September 12-13 Philadelphia, PA

24th Annual

Bank Security Conference

Laser-focused on bank security for 24 years.

The 24th Annual Bank Security Conference

Stream the full, 2-day archive of the event directly to you!

Kevin Smith
Welcome from Jim Beveridge & Kevin Smith

The management team at BankersOnline have asked us to coordinate the 2018 Bank Security Conference being held at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott on September 12 & 13, 2018. As always, we've started with a review of the 2017 evaluations, and we think we've developed a solid, comprehensive program to help you meet your annual training requirements. Above all, we think the line-up this year will help you prepare for those difficult annual Board report questions and improve your bank's overall Security Program. The 24th Annual Bank Security Conference is designed for anyone associated with bank security and every attendee stands to gain valuable insight into the issues we all face today. Our program is filled with new professional speakers, many of whom are leaders in their respective disciplines, and it is designed to address the training needs of security officers, investigators, fraud analysts, security operations personnel, and even auditors.

It was clear that everyone enjoyed the professional speaker line-up we had for 2017, so once again we have spared no expense to ensure that you will receive timely information from subject matter experts throughout the country. When you look at the agenda, we think you'll agree that we have assembled an outstanding group of speakers in an effort to make this conference the premier bank security training program available today. Sessions have been extended to allow for adequate Q&A, and our streaming process has been modified to make remote participation more user friendly. As requested, we've even included a session entitled, "The Latest in Security Equipment & Technologies for Banks," where several vendors have been invited to speak for 15 minutes each on their latest whiz-bang security products.

As always, we will be offering a pre-workshop session designed for those who are just getting into the bank security field or who may need a refresher course on the basics of bank security. The Bank Security 101 pre-conference workshop is an excellent program for new investigators, fraud analysts, or anyone who has recently been appointed to the role of Bank Security Officer.

For the Wednesday and Thursday Conference, you again have a choice to attend in person at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott, or you can attend via live streaming audio and video right in your own office. If you want, you can have your entire staff participate for one simple price! And you have the ability to access any of the sessions again for 30 days after the conference. This is an excellent opportunity to meet multiple training requirements. Think how easy it will be to answer the next examiner's question of, "When and what type of formal training has your security team received since your last examination?"

Oh, and don't forget the annual Trolley Ride (optional). Since we are back in Philadelphia this year, we've made arrangements for the Trolley to pick us up immediately after the exhibit hall launch on Wednesday evening and take us for a brief tour of the city, with stops in the restaurant district.

James Beveridge
Director, Bank Security Conference
Editor, Bankers' Hotline Newsletter

P. Kevin Smith, CPP
Director, Bank Security Conference

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  •    The intricate nuances of a workplace interview and interrogation.
  •    How to conduct a proper risk assessment and site security survey.
  •    Innovative approaches to selling your program to the Board and Senior Management.
  •    Excellent tips on how to protect those front line employees from the threat of kidnap hostage and extortion.
  •    How to use existing data to identify and prevent internal theft.
  •    Ways to recognize and deal with potentially violent employees.
  •    Tips on how to use social media to learn anything about anyone.
  •    The latest techniques in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) or securing the branch of today and tomorrow.
  •    What's new at FinCEN, and lessons learned from SAR submissions throughout the country.
  •    The latest in security equipment used in bank security./li>
  •    Important networking contacts - those you shared information with over this intense two day training environment.

  •    To help you meet the security function's mission.
  •    To reduce/eliminate the opportunity for losses through internal and external theft or fraud.
  •    To protect all persons who are lawfully on the premises.
  •    To assist in the identification, apprehension and the prosecution of offenders.
  •    To recover missing, stolen or lost funds and property.
  •    To provide you with solid contacts in bank security to make you a better security agent.

Pre-Conference Session, Basic Security Officer Training
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Basic Security 101: A Starter & A Refresher Program

2-Day Workshop: September 11-12, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Wed)
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Thurs)

LOCATION (2 options)

In-Person at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott OR Remote Video Streaming to your location.


Call for reservations or book your room online using the link below. The rate is $169 per night. If you call, be sure to mention Bankers' Hotline Bank Security Conference to get the room block rate. A limited number of rooms are available at this discounted event rate, so reserve your room ASAP. (Room block rate available through August 20, 2018.)

