The 2016 US OSPAs were presented at the ASIS International Security Exposition, 62nd Seminar during the Foundation Night.

Location: Orlando

Date: Wednesday 14th September.

Professor Martin Gill, the founder of the OSPAs said:

‘What a fantastic night, the level of competition was intense, and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to announce our winners at ASIS16. Our finalists and winners are true representatives of outstanding practice in the security industry. The security industry needs to celebrate these achievements and show the world the valuable work that is done, and the OSPAs – building on success in other countries – is emerging as a high profile part of that process’.




Outstanding In-House Security Team

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Global Security and Resilience Team

Outstanding In-House Security Manager

  • Tim mueller

Outstanding Contract Security Company

  • Global Elite Group

Outstanding Security Consultant

  • David G. Aggleton, CPP CSC

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

  • Axis Communications

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

  • Allied Universal Learning & Development

Outstanding Security Manufacturer

  • American Science and Engineering, Inc

Outstanding Integrator/Solution Provider

  • Honeywell Building Solutions

Outstanding Contract Security Officer

  • Christian Sorto, Allied Universal

The Judges of 2016 OSPAs Awards 

  • Deborah Allen, CPP – Director, Product Stewardship & Security, PotashCorp
  • Bill Bozeman, CPP – President and CEO of PSA Security Network
  • Dr. Linda Florence, Ph.D., CPP – President, ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees & Vice President & Dean of Specialized Programs, University of Phoenix, College of Security & Criminal Justice
  • Richard P. Grassie, CPP – Principal Consultant, PRISM Security, Inc.
  • David LaRose, MSCJ, CHPA, CPP – Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for Lakeland Regional Health.
  • Joe McDonald, CPP, PSP, CMAS – Chief Security Officer for Swift Communications
  • Ray O’Hara, CPP – Executive Vice President, International Services and Consulting and Investigations; AS Solution
  • Lynn C. Oliver – Founder and former President/CEO of American Security Programs, Inc.
  • Robert Shellow, PhD – Founder and CEO of the IMAR Services.
  • Alan L. Stein – Vice President of Marketing Services & Product Development, for Allied Universal

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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.

Bill Bozeman, CPP

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Bill Bozeman is president and CEO of PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative. Mr. Bozeman has 35 years of experience in the security systems integration business. He currently serves on the board of directors for Northland Controls and also serves on the advisory board of Security Sales and Integration as well as Security Systems News. Previously, Mr. Bozeman has served as president of Delta Audio-Visual Security, president of Dictograph Alarm Systems Inc. and vice president of strategic alliances for Pinkerton Systems Integration.

Mr. Bozeman attended Louisiana State University and graduated from the University of New Orleans. He also qualified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with the American Society for Industrial Security. In addition, Mr. Bozeman holds Level III certification in Homeland Security.

Mr. Bozeman is a member of the Security Integration Hall of Fame, was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Security Executives and received the Paul Marcus award. In 2013, He also received the George Lippert memorial award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Security Industry Association (SIA).

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Linda is the President of the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees and also the Vice President & Dean of Specialized Programs, University of Phoenix, College of Security & Criminal Justice. 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.

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

Richard P. Grassie, CPP

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Richard Grassie is the Principal Consultant and owner of PRISM Security. His career has spanned over 36 years of progressively responsible positions in the security design and engineering industry. He was recently cited by “Security Magazine” for it’s annual “Most Influential People in Security” list. In 2010, Rich received one of the highest awards from ASIS International, the President’s Award of Merit, for his longstanding professional support of the organization and years of volunteer service to members. As well as PRISM Security, he was previously President and owner of TECHMARK Security Integration, Inc., a Boston based security analysis and systems design and technology integration firm with a wide range of Fortune 500, institutional and government clients both in the United States and abroad. He is also past President of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Rich has extensive experience in proactive risk management, engineering security services, and security design and technologies integration in both the public and private sectors.

David LaRose, MSCJ, CHPA, CPP

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David is the Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for Lakeland Regional Health. He previously held positions of Director Security / Education and Training with Memorial Hermann Health System and Assistant Director Training and Crime Prevention with Hospital Shared Services. David has served as Criminal Justice Chairperson and Director of the Police Academy for Northeastern Junior College, also serving as a Colorado police officer for 22-years. David additionally served on the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board for the State of Colorado. He holds a Master degree in Criminal Justice Administrative Management and Bachelor degree in Criminology and he is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA). Amongst other distinctions David is the 2016 Past-President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Executive Board of Directors, and is currently a member of the ISC Education Committee. David is listed as one of the top 30 most popular voices in healthcare security.


Joe McDonald, CPP, PSP, CMAS

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Joe is the Chief Security Officer for Switch Communications where he is responsible for personnel, 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.  

Joe’s 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 also a member of the Board of Trustees for the ASIS Foundation.


Ray O’Hara, CPP

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Ray is the Executive Vice President of AS Solution (International Services and Consulting and Investigations), 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.

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.

Lynn C. Oliver

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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.

Robert Shellow, PhD.

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Robert is the Founder and CEO of the IMAR Services, a security risk assessment firm that has managed corporate security for a “Fortune 100” company and supplied U.S. companies business-risk assessments in over 80 countries. Robert is also an author of Issues in Law Enforcement and numerous security-related journal articles. Other positions held by Robert include:

Chairman and Managing Director, Professional Security Consultants –International, LLC
Former Professor of Urban Affairs, Carnegie-Mellon University
Directed a pilot police district in Washington, DC
Directed research and analysis for the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
Former President of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants
Recognized as an expert by state and federal courts in security negligence matters.
As a former member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), served on its International Operators Committee.

Alan L. Stein

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Alan L. Stein is the Vice President of Marketing Services & Product Development, for Allied Universal. He leads marketing strategy and product development for vertical market-specific services. Alan brings an abundance of experience, dedication and knowledge to his chosen field, Safety and Security.

Alan joined Allied Universal in the company’s New York office in 1997 and has held the following positions including Vice President, Business Development; Vice President, Higher Education; and Vice President, Marketing & Sales Services.

Alan is active in numerous industry associations including BOMA International, ASIS International, and the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators. He has held various local and regional BOMA and ASIS board positions including serving as the Chapter Chairman for the greater Charlotte ASIS chapter. In 2015, Alan was appointed Vice Chair of the BOMA International Preparedness Committee.