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The Most Influential People in Security 2013

Nominated by their colleagues and associates, these top enterprise security executives are changing the security landscape for the better.

September 1, 2013
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Each year, Securitymagazine honors top security executives who positively impact the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and their peers. They change the security landscape for the better. They are nominated by their colleagues and associates, and they are chosen based upon their leadership qualities and the overall positive impact that their security projects, programs or departments have on their shareholders, organizations, colleagues and general public. This year’s Most Influential is organized by six categories: Corporate Security Practitioners; Cities, Counties, States Security; Cyber Security/Information Technology; Federal Government Security; Security Organizations; and Think Tanks/Universities. Congratulations to the Class of 2013 Most Influential People in Security!

A very special thanks goes to Lynn Mattice and Jerry Brennan, who were our project partners and who provided subject matter expertise and research.

 

Grant Ashley – Vice President, Global Security, Merck & Co
John Imhoff – Director, Ernst & Young Global Security, Ernst & Young
Jeffrey Miller – Vice President & Chief Security Officer, National Football League
Alan Orlob – Vice President of Global Safety and Security, Marriott International
Charlie Steadman – Executive Director Firmwide Security, KPMG
Bryan Warren – Director of Corporate Security, Carolinas Health Care
Sheriff Richard Stanek – Hennepin County, Minnesota
Commissioner Edward Davis – Boston Police Department
Marene Allison – Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Michael Dell – CEO, Dell, Inc
Kevin Mandia – Founder and CEO, Mandiant
Bruce Schneier – Security Futurologist
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers – (MI-08)
Robert Mueller – Former FBI Director
Troels Oerting – Assistant Director, Europol and Head of the European Cybercrime Centre
Peter Ford – Deputy Executive Director, OSAC
Bonnie Butlin – Executive Director, Canadian Security Partners Forum
Donald Brackman – Director, National White Collar Crime Center

Chuck Wexler – Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum

Chief William H. Adcox, Chief Security Officer and Chief of Police, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT-Health Science Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Security Practitioners

Grant Ashley

Vice President, Global Security, Merck & Co.

 

As Vice President, Global Security at Merck & Co., Grant Ashley provides leadership to Merck’s Global Security team, which is responsible for the strategies and operations to protect people, products, property and operations throughout the world. Grant joined Merck in July 2008 after serving in the FBI for more than 28 years, retiring in 2006 as Executive Assistant Director with responsibilities for international operations, criminal and cyber investigations, training, laboratory, investigative technologies, crisis incident/hostage rescue and the criminal justice information services. Immediately prior to joining Merck, Ashley was Vice President of Global Security for Harrah’s Entertainment, now Caesar’s Entertainment.

Ashley is a Certified Public Accountant. He previously served as a non-executive director of Datong, PLC, a designer and manufacturer of high quality tracking and signal equipment. He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the George Washington University Trachtenberg School Advisory board. Ashley holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration Accounting from California State University at Northridge, California, and a Master’s of Public Administration (managing large organizations) from George Washington University, Washington D.C.

 

Corporate Security Practitioners

John Imhoff

Director, Ernst & Young Global Security, Ernst & Young

 

Ernst & Young named John Imhoff the first Americas Director of Security in September 2002. In the aftermath of 9/11, Ernst & Young created this office to upgrade its security and consolidate responsibility into a single entity. Since those early days his security responsibilities have expanded to encompass Ernst & Young’s 167,000 person global organization. Imhoff’s remit includes emergency and business continuity planning, physical security, asset protection, executive protection, travel security, meeting and events security. Before joining Ernst & Young, Imhoff served with the FBI for more than 26 years in a variety of investigative and managerial positions. While on loan from the FBI, Imhoff was Director of INTERPOL in the United States. In that capacity he represented U.S. law enforcement to the 188 member-nation organization, overseeing thousands of international investigations and all aspects of international law enforcement liaison. Currently, Imhoff is President of the International Security Management Association. He also serves on the Council of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Advisory Security Council; the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council and; is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Imhoff is also a member of the National Law Enforcement Museum Advisory Committee (opening in Washington DC in 2015).