Philadelphia Airport Marriott (attached to the Philadelphia International Aiport)
$169/night, 215.492.9000
Online booking: Book your group rate for Banker's Hotline-Bank Security Conference 2018


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2-Day Workshop: $1095 (In-Person), $1295 (Remote Streaming)
Pre-Workshop Sessions: $545 (In Person)


Online:  2018 Bank Security Conference Registration
Phone: 800.660.0080
FAX: 215.230.8318
Mail: PO Box 1632, Doylestown, PA 18901
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years in the making


Created by security professionals
for security professionals

Kevin Smith
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Security 101: The Security Officer Role & Responsibilities

Bank Security 101 is a pre-conference workshop designed for those who are new to the bank security world and for those who may need a refresher course in the regulations governing the issues related to the security function. Kevin will review the Bank Protection Act, UCC, Sarbanes Oxley, and much more to make you aware of your regulatory obligations and identify ways to achieve your goal of protecting company assets while staying within the lines of the coloring book. It is important for anyone associated with bank security (investigators, fraud analysts, anti-money laundering agents, and others) to understand the various technologies used to prevent or detect crimes against your institution, and this session will address all of those technologies. Bank Security 101 is intended to give each attendee an appreciation for the regulatory, physical security, fraud prevention and investigative environment, so they understand how the bank security function may be viewed as a valuable contributor to the bottom line.

Specific elements of Security 101 include the following:

  • Recent changes and case law related to the Bank Protection Act.
  • A theoretical discussion on bank security equipment
              (Vaults, Video, Access Control, Dye Pacs, tracking, locks, safes, etc.)
  • The realities of conducting bank security investigations.
  • Proven investigative methodologies through a discussion of specific case studies.
  • The benefits of using a case management system and process for
              asset recoveries,
              SAR reporting requirements, and
              gathering information for regular management reports.
  • Using the investigative process to reduce future losses through fraud prevention technologies.
  • How regulations might actually increase the prospect of loss recoveries.
  • Discussion of current trends in fraud, including ATM Skimming and identity theft.
  • How investigations may be used to satisfy training requirements of the Bank Protection Act.
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.
  • How the Right to Financial Privacy impacts the investigative process.
  • The importance of working with Law Enforcement to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.

Note: Agenda includes 15 minute break in morning, 15 minute break in afternoon, and 1 hour lunch break from 1200-1300. Total training time = 6.5 hours.

P. Kevin Smith, CPP
Jim BeveridgeKevin Smith
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Selling Your Ideas to Senior Management

You go to conferences and you walk away with some great ideas to improve operational efficiencies. You spot a control weakness in an investigation that could prevent losses from happening. Or, you think of ways to improve the image of your security operation. Unfortunately, it's difficult to quantify the value of these programs to the bottom line, so your ideas fall on deaf ears. Like the little boy with his finger in the dike, you continue to provide security services in a reactive manner and watch losses climb until some catastrophic event places the spotlight on your security program. In this one hour session, Jim & Kevin will use 50+ years of security management experience to provide a blueprint for successfully selling your ideas and programs to senior management.

Jim Beveridge & Kevin Smith
Michael Ross

Threat, risk and vulnerability are not interchangeable; rather, they are the essential ingredients of an accurate risk analysis. In their simplicity, Threats need to be identified, and generally, cannot be controlled. Risks can be mitigated and managed to lower vulnerability or impact on the business. Vulnerabilities can be identified and treated with proactive measures. This session will focus on the methods we should use to identify threats, risks, and vulnerabilities, for it is that methodology that will be the focus of any negligence lawsuit resulting from a customer assault or injury.

Mike Ross and Mary Gates, GMR Security
David Lewen

In 2014 and 2015, bank employees and their families in several states along the east coast were electronically stalked on social media and bank websites by two federal felons: Michael Benanti and Brian Witham. Utilizing information gleaned from social media, as well as physical surveillance of the employees at their homes, Benanti and Witham assembled dossiers on the bank employees and targeted them. Benanti and Witham violently invaded the bank employees' homes and took family members hostage at gunpoint, ordering the bank employee to rob his/her own bank in order to secure the release of their family members. AUSA David Lewen was the lead prosecutor in the case of United States v. Michael Benanti. He will discuss the investigation and prosecution and focus on the unique ways Benanti and Witham targeted bank employees and their families.

