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Fathali ("Ali") Moghaddam

Keynote: The Psychology of Democracy: The Real Danger of Terrorism
Wednesday, June 1
10:00 a.m.

Fathali M. Moghaddam is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, Georgetown University, and Editor-in-Chief, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (published by the American Psychological Association). Dr. Moghaddam was born in Iran, educated from an early age in England, and worked for the United Nations and for McGill University before joining Georgetown in 1990. He returned to Iran in the ‘spring of revolution’ in 1979 and was researching there during the hostage taking crisis and the early years of the Iran-Iraq war. He has conducted experimental and field research in numerous cultural contexts and published extensively on radicalization, intergroup conflict, human rights and duties, and the psychology of dictatorship and democracy. His most recent books include Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations (2008), How globalization spurs terrorism (2008), The New Global Insecurity (2010), Words of Conflict, Words of War (2010, with Rom Harré), Psychology for the Third Millennium (2012, with Rom Harré), The Psychology of Friendship and Emnity (2 vols., 2013, with Rom Harré), The Psychology of Dictatorship (2013), and The Psychology of Democracy (Nov 2016). Dr. Moghaddam has received a number of recognitions for his scholarly contributions, including the “Outstanding International Psychologist” Award for 2012 from the American Psychological Association, Division of International Psychology. More about his research and his new book 'The Psychology of Democracy' (2016) can be found on his website: fathalimoghaddam.com

Russell C. Collett

Russell C. Collett

Panel: Museum Customer Service, Creating a Wow Experience
Thursday, June 2
1:30 p.m.

Russell C. Collett is the Associate Vice President of Protection Services at The Art Institute of Chicago and is responsible for security, safety, and visitor experience. The AIC is the second largest art museum in the United States housing a world-renowned encyclopedic collection including approximately 300,000 works of art in 11 curatorial departments and was rated the #1 museum in the world by TripAdvisor travelers in 2014. Mr. Collett also served in the United States Secret Service for over 25 years as a special agent and high-ranking official and planned successful security for eight U.S. presidents, visiting world leaders, and our nation’s critical infrastructure and key assets. Russ served personally on the prestigious Presidential Protective Division for Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush and helped lead security during the 2008 election night Grant Park celebration of President Barack Obama. Mr. Collett also directed the Service’s financial, cyber and electronic crime investigations in Chicago, one of the agency’s largest field districts. As Chief Operating Officer for an international security company, Russ also led a best-in-class customer service program for Fortune 500, multinational Real Estate Investment Trusts, and property management firm clients at their 450 commercial properties located throughout the United States and England. Russ also served as a Director of Strategic Business Development for a start-up software company and provided leadership over the development, sales, and implementation of a cutting-edge integrated technology solution used to enhance operations, enterprise risk management, and compliance in multiple verticals including k-12/higher education, healthcare, retail and commercial, public venue, stadium, hospitality, and manufacturing. Russ earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed graduate course study at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Security Professionals Association and is an active member of ASIS International, the International Foundation of Cultural Property Protection, ASIS Chicago, the Association of Former Agents U.S. Secret Service, and the City of Chicago’s Hotel, Entertainment and Tourism community.

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Robert ("Bob") Combs

Year in Review
Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Moderator: Social Media: Opportunities and Threats
Wednesday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Robert (Bob) Combs has been employed by The J. Paul Getty Trust since 1986. He previously served as Manager of Technical Systems and was responsible for the design and implementation of security and fire safety systems at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. In 2000, he was promoted to Director of Security for The J. Paul Getty Trust and in 2011 added responsibility for the Visitor Services and Volunteer Departments. He manages several hundred security and visitor services professionals responsible for security, life safety, technical systems, transportation, visitor services, call center, ticketing, and parking operations. A native of Chicago, Bob previously served as Associate Director of Security at the Art Institute of Chicago, from 1979 through 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Redlands, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Anderson School at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Terressa ("Tess") Davis

Tomb Raiders and Terrorist Financing: Cutting off the Islamic State's Illicit Traffic in "Blood Antiquities"
Thursday, June 2
9:30 a.m.

Tess Davis, a lawyer and archaeologist by training, is Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition. Davis oversees the organization’s work to fight cultural racketeering worldwide and also manages the day-to-day operations of the institute’s staff in Washington. She has been a legal consultant for the Cambodian and US governments and works with both the art world and law enforcement to keep looted antiquities off the market. She writes and speaks widely on these issues — having been published in CNN, Foreign Policy, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Cambodia Daily, and various scholarly publications — and featured in documentaries in America and Europe. In 2015, the Royal Government of Cambodia knighted Davis for her work to recover the country’s plundered treasures, awarding her the rank of Commander in the Royal Order of the Sahametrei. She is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Joseph B. Donovan

Joseph B. Donovan

Cyber Security for Building Systems
Wednesday, June 1
3:00 p.m.

