Each year, Security magazine honors top security executives who positively affect 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 the general public. This year’s Most Influential is organized by eight categories: Corporate Security Practitioners; Information Technology/Cyber Security Practitioners; Non-Government Organization (NGO) Security; Government Security; Security Organizations; Think Tanks/Universities; Cities, Counties; States Security; and Defense Industrial Base Security. Congratulations to the Class of 2011 Most Influential People in Security.

Special thanks goes to Bob Hayes, Marleah Blades and Lynn Mattice and the Security Executive Council staff and Emeritus Faculty, who were our Recognition Project Partners and who provided subject matter expertise and research.


Corporate Security Practitioners


Bill Anderson
Group Director, Global Security
Ryder System, Inc.


Bill Anderson is the Group Director, Global Security for Ryder System, Inc. He is a thought leader who has elevated public discussion around government agencies and the private sector to improve supply chain security.

Anderson is credited with developing Ryder’s layered security approach that includes hardened infrastructure; robust security systems; stringent, procedural compliance; expert security personnel; and senior level management oversight and accountability. His global security team proactively identifies and implements measures to reduce theft and losses; improves supply chain security; develops, communicates and audits security programs at Ryder facilities; communicates specific guidelines for the protection of company physical, personal and intellectual assets; oversees all investigations initiated by Ryder; and provides crisis management training, support and response.

Anderson’s approach to enhancing enterprise security is to drive accountability at the operational level while providing the training, tools, processes and support to execute an effective security program. He has influenced Ryder’s security culture because he has proven that having strong security processes and programs ultimately provide businesses with a competitive advantage that allows them to prevent loss and accelerate recovery.



Robert Canada
Business Assurance Principal
Southern Company


Bob Canada has been with Southern Company for 29 years and presently serves as Business Assurance Principal. Since 9/11, he has worked to coordinate and achieve a consistent corporate security strategy, policy and “all hazards” response for the four operating companies – Georgia Power, Alabama Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power.

Canada served twice in a leadership capacity as Chairman for the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) Security Committee, which is the electric industry lobbyist in Washington D.C. He assisted with strategic work on security issues facing the electric industry such as a response to 9/11 and the many federal guidelines for regulatory agencies.  

Canada established the first Georgia Emergency Management Agency liaison on behalf of the Southern Company and Georgia Power with the State of Georgia to coordinate utility response during emergencies and disaster response. He served the Southeastern Reliability Council (SERC) for four years as Chairman of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee and presently represents SERC on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Committee (CIPC) as the physical security representative and a voting member.



Darrell Clifton
Director of Security
Circus Circus Hotel and Casino


Darrell Clifton is the epitome of a dynamic, proactive and highly motivated and results oriented leader within the security field today. As Director of Security for the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Reno, he has helped to change the landscape within the northern Nevada gaming and business industry. He was largely responsible for bringing various gaming, hotel and other private business leaders together and assisting them into re-thinking their business models and approaches in a severely depressed economy. His vision is that each property, though working to protect its own assets, masters certain skills or obtains certain knowledge and combines forces to create a larger, more innovative and effective regional security team.

In 2010, Davis partnered with the County Emergency manager and another local security director to perform a public/private partnership to study, plan and train on business continuity and crisis management. The membership meets quarterly to prepare for disasters and recovery.

Clifton believes that security is regional rather than property specific and promotes teamwork among the property owners and agencies. He finds ways to improve the security across the industry and the region rather than just his property. He collaborates with other properties on crime prevention, training programs and security awareness.  



Joe Davis
Director, Field Loss Prevention


Before Joe Davis, fraud prevention was an “entirely new business” for T-Mobile, a global wireless carrier with 36,000 employees and more than 2,000 T-Mobile owned stores and 14,000 partners nationwide.

Davis has been focused on reducing fraud by 20 percent and also reducing theft as the company’s average handset, which retails for about $400, is a target for thieves. Davis worked to “tie faces to transactions” and accounts and point of sale data. As a result, the company was able to identify people involved in fraudulent activities in a period of minutes versus a period of days that it previously would have taken to comb through hours and hours of video. Before the system was in place, it took field investigators an average of 45 to 90 minutes to retrieve the video data of the theft of a demo phone on the show floor. Now, the search time has dropped to 15 to 30 minutes.

