Executive Security Operations Conference
Michael T. Evanoff
Former, Assistant Secretary of
State for Diplomatic Security
Executive Protection Advance Operations
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
Thursday 8 June, 2023 8:00am
Dr. Michelle Keeney
U.S. Secret Service
Protective Intelligence during Executive Protection Operations
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.
Friday 9 June, 2023 8:00am
Scott Lowther, CPP, PCI
Director of Security
Executive Protection Operations from the Consumer/Client Perspective
Scott entered law enforcement in 1999, initially as an Auxiliary Constable with the RCMP in BC followed by becoming a full-time constable shortly after. Scott completed his law enforcement career in 2008 with a municipal police department in Alberta. Scott made the jump to Corporate Security & Emergency Management in the Oil & Gas Industry and spent the majority of the past 14 years with PetroChina Canada.
With PetroChina Canada, Scott was tasked with leading security operations (physical, personnel, EP) and intelligence for the company’s oil & gas assets. As an Incident Command System (ICS) instructor, Scott also oversaw incident management and ICS training for his company as well as numerous global affiliates. Scott’s work with PetroChina has taken him around the globe assisting the organization with developing security and emergency management programs.
In May of 2022, Scott accepted a role as the Director of Security for a Family Office in Northern California. In that role Scott leads a talented team of Executive Security Agents, SOC Operators & Security Systems Specialists.
Scott has recently completed many years of volunteer leadership with ASIS International having just completed two years of service on the ASIS Global Board of Directors and before that, three years on the Executive Board of the ASIS CSO Center.
Dr. George DeBusk MD, MSc, FACS, FCCP
Medical Oversight and Legal Liability Consideration for Executive Protection Operations
"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
Dr. Mary Beth Janke
Forensic and Clinical Psychologist
Mental Health During Executive Protection Operations
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”
Senior Vice President
IRS Code 132 and Executive Protection Operations
As the head of Security practices Mike White serves as a trusted security advisor to corporations, companies, clients and their families across the United States and the world. His 26-year U.S. Secret Service career included responsibility for all protective measures for the U.S. President, First Lady, First Family, and White House Complex as well as service on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD) for the last five U.S. Presidents (Trump, Obama, Bush 43, Clinton and Bush 41).
As Special Agent in Charge of the President and White House Mike led and directed hundreds of special agents, sworn officers and administrative staff. In addition to developing and executing a multi-million dollar budget and all protective programs, he authorized, directed and implemented contingency plans and supervised the day-to-day intelligence stream on domestic and international threats toward the President, the First Family, and other protectees. He also enacted daily facility and operational plans to protect the First Family against internal and external threats, lone assailants, multiple attackers or explosive-laden vehicles and ensured presidential environments are protected against covert listening devices. As the Special Agent in Charge responsible for the President’s security, Mike was constantly at the President’s side – including at the White House as well as on Air Force One, Marine One and the Secret Service limousine to ensure compliance with all security protocols and threat mitigation measures.
Howard Fisher, Esq
Senior Vice President
IRS Code 132 and Executive Protection Operations
Howard is a senior executive leader on the Jensen Hughes team with a 32-year track record of profit-and-loss responsibility and track record of aligning innovative, strategy-driven solutions with complex business challenges to drive high-performance financial and operating results across multiple industries. He is also a sales leader, attorney and litigator with a personal and deeply layered understanding of the safety, security and resilience challenges confronting our clients.
Before joining Jensen Hughes, Howard held executive positions at several large professional services firms and corporations. In these positions, he consistently earned rapidly increasing responsibility for the strategic, operational and financial performance of multiple teams and, cumulatively, the generation of nearly $1 billion in revenues and the creation and execution of business strategies that delivered significant five-year compound annual growth rate from 2016 through 2020.
Howard has earned trust and accolades from clients, mentors, executive peers and direct reports alike for exceptional leadership of his team, the creation of a culture of responsiveness to client needs, and an unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. Because of this track record, Howard is one of Jensen Hughes’ chief client ambassadors.
Howard listens well, and he puts himself in the shoes of senior executives and their legal counsel and other key advisors across industries. He finds ways to advance their goals and priorities quickly, efficiently and cost‐ effectively. In short, Howard builds relationships, earns trust and helps our clients understand how to solve their safety and security challenges
Vehicle Dynamics Institute
Current Trends and Considerations for Safe and Secure Transportation during Executive Protection Operations
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.
World Protection Group
Integrating Drones During Executive Protection Operations
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.
Chief Security Officer
Operational Challenges and Solutions for the Executive Protection Solo Practitioner
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.
Research Electronics International, (R.E.I.)
TSCM - Technical Threats During Executive Protection Operations
Chris is a proven and highly-trained Law Enforcement executive. He has operated in every aspect of modern policing, to include: large scale narcotics investigations, Homeland Security, white-collar crime, public corruption, voter and election fraud, violent crime, jail management and community oriented policing.
Chris is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, held the positions of Police Chief and Chief of Investigations for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. After 20 years in Law Enforcement, Chris started a Private Investigative agency which included TSCM services for individuals and corporations in the southeast. Research Electronics International’s equipment and training were widely used in this capacity.
James Cameron, CPP
Security Concepts Group
ANSI "Standard for Providing Executive Protection" Process and Update - Board Certification "Executive Security Operations Professional" (CESOP) Process and Update
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
Incident reporting and legal preparation during Executive Security Operations
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.
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