David Lewen, Jr.
Dr. Tau Braun

To adequately prevent and manage workplace violence and the threat of violence there is a need for the implementation and execution of proactive and ongoing violence prevention efforts. Using thought-provoking case studies, multimedia, and anecdotes, Dr. Tau Braun, Executive Director of the Violence Prevention Agency, will illuminate strategies that are designed to prevent, detect, investigate, manage and resolve behavior that has generated concerns for workplace safety from violence.

Dr. Tau Braun
Jim Power

Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to look at the data that is really important, that tells a story, that protects your company, its customers and its employees? Jim Power has done so very successfully, and in this session he will show you how to gather and use the information you already have. So many companies spend thousands of dollars on third party resources in their fight against fraud, but they overlook the value of internal data. Jim was in a similar situation. He knew his company was losing big money to insider fraud, and he knew it was effecting customers as well. Losses were increasing and reputation was being impacted. He just could not quantify how many or how much! The answer to internal fraud prevention is to understand who is looking at what and why. Jim will demonstrate through a business case study how investigative analytics of internal data helped identify employee theft, which saved his company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Jim Power
Sherman Brawner
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & the Path to Intelligent Security

Security is a broadly used term, and in the financial services industry there are a myriad of "security" contexts for consideration. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are constantly being developed and applied across this spectrum. Many of these technologies have demonstrated tremendous potential and have greatly benefited people, commerce and organizations, such as helping to minimize credit card fraud.

The purpose of this presentation is to shed light on current trends and applications in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how predictability and intelligent security will drive asset prioritization and focus in the future, not only for the financial services industry but for the marketplace as a whole. We will review a number of products currently available and deployed across the market, as well as a few of the new innovations on the horizon.

Our ultimate objective is to explain how to leverage artificial intelligence to best mitigate threats, prevent crime, assist the investigation process and develop evidence for potential legal proceedings. We will also emphasize the need for technology to adapt as threats, social contexts and government regulations evolve.

Sherman Brawner, CIPS, NICET
Tom Lawler

Discover the many nuances of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), its mission, and its involvement with the Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, and efforts to counter the Financing of Terrorism. Also gain an exclusive, in-depth look at developments in the cybersecurity world, such as Business E-Mail Compromise, and how to recognize and prevent this growing issue from striking your credit union. Other topics include the critical importance of 314(b) information sharing as well as shifting demographic stats.

Tom Lawler
Michele Stuart

Social media contains a plethora of information, yet most investigators don't know where or how to search for it. This presentation will provide an overview of investigative techniques and correct search patterns of open sources and social media platforms. These sources, all of which are free, can assist in determining the identification of an individual, associations, relatives, address history, telephone numbers and much, much more.

Michele Stuart
Doug Kohlsdorf

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment. In this session Mr. Kohlsdorf will explain the psychological impacts on criminals of a properly constructed branch. Attendees will learn how thoughtful approaches to Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) can reduce the risk of bank robbery and fraud in your branches.

Doug Kohlsdorf
David Zulawski

Business leaders often are tasked with some of the most difficult types of investigations, primarily because of the nature of the case and the pure lack of evidence. Investigations into theft, fraud or more severe crimes are typically supported by documentation, surveillance or other tangible evidence. The sexual harassment claim, workplace violence threat or a bullying issue typically only supply the investigator with a witness' account of what happened. Hearing multiple versions of the same story, with different perspectives and biases can make an investigation collapse unresolved. Learn from the tools used by Certified Forensic Interviewers (CFI) to interview victims, witnesses or the alleged when attempting to identify the truth.

The techniques discussed will be derived from the WZ Method taught in Wicklander Zulawski' s HRCI & SHRM approved Workplace Investigative Interviewing Strategies workshop. This session will discuss key components and structure of a successful interview. Learn how to take the proper steps when interviewing a complainant, witness or subject. Gain more information and details to help further your investigation while getting closer to the truth. Attendees will walk away with a general understanding of the WZ Method and will immediately be able to more accurately obtain the truth.