Over the past year, Davis has focused on maximizing his video surveillance investments by deploying complex intelligent analytics in order to reduce fraud and theft, both external and internal, and to expand marketing possibilities.



James Hush
Vice President Strategic Security and Aviation
The Coca-Cola Co.


The Coca-Cola Company needs no introduction, and James Hush has excelled at helping the company’s reputation and brand image remain omnipresent and pristine, while implementing global strategies to standardize and improve protection worldwide. The company operates in 206 countries, and one of Hush’s focuses has been ensuring that the company’s security is handled consistently regardless of the business geography. 

As Vice President of Strategic Security & Aviation, Hush has strengthened the Coca-Cola business system's competitive advantage by leading the development of an asset protection operating framework to deliver a globally consistent and sustainable security capability. He has increased Strategic Security’s organizational value by developing and leading global processes and innovative corporate security initiatives to include incident management, crisis resolution and business resilience.

As these accomplishments improve asset and organizational protection, they protect the iconic Coca-Cola brand. Brand protection is a particularly complex task in a company that is so closely associated with so many other corporations – bottlers, customers and sponsored events, among others. Hush’s Strategic Security organization has extended its hand to assist in supporting many of the companies and events with which the Coca-Cola brand is tied, often at the request of those companies.



Karl Perman
Director of Security, North American Transmission Forum
(formerly CSO, Exelon Corp.)


Karl Perman has earned the highest degree of trust and credibility with all levels of organizational stakeholders throughout his 25-year career in law enforcement and corporate security. Perman is known for his dedication and leadership and for providing highly effective security solutions that address key risk concerns. Steady progress is the consistent achievement organizationally.

As CSO for Exelon Corp., Perman instituted key performance metrics for the corporate security operations center and implemented a program of continual security improvements focused on evolving risks and regulatory requirements. He established a highly successful collaborative team approach for the joint planning and project efforts of corporate security and IT.

Perman leads by example and by direction, considering all stakeholders’ interests and striving to maximize their benefits through the best use of available resources. He provides strong support for subordinates by encouraging initiative in a context of clear guidelines and objectives. He highly encourages staff to continue their education and growth.

Perman also gives back to the industry through information sharing, both one on one and within organizational frameworks such as InfraGard and ASIS International. He also serves as a part-time police officer in Illinois.




Information Technology / Cyber Security Practitioners


Brett Arsenault
Chief Information Security Officer

Microsoft is one of the most valued brands in the world. As the leading developer of software and computing tools for the consumer and business markets, Microsoft also offers hosted and cloud services, making its information security even more critical.

As CISO, Arsenault oversees information security risk management for Microsoft’s business. Leading a global team of information security professionals, Arsenault is responsible for protecting corporate information assets as well as driving related security, continuity and risk-based policy and standards throughout the company. 

His work also extends to helping protect partners and customers. Arsenault pioneered work on creating the Microsoft Risk Assessment methodology, a standardized framework used to assess and provide guidance to Microsoft customers on their security posture. He was integrally involved in the development of Microsoft’s U.S. Emergency Response plan. His team implemented bi-directional learning programs with selected customers and partners to deliver practical guidance, training and tools that help ensure the overall security posture for the industry improves. These engagements, coupled with practical internal experience, are used to influence product design, ensuring more secure products by default and in deployment.



United States Army General
Keith Alexander
Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command

As the Director of NSA and Chief of Central Security Service, General Alexander is responsible for a Department of Defense agency with national foreign intelligence, combat support and U.S. national security information system protection responsibilities.

As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations and defense of DoD computer networks as directed by USSTRATCOM.

General Alexander has been working directly with the defense industrial base contractor community to develop programs that provide ongoing risk and threat information relative to past, current and future cyber attacks directed at the contractors’ computer systems and networks. This important program has assisted greatly in safeguarding some of this country’s most vital classified programs.

He holds several degrees, including a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (Electronic Warfare) and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Naval Post Graduate School.

His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College.



