As the famous quote asserts, “Without standards, there can be no improvement.”   For some time, protection professionals have recognized the protective services industry was void of consistency and in dire need of standards specific to executive protection.  The Board of Executive Protection Professionals is taking on the task by establishing these standards with the purpose of advancing the industry. 

This Board is composed of seasoned professionals who will manage the process of creating the first Executive Protection National Standard.  Once approved, this Standard will be registered with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI is a private, nonprofit organization that oversees the creation of standards for various processes, products, systems, services, and personnel in nearly every business sector in the United States.

What makes our document a Standard?

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.

The Process

For a document to become an ANSI-approved National Standard, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals must be transparent and follow the strict guidelines outlined in the Essential Requirements provided by ANSI.  


These are the same standards observed by:

  • ASIS International;

  • SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management);

  • Department of Defense;

  • Other Standard Providers.

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Technical Committee and Working Group

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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.

Technical Committee

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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.

Working Group

To apply to either the Technical Committee or the Working Group simply fill in the application below and submit a current resume to info@ep-board.org for consideration. 

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Meet Our Professionals

The Commission is composed of nineteen (19) Subject Matter Experts who have been carefully selected based on current/previous employment, years of experience, professional certifications, and peer review. 

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James Cameron, CPP
Chairman

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  • 15 years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner

  • 6 years of  Department of State Diplomatic Security Services

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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Gerard Boniello, CPP
Vice Chairman

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  • 30 years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner

  • Former Executive Security International Board Member

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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  • 30 years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Business Owner - Vehicle Dynamics Institute

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection 

Vehicle operations.

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Steven Hernandez
Communications

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  • 10 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner 

Areas of Expertise

Protective Intelligence

Operations

Joseph Autera
Secretary

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Lance Guillory, CPP

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  • 15 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Retired DSS Special Agent

  • Retired US Army Reservist

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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  • 26 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner

  • Former USSS Federal Officer and Special Operation Team Leader and Instructor

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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  • 35 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Retired Special Agent US Department of State

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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Donald Robinson, CTM

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  • 30 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Retired FBI Special Agent 

Areas of Expertise

Behavior Analysis

Operations

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Michael Pukish

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  • 32 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner

  • Diplomatic Security Experience 

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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Denida Zinxhiria Grow

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  • 18 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner 

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection

Operations

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  • 30 Years Law Enforcement Experience

  • Drone Business Owner 

  • Retired US Army pilot

Areas of Expertise

Unmanned Vehicles

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Thomas  LeBrun

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  • 33 Years of International Protective Service Experience

  • Security Business Owner 

  • Developed LeBrun's American Combatives

Areas of Expertise

Combatives

Executive Protection

Anthony DeMolina

Chris Grow

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  • 41 Years of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Experience

  • Retired US Army

Areas of Expertise

TSCM

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  • 10 Years of International Protective Service Experience

Areas of Expertise

Executive Protection 

Protective Intelligence

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Raffaele M. Di Giorgio

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  • 33 Years of International Protective and Emergency Management Service Experience

  • Registered Paramedic

Areas of Expertise

Protective Medical Support

Executive Protection 

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William C. Cage

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  • 40 Years Investigation Experience

  • 40 Years Personal Protection Experience

Areas of Expertise

Investigations

Executive Protection 

Tim Bigler, CPP

Travis Lishok, CPP

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George DeBusk, MD,MSc,FACS,FCCP

  • Trauma Surgeon and Surgical Critical Care Physician

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons 

  • Medical Director of the Massachusetts State Police

  • Director of Medical Instructor Certifications

Areas of Expertise

Medical Doctor

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Jason Johnson

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  • 15 Years of Protective Services

  • Practicing Lawyer 

Areas of Expertise

Legal

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Roman Garcia

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  • 10 Years of Protective Services

  • Counter Terrorism Instructor

Areas of Expertise

Protective Intelligence

Executive Protection

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

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  • 38 Years of Security Experience

  • Cyber Security Expert

  • Fraud Investigation Expert

Areas of Expertise

Cyber 

Investigations