The 2020 judging panel will be announced shortly

The 2019 Judging Panel

  • Lynda Buel CPP CFE CSC – Owner and CEO of Security Risk Management Consultants
  • Lee Cloney CPP CHPA – Region Director of Training with Securitas Security Services USA, INC
  • Michael R. Cummings CPP – Cummings Security Consulting, LLC
  • Linda Florence Ph.D., CPP – Past President of ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees, Vice President & Dean of Specialized Programs, University of Phoenix, College of Security & Criminal Justice
  • Mark P. Hahn CISSP CSM – Principal Architect and Security Engineer, TCB Technologies, Inc.
  • Bob Hayes – Managing Director, Security Executive Council (SEC)
  • Richard M. Kelly MPA CPP – Senior Vice President, Global Safety, Security & Business Continuity at Chubb
  • Joe McDonald CPP, PSP, CMAS –  Former Chief Security Officer
  • Bonnie Michelman CPP CHPA – Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare, Past President of ISMA, Past President ASIS
  • Lynn C. Oliver – Founder and former President/CEO of American Security Programs Inc
  • Michael Silva CPP – Silva Consultants
  • Jim Smolarski – Regional Vice President with Allied Universal Security Services
  • Roy Williams III MBA, CHPA – President-Elect for the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS)

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.

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).

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

Michael R. Cummings

Michael R. Cummings OSPAs judgeMike Cummings is a 45 year security professional with the last 33 years in the Healthcare space, he led the security program for a large healthcare delivery system for 32 years before opening his healthcare security consultancy.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational and Business Security from Webster University.  He has been a member of ASIS International for more than 40 years and served in numerous local and senior levels culminating in service as President in 2009.  He has been a member of IAHSS since 1985 and has been active for the past eight years on the Guidelines Council.  He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has recertified every 3 years (11) since earning the certification in 1985.

Mike has been published in several security publications and spoken frequently on the local, state and national stage.

Linda Florence

Prior to working in higher education, Linda gained more than two decades of practical corporate security experience in leadership positions in diverse industries such as financial services, hospitality, communications and retail. She has served as a qualified expert witness, consultant trainer, and is a published author.

Linda has remained actively involved in volunteer leadership throughout her career; serving two terms on the Board of Directors and Professional Certification Board, as the President in 2001.  She has twice been honored with the President’s Award of Merit in 2014 & 2007.  In addition to the Foundation she is faculty for APC1 (Assets Protection Course) and a member of the ASIS PAC.  She also served as the Certificate Program Manager, and has contributed to development of ASIS Standards and a contributing author to the Protection of Assets Manual.

Linda maintains the CPP designation and earned her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a research focus in Workplace Violence Prevention.

Mark Hahn

Mark Hahn OSPAs Judge

Mark Hahn is Ciber’s Director of DevOps. He has 25+ years of experience as a Principal Architect building large-scale systems, including Wall Street trading systems, multinational retail payments systems and supply chain systems. Mark is an exceptional technologist with experience directing products and projects from inception through completion, using Dev/Ops and Agile methodologies. Mark practices and coaches techniques that improve delivery timelines and increase system reliability, including lean software development and continuous improvement. A rare high-level professional who maintains excellent hands-on technical proficiency, Mark has been with Ciber for 5 years.

Bob Hayes

Bob is the Managing Director, Security Executive Council (SEC). The SEC is a research and advisory organization that serves security leaders and other risk management decision makers. Backed by a faculty of more than 100 successful current and former security executives, the SEC creates groundbreaking Collective Knowledge™ research, which is used as an essential foundation for its solutions it creates to assist successful organizations and leaders. The SEC is the eminent voice on organizational risk mitigation leadership.

Bob has more than 25 years of experience developing security program including seven years as the CSO at Georgia Pacific, and nine years as security operations manager at 3M. He 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 law enforcement and training experience in Florida and Michigan.

Richard Kelly

Mr. Kelly, is currently the Senior Vice President, Global Safety, Security and Business Continuity for Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. Prior to this, Mr. Kelly was the Director of Global Security for Ingersoll Rand and was responsible for building and managing the first global security program to protect Ingersoll Rand’s people, assets, brand, and reputation worldwide.  His first position after leaving law enforcement  was as the first Director of Global Security for Harsco Corporation in Camp Hill, PA, a global diversified industrial services company operating in 56 countries.  While there, he was promoted to the position of Corporate Compliance Officer.