 

Corporate Security Practitioners

Jeffrey Miller

Vice President & Chief Security Officer, National Football League

 

As the Chief Security Officer for the National Football League, Jeffrey Miller oversees all facets of security for the league including all investigative programs and services, event security (including the Super Bowl and International Series), Game Integrity Program, executive protection, the Stadium Security Program, the Fan Conduct Initiative and the Fair Competition Initiative. He collaborates with law enforcement professionals both within the United States and abroad in working to secure NFL fans, players and venues. Prior to accepting a position with the NFL, he completed a 24-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police, retiring in 2008 as Commissioner. He served for nearly six years as the 18th Commissioner of the department, overseeing a complement of more than 6,000 enlisted and civilian personnel and a budget of $800 million. He was responsible for implementing crime- and crash-reduction strategies, anti-terrorism efforts, and general policing practices including emergency response in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. He has completed a number of executive education training programs including the Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University, and an Executive Leadership Forum at Stanford University. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University as well as an Alumni Fellow of the school.

 

Corporate Security Practitioners

Alan Orlob

Vice President of Global Safety and Security, Marriott International

 

Alan Orlob is the Vice President of Global Safety and Security for Marriott International.  In his role, he oversees safety and security operations and directs the crisis management program. 

Prior to working for Marriott, Orlob was the corporate security director for Al Ghanim International, managing a close protection detail and had been the Director of Public Safety at Snowbird, Utah.  He served with U.S. Army Special Forces, both active and reserve for a total of 24 years. Orlob has served as a consultant with the U.S. State Department’s Anti-terrorism Assistance Program on hotel security and was a stakeholder on a RAND initiative on counter-surveillance. In his role, he has consulted with several foreign governments on hotel security. Following the Mumbai terror attacks, Orlob testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security in January, 2009. Orlob is a member of the Pacific Council on International Affairs and is a former committee chairman of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). He was a founding member of the Hotel Security Working Group, comprised of the hotel corporate security directors from major hotel chains. Orlob has been a frequent speaker on terrorism in different venues worldwide, especially in how businesses identified as soft targets can protect themselves against the threat of terrorism.   

 

Corporate Security Practitioners

Charlie Steadman

Executive Director Firmwide Security, KPMG

 

Charlie Steadman joined KPMG in June, 1994 and became the first principal assigned to oversee firm security.  Prior to joining the firm, Steadman was a Special Agent with the FBI and worked on major white-collar and organized crime cases in Miami, New York, Washington, D.C. and Houston. He also was a senior trial attorney for The Coastal Corporation. His first order of business at KPMG was to establish formal due diligence and background check procedures for prospective firm clients. He also established a background check process for new hires and implemented KPMG’s first travel security program. He also began overseeing security issues and advising personnel throughout KPMG’s international network of member firms. Steadman was also the force behind the National Check-In System, which enables partners and employees to check-in with the firm to seek help or to confirm their safety during a crisis. Steadman was appointed by Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Overseas Security Advisory Council, as one of 20 private sector representatives on this partnership between the government and industry. He was also recently appointed to the leadership board of the Domestic Security Alliance Council, formed by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney General to generate ideas and policies in support of homeland security.

 

Corporate Security Practitioners

Bryan Warren

Director of Corporate Security, Carolinas Health Care

 

Bryan Warren is Director of Corporate Security for Carolinas Healthcare System, the second largest public not-for-profit healthcare system in the United States (based in Charlotte, N.C.). He has been a contributor to various publications regarding security and risk management issues and has authored chapters for the IAHSS Basic, Advanced and Supervisory Training Manuals as well as a Workplace Violence Prevention Chapter for their Safety Certification program. He is the Sector Chief for Emergency Services in the FBI’s Infragard program in North Carolina and an advisory board member for several professional security associations and taskforces. He is a member of many trade associations, and in these roles he has provided presentations and training programs regarding security issues in the healthcare environment. Warren has developed two programs that benefitted the Carolinas Health Care business and created new profit centers through security services through patient transport and healthcare security services. By focusing on the value to the business, Carolinas Health Care was able to take action that resulted in significant cost savings, allowing for the investment of 24/7 officers in every ER. The security program has been so successful internally, that other healthcare organizations have taken notice and hired Carolinas Health Care to manage security for their hospitals, creating a for-profit service.