  • Objective 1: Understand the core concepts and strategy of the WZ Method.
  • Objective 2: Learn a variety of key indicators to help in evaluating the individual's interview content.
  • Objective 3: Walk away with a structured strategy on how to react to the next hostile work environment complaint.
David E. Zulawski


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Pre-workshop (optional)
(September 11, 2018)


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Live, In-person
(September 12-13, 2018)

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(September 12-13, 2018)

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what people say

I attended the Security Officers Workshop in 2016 - which as always was Excellent!!!
Kathy D. Hutchinson VP/ Compliance Specialist & Security/BSA Officer, The Juniata Valley Bank
As always, a great conference full of relevant material and great speakers.
Julie Boyd Community Trust Bank
This year's conference was one of the best I have attended...There wasn't one session where I didn't learn something of value.
Christine Martin
I found this year's presenters simply awesome. Thank you for making this all possible. When I retire this year, I will be taking with me the memories of so many wonderful people that I have met over the many years and the knowledge that was gained by attending BOL's annual training.
Doug Young Champlain National Bank
Phenomenal 26 years of attending conferences all around the country, this one beats them all.
Robert Michels VP Security Officers, The First National Bank of Dennison
Having access to a live remote is perfect for those of us that are unable to attend in person. It is as if you are right in the room.
Kathie Pryor AVP Bank Operations/Security Officer, Community Bank Delaware
We participated via online, and thought it was a great way to learn so much without having to travel. We appreciate the content and the presentation delivery. It was well worth our investment and we will recommend your conferences for this very reason.
Deanna Voyles Senior Manager, Deposit & Security Operations, INTRUST Bank, Wichita, KS
Truly a great security program. Consistent high quality, and different subjects each year. You help keep me up-to-date. Keep up the good work!
Richard D. Miller Sr. VP, Cashier, Security Officer, Imperial Bank, Inglewood, CA
Best workshop ever!
Michele Beck Security Officer, Harleysville Savings Bank, Harleysville, PA


Meet our professionals

P. Kevin Smith


Editor, Bankers' Hotline

P. Kevin Smith is a Certified Protection Professional through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). A former Lieutenant from the Wilmington Delaware Police Department, Kevin has spent more than 23 years as a senior security manager in the financial services and communication industries. Recently retired as the VP of Asset Protection for Navient Solutions Inc. (formerly Sallie Mae, Inc.), a $200 billion student lending organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Kevin now serves as the Chief Editor for Bankers' Hotline, the premier monthly trade newsletter for bank security professionals.

Jim Beveridge


General Manager
Allied Universal Security Systems and Services

Jim Beveridge is a General Manager with Allied Universal Security Systems and Services. Prior to his current assignment, Jim had a very successful career in bank security, serving as the Senior Vice President in charge of Security at J.P. Morgan Chase (2004-2006), and Chief Security Officer for Bank One in Chicago (1996-2004). Following his bank security career, Jim owned and managed several very successful businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth TX area. Most recently, Jim serves as Editor of Bankers' Hotline, a monthly publication for security and operations personnel serving the financial services industry. Jim holds a Master's degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and a BA from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. A recognized expert in Bank Security, Jim has lectured nationwide, and he has been published in numerous trade journals throughout his career.

Dr. Tau Braun


Executive Director,
Violence Prevention Agency
Violence Prevention Specialist

Dr. Tau Braun is a thought leader and eminent speaker on Violence Prevention and Response. As a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Braun focused on integrative psychology and wellness. Post 9/11, Dr. Braun began to narrow his research and practice to understanding the causes of violence, the prevention and response to violence, and crisis psychology. As a Violence Prevention Specialist and Threat Management professional, he now advises and trains educational institutions, healthcare facilities, corporations, and government organizations in Violence Prevention Strategies, including Threat Management; Mass Casualty Attack Prevention, Preparedness, and Response; Crisis Response; and Counterterrorism. Dr. Tau Braun's epistemological, humanistic, systems-based approach offers a compassionate, scientific, optimistic, and mindful solution to complex issues. He makes a strong case to see violence as a public health issue, not a criminal-justice one, and to be proactive and adaptive in our response. He believes that it is the most ethical approach, and also the only option that is viable, sustainable, and in sync with a rapidly changing world.