NGO Security


Trevor Hughes
Risk Management & Global Security Director
International Relief and Development (IRD)

Trevor Hughes is a highly accomplished global security strategist with more than 16 years of experience in international security and risk management. His background comprises professional assignments with international NGOs, defense contractors and government agencies on a global scale.

Serving as a founding member of the European Inter-agency Security Forum (EISF) as well as a member of the Board of Directors at the International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA), Hughes has been driving the effort to develop career paths for security professionals.

He currently serves as the Risk Management & Global Security Director for International Relief and Development (IRD) where he directs IRD’s security enterprise across 44 countries, including large operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Hughes is strengthening IRD’s security systems by developing strong, adaptive risk management strategies to help the organization successfully ensure employee safety. Hughes develops integrated security strategies that address diverse risks associated with short-term relief programming and longer term, large-scale development contracting in a single framework, allowing continuity of security policy and application of safety and security interventions across IRD’s portfolio.



Michael O’Neill
Senior Director of Security
Save the Children

The environment for delivering international development and humanitarian relief assistance has become increasingly complex and insecure. Michael O’Neill is a recognized leader in institutionalizing improved safety and security management in the development and humanitarian community.

At the Peace Corps, O’Neill initiated the development of an integrated safety and security management system that included policy formulation, resource allocation, crisis management training and incident report analysis.

As Chairman of the InterAction Security Advisory Group, O’Neill shepherded the development and enactment of the InterAction minimum operating safety and security standards that govern safety and security management for its members. 

As Senior Director for Global Safety and Security at Save the Children, O’Neill’s team has systematically built the safety and security management structure and developed policy and standards.

O’Neill recently led a research team to establish the efficacy of “acceptance” as a security management approach. The research project aims to identify the core components of an acceptance approach, how NGOs gain acceptance from stakeholders, how they determine whether they have been accepted and by whom, and how having gained acceptance affects the security of personnel and programs.



Government Security


William “Bill” Davidson
Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force
Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. 

As a member of the Senior Executive Service, Bill Davidson is the Air Force’s senior career civilian adviser to the Secretary.

Davidson manages and supports administratively the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, its 1,650-member Secretariat and supported Field Operating Agencies. These include manpower, people, organization, budget, supply and the Secretary's contingency fund; information, personnel and industrial security; and more.

Davidson also establishes policy and oversees worldwide Air Force Departmental Publishing, the Air Force Declassification Office, the Air Force Art Program Office and the Air Force Executive Dining Facility. Davidson develops and executes policy for the Air Force Central Adjudication Facility and is responsible for oversight of personnel security, information security, industrial security for Special Access Programs, Anti-Terrorism and Declassification.

During his military career, he served as an active duty officer and polygrapher with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, rising to Chief of the AFOSI polygraph program. Before retiring in 1990 as a colonel, he was Deputy for Security and Investigative Programs, SAF/AA. He retired at the rank of colonel and entered the Senior Executive Service in 1990.



Jerry Williams
Chief Security Officer
U.S.Department of Homeland Security


One Team, One Mission: that’s the motto of the gargantuan U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which encompasses FEMA, the Transportation Security Administration, the Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Border Protection and more. Since 2007, Jerry Williams has been tasked with the department responsible for securing our homeland. His leadership of the DHS Office of Security has directly contributed to enhanced U.S. security by breaking down barriers between agencies and between the public and private sector, while ensuring that information crossing among them remains appropriately protected.

Under Williams’ guidance, DHS successfully accomplished all goals for the nationwide deployment of the HSPD-12 access card – the secure credential to provide reliable personal identity verification of all federal employees and contractors. 

Recognizing that reliable information sharing requires verifiable security measures, Williams requested and received funding from Congress to direct the development and implementation of DHS Security Compliance Reviews of State and Local Fusion Centers that gather information from public and private entities to help identify and communicate potential terrorist threats and activities.   