 

Cities, Counties, States Security

Commissioner Edward Davis

Boston Police Department

 

Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis is the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. Commissioner Davis previously served as the Superintendent of Police in Lowell, Massachusetts, for 12 years and has been in law enforcement for 35 years. In Davis' first three years as commissioner, serious crime was reduced by 18 percent and shootings were reduced by 40 percent. The Commissioner oversees police services for more than one-half million residents along with those visiting and working in the City of Boston. The Commissioner comes from a police family, which allows him to better understand the needs of the police officer, making it a priority to provide the best possible resources and tools for officers to prevent, investigate and predict crime and crime trends. The Commissioner’s law enforcement background has set the tone for policing in the city, from the walking beat, to managing massive demonstrations and special events, to creating an improved and trusting relationship between the police and community, to innovative technology and social media efforts that have improved public safety and allowed open dialogue with those he serves. Commissioner Davis has been recognized for his efforts locally and nationally, including through the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.

 

Cities, Counties, States Security

Sheriff Richard Stanek

Hennepin County, Minnesota

 

Richard W. Stanek is the 27th Sheriff of Hennepin County and is serving his second term in Minnesota’s largest county with 1.3 million residents. Sheriff Stanek began his career in the Minneapolis Police Department, and was elected five times to the Minnesota State Legislature, where he chaired the House Crime Policy & Finance Committee and authored Minnesota’s Felony DWI law, Minnesota’s standard for DNA collection for predatory offenders and Minnesota’s Homeland Security Act of 2002. In 2003, he was appointed by the Governor as Commissioner of Public Safety & Director of Homeland Security for Minnesota. In 2013, he testified at the Minnesota State Legislature on improving the system for criminal background checks and the intersection of extreme gun violence and untreated mental illness. Sheriff Stanek has been a featured speaker at national public safety conferences and training seminars on topics including countering violent extremism (CVE), intelligence-led policing, crime policy, managing disaster recovery and executive leadership. He has testified to a Congressional Committee on the threat of gang-related crime and the National Counterterrorism Center on Countering Violent Extremism/Community Engagement. He spoke at a Department of Security Countering Violent Extremism Workshop, where he offered his executive level perspective on implementing CVE programs and building community partnerships.

 

Cyber Security/Information Technology

Marene Allison

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Johnson & Johnson

 

Marene Allison is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Johnson & Johnson, joining them in 2010. She is responsible for protecting J&J’s systems and data worldwide through elimination and mitigation of IT risk.  She has more than 19 years of chief security officer responsibilities that have included all aspects of security, both physical and IT as well as Business Continuity and Identity and Access Governance. Before joining the corporate world, she served as a Special Agent in the FBI working on undercover drug operations in Newark, NJ, and also working on the Roger’s bombing in San Diego, CA. Additionally, she developed and participated in the nuclear terrorism exercise, Compass Rose in 1988 at Camp Pendleton, CA.  Allison is a graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, in the first class of women.  She served in the Army in the Military Police, at Ft Hood, Texas, Ft Chaffee, AR and Ft McClellan, AL. She has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services appointed by the Secretary of Defense and the Overseas Advisory Committee. She participates on the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Committee. Additionally she is a founding member of West Point Women and currently serves as their president.   

 

Cyber Security/Information Technology

Michael Dell

CEO, Dell, Inc.

Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell. Dell's security vision is one that sees the need to shift our paradigm from reactive technologies to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety and complexity of the threats poised against us today. To that end he’s brought Physical and Cyber security initiatives together under one converged organizational umbrella internally within Dell and has positioned around that indigenous core a constellation of security-focused acquisitions, the prowess of which is also being offered to external customers in a manner that “connects” traditionally silo-ed solutions. While individual domains may have provided adequate security to date, they have left gaps that threat actors can (and do) exploit.  The time is ripe, then,  for a more coordinated, connected approach to security, enhancing our contextual awareness as we do battle, leveraging the richness inherent in the data stores of these historically silo-ed solutions. Not only does Dell now offer his customers end-to-end IT solutions, he’s overlaying across that infrastructure commensurate security solutions that will no longer operate in isolated silos. Dell is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council.  