Mr. Donovan oversees and directs Beacon Capital Partners’ emergency response program for its portfolio within the United States; London, England; and Paris, France. He has worked with 17 real estate management companies to develop and execute emergency and crisis management programs with the goal to minimize the impact of events and to support the local, regional and national public service groups’ needs to respond to events.

He is the past Chair for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) national preparedness committee, a position he held from 2008 - 2012. During his tenure he worked to reorganize this group with the objectives to build working relationships with key industry associations (Public Health, Police, Fire, Public Transportation, Rail, etc.). The committee’s goal was to catalog existing needs and create a framework for growth and networking for resiliency, expand the network of preparedness committee’s nationally, and coordinate the re-writing and updating of the Preparedness Guide for BOMA.

In late 2015, Mr. Donovan accepted a Presidential Appointment to the Board of Directors of National Institute of Building Sciences (www.NIBS.org) offered by President Obama where he has focused on Resilience of Life Line Sectors in support of the US economy absorbing and recovering from incidents. He currently is Vice Chair for this group.

Mr. Donovan is Past Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Homeland Security Taskforce Committee and has worked with other industries and representatives of the Department of Homeland Security to study and create programs for the Commercial Facilities Sector, and re-structure the RE-ISAC to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s environment.

Mr. Donovan is past Co-Chair of the Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council which represents the eight subsectors within the government relating to resilience and intelligence issues. This was his second time in the role as Co- Chair, and he recently coordinated the completion of Sector Specific Plan for the upcoming four years.

Mr. Donovan was Co-Chair of the NIAC Study Working Group for Intelligence Information Sharing Study to study and then recommend improvements to the information flows between Federal intelligence agencies and the private sector.

Mr. Donovan through his membership within DSAC has worked with senior FBI and DHS members to define and launch Project Touchstone to enhance and strengthen the needed ongoing information sharing and education required between the FBI, private sector members and local first responders. In 2013, Mr. Donovan received the FBI’s Director’s Award for Community Leadership for his efforts to support the rollout of Touchstone in key cities within the United States.

Mr. Donovan is a native of New York, has been married to his wife Kathy for 32 years and has two sons who have graduated from college and are living on their own. He was active with Boy Scouts of America as an Assistant Scout Master. He and his wife currently operate a small sheep farm in Virginia when he is not traveling on business or in support of his interests to create a better environment for emergency response activities.

Dick Drent

Dick Drent

Predictive Profiling of the Art's Adversary
Thursday, June 2 at 11:30 a.m.
Panel: Cultural Property Protection Resources
Thursday, June 2 at 3:15 p.m.

Dick Drent is the Director and Owner of Omnirisk but is also involved in many other security related organizations and projects. He has also served as the Associate Director with SoSecure International since 2014 where he is responsible for advice and consultation within the Cultural Sector. This includes an emphasis on the development of proactive security and the development of the Knowledge Centre Security Intelligence. Additionally, he was project leader for the development of the National Platform on Information Cooperation for Cultural Heritage. Also beginning in 2014, he serves as the Associate Director of the Holland Integrity Group where he focuses on covert operations and intelligence gathering in order to establish a special operations team for major fraud investigations. In 2013, he became a core teacher and co-developer of the master’s program in “Security and Organizations at The Hague University. For the nine-week “Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection” from the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, Drent is also a Professor each year. He is consistently a trainer and keynote speaker at conferences in the fields of security management, risk assessment and management, and specialized government courses for non-police intervention teams around the world. Drent previously served from 2013 to 2014 as the Corporate Security Manager for the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam.

Erin Eizenstat

Erin Eizenstat

Panel: Social Media: Opportunities and Threats
Wednesday, June 1
11:30 a.m.

Erin Eizenstat is the Chief of Staff at MSA Security, where she provides counsel and assists the CEO in meeting strategic goals and achieving optimal corporate growth. Concurrently, she is the Director, MSA Intelligence, in which she oversees the direction and service of the company’s Intelligence group. The group specializes in all-hazards global threat reporting and analysis for a broad range of clients, utilizing social media and open source data.

Prior to joining MSA Security, Ms. Eizenstat was one of the first civilian Intelligence Analysts hired for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Counter Terrorism Bureau after 9/11. While at the NYPD, Ms. Eizenstat provided strategic and tactical analysis of the terrorist threat. She focused on prior and current terrorist attacks to determine terrorism tradecraft/modus operandi and any implications for New York City. Her research supported the numerous security training, critical infrastructure protection, and private sector outreach initiatives and assisted in legislative efforts.  

Prior to the NYPD, Ms. Eizenstat worked at Kroll Inc., the Council on Foreign Relations, and as an Assignment Editor for the Cable News Network (CNN). She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Emory University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Eric L. Gentry

Eric L. Gentry

Workshop: Incident Command System
Friday, June 3
9:30 a.m.