Security Organizations


Los Angeles Police Department Captain III
Bill Williams, Commanding Officer, Commercial Crimes Division & LAAORCA Law Enforcement Co-Chair and
Los Angeles Police Department Detective III
Kent Oda, Community & Business Partnership Coordinator, LAPD-Commercial Crimes Division & LAAORCA Coordinator


Captain Bill Williams and Detective Kent Oda were instrumental in creating the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crime Association (LAAORCA), a public-private partnership for Los Angeles area retail loss prevention investigators and law enforcement personnel and prosecutors. Since April 2009, LAAORCA members have recovered more than $12 million of stolen property and seized more than 3,500 pounds of narcotics with an estimated street value of $9 million.  

In April 2011, LAAORCA launched its second phase to combat financial crimes and partnered with the United States Secret Service-Los Angeles Field Office. The partnership will help the financial sector address the crimes of credit card fraud, cyber crimes, identity theft and gift card fraud, among others.

Captain III Bill Williams started his career with the Los Angeles Police Department. He attained the rank of Captain in July 2000. Detective III Kent Oda is a tenured senior detective and a founding member of the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association. Detective Oda is the Department’s LAAORCA coordinator.



Daniel Rosenblatt
Executive Director
International Association of Chiefs of Police

Daniel N. Rosenblatt joined the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as director of its Information Services Division in 1986; he was appointed executive director of the IACP in 1989.

Since becoming the IACP’s executive director, Rosenblatt has been dedicated to improving the professionalism of law enforcement around the world. Under his leadership, the IACP has made significant strides in developing career-enhancing law enforcement education programs, among other initiatives.

Creating new and enhancing existing public-private partnerships has been a cornerstone of Rosenblatt’s tenure. He has helped to establish and expand programs to provide sponsored corporate-based education and training to the local law enforcement community; created partnerships with the private sector to recognize innovate and creative law enforcement programs as well as providing awards and recognition for those programs; and has overseen the enhancement and expansion of the IACP’s Annual Conference. The IACP has also expanded its services to address new and emerging topics that affect law enforcement globally, created new committees to assist law enforcement leaders with leveraging advancements in technology and information systems; and developed and implemented other worthwhile programs.     



Think Tanks/Universities


Edmund F. McGarrell, Ph.D.
Director and Professor of the School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Following the events of 9/11, Dr. Ed McGarrell was one of the first criminologists to recognize the need to enhance security by linking crime, terror, security and risk.

He helped develop the nation’s first master’s degree in law enforcement intelligence and analysis. The online degree is educating intelligence professionals in the security sector, law enforcement and the military.

Dr. McGarrell has provided leadership for the nation’s first Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Program (A-CAPPP).

Dr. McGarrell has also worked to promote several public-private partnership programs. He has supported MSU’s Critical Incident Protocol (CIP) program – now the Michigan State University – Security Executive Council Business Continuity Alliance – that has collaborated with U.S. communities to establish effective public-private partnerships to enhance community and campus emergency preparedness.

Since 2001, he has led a team of scholars that have served as the national research partner for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). The team supports PSN task forces in all U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the development of data-driven programs to reduce the level of violent gun and gang crime, and it conducts research on the impact of this national program on violent crime.



Larry Ponemon, Ph.D.
Chairman and Founder
The Ponemon Institute


Larry Ponemon’s career has been dedicated to researching privacy issues and advocating improved data protection. His work has shaped the perception of privacy for companies, government and individuals.

In 2002, he founded the Ponemon Institute, a think tank that is considered a pre-eminent research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy. Several of its annual studies have become widely used strategic tools. The Cost of Data Breach research series is used globally to help determine the financial impact of data loss or theft, and major organizations use the Most Trusted Companies for Privacy series to demonstrate the importance of organizational privacy commitments to consumer trust. The Institute has also studied PCI DSS trends, privacy practices in the financial services industry, trust and data security and other practices.

Dr. Ponemon established the Responsible Information Management (RIM) framework, an ethics-based approach for managing information assets and technologies. He also established the first privacy auditing process and the first global benchmarking project on corporate privacy and data protection practice.

Dr. Ponemon’s expertise has made him a sought-after advisor to new and established companies on privacy and data protection strategies.



