Sandi Davies

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.

Maria Dominguez CPP

Maria DominguezMaria Dominguez is an SVP/Regional Security Manager for Bank of America, she has been with Bank of America since May of 1999.  Prior to BAC she worked for United Bank of Arizona, Citibank, Norwest Banks and Wells Fargo, without changing offices.

Her career includes 34 years in the Security field, starting out as a security guard, after a one term of enlistment in the US Air Force. Maria has BS in E-Business from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

She is an active Quarter Century member of ASIS International and achieved her Certified Protection Professional Certification in 1996. Over the last 25 years she has held chapter positions serving as committee member, committee chair and chapter officer position to include chapter chairman for two years.  Currently she is on the North America Board of Directors. She has also been on several working groups related to Councils to Communities and on several technical and working committees for ASIS Guidelines and Standards.  She has written several articles for security newsletters and contributed a chapter in the book Women in the Security Profession and was one of the contributing editors to the Physical Security Protection of Asset Manual.

After receiving her Master’s degree, Maria worked two year as an Associate Adjunct Professor at the Luke AFB campus of Webster University.

Maria is a first generation Arizona native and the oldest of 12 kids; lives in Chandler AZ with her partner of 25 years and their rescue dogs, Maize ,Endy and Jaxson.  In her free time she plays the guitar and leads her church choir.

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.

Mark Hahn

Mark Hahn OSPAs JudgeMark 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.

Brine Hamilton

Brine HamiltonBrine Hamilton, CHPA, has spent over 15 years in the security industry focusing primarily on the healthcare vertical in roles ranging from frontline security to a number of leadership positions. Currently Brine is a Senior System Engineer with Omnigo Software, and faculty at Fleming College (where he has twice been named a Top 10 Prof) and Seneca College in addition to serving on the Board of Directors as 2022 President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Additionally Brine is the host of 3 podcasts, the recipient of the 2020 IAHSS Ontario Chapter Security & Safety Leadership Award and named to Canadian Security’s Top 10 Under 40 list in 2020.

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.

Eric (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)

Andrea Saccomanno

Andrea Saccomanno is a Regional Manager for GuardTexas, a private security company serving all major markets in Texas. She has over ten years of security experience, with specific expertise in commercial office and industrial property security.   She collaborates with law enforcement entities to build relationships within the private security sector. Andrea currently serves as Vice Chair of BOMA’s International Preparedness Committee, the Allied Director of Texas BOMA, and on various committees in local chapters.


Chiko Scozzafava

Chiko ScozzafavaChiko Scozzafava has over 25 years of diverse strategic, operational and risk management experience in the nonprofit, technology, and government sectors.  She has been responsible for building strategic programs on a global scale, leading diverse teams, driving new initiatives, and serves on several boards.

During her 20-year law enforcement career, Chiko has spent approximately 13 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where she managed multiple critical priorities to include, fraud, internet and financial crimes investigations, threat management and intelligence, physical security assessments, major event security, and the protection of individuals from the President of the United States, to Former US Presidents, US Secretaries, and visiting Head of States.  She spent 10 years assigned to Oceana, South, Central, and Eastern Asia and has extensive experience as an international instructor.

Since transitioning from law enforcement, she has spent time in the tech start up and nonprofit spaces, continuing to build programs and teams within physical security, internal audit, risk management, event production, as well as competitive and threat intelligence.

Chiko holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration degrees and considers herself a lifelong learner who is passionate about innovation and technology.

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.