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Executive Security Operations Conference 

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Michael T. Evanoff

Former, Assistant Secretary of

State for Diplomatic Security


Session Topic:

Executive Protection Advance Operations

Short Bio-

Mr. Evanoff is an American security expert and government official who served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security. Prior to assuming that role, he served as Vice President for Asset Protection & Security for Walmart from 2014 to 2017. Evanoff Previously he served as Chief Security Officer at Coca-Cola HBC, in Zug, Switzerland and Athens, Greece, and as Global Director of Security at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group in New York.


From 1985 to 2011, he served as a special agent in the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, where he held senior positions with the Overseas Security Advisory Council, NATO Office of Security, Secretary of State protection detail, and eight U.S. missions overseas. In his capacity at the State Department, he provided personal protection services to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also established the first Diplomatic Security liaison officer to the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.


Mr. Evanoff resigned as Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security in July 2020

Keynote Speaker
Thursday 8 June, 2023 8:00am

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Dr. Michelle Keeney

Senior Advisor

U.S. Secret Service


Session Topic:

Protective Intelligence during Executive Protection Operations

Short Bio-

As a senior advisor with the U.S. Secret Service, Dr. Keeney advises executive management on operational and policy decisions based on an understanding of protective intelligence investigations and psychological, social, and behavioral science.


Dr. Keeney serves as the Secret Service's only psychologist conducting threat assessments and consulting on Secret Service protective intelligence investigations. Also offer guidance on strategic goals for research and training related to the protective intelligence mission of the agency; and conduct training related to threat assessment, mental illness, interviewing techniques, deescalation, and other topics.


Dr. Keeney also served as the Chief of the National Threat Assessment Center from November 2007 through December 2016, during which time she oversaw the Center's research, training, and consultation activities. SES-certified.

Keynote Speaker
Friday 9 June, 2023 8:00am


Dean Geribo

Vice President, Corporate Security & Business Resilience 

Moderna Pharmaceuticals


Session Topic:

Executive Protection Operations from the Consumer/Client Perspective 

Short Bio-

Mr. Geribo has led Moderna’s Corporate Security Department, with overall responsibilities globally in the areas of physical and technical security, insider threat, global intelligence, brand protection, executive protection and aviation, and business resilience since 2020.


Before joining Moderna he served as Chief Security Officer at Alcon, where he managed the company’s security portfolio across seventy-five countries and more than twenty manufacturing facilities globally. Mr. Geribo also spent 9 years with Novartis, where he held various roles and responsibilities in the executive protection functions, middle and director level management roles at both regional and business unit levels.


Mr. Geribo holds a BS in Business and a Health Care Compliance Certification from Seton Hall’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law. He is also a former law enforcement professional and United States Marine, and sits on the Advisory Board of Directors for Base Operations in Washington D.C..


Dr. George DeBusk MD, MSc, FACS, FCCP


Aspitha LLC.


Session Topic:

Medical Oversight and Legal Liability Consideration for Executive Protection Operations 

Short Bio-

"Doc" is a double-board certified general surgeon and surgical critical care physician who specializes in trauma and emergency surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the State Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Committee on Trauma where he has lead numerous initiatives. He also holds full licensure to practice medicine in multiple U.S. states.

In pursuit of his enjoyment of tactical medicine, Doctor DeBusk provides concierge medical direction to law enforcement, EMS organizations and executive protection groups. He is a proud member of the Board of Executive Protection Professionals where he provides guidance on requisite medical standards for protection specialists. He indulges his zeal for tactical medicine and special operations with his experience in academic medicine as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Special Operations Medicine.


Doctor DeBusk holds director and instructor certifications in numerous medical education training programs which he has been privileged to provide to a wide-range of entities at home and abroad, including:

  • Stop the Bleed / Bleeding Control

  • Rural Trauma Team Development

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

  • Advanced Trauma Operative Management

  • Advanced Surgical Skills and Exposure in Trauma

  • Disaster Management and Emergency Preparation

  • Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support

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Dr. Mary Beth

Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences   


Session Topic:

Mental Health During Executive Protection Operations

Short Bio-

Dr. Mary Beth is a former United States Secret Service Agent and current consultant in the fields of forensic and clinical psychology. She is a professor at George Washington University, where she teaches Abnormal Psychology and the Psychology of Crime and Violence. Mary Beth holds a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She is also the author of ” The Protector: A Woman’s Journey from the Secret Service to Guarding VIPs and Working in Some of the World’s Most Dangerous Places”

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Joe Autera


Vehicle Dynamics Institute   


Session Topic:

Current Trends and Considerations for Safe and Secure Transportation during Executive Protection Operations

Short Bio-

Joe Autera is a hands on executive, sharply focused on designing, developing and delivering the highest quality training to professional drivers and security practitioners with responsibility for providing safe and secure transportation to executives, dignitaries, high net worth individuals and family members. Since founding Tony Scotti's Vehicle Dynamics Institute (VDI), he has been the driving force in establishing the company as the global leader in advanced driver training in the corporate, law enforcement and government/military sectors.

Under his leadership, VDI's professional staff has dedicated themselves to improving the ability of private sector security, law enforcement, military and other "at risk" personnel to recognize and respond to the myriad of potentially life threatening situations - from accidents to violent attacks and/or kidnappings - which they may encounter while traveling by vehicle.

