The International Foundation for Protection Officers announced that Dennis Shepp has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

He replaces Rick Daniels, MA (Criminology), CPP, CFE who has stepped down from the position of Chairman but has agreed to continue to serve as an IFPO Board Member.

Shepp has extensive experience with large training organizations, colleges and universities with the implementation of accredited training, a corporate university concept and professional development programs with professional certifications. He recently was the professional development advisor for a major international energy company based in the Middle East, managing a complete curriculum re-engineering project. Dennis has been a member of teaching faculty for colleges and universities, working with internationally recognized accreditation programs and security training curriculum development.  Dennis joined ASIS International in 1983 as a pioneering member of the first chapter in Canada, Edmonton 156. He has been an avid volunteer at the chapter, regional and international levels and represented ASIS HQ as faculty on various educational programs.

Shepp has more than 35-years’ experience as a security management practitioner in the Middle East and North America. He has an MBA from Royal Roads University, is a Life Member CPP and CFE.

Former Chairman Rick Daniels said, “It has been a privilege to serve as IFPO Chairman for so many years.  Now, as we move forward with new growth initiatives and revisions/expansions to our texts and training materials, fresh new leadership at the top is more important than ever.  I can think of few people in our industry as qualified as Dennis Shepp to take on the IFPO Chairman role.  Dennis has been my friend for close to three decades.  He is a thoughtful, energetic and dynamic personality. I look forward to working with Dennis, Sandi, the Board and IFPO Supporters around the globe in the coming years. These will be exciting times.”