In his current position, Eric manages a small staff with the large responsibility of enhancing the emergency preparedness and resilience of the Smithsonian Institution. The OEM works with Smithsonian offices and stakeholders to create and execute plans, procedures and exercises that improve the Institution’s ability to protect life, collections, SI property, and business operations, against the impacts of disasters, both natural and manmade. The Smithsonian’s large and dispersed footprint, unique and vast collections, open public operations, and its status as a national icon and symbol of U.S. heritage, present formidable challenges, and Eric’s team is excited about working with internal and external partners to overcome those challenges. Before joining the Smithsonian in July of 2015, Eric spent 11 years with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), leading the federal government’s efforts to assist disaster survivors and state and local governments in responding to and recovering from disasters. He deployed to numerous disasters including the Florida Hurricanes of 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, major floods, numerous tornados, and Superstorm Sandy, holding key assignments within the Incident Command System (ICS), serving as a Division Supervisor, Branch Director, Operations Section Chief, and Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer. In his last few years with FEMA, Eric was stationed in Headquarters as the Chief of the FEMA Qualification System, (FQS), responsible for designing and implementing the system that ensures all FEMA staff who support disaster response and recovery operations are properly trained and qualified, based on recognized ICS standards. Prior to joining FEMA, Eric worked in emergency services at the city, county, and state levels of government. In 1981, He began his career at the municipal level as a firefighter where he obtained the rank of Lieutenant. He then moved to State level service, working first as an Education and Training Specialist for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, before transferring to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, where he served as the State Operations Chief and State Training Officer. Lastly, before joining FEMA he was the Director of Emergency Services in Flagler County Florida, where he revamped a failing program. Over the course of his career, Eric has responded to more than 60 disasters and catastrophic events and is a recognized expert in the emergency management field. He has been an adjunct instructor at the Emergency Management Institute at Emmitsburg, MD since 1990, where he has designed and taught numerous courses and is a qualified ICS 300/400 level instructor.

Mark Grantz

Mark Grantz

Panel: Visitor/Public Screening
Thursday, June 2
11:00 a.m.

Mark Grantz is currently serving as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Secret Service’s Washington Field Office. Mr. Grantz has been with the Secret Service for 16 years and has over 23 years of law enforcement experience. During his tenure with the government, Mr. Grantz has overseen high level international investigations, managed intrusion detection and video surveillance systems at the White House and other protected facilities and is presently a supervisor in the field office’s protection squad where he oversees Presidential, Vice-Presidential and foreign dignitary visits and events in the National Capitol Region. Working with private, government and law enforcements partners, Mr. Grantz recently served as the Field Office Supervisor for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, an NSSE event which saw 35 foreign heads of state visit the Washington DC area. Mr. Grantz has spoken internationally as a plenary and keynote speaker on the subjects of cyber-crime and insider threat and was the co-author of the paper “Toward an Adaptive Structuration Model of International Cyber-Crime”.

Robert P. Griffin, Jr.

Robert P. Griffin, Jr.

Panel: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Integration in the Global Security Environment
Wednesday, June 1
2:00 p.m.

Dr. Robert Griffin assumed the role of Deputy Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 12, 2014. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Griffin served as the Director of the Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group, where he led efforts to strengthen the first response community’s ability to protect the homeland and respond to disasters. He is a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service.

Dr. Griffin came to DHS after a twenty-year career in local government as a senior leader and first responder. He served as the Director of Environmental Services for Arlington County, Virginia, where he managed a diverse portfolio of core governmental functions, including roads and engineering, transportation, facilities construction and maintenance, fleet management, capital planning and construction, and a nationally recognized energy and environmental sustainability program.

Dr. Griffin was appointed the first Director of the Arlington County Office of Emergency Management, in Arlington, Virginia, where he developed a cross-functional department consisting of emergency management, law enforcement, fire/rescue, public health, and emergency communications personnel. In this capacity, he managed the integration of the County’s emergency management and emergency communications functions into a single department. Programs of note include construction of a state-of-the-art emergency communications and data analysis center; an integrated public notification system, including outdoor warning systems and enhanced sheltering capabilities for people and pets; and a nationally recognized citizen outreach effort. While in Arlington, Dr. Griffin organized and led relief efforts to Florida (2004), New Orleans (2005), and numerous regional and intra-state deployments.

Prior to his time in Arlington, Dr. Griffin served as the Assistant County Administrator and Chief of Fire and Rescue in Loudoun County, Virginia, where he directed the County’s fire, rescue, bomb squad, emergency communications, and emergency management functions. In 2001, he led the Loudoun County Emergency Operations Center’s response to the September 11 attack on the Pentagon, as well as the anthrax attack on the Dulles Postal Facility. Previously, he was Executive Administrator of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, and Town Administrator of Townsend, Massachusetts. He is a certified fire fighter and fire officer.