VDI's ever expanding clientele currently encompasses over 200 corporations, including more than 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, 8 of the 10 largest corporations in the world (by annual revenue)., dozens of the most recognizable high net worth and ultra high net worth families and some of the most elite law enforcement and military units in the world. The firms' highly refined mobile training capability has allowed it to establish itself as the premier provider of specialized driver training in the global marketplace, having successfully delivered its unique training programs in such far flung countries as Australia, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Kenya, Guatemala, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Kent Moyer


World Protection Group 


Session Topic:

Integrating Drones During Executive Protection Operations 

Short Bio-

CEO & Founder of The World Protection Group, Inc. (WPG) and high-end Executive Protection (EP) company, 001, Mr. Kent Moyer is a dedicated expert in the field of EP, Protective Intelligence, & Threat Management. With offices in Shanghai, Mexico City, and headquarters in Beverly Hills, WPG is a full-service, international firm specializing in Executive Protection and Drone Security Operations. Its luxury arm, 001, provides a customized, comprehensive security program for billionaires.

Mr. Moyer is an alumnus of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he spent additional time at the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy, Ritz Carlton Leadership Center, & HEC Paris University studying the strategic management of luxury businesses. He is a graduate of the Executive Security Institute (ESI), where he received a degree in Criminal Justice.

The World Protection Group is the only security firm in the United States to have a 4 FAA Waivers (fly over people, night, beyond visual line of site, and below weather minimums) airspace authorizations for Los Angeles County and Las Vegas. plus a drone unit with 10 Executive Protection FAA Drone pilots, a fleet of over 10 drones. The drones are used in Executive Protection operations, Estate Protection, Risk Assessments, 2D & 3D mapping, search and rescue, Investigations, Intelligence, advances, & law enforcement operations support.

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Jason Bertrand

Chief Security Officer

Private Family 

Session Topic:

Operational Challenges and Solutions for the Executive Protection Solo Practitioner 

Short Bio-

Jason is the the Founder and CEO of Twilight Executive Services and currently Chief Security Officer for an Ultra-High-Net-Worth family office in Seattle, WA.


He is a personal protection and threat mitigation expert with more than 18 years of experience. His career began in the United States Army Special Operations community and as a Sniper Team Leader with multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


After leaving the military in 2008, he worked under contract for the US Department of State Diplomatic Security Service High Threat Protection Division where he served for more than 7 years as a member of the US Ambassador to Iraq's Personal Protection Detail in Baghdad, Iraq.


Since departing the military/government world, has held roles in celebrity, ultra high net worth, and corporate protection programs traveling to more than 40 countries in support of his clients.


Jason is also a Commercial Pilot, skydiver, BASE jumper, PADI certified scuba diver and a nationally registered

Emergency Medical Technician.

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Research Electronics International



Session Topic:

TSCM - Technical Threats During Executive Protection Operations

Short Bio-

REI specializes in the design and manufacture of electronic test equipment for security applications. The company was founded in 1983 in Cookeville, Tennessee, U.S.A. by Bruce Barsumian, who later partnered with Tom Jones (GM) in 1995. In June 2019 REI became an Electronic Technologies  subsidiary of HEICO Corporation (Hollywood, FL, USA). REI customers include government agencies, law enforcement organizations, corporate security personnel, and TSCM professionals worldwide that have a need and responsibility to protect sensitive information.

James Cameron, CPP


Security Concepts Group


Session Topic:

ANSI "Standard for Providing Executive Protection" Process and Update - Board Certification "Executive Security Operations Professional" (CESOP) Process and Update

Short Bio-

James Cameron is an ASIS International Board-Certified Protection Professional, CPP, and has over 15 years’ international experience in both the security industry and the corporate sector. Mr. Cameron owns and operates Security Concepts Group which opened 2009.


In the effort to continue to raise the industry standard of Executive Protection Mr. Cameron started the organization Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP) in March of 2021. In September of 2021 the BEPP became a American National Standards Instituted (ANSI) accredited as a Standard Developer. Under Mr. Cameron’s leadership the BEPP has organized over 150 industry professionals to develop the first ANSI approved “Standard for Providing Executive Protection”.


Mr. Cameron is a combat veteran, having earned a Bronze Star for his actions during combat operations as a Sniper in Iraq. Mr. Cameron also has earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems.


Alan W. Zajic, CPP, CSP, ICPS


AWZ Security Consultants


Session Topic:

Incident reporting and legal preparation during Executive Security Operations

Short Bio-

Alan has over 35 years of practical hands on experience in security and surveillance operations.  Alan is a member of the International Association of Certified Surveillance Professionals (IACSP) where he holds the designation of Certified Surveillance Professional (CSP) and is a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). He is also a subject matter expert and Track Advisor for the American Gaming Association. Additionally, he is a member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners and holds their Designation of International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS).


In addition, he is frequently requested to perform the services of a Forensic Security Consultant (Expert Witness) in gaming, hospitality, retail, bars, nightclubs, and multi-unit housing environments and has been court accepted to testify in various jurisdictions nationally.

Additional Speakers and Session Topics Coming Soon.....

Speakers and session topics subject to change

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