The Security Executive Council (SEC) says it is merging with BSAG—the Business Security Advisory Group. BSAG will become a part of the SEC, and all its partners and executive consultants will be added to the SEC faculty.

BSAG is an innovative consulting group formed by former chief security officers from major global corporations who collectively represent several hundred years of security experience on the front lines of global business risk. Each team member brings a proven record of corporate leadership and successful security program development and management.

BSAG’s principals include Dick Lefler (former VP of Worldwide Security, American Express); George Campbell (former CSO, Fidelity Investments); John McCarthy (former Global Director of Corporate Security, Texaco, Inc.); John Thompson (partner, Oberman Thompson & Segal, LLC); and Randy Uzzell (former Director of Global Security, Burlington Industries). Its executive consultants are Randy Arnt (former Executive Director of Global Security, Kimberly-Clark Corporation); Milt Brown (former Chief of Corporate Security, CVS/Caremark Rx); Joe Carlon (former head of security, Exxon Mobil Corporation); Ed Casey (former CSO, Procter & Gamble); Wayne Gilbert (former VP of Worldwide Security, Johnson & Johnson); George Miserendino (former head of security, Excel Energy); J. David Quilter (former head of security, NiSource), and Robert Sypult (former Director of Corporate Security & Emergency Preparedness, Southern California Edison Company).

The merger between the two organizations will expand upon the collective subject-matter expertise available for the Council’s leadership initiatives and add resources for the new Security Executive Council Custom Group, headed by Don Hubbard.

About the Security Executive Council

The Security Executive Council is a risk mitigation research and services organization for senior security and risk executives from corporations and government agencies responsible for corporate and/or IT security programs. In partnership with its research arm, the Security Leadership Research Institute, the Council is dedicated to developing tools that help lower the cost of members’ programs, making program development more efficient and establishing security as a recognized value center. For more information about the Council, visit

There are a number of Security Executive Council members who are on the Security Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. The May 2009 issue cover story featured a Security Executive Council CEO-CSO profile. And the July issue of Security Magazine will have a leadership cover story from the Security Executive Council. Go to for more past coverage on the Security Executive Council.