Dr. Braun regularly presents at global conferences, notably, FEMA Active Shooter Preparation for Higher Education, the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference, Master The Disaster, CBRAC Violence Prevention Symposium, the Preparedness Summit, INTERCEP Urgent Threat Forum, ACI-NA Airport Collaborative: Crisis Management Workshop, California Department of Public Health - EMSA Emergency Preparedness Training Workshop, Indiana Department of Education School Safety Training, Men in Nursing Conference, and the California Tactical Officers Association (CATO) Conference.

Dr. Braun serves as an advisor to Safe and Sound Schools (A Sandy Hook Initiative), Firestorm's Crisis and Emergency Management Expert Council, the RANE Network, and Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association (MHSDA).

Mary Gates


Vice President
GMR Security

Mary joined GMR in March, 2018 as our Vice President, Security, following a 30-year career in corporate security management, including 24-years with a leading global financial institution. Her experience includes investigations, physical security and project management, serving as a multi-state security manager, managing internal risks and control programs, consulting on policies, procedures and standards and serving as a security officer program compliance manager. Mary has lead teams consisting of more than 90 employees and had budget responsibility for programs in excess of $65MM. She is an international guest speaker on topics related to Active Shooter, Security Officer Management, Disaster Recovery and Financial Security Innovation during sessions at ASIS International, ABA Risk Management Conference, and the Ligue Internationale des Societes de Surveillance. Mary is a Certified Financial Services Security Professional (CFSSP), a Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA-III) and achieved the Diplomate designation from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.


National Director of Physical Security, Catholic Services,
Recognized CPTED Expert for Financial Institutions

Doug Kohlsdorf is a proven security professional with over 30 years' experience in law enforcement and security risk management. He has held positions as a deputy sheriff and security risk manager. His responsibilities have included national and international security operations planning and implementation. Some areas of responsibility included overseas executive security planning, physical security, Workplace Violence mitigation and investigation, and security training. He is retired from the United States Air Force (National Guard) were he spent 20 years as a Security Policeman and held positions as unit training N.C.O.

Doug holds the international board certification of C.P.P. through A.S.I.S. He is a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, the Air Force Security Police Academy. He is a certified instructor through the Air Force and American Bankers Association, is certified in the Read technique of interview and interrogation, and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) techniques. As an invited speaker at local, regional and international seminars Doug has spoken on a variety of security related topics to include workplace violence, C.P.T.E.D and terrorism. Doug is currently the Director of Physical Security and Emergency Preparedness for Catholic Health Initiatives an organization with over 2,000 locations and 65,000 employees across the United States.

Thomas Lawler


Senior Liaison Officer

Tom Lawler currently serves as a Senior Liaison Officer within the Domestic Liaison Division at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in Washington, D.C. The Liaison Division works to better ensure industry compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act through supporting, overseeing, and working in partnership with the Federal Functional Regulators, Foreign Financial Intelligence Units, and the State Regulatory Agencies that examine for Bank Secrecy Act Compliance. Mr. Lawler's current duties at FinCEN include direct liaison to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). Prior to joining FinCEN Mr. Lawler spent two decades plus running the Compliance, Risk Management and Security divisions of two Regional Bank Holding Companies as well as a State Chartered Credit Union.

David Lewen

DAVID Lewen, JR.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Knoxville, TN

Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Lewen has been a federal criminal prosecutor for the last 10 years in the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to being an AUSA, he served on active duty for 5 years in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, serving in Korea, Hawaii, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. AUSA Lewen has experience prosecuting a wide range of federal criminal matters, including high-level drug trafficking and money laundering, public corruption, corporate fraud and white-collar offenses, bank robberies, carjackings, and kidnappings.

AUSA Lewen recently prosecuted the case of United States v. Michael Benanti, a kidnapping/hostage taking/bank extortion case that gained national attention and which resulted in Benanti being sentenced to 4 consecutive life sentences plus 155 years after a lengthy federal jury trial in 2017.

