practice” (published May 2016), and regularly serves as a mentor to people who wish to enter the security consulting profession.