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Board of Executive Protection Professionals

DEFINING THE NATIONAL STANDARD FOR WORLDWIDE EXECUTIVE PROTECTION

 

Without standards, there can be no improvement.

 

Join us as we take on the task of creating the first Executive Protection National Standard to be registered with the American National Standards Institute.

Missio/Vision

Mission Statement

Our mission is to elevate the training, quality, and professionalism of the Executive Protection industry.

Vision Statement

Make the Executive Protection industry professionalized and accountable by upholding unwavering ethics, standards, and competencies for the benefit of practitioners and all stakeholders served by the industry.

Creating a Standard

Creating The Standard

How Can A Standard Help The Industry

The Board of Executive Protection Professionals is the managing body for this process. The array of contributions by industry professionals who participate in the development of this document is what renders it a Standard.

Can another group create a Standard?

ANSI rarely, if ever, allows for the creation of competing Standards. Since the Board of Executive Protection Professionals has formally submitted and announced its intention with ANSI to create a National Standard on this topic that prohibits others from filing to create a similar or competing Standard.

Benefits of a Standard would include but not limited to:

  • Commonality and standardizing terms;

  • Creates continuity in the industry;

  • Standardized knowledge base for reference;

  • Creates a verifiable source for EP training;

  • Increased client confidence in the expertise of the individual charged with their protection;

  • Reduce negative public contacts due to a more comprehensive understanding of the profession.

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is comprised of seasoned industry professionals responsible for developing new or revised language for Standards developed by BEPP. This Committee will also approve or reject recommendations made by the Working Group.
 

The BEPP Technical Committee is the consensus body and will follow the voting procedures.

Working Group

The Working Group is comprised of industry professionals who make recommendations to the Technical Committee for final consideration, revision, and approval. 

 

Technical Committee Members may also be part of the Working Group

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How Do I Get Involved?

Anyone involved in the Executive Protection industry may participate.   In addition, individuals and companies that provide services that support the executive protection industry, such as Drone Pilots, alarm system integrators and etc. are also welcome to contribute.  

Those who participate in creating this Standard will have their name listed in the Standard as a Standards contributor.

The Board of Executive Protection Professionals will be accepting applications for those who wish to be involved in the process.  To stay informed of the progress, please sign up on our mailing list to receive regular updates.​

Whats Next?

Board Certification

The BEPP has partnered with Prometric to develop the first of its kind Executive Protection Board Certification.

 

Upon completing the exam with a minimum passing score, an individual would earn their Board Certified designation of "Certified Executive Security Operations Professional" (CESOP).

The goal is to create a nationally endorsed Board Certification as opposed to a generic, non-validated certificate of attendance, completion, or training.  

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Benefits of earning your Board Certification in Executive Protection

 

  • Increased client confidence in the expertise of the individual hired to protect them

  • Assurance that others who achieve the designation have an advanced body of knowledge and experience

  • Enables organizations to include the designation as a hiring requirement

  • Expanded career opportunities

  • Increase potential for positions with higher levels of responsibilities

  • Enhanced income

  • Possible reduced general liability insurance premiums

  • Validated to mentor new individuals joining the Executive Protection industry

  • Personal satisfaction of achievement

Meet Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of nine Subject Matter Experts who have been carefully selected based on current/previous employment, years of experience, professional certifications, and peer review. 

James Cameron, CPP
Chairman/ President

CEO
Security Concepts Group

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Lance Guillory, CPP
Member, Board of Directors

CEO
Safe Haven Risk Management

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Stefanie Drysdale
Member, Board of Directors

Sr. Vice President
Prescient

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Kevin Dye
Member, Board of Directors

Senior Manager Executive Protection
Proctor and Gamble

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Anthony DeMolina
Member, Board of Directors

CEO/Founder
Tactical Drone Concepts

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Fred Ketchem
Member, Board of Directors

Vice President of Physical and Protective Security

Orion Security Solutions

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Travis Lishok MS, PMP,PSP
Member, Board of Directors

Security Development Manager
STV

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Rob Pacsi
Member, Board of Directors

Director of Executive Security Services
National Football League

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Kevin Jones
Member, Board of Directors

Residential Security Program Assistant Manager

Skywalker Holdings

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John Knobloch
Member, Board of Directors

SVP- Director Corporate Protective Services

PNC Bank

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Board Members

Former Board Members

BEPP Board Member

Charles "Chuck" Andrews
MSME,CPP, CFE, CFCI, ICPS
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

William C. Cage
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

George DeBusk,
MD,MSc,FACS,FCCP

Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Jason Johnson, Esq., LL.M
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Joseph Autera
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Gerard Boniello, CPP
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Donald Robinson, CTM
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Aurelia Fedenisn
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Tim Bigler, CPP
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Steven Hernandez
Founding Member

BEPP Board Member

Scott Lowther, CPP, PCI

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