 

Cyber Security/Information Technology

Kevin Mandia

Founder and CEO, Mandiant

 

Kevin Mandia is the founder and chief executive officer of Mandiant. In 2004, Mandia founded Mandiant to focus on helping organizations detect, respond, and contain computer intrusions – making Mandiant the first company to embrace incident response as its core competence. He has spent more than 20 years in information security, and he has been on the front-lines helping organizations respond to computer security breaches for nearly 15 years. Mandia began his career in the United States Air Force. He served as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and as a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he worked as a Cybercrime Investigator. In the private sector, Mandia served as a director in the security consulting divisions of Sytex (Lockheed Martin) and Foundstone (McAfee). He helped organizations address information security challenges including incident response, computer forensics, law enforcement support, counterintelligence and litigation support. Mandia has co-authored two books on responding to security breaches, and he provides regular commentary and analysis on cybersecurity issues for national print and broadcast media. He has testified as an expert in federal court, and has also provided testimony in hearings before the House Intelligence Committee.

 

Cyber Security/Information Technology

Bruce Schneier

Security Futurologist

 

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. In 1994, Schneier published Applied Cryptography, which details the design, use, and implementation of cryptographic algorithms. More recently he published Cryptography Engineering, which is focused more on how to use cryptography in real systems and less on its internal design. He has also written books on security for a broader audience. In 2000, Schneier published Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, and in 2003, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. Most recently, in 2012, Schneier published Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” are read by more than 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the Security Futurologist for BT – formerly British Telecom.

 

Federal Government Security

Robert Mueller

Former FBI Director

 

Robert Mueller was nominated by President George W. Bush and became the sixth Director of the FBI on September 4, 2001. After college, he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as an officer for three years, leading a rifle platoon of the Third Marine Division in Vietnam. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Following his military service, Mueller worked as a litigator in San Francisco until 1976. He then served for 12 years in United States Attorney’s Offices, first in the Northern District of California in San Francisco. In 1982, he moved to Boston as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he investigated and prosecuted major financial fraud, terrorist and public corruption cases, as well as narcotics conspiracies and international money launderers. In 1989 he served in the United States Department of Justice as an assistant to Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh. The following year he took charge of its Criminal Division. In 1993, Mueller became a partner at Boston’s Hale and Dorr, specializing in complex white collar crime litigation. He returned to public service in 1995 as senior litigator in the Homicide Section of the District of Columbia United States Attorney’s Office. In 1998, Mueller was named United States Attorney in San Francisco and held that position until 2001.

 

Federal Government Security

Representative Mike Rogers

(MI-R)

 

Rep. Mike Rogers’ leadership positions, experience and legislative record enable him to effectively advocate for the citizens of Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District and work to make America a better place. In 2011, Rep. Rogers was appointed as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and is a national leader on national security policy. During his time in Congress, Rep. Rogers has written several bipartisan measures that were signed into law, including legislation to protect America from biological or chemical attacks; combat counterfeit prescription drugs; protect military funerals; improve the efficiency of computer servers; and hire more “trade enforcement cops” to crack down on the illegal trading practices of countries like China. In the 112th Congress, Rep. Rogers worked with bicameral and bipartisan leaders, Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Tim Ryan in launching new efforts to punish criminals backed by China, Russia or other foreign governments for cyber spying and theft. He also passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, which passed the Senate and House and signed into law. This legislation represents common ground between the bipartisan House and Senate-passed preparedness bills. The most signification legislation he passed this year is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), H.R. 624, was approved in a bipartisan 288-127 vote.

 

Federal Government Security

Troels Oerting

Assistant Director, Europol and Head of European Cybercrime Centre

 

Troels Oerting began his career in the Danish Police back in 1980 and went through the ranks serving as Director of the Danish NCIS, Director of National Crime Squad and later as Director of the Danish Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA). He has more than 30 years of experience in Law Enforcement and the last 15 years in senior management positions in the Danish National Police as well as International Law Enforcement organizations. Oerting started his career in the Danish Police in 1980 and went through the ranks taking up positions as Director of Danish NCIS, Director of National Crime Squad, Director of the Danish Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) and Director of operations in the Danish Security Intelligence Service. SOCA is responsible for combating serious and organized crime in Denmark and to coordinate prevention and investigation on national, regional, international and global level. In 2007 he was appointed Assistant Director in Europol’s IMT Department, later took up the position as Assistant Director in Europol’s Operational Department and lately he was appointed as the first Head of the new European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) located in the Europol. Assistant Director Oerting is also presently acting Head of Europol’s Counter Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Centre.