Cities, Counties, States Security


Sheriff Douglas Gillespie
Clark County, Nevada/
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Sheriff Douglas Gillespie has been a member of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 1980. During his tenure as an officer, he has worked in a broad range of challenging assignments. He was promoted to Captain in January 2000 and to Deputy Chief in June 2002 to oversee the operations of the Detention Services Division.

Upon the election of Sheriff Bill Young in 2004, Deputy Chief Gillespie was selected to serve as the Undersheriff of Clark County. He retired following 27 years, and he was elected Sheriff in 2007. He was reelected to a second term in 2011 and proudly serves the citizens of Clark County.

Sheriff Gillespie has been instrumental in developing partnerships between the Clark County Sheriff’s Department/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the private sector business community to help define risks and threats that have a potential of negatively affecting the tourist industry in Las Vegas. This information sharing program has been vital in maintaining Las Vegas as a key tourist destination for the world.

The Sheriff is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the National Sheriff’s Association, in addition to leadership roles in other organizations.



Paul McCabe
Supervisory Special Agent Minneapolis Division, FBI

Special Agent Paul McCabe’s 24-year FBI career has been marked by extraordinary efforts in partnership building between government and business in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. McCabe has evangelized the importance of partnership between the public and private sectors. As the main liaison between the FBI and Minnesota's Fortune 500 companies, he has conducted presentations to corporations, business organizations, business associations, Universities, community organizations and law enforcement agencies.

In 2003, after a conversation with officials at Target Corporation, the Twin Cities Security Partnership was born, an organization that would provide the framework for law enforcement, government agencies, communities and industry to share information and resources to enhance the safety, security and quality of life in the Twin Cities area. The TCSP was the first public-private partnership to include high-ranking federal, state and local law enforcement agencies along with top private-sector security professionals as active participants.

In 2005, McCabe initiated the Minneapolis Division's FBI Citizens’ Academy, which teaches participants about the structure and operation of the FBI and works to foster greater understanding of the FBI’s role in the community. 



Defense Industrial Base Security



David Komendat
VP & Chief Security Officer,
The Boeing Company


Companies that contract critical services for the government have a dual responsibility for protection – to their corporate stakeholders and to their nation. David (Dave) Komendat ensures that Boeing works with government to share information and to guarantee that Boeing’s security will be guided by strong, capable leaders who can manage superior protection into the future. All of this has been done while improving year-over-year financial discipline.

In 2007, Komendat led the creation of Boeing’s Domestic Security Activity (DSA) group, which is responsible for collecting intelligence and mitigating espionage and terrorism threats that may target Boeing. The DSA organization was the first private company to have an intelligence analyst embedded in a FBI Field Intelligence Group. This partnership set the stage for other U.S. corporations, furthering the protection of our nation and infrastructure.

Komendat was also instrumental in creating an internal development program within Boeing’s Security and Fire Protection (S&FP) organization that would expose high-potential, non-management employees to all aspects of leading a premier security enterprise. The program enhances the skill pool, increases the pipeline of available talent and grows a stronger and more diverse team of future leaders.



William D. “Bill” Stephens
Director of Counterintelligence
Defense Security Service


From the moment Bill Stephens was appointed Director of the Defense Security Service’s (DSS) Counterintelligence (CI) Directorate in August 2009, he has focused the DSS CI workforce on improving its support in identifying, analyzing and mitigating the substantial threats faced by the more than 13,000 defense contractor facilities that employ more than one million cleared personnel. He managed the agency’s increased staffing of counterintelligence professionals, and he enacted immediate changes to better identify suspected illegal efforts to steal defense information and technologies. This resulted in DSS CI referring more than 200 investigations or operations to federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies during FY10, an increase of more than 300 percent from the previous fiscal year. 

In addition, Stephens’ outreach to numerous defense sector Chief Security Officers determined their need for more focused analysis of the threats their companies face on a daily basis. In response, DSS launched “Grey Torch,” CI threat assessments tailored to highlight foreign targeting of classified, and “Crimson Shield,” a classified monthly snapshot that informs cleared industry about attempts to compromise, exploit and/or illicitly acquire critical U.S. information and technology resident in cleared industry.



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

ChadCallaghan, 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  

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           

Dr. Graham Spanier, President, Pennsylvania State University             

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