Jim Power


Director of Security, Sanofi North American

Jim Power's security career began over 28 years ago as an Investigator at Mellon Bank, Philadelphia, PA. Since that time, he has worked for various financial organizations in many capacities throughout the country. Jim's responsibilities span a wide range of disciplines including Loss Prevention, Analytics, Training & Awareness, Investigations, and both international and domestic Physical Security. Jim's experience and cross-functional responsibilities have allowed him to view security in an overarching, holistic way. His creative implementation strategies, used to deploy protections combatting various threats such as losses, financial stability, people, product, and reputation, have drastically changed how his organizations perceive security. Today, Jim leads Physical Security, Investigations, Policy, and Meeting & Event Security for Sanofi Pharmaceuticals in North America. Although the banking and pharmaceutical industries have considerable differences, the challenges to protect against these and other threats, both internal and external, remain the same. Jim received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kutztown University. He is a member of the ASIS Investigative Council and holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification. Jim has presented at various Security and Educational conferences since 1997 discussing topics such as Bank Robbery Mitigation, Counterfeiting, Internal and External Fraud, Identity Theft, and Investigative Analytics.

Mike Ross


GMR Security

In 1991, Glade Michael "Mike" Ross had a vision to start a company based on integrity and placing clients' interests first. As a result, he founded GMR, helping create an organization many of our clients say is the industry leader. Mike's first career was in public safety, garnering experience from just about every discipline in public safety, including law enforcement and fire and emergency medical service. After numerous years in defending the public, Mike entered the bank security field with Republic Bank Texas. Through his work with bank security, Mike developed an enterprise-wide Life Safety Program as well as management responsibilities for physical security, key personnel protection, contingency planning and ATM customer safety standards program development. Decades later, Mike's vision is manifest every day through longtime client relationships, work that is honest and trustworthy and a staff that is committed to identifying the best practices for the future.

Sherman Brawner

Sherman brawner, CIPS, NICET

Senior Director
Integrated Security Solutions and Technology
Allied Universal

Sherman Brawner is the National Director for the Integrated Security Solutions and Technology business at Allied Universal which encompasses the physical and operational security product solutions designed, installed and serviced across the corporate marketplace. Prior to joining Allied Universal, Sherman was the COO and Vice President of Operations for Prestige Protection, where he was responsible for the physical, personnel, technical engineering, and operational security programs and services for the company's day-to-day business. Sherman is also the former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Alliant Protection, and has held chief technology management roles in several corporations including Protection One Security Services. His security background also includes over thirty years of key management and executive level positions in all segments of the electronic and uniformed security officer industry, from product development to acquisition and merger operations management. Sherman holds a certificate of graduation and certification from the U. S. Navy's Nuclear Engineering Program and is additionally certified by the NTS through the Electronic Security Association, and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.Sherman, a frequent speaker on subjects relating to the application of technology to business practices using security programs, strategic planning, and enterprise risk management, has contributed to a variety of industry leading media publications.

Michele Stuart


JAG Investigations

Michele Stuart is the owner and operator of JAG Investigations, Inc. since its creation in 1997. Previous to this she was employed by Assets Intelligence starting a financial investigative career in 1990. Michele has over 28 years of experience in Open Source Investigations (OSINT), counter intelligence, insurance fraud investigations, financial investigations, threat assessments, due diligence, organized retail crime, corporate & competitive intelligence. Over the past 15 years, she has taught hundreds of classes in open source intelligence and social media investigations for the law enforcement and military intelligence communities as well as the financial industry and insurance industry on a global level. She has been an Instructor at Quantico (FBI Academy) for International training programs and a past Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia. Ms. Stuart is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of Arizona with twenty years of experience specializing in the areas of Financial, Corporate Investigations, and Intelligence/Counter Intelligence. She started her investigative career as an Economic Fraud Investigator. Ms. Stuart is an Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia and an Instructor at Quantico for multi country training programs. She has provided presentations, and private training, to both Federal and State levels of Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Intelligence throughout the United States including attendees of Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, FBI, DOJ, Border Patrol, Indian Tribal Nations and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

David Zulawski


Co-Founder & Senior Partner
Wicklander-Zulawaski & Associates, Inc.

David E. Zulawski, CFI?, CFE, is a graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. After college, Dave spent two years with the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad as a Special Agent primarily investigating thefts from interstate shipments in northern Illinois. He then accepted a police officer position with the Barrington, Illinois Police Department. As a police officer, his duties included patrol, investigations and evidence technician. He joined the staff of John E. Reid and Associates as a polygraph examiner, seminar instructor and was later named Director of the Police and Fire Applicant Screening Division at the firm. Dave is a founding partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ) and is responsible for research and development. He is a licensed polygraph examiner in Illinois and has personally conducted over 10,000 interviews and polygraph examinations.

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