 

Security Organizations

Peter Ford

Deputy Executive Director, OSAC

 

Peter Ford currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).  He was Acting Executive Director for OSAC from September 2010 until September 2011. Ford, a 28-year veteran of the Diplomatic Security Service, has traveled to over 114 countries and has served as the Regional Security Officer at the U.S. embassies in Armenia, Switzerland, and Mauritania.  His other overseas assignments have been Deputy Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Honduras and Lebanon.  In Iraq, Ford was the Director of the Office of Hostage Affairs, U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Ford’s language training includes: French, German, Russian and Spanish. He has held a variety of domestic positions to include two tours in the Protective Liaison Division, which is the Division responsible for the protection of foreign embassies in the United States.  In addition, Ford was Diplomatic Security’s representative to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee. Before joining OSAC, Ford attended the National Defense Intelligence College, where his thesis discussed kidnapping information sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector.

 

Security Organizations

Bonnie Butlin

Executive Director, Canadian Security Partners Forum

 

Bonnie Butlin is the Executive Director of the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum (CSPF), and Managing Director of the Canadian Security Executive Forum (CSEF). Butlin manages the day-to-day operations of the network, and conducts horizon scans, intelligence support and research. Butlin has worked in a number of capacities, including Executive Director with the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS); as Project Officer with the Conference of Defense Associations Institute (CDA Institute); with the Colombia Desk of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START), Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT); as an Intelligence Analyst with the Federal Government; and as the sole author of a commissioned study on National Security and the Administration of Justice for the Federal Court of Canada. Her experience includes providing strategic leadership for national-level organizations; leading planning and operations for national and international level activities; and project management, including for high-security events. She has been called upon in several capacities to provide strategic and operational level insight and briefings for senior-level personnel, prompting corresponding operational-level responses and operational and tactical-level reorientation to maximize organizational effect and capabilities.

 

 

Think Tanks/Universities

Chief William H. Adcox

Chief Security Officer and Chief of Police, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT-Health Science Center

William H. Adcox leads a dedicated team of professionals that serve, protect and preserve the daily campus life in the world’s largest medical center, The Texas Medical Center. He serves as the Chief Security Officer and Chief of Police at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Medical School, both part of the University of Texas System Police. The University of Texas Police at Houston (UTPD) is responsible for law enforcement, security and personal safety services and has received meritorious accreditation by CALEA and was reaccredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Chief Adcox also implemented a new initiative whereby IT resources within his department were transferred to IT, and he strengthened collaboration with IT, resulting in improved services, reduced costs and leverage of expertise to improve operational efficiencies. He implemented zero based budgeting with drilled-down budget reports to provide more efficient management of department components. His vision encompasses the shifting societal landscape that is ushering in a new era of campus law enforcement and security services as the world of policing and security no longer remains a production of reactive mitigation policies, but instead must continually adapt to meet the needs of a transforming society.

 

Think Tanks/Universities

Donald Brackman

Director, National White Collar Crime Center

 

Donald Brackman became the Director of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) in 2005. NW3C is a nonprofit, organization comprised of state, local, federal and tribal law enforcement, prosecutorial and regulatory agencies. For more than three decades, NW3C has worked to support law enforcement’s efforts to prevent, investigate and prosecute economic and high-tech crime. Its work is funded primarily by grants through congressional appropriations from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and other federal agencies. Annually, NW3C delivers training to thousands of law enforcement professionals in the areas of computer forensics, cybercrime investigations, financial crime investigations and intelligence analysis. NW3C also produces original research on all facets of white collar crime to support training and assist law enforcement. The research is geared to a variety of audiences, from citizens to law enforcement to policy makers. NW3C’s Investigative Support section works behind the scenes to help law enforcement agencies fight white collar crime by providing free public database searches, analytical assistance and a forum for intelligence sharing.  Additionally, NW3C operates the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3®), a joint partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and NW3C. IC3 serves as a conduit for law enforcement to share information and pursue cases that often cross jurisdictional boundaries. 