Dr. Griffin earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration/Public Affairs from Virginia Tech; as well as a Master's degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His dissertation was a study of the characteristics of coordination in the homeland security network.

Dr. Griffin is on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute where he teaches graduate level courses in state and local governance.

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Charles ("Charlie") J. Guddemi

Moderator: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Integration in the Global Security Environment
Wednesday, June 1
2:00 p.m.

Charlie Guddemi is a Major with the United States Park Police, proudly serving since 1991. He is currently the Commander of the Technical Services Branch overseeing Fleet, Property, IT, Radio, Physical Security and Records Management. His previous command included serving as the Commander of the ICON Protection Branch. He was responsible for overseeing the operations of the Central District which includes all of the D.C. Monuments and Memorials, National Mall and the White House zone. Also included in this command is the Special Forces District, which includes the SWAT, K9, Aviation, Motorcycle, Honor Guard and the Special Events Unit responsible for managing all Special Events and First Amendment Activities on National Park Service Property in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Other assignments with the United States Park Police include: National Park Service Northeast Regional Office, Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); The New York Field Office (Statue of Liberty N.M./Ellis Island Immigration Museum and Gateway National Recreation Area); The San Francisco Field Office (The Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area)

Doug Hall

Doug Hall

Moderator: Visitor/Public Screening
Thursday, June 2
11:00 a.m.

Doug Hall is a physical security specialist and security engineer with over 28 years of experience in the fields of physical security, risk management, security design, construction and emergency/disaster management. Mr. Hall has held several positions with the Smithsonian Institution, including Acting Director of Security, but currently serves as Deputy Director, Office of Protection Services (OPS), where he is responsible for the Smithsonian’s physical security, anti-terrorism, personnel security, credentialing, and risk management programs; and all business and administrative operations for OPS. He is also currently Chair of the Federal Facilities Council Standing Committee on Physical Security and Hazard Mitigation as well as past Chair of the Cultural Properties Council of ASIS International. He has presented and consulted internationally on museum security and facilitated the publication on numerous best practices documents addressing museum and cultural property protection.

Jason Heberlein

Jason Heberlein

Panel: Museum Customer Service, Creating a Wow Experience
Thursday, June 2
1:30 p.m.

Jason M. Heberlein, CPP, PSP currently serves as the Director of Security for The Broad. Downtown Los Angeles’s newest contemporary art museum, which is home to over 2,000 pieces of contemporary art from the 1950’s to present, and opened its doors to the public last fall. Prior to joining The Broad in 2015, he worked as a member of the Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena’s security management team for almost fifteen years, the last five of which he served as the Assistant Director of Security, where he managed daily security and visitor services operations.

Prior to working in the cultural property protection field he served eight years in the military. Five years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a military police officer, and three years in the U.S. Army, where he provide executive protection services for the Assistant Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division. He has also provided security services for the U.S. Department of Energy in western Colorado.

Jason currently holds dual certifications in security management and physical security through ASIS International and has been active in prior years as an instructor/mentor in his regions CPP review course. He holds an MA in Security Management from American Military University. Jason originally hails from Wyoming. He currently resides with his wife and family in Southern California.

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Gwainevere ("Gwen") Hess

Panel: Visitor/Public Screening
Thursday, June 2
11:00 a.m.

Gwainevere “Gwen” Hess is a Senior Infrastructure Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection. Ms. Hess serves as the Lead Analyst for Real Estate and Cultural Properties in the Commercial Facilities Sector. Additionally, she serves as the co-host of the Private Sector Classified Intelligence Forums (CIF). The CIF allows cleared industry partners to review intelligence products and advise the government on industry concerns that provide additional context and insight. Gwen’s experience includes working for the Interagency Security Committee to write policies, standards and best practices to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security for the protection of buildings and nonmilitary federal facilities in the United States.

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William ("Tom") Hewitt

Panel: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Integration in the Global Security Environment
Wednesday, June 1
2:00 p.m.

William Hewitt joined the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis in May 2011 as Deputy of the Technical Capabilities Assessment Team, and established the UAS Threat Integration Cell in August 2013. He has written or contributed to numerous intelligence products, ad conducted principal-level briefings at the national, State, local and private sector security partners.

Prior to this, he supported the Department of Defense in the development of policy addressing force structure, training, and management of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal program. Mr. Hewitt supported the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in designing and executing nuclear weapons accident exercises and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear consequence management exercises. During his 13 years in the United States Army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, instructor, and supervisor, Mr. Hewitt supported the United States Secret Service and Department of State in dignitary protection missions and response to explosive ordnance incidents throughout the United States. His deployments include Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well providing demining training in Thailand and supporting the recovery of the remains of US servicemen in Papua New Guiana and Vietnam.