Rick has served for twenty-seven years as a law enforcement agent, fourteen of those years as a member of the FBI.  Some of the positions he held during those years were as a Supervisory Special Agent, Unit Chief with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the special assistant to the Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division, and Supervisory Special Agent assigned to the Counterterrorism Executive Staff. He was also charged with leading the FBI through several high profile outside inquiries regarding counterterrorism operations, including the 9/11 Commission, the WMD Commission, as well as several sensitive Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General investigations.  Lastly, he was the Chief of the new Office of Strategy, Communication and Policy Management.

Joe McDonald

Joe is the Retired Chief Security Officer for Switch Ltd. where he was responsible for personnel, physical, infrastructure and information security.  He has an extensive and well-rounded background in Security, his chosen profession.  For the past 30 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 a Municipal Police Officer. Former Member of the Board of Directors for ASIS International, Member of the Board of Trustees for the ASIS Foundation

Bonnie Michelman

Bonnie Michelman has extensive leadership and security management experience in diverse industries reputed to be a strong security expert nationally. She currently is the Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Security Consultant for its parent corporation,  Partners Healthcare Inc., an organization comprising 17 hospitals, hundreds of offsite facilities, and a workforce over 100,000. She oversees a licensed Police Department in this role among other departments. She was formerly a senior executive at First Security Services Corporation (now Securitas) overseeing Security for 60 diverse operations and Assistant Vice President for General Services/Operations at Newton Wellesley Hospital managing 16 operational and support departments.

Bonnie is on the Board of Directors and Past President for the International Security Management Association (ISMA). Bonnie served as President in 2001 of ASIS-International, a 40,000-person organization, Chairman of the Board in 2002, and Foundation President from 2003-2005. She is Past President (2008 and 1995) as well as Chairman of the Board of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). She has been an Instructor at Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice in the Graduate and Undergraduate program for over 25 years. Bonnie is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and chairs their National Security Committee. Under Bonnie’s direction, MGH won the Lindberg Bell Award for the nation’s finest healthcare security program in 1999, 2007, and 2017 among numerous other awards and recognitions. She was appointed in 2010 by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), holding that position until 2015 and chaired the DHS Faith Based Security Advisory Committee. Bonnie has held many leadership positions nationally, internationally and Bonnie lectures and consults on areas of healthcare security, workplace violence, hate crimes, active shooter training, domestic violence, risk assessment/management, disaster planning, leadership, change management, strategic business planning and communications. She has many publications in various journals on safety, security, leadership and management.  She also does significant work in Executive Coaching, Management Engineering and Strategic Planning also with ESRM assessments and expert witness work for the past 25+ 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.

Michael A. Silva

Michael A. Silva

Michael A. Silva is an independent security consultant that has been practicing for more than thirty years. Michael provides both security management consulting and technical security consulting and has served clients in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, medical research, software development, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. Michael’s experience includes working as both a self-employed consultant as well as a manager for Kroll, one of the world’s largest security consulting firms.

Michael is board-certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has been a member of IAPSC since 2007. During this time, Michael served on the IAPSC Board of Directors as well as taught classes at IAPSC’s Successful Security Consulting (SSC) seminars. Michael currently serves as Secretary and Chairperson of the Education Committee.

Michael published the book titled “Becoming an Independent Security Consultant – A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Security Consulting Practice”, and has served as a mentor and coach to numerous people wishing to enter the security consulting profession.

Jim Smolarski

Jim Smolarski is a Regional Vice President and Partner with Allied Universal Security Services. He currently serves as Vice Chair on the Emergency Preparedness Committee for BOMA International (Building Owners and Managers Association) and is on the Board of Directors for the PA Chamber of Business and Industry and The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.

He brings 27 years of Operational and Sales expertise in integrated security and safety solutions for multiple specialty sectors that include Commercial Real Estate, Higher Education, Healthcare, Corporate Campuses, Cultural Institutions, Residential and Manufacturing/Distribution.  Jim has a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with a major in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania.  Jim 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.

Roy Williams III

Roy Williams III MBA, CHPA is the President-Elect for the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) and the National Healthcare Operations Manager for PalAmerican. Roy was previously the Regional Director of Security & Emergency Management for Baptist Health Louisville & LaGrange hospitals, and served as the Board Liaison for the Council on Guidelines, and Membership Council; currently he serves the Commission on Certification and the Governance Committee.  Roy has more than 22 years of healthcare security, safety, emergency management, and municipal law enforcement experience, and is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA).

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.