 

Think Tanks/Universities

Chuck Wexler

Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum

 

Chuck Wexler leads a staff engaged in policing research, management studies and consulting for police agencies, publication of books and other documents, executive education and selection, and policy development. PERF is a leading think tank for major cities facing difficult issues in policing. In the past year, PERF has led discussions among police chiefs from across the nation on issues like the impact of the economic crisis on policing, the need for guidelines for the use of Electronic Control Weapons, local enforcement of immigration laws, gun crimes and gang-related violence. In addition, Wexler has been directly involved in projects to improve the delivery of police services. For example, when the city of Minneapolis faced unprecedented increases in violent crime, Wexler helped develop and implement a comprehensive anti-crime strategy that is now a model for public-private cooperation. A native of Boston, Wexler held a number of key positions in the Boston Police Department. As operations assistant to the Police Commissioner, he played a central role in the agency’s management of racial violence in the wake of court-ordered desegregation of the Boston school system. He was also instrumental in the development and management of the Community Disorders Unit, which earned a national reputation for successfully prosecuting and preventing racially motivated crime.

 


MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2006


Bill Bozeman, PSA Security Network
Richard W. Chase, SIA
Michael Chertoff, Secretary of DHS
Tim Christine, Senior Manager, The Home Depot
Michael Crocker, Michael Crocker & Associates
Richard L. Duncan, Aviation Security Director, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport
Bob Gauvreau, Manager, Corporate Security, City of Ottawa
Guy Grace, Manager of Security and Emergency Planning, Littleon Public Schools
Martin Gren, Co-Founder, Board Member, Axis Communications
Joseph Grillo, EVP, ASSA Abbloy
Brad Hellums, Security Executive, Trammell Crow Company
Steve Hunt, 4A International
Jeff Kessler, SVP, Lehman Brothers
Kristin Gallina Lovejoy, CTO, VP, Consul
Dr. Robert McCrie, Professor of Security Management, City University of New York
Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police and Security, Mass General Hospital, Boston
Ron Minion, Founder, IFPO
Kevin Mitnick, Founder, Mitnick Security Consulting
Vincent Pacelli, Director of Security, University of Maryland Medical Center
Howard Safir, Chairman, SafirRosetti
Robert Schwartz, Schwartz Security
Timothy Scott, CSO, Dow Chemical
Charles Sennewald, Independent Security Consultant
Timothy Williams, CSO, Nortel
Gary Wilson, President and CEO, DVS

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2007


Milt Alterich, VP of Security, NFL
Dean Alexander, Professor of Homeland Security, Western Illinois University
Glenn Beck, CNN/Glenn Beck Show
Robert Brammer, VP and CTO, Northrup Grumman
Brad Brekke, VP, Assets Protection, Target
Chad Callaghan, VP of Loss Prevention, Marriott
David Cid, Deputy Director, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
Wendy Diddell, EVP, Richardson Electronics
Amy Hamel, Executive Director, Center for Campus Fire Safety
Bob Hayes, Managing Director, Security Executive Council
Steven Healy, Director of Public Safety, Princeton University
Christopher Hertig, IFPO
Robert A. Hood, National Security Specialist, GE Homeland Protection
Sandra Jones, President and Founder, Sandra Jones and Company
Christina Kite, VP, Workplace Resources and Global Risk Management, Cisco
Mark Klein, Communications Technician, Retired, AT&T
Robert Lee, Managing Partner, Borden/Lee Consulting
Donald Linder, Project Leader, Motorola (Retired)
Dan Lohrmann, Director, Office of Enterprise Security, State of Michigan
John E Mack, Founder and CEO, USBX Advisory Services
John Nemerofsky, President, TSS International
William Parrett, CEO (Retired), Deloite Touche
Cosmo Perrone, Director of Security, Port of Long Beach
Philip Purpura, Author, Director, Security Training Institute and Resource Center
Vince Volpi, Founder and CEO, Professional Investigating and Consultant