Mr. Hewitt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management and a Masters of Science in International Relations from Troy State University. Both he and his wife, Candice, are members of the Smithson Society, and the National Committee for the Council of the National Museum of American History.

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

On the Ground in Iraq: Smithsonian Activities at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage
Wednesday, June 1
4:00 p.m.

Jessica S. Johnson is the Head of Conservation and Senior Objects Conservator at MCI specializing in archaeological materials and ethnographic artifacts. She received an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona (1986) and a B.Sc.(Hons) in Archaeological Conservation from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (1990) where she is currently an Honorary Research Associate. Before coming to MCI, she worked with the University of Delaware, Institute for Global Studies, and helped to establish the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil, Iraq, where she worked from 2009-2014. At IICAH, she served as Program Director and most recently as the Academic Director. Jessie is very familiar with the Smithsonian, as she was a senior conservator at the National Museum of the American Indian from 2000-2009. In addition to her recent 5-year stint in Iraq, Jessie has had extensive experience in field conservation working with archaeologists in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Cyprus. She has developed curricula and taught extensively on conservation in the US and abroad. At MCI, Jessie works on projects including in environmental monitoring of an ancient wooden tomb, and developing conservation treatments and technical studies of ancient artifacts recovered from excavation in arid lands.

Richard Lareau

Richard Lareau

Panel: Visitor/Public Screening
Thursday, June 2
11:00 a.m.

Dr. Richard Lareau is the acting Technical Director and Chief Scientist for the Transportation Security Laboratory, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is involved in external and internal explosives detection RT&E programs that span several technology areas, including trace and bulk explosives detection. The Transportation Security Laboratory provides testing and subject matter expertise in the weapons and explosives detection arena. Additionally, Dr. Lareau is Subgroup Chair for DoD’s ‘Counter Terrorism Technical Support Office’ / TSWG CBRNE (Explosive Detection) programs. Previously, Dr. Lareau worked as a senior researcher at the Army Research Laboratory, Electronic Technology & Devices Laboratory, Sensors Division, at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. and Adelphi, M.D., laboratories. As an analytical chemist, Dr. Lareau established and operated DOD’s state-of-the-art Advanced Microanalysis Laboratory and materials processing groups. Dr. Lareau is co-Organizer/Scientific Advisor of three scientific workshop series; The Annual Workshop on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (in its 27th year), Annual Workshop on Trace Explosives Detection (TED workshop) (in its 8th year), and, the newly formed Annual Workshop on Concealed Explosives Detection (CED). Dr. Lareau graduated from Arizona State University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

Stevan P. Layne

Stevan P. Layne

Workshop: Developing and Implementing Your Own Collections Emergency Plan
Friday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Panel: Cultural Property Protection Resources
Thursday, June 2 at 3:15 p.m.

Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI is the Founding Director of the IFCPP and CEO of Layne Consultants International.  He has served as a Police Chief, Public Safety Director, and Museum Security Director.  He presently serves on the ASIS Cultural Properties Council and the AAM Museum Association Security Committee.  He is the author of the Cultural Property Protection Manual, the Business Survival Guide, and the newly released Butterworth-Heinemann publication, Safeguarding Cultural Properties. He is also a co-author of Suggested Practices in Museum Security.  Steve directs the scripting and production of security officer training and workplace violence prevention videos for a variety clientele, and has produced numerous video training programs for the protection of cultural institutions, including the Certified Institutional Protection Specialist program.  He has also produced media productions for business, government, and industry as well as regular articles for national publications.   Steve has provided protection planning, risk assessment, placement services, collections move security planning, contract guard selection assistance, emergency planning, policy & procedure development, training, and other consulting services for hundreds of cultural, public, and educational institutions across the U.S. and abroad. He is a leading presenter and keynote speaker at several national and regional conferences and business symposiums annually.  Steve is the guiding force behind CIPM, CIPS, CIPT, and CIPI certification programs.  He has served as an instructor for the National Crime Prevention Institute, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, National Park Service, ASIS, ALA, and AAM national and regional conferences.   Steve is a graduate of the FBI's Police Management Program, the U.S. Army's Infantry Officer Candidate School, and Career Officer Military Police School.  He is a certified MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) instructor and actively involved in Martial Arts. Mr. Layne resides in Nokomis, Florida and Denver, Colorado.

David S. Mao

David S. Mao

Library of Congress Welcome
Thursday, June 2
7:15 p.m.

David S. Mao became Acting Librarian of Congress Oct. 1, 2015, upon the retirement of James H. Billington. As Acting Librarian, Mao oversees the entire Library and its various service units to ensure the Library’s services to Congress and the American people are provided effectively. Mao previously served as Deputy Librarian of Congress, appointed January 12, 2015. Before being named Deputy Librarian, Mao was the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, serving in that position since January 2012. Mao often described the position as part law librarian to Congress, part steward for the law collections, and part ambassador to the word’s legal and library communities. Mao is a graduate of The George Washington University, where he majored in international affairs with a minor in Chinese language and literature. Also, received a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. A member of the American Bar Association and admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia.