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2008


Robert Bastida, Senior Director, Corporate Security, Oracle
Norman Bates, President, Liability Consultants
Bruce Bonsall, CISO, MassMutual Financial
Roy Bordes, President, The Bordes Group
William Bratton, Chief of Police, LAPD
Jerry Brennan, Managing Director and Founder, Security Management Resources
Jeanne Clery, Security on Campus Initiative
Chuck Collins, Senior Manager Assets Protection, The Cheesecake Factory
William P. Crowell, Retired Deputy Director, NSA
Bill Cunningham, Author
Park Dietz, Researcher on Violence Prevention
Jeff Dingle, Director of Security Training, LSI
Frances Fragos Townsend, Homeland Security Advisor, US Chamber of Commerce
Marlon Lynch, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police, Vanderbilt University
Stan Martin, Executive Director, SIAC
Rob McKenna, Attorney General, State of Washington
Dwaine Nichol, Manager of Security and Life Safety, City of Toronto
William Ramsey, Director of Security, McCormick and Company
Bruce Schneier, Consultant
Winn Schwartau, Author, Consultant
Jeffrey Sedgwick, Former Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Randy Vanderhoof, Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance
Judge William Webster, Chair of Homeland Security Council
Darrell Wilson, Director of Security, Truliant Federal Credit Union
Richard Yamamoto, Director of Corporate Security, Fannie Mae

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2009


Ernie Allen, President and CEO, International Centre for Missing & Exploited
Norman Bottom, Author, Educator
George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Tony Castorino, Director of Physical Security, Technicolor
Charles Connolly, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Michael Cummings, Director, Loss Prevention Services, Aurora Health Care
Francis D'Addario, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty
Dr. Stephen Flynn, Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations
Jim Hutton, CSO, Procter & Gamble
Radford Jones, Jerome Miller, Brit Weber, MSU Critical Incident Protocol Program
Richard Lefler, Dean of Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council
Senator Joseph Lieberman,
Senator, Chairman of Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Thomas Mahlik, Deputy Assistant Director-NCIS
John Martinicky, Director of Security, Navistar
Lynn Mattice, Chairman of Security Executive Council Board of Advisors
John McClurg, VP, CSO, Honeywell Global Security
Barry Nixon, Executive Director, National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace
John Piper, Security Executive Council Subject Matter Faculty
Susan Pohlman, Business Manager, ISMA
Sandy Sandquist, Director of Global Security, General Mills
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of CDC National Center for Immunization and
Erroll Southers, USC School of Policy, Planning and Development
Margaret Spanninger, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Representative Bennie Thompson,
State Representative, Chairman of Homeland Security and Government
Steve Walker, Security Executive Council Subject Matter Faculty

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2010


Charles Allen, Former Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, DHS
Leroy Baca, Sheriff Los Angeles County, California
Denise Barndt, Director Corporate Security, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Donald Bitner, Vice President Security, Amgen
Ambassador Eric Boswell, Assistant Secretary,
Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Director, Office of Foreign Missions
William Bratton, Former Commissioner New York City Police Department and Chief, City of Los Angeles Police Department
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Gerry Cauley, President and CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Dr. Thomas Cellucci, Chief Commercialization Officer, DHS
Professor James Chandler, President, National Intellectual Property Law Institute
Frank Cilluffo, Director, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute
Arthur Cummings, Executive Assistant Director for National Security Branch, FBI
Marco Fidanza, Vice President Security, Takeda Pharmaceutical
Edward Halibozek, Vice President and Chief Security Officer Northrop Grumman
Randy Harrison, Director Corporate Security, Delta Airlines
Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
and Cyber Coordination Executive, Executive Office of the President
Shawn Henry, Executive Assistant Director, FBI
Mike Howard, General Manager Global Security, Microsoft
Tim Janes, Vice President of Corporate Security, Capital One
Lorna Koppel, Director, IT Security, Kohler Corp
Cathy Lanier, Chief, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police
Michele Leonhart, Acting Administrator Drug Enforcement, DEA
James Lewis, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Lou Marciani, Director, National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security
Robert Messemer, Chief Security Officer, The Nielsen Company
Ray Musser, Staff Vice President Security, General Dynamics Corporation
Theresa Payton, President and CEO of Fortalice, LLC, Former CIO of the White House
Ron Plesco, CEO, National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance Foundation (NCFTA)
James Ratley, President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
John Schafer, Director of Security, InterAction Humanitarian Policy & Practice
Steven Shirley, Executive Director, Defense Cyber Crime Center
Gregory Starr, United Nations, Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security
Hord Tipton, Executive Director, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2011


United States Army General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command
Bill Anderson, Group Director, Global Security, Ryder System, Inc.
Brett Arsenault, Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft
Robert Canada, Business Assurance Principal, Southern Company
Darrell Clifton, Director of Security, Circus Circus Hotel and Casino
William “Bill” Davidson, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters United States Air Force
Joe Davis, Director, Field Loss Prevention, T-Mobile
Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, Clark County,
Nevada/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Trevor Hughes, Risk Management & Global Security Director,
International Relief and Development (IRD)
James Hush, Vice President Strategic Security and Aviation, The Coca-Cola Co.
David Komendat, VP & Chief Security Officer, The Boeing Company
Paul McCabe, Supervisory Special Agent, Minneapolis Division, FBI
Edmund F. McGarrell, Ph.D., Director and Professor of the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Michael O’Neill, Senior Director of Security, Save the Children
Los Angeles Police Department Detective III Kent Oda, Community & Business Partnership Coordinator, LAPD-Commercial Crimes Division & LAAORCA Coordinator
Larry Ponemon, Ph.D., Chairman and Founder, The Ponemon Institute
Karl Perman, Director of Security, North American Transmission Forum
Daniel Rosenblatt, Executive Director, International Association of Chiefs of Police
William D. “Bill” Stephens, Director of Counterintelligence, Defense Security Service
Los Angeles Police Department Captain III Bill Williams, Commanding Officer, Commercial Crimes Division & LAAORCA Law Enforcement Co-Chair
Jerry Williams, Chief Security Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security



MOST INFLUENTIAL OF 2012


Dorothy (Dotti) Bitner, Director of Security, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC
Gregory Bujac, Special Advisor, U.S. State Department,
Overseas Security Advisory Council
Miki Calero, CSO for the City of Columbus, Ohio
Steven R. Chabinsky, Deputy Assistant Director,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division
Dominic Crowley, Founding Charter Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INNSA)
Clark Kent Ervin, Director, Homeland Security Program, The Aspen Institute
Richard Grassie, President, International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)
John Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Jay Hauhn, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association
Mitch Lawrence, Chairman of the Industrial Security Working Group (ISWG) and Director of Security and MIS, KEYW Corporation
Grant Lecky, National Chair of the Canadian Security Partners' Forum
Tim McAtee, Deputy Director of Global Security, International Medical Corps
Timothy J. McQuiggan, Director, Government Security,
Shared Services Group, The Boeing Company
Jana Monroe, Director of Corporate Security, Business Resilience,
Southern California Edison
Ronald Noble, Secretary General, INTERPOL
John O’Connor, Senior Vice President, Corporate Security, Fidelity Investments
Joseph Petro, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Citigroup Security and Investigative Services
Laurie Schive, Director of Outreach, ONCIX,
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
James F. (Jim) Snyder, Global Security Manager for ConocoPhillips
John Stewart, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Howard Timm, Program Manager, Future Systems and Analyses, The Defense Personnel Security Research Center (PERSEREC)

 

MOST INFLUENTUIAL OF 2013


Chief William H. Adcox, Chief Security Officer and Chief of Police,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT-Health Science Center
Marene Allison, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer,
Johnson & Johnson
Grant Ashley, Vice President, Global Security, Merck & Co.
Donald Brackman, Director, National White Collar Crime Center
Bonnie Butlin, Executive Director, Canadian Security Partners Forum
Commissioner Edward Davis, Boston Police Department
Michael Dell, CEO, Dell, Inc.
Peter Ford, Deputy Executive Director, OSAC
John Imhoff, Director, Ernst & Young Global Security, Ernst & Young
Kevin Mandia, Founder and CEO, Mandiant
Jeffrey Miller, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, National Football League
Troels Oerting, Assistant Director, Europol and Head of European Cybercrime Centre
Alan Orlob, Vice President of Global Safety and Security, Marriott International
Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director
Bruce Schneier, Security Futurologist
Sheriff Richard Stanek, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Charlie Steadman, Executive Director Firmwide Security, KPMG
Bryan Warren, Director of Corporate Security, Carolinas Health Care
Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum

 

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