Amy L. Marino

Amy L. Marino

Looking Back and Looking Ahead at the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection
Thursday, June 2
4:15 p.m.

Amy L. Marino is the Senior Program Officer for the Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support, and an Executive Officer in the Office of the Provost. She contributes to the central planning and development of the Smithsonian’s vast collections, including collections management and emergency planning. Her career at the Smithsonian spans more than a dozen years, including five years as a Management Analyst within the Office of Protection Services where she began her relationship with the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection. Amy joined the Smithsonian as a Social Science Analyst where she studied visitors, evaluated programs, and measured Institutional performance at the Office of Policy and Analysis. Amy brought a diverse experience to the Smithsonian -- from broadcasting and public relations, to teaching, and environmental and public policy consulting. A Pittsburgh-native, she received her B.A. in journalism from the Pennsylvania State University and M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Gary Miville

Gary Miville

Moderator: Cultural Property Protection Resources
Thursday, June 2
3:15 p.m.

Gary Stewart Miville CIPM II, CIPI has been involved in the security industry for the last 40 years and a member of ASIS International for 31. He began his career at the Travelers Insurance Company, earning the title of Security Coordinator for their Data Centers and properties in Hartford, CT and Norcross, GA. Gary also operated as a Hartford Special Police Officer, Special Deputy Sheriff and an Emergency Medical Technician. Upon leaving Travelers Insurance, Gary joined Pinkerton Security as Operations Manager for the Connecticut market. When Pinkerton Security was acquired by Securitas Security Services USA, Gary was promoted to Branch Manager of Northern Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Vermont. Under his lead the unit grew to be extremely successful and Gary was promoted to Area Vice President of Western/Central Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island. Gary is the Vice Chairman of ASIS International’s Cultural Properties Council and was selected the Outstanding Council Chairman of the Year for 2014. Gary is also member of the New England Chapter of the IFCPP. Gary is currently the Regional Vice President with RIBI Security. He resides in Warwick Rhode Island with his wife Ann.

Jeanne O'Toole

Jeanne O'Toole

Conference Host and Moderator: Museum Customer Service
Thursday, June 2
1:30 p.m.

Jeanne O’Toole is the Director of the Office of Protection Services (OPS) for the Smithsonian Institution. This position provides protection and security services and operates programs for security management and criminal investigations for the Smithsonian Institution’s 19 museums, the National Zoo and 9 research facilities in Washington, D.C, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Panama. She is also responsible for the physical security systems including anti-terrorism, collections storage, personnel security, credentialing and risk management programs for the Smithsonian. With a staff of over 900, OPS serves Smithsonian employees and volunteers and more than 25 million visitors each year. Jeanne began her career in 1987 with the United States Park Police working in various positions throughout her career. She retired in 2013 as the Deputy Chief of the United States Park Police’s Homeland Security Division. As a Deputy Chief Jeanne was responsible for overseeing the Icon Protection Branch, which included the National Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York. In addition, she supervised Special Forces which included SWAT, K9, Aviation, and the Motorcycle unit. The Division also managed all special events and 1st amendment activities, to include demonstrations in the National Mall, presidential inaugurations and the annual National 4th of July celebrations. Prior to Homeland Security, she was the Deputy Chief for the Field Operations Division which included the Patrol Branch, Horse Mounted Unit, Criminal Investigations and the San Francisco Field Office. Jeanne was also a Major in the Park Police in charge of the Criminal Investigations Branch. As such, she was the liaison to all Federal agency partners that the Park Police provide investigative services to, including the Smithsonian.

Jeanne has a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York and is a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy (FBINA), Session 209, as well as past president of the FBINA Associates, DC Chapter.

Sheila Palmer

Sheila Palmer

Panel: Cultural Property Protection Resources
Thursday, June 2
3:15 p.m.

Sheila is currently a Senior Risk Control Engineer for Chubb’s Loss Control Department. She is based out of the New York City branch. She is responsible for providing technical leadership in the area of loss prevention for museums and cultural institution. Sheila joined Chubb’s Loss Control Department in 1989 and has held a variety of administrative and technical positions within the department in the NYC area. Before joining Chubb, Sheila was an analytical chemist for Pall Corporation. She was responsible for designing and testing contamination removal systems for clients. She serves as a member of The National Fire Protection Association’s technical committee on cultural resources. She is the chair of the task group for NFPA 919- Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures. Sheila graduated from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Graduate School with a Master of Science degree in Technology Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University in Environmental Science. Professional designations include Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) She is Past President of the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. She is a founding member and on the steering committee for the New York Alliance for Response, Heritage Preservation. A professional group dedicated to enhancing the ability of cultural institutions ability to prevent, plan and recover from emergencies.

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Robert ("Bob") Sonderman

Workshop: Developing and Implementing Your Own Collections Emergency Plan
Friday, June 3
11:00 a.m.

Bob serves as the Regional Curator for the National Park Service (NPS), National Capital Region. In his capacity as Regional Curator, Bob provides scientific and technical oversight for over 40 NPS museum collections and the park curators responsible for those collections. In addition, he also serves as the Director of the NPS Museum Resource Center (MRCE) -- a 52,000 square foot museum collections facility serves as the central curatorial facility for the National Park Service, National Capital Region. The Center houses several million museum objects and archeological specimens from NPS units in the District of Columbia, and from the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. In addition to his duties as Regional Curator, he is actively involved with the NPS Museum Emergency Response Team providing rapid triage and damage assessments for cultural properties that have been impacted as a result of natural or man-made disasters. The team has responded to a number of major hurricane events including, Isabel, Ivan, Katrina and most recently Hurricane Sandy as well as the Gulf Oil Spill. Bob just recently stepped down as the Chair of the Society for Historical Archaeology’s Curation, Conservation and Collections Management Committee and served in that capacity for over 15 years. He has also served two terms as a member of the Society for American Archaeology’s Curation Committee. From 2012-2013, Bob served as the Co-Chair for the NPS Museum Management Program Council. Other professional interests include historic preservation of the District of Columbia; Bob stepped down this year as a member of the DC Historic Preservation Review Board having completed twenty-two years of service to the District.

James (“Jes”) Stewart

James (“Jes”) Stewart

Panel: Museum Customer Service, Creating a Wow Experience
Thursday, June 2
1:30 p.m.

James “Jes” Stewart, CPP is currently the Director of Operations and Human Resources for the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada. Jes began gaining security knowledge in the U.S. Navy, then continued adding to those skills as a Deputy Sheriff and in the private security field for over 15 years. Jes has been active in his local ASIS chapter by volunteering as the chapter secretary and received his ASIS CPP certification in 2010. Jes also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from Cornell University. He has had two articles published in Security Management Magazine, one in November 2015 titled A Plan For Polite Protection and the other in May of this year, Managing Across Generations. He also has an excerpt in the newly released book, A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh. Jes is proud to serve on the ASIS Cultural Properties Council. He is active in local disaster recovery by volunteering as a Co-Chairman of the Public/ Private Emergency Preparedness Committee with county emergency management and is a member of the Reno Downtown Police Advisory Committee.

Jeff Strong

Jeff Strong

Panel: Museum Customer Service, Creating a Wow Experience
Thursday, June 2
1:30 p.m.

Jeff Strong has been a Utah State Certified Police Officer since 1985. He initially served for 3.5 years with Sandy City Police Department in Salt Lake County, then accepted employment with Brigham Young University Police Department in Provo, Utah; December 1988. Jeff currently holds the rank of Sergeant in the Police Department with his primary assignment serving as the Directing Supervisor of Museum Security for the Museum of Art at BYU. He has a combined time of supervising divisions of security in Cultural Property Protection at the Museum and Harold B. Lee Library with their large Special Collections Department for over 9 years. While working for the University, Jeff completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development; and holds a Master of Public Administration. Jeff is a member of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection and certified CIPM-II. Jeff serves in the Police Department as an Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Background Investigator, and as a State Certified Crisis Invention Team Officer. He has been awarded various Leadership and Service Awards from Brigham Young University, The Museum of Art at BYU, BYU Police Department, and the Mountainwest Campus Law Enforcement Association. Jeff has hired, helped train, and supervised over 350 part-time student security officers in 14 years of leadership in various Security Divisions on Campus. Many of the Security Divisions are used as the front line representation for the entities they protect on campus. The Museum of Art at BYU is favored and attended well within the community due in part to the level of customer service performed by the Security Staff supervised by Jeff.

Angela H. Stubblefield

Angela H. Stubblefield

Panel: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Integration in the Global Security Environment
Wednesday, June 1
2:00 p.m.

In September 2013, Ms. Stubblefield was selected as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She leads an organization of almost 500 employees nationwide that operate and manage programs that ensure the security of FAA personnel, facilities, and information; ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials aboard aircraft that operate in or are certificated by the United States; and conduct execute national security, intelligence, and investigations missions at the FAA.

Prior to assuming her new position, Ms. Stubblefield directed a cadre of highly-skilled professionals that operate the FAA’s 24/7 Washington Operations Center and Current Intelligence Threat Evaluation Watch, plan, coordinate, and exercise the Agency’s crisis management and emergency response and recovery capabilities, provide intelligence analysis and threat I&W to senior FAA leadership, and conduct regulatory and administrative investigations. She is also a co-chair of two interagency bodies: the Aviation Government Coordinating Council (AGCC) and the Air Domain Awareness Information Sharing Working Group. Before selection as an executive, Ms. Stubblefield was the AEO Deputy Director. She returned to FAA in 2008 as the Agency’s liaison to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where she was instrumental in leading interagency efforts to improve the integration of Air Domain Intelligence across the Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Defense, and Non-Title 50 communities. Her efforts were praised with awards from both the Director of National Intelligence and the FAA Administrator, including the 2009 Golden Compass Award for Exemplary Leadership.

Prior to returning to FAA, Ms. Stubblefield was the senior counterterrorism analyst in U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response. Her primary area of expertise was transnational terrorist threats to transportation. Ms. Stubblefield routinely briefed the DOT leadership and provided analytic support to agencies within the Intelligence Community. Before joining DOT in May 2004, Ms. Stubblefield was a senior intelligence analyst within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to which she came as part of FAA cadre that was relocated as part of the creation of the organization. She began serving in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Civil Aviation Security Intelligence in mid-2001. Ms. Stubblefield has received multiple awards for her contributions to transportation security and intelligence at FAA, DOT, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Before moving into transportation security intelligence, Ms. Stubblefield was chief of the Middle East geo-political and military threat analysis team at the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity. The Marine Corps is also where Ms. Stubblefield received her initial intelligence training, serving at several commands in the U.S. and overseas.

As a Phi Beta Kappa member, Ms. Stubblefield graduated from the University of Virginia with high distinction, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Philosophy. In January 2007, she was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. Ms. Stubblefield received the Student of the Year Award from the Council of University Transportation Centers and the Malcolm P. McLean Transportation Award for exceptional ability, involvement and promise in the field of transportation. She was also a founding member of the editorial board for the new GMU journal, New Voices in Public Policy. Ms. Stubblefield and her husband reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sarah Taylor Sulick

Sarah Taylor Sulick

Panel: Social Media: Opportunities and Threats
Wednesday, June 1
11:30 a.m.

Sarah Sulick directs the social media strategy for the overall Smithsonian brand. She also advises the Institution’s social media practitioners at the museums, research centers and programs on best practices and strategy and promotes the Smithsonian’s digital and technology projects to the media and other external audiences.

Frank Sulzer

Frank Sulzer

Cleaning the Smithsonian: Technical Countermeasures that Make Operational Sense
Thursday, June 2
1:30 p.m.

Frank W. Sulzer, CPP, has more than twenty-nine years of experience in the security industry.  Being a second generation security professional, Mr. Sulzer was raised in the security industry and held his first position within the industry at age 18. Mr. Sulzer has been responsible for a wide spectrum of security functions including, but not limited to, security guard force management, risk and vulnerability assessments, business continuity planning and sensitive investigations for companies ranging from electronics manufacturers, petrochemical companies, medical facilities, and aviation.  He has worked with federal, state, and local agencies to mitigate clients’ risks and provide sound asset protection programs. Working with both the public and private sectors, Mr. Sulzer has designed and executed learning and development programs to facilitate client specific needs and training requirements.  His training accomplishments include CPP preparation, Protection of Assets, Workplace Violence, Sexual Harassment, Disaster Management and Incident Control. Since 2009, Mr. Sulzer has worked as a contractor to the Smithsonian Institution to produce an ongoing auditing and educational process to integrate their Security Management System with the operational needs of the Institution while enhancing the effectiveness of the systems as a whole. He has served as a speaker at local, regional and national levels for security and asset protection related concepts and strategies.

Mr. Sulzer holds a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University and graduated Cum Laude from California State University. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS).  He is also an associate member of Certified Fraud Examiners, member of International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security, member of the American College of Forensic Examiners International and member of the National Classification Management Society, Inc.

James Thompson

James Thompson

Newseum Welcome
Thursday, June 2
9:00 a.m.

Jim Thompson is senior vice president of operations. He oversees daily operations, including security, visitor services, volunteer services and facilities. Prior to joining the Newseum, Thompson spent four years at the National Gallery of Art, where he managed the daily operations of a 300-person security force responsible for protecting priceless and irreplaceable works of art. Thompson previously spent 20 years in the Air Force, where he was superintendent of presidential aircraft security, managing a 162-person security force responsible for protecting Air Force One and other presidential fleet aircraft.

Corine Wegener

Corine Wegener

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative
Wednesday, June 1
4:30 p.m.

Corine Wegener is the cultural heritage preservation officer in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution, where she coordinates the Smithsonian’s outreach programs for cultural heritage in crisis. Before arriving at the Smithsonian, she was associate curator in the department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In a concurrent Army Reserve career, Wegener served on several military deployments, including as Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer for the 352d Civil Affairs Command in Baghdad, Iraq, 2003-2004. Her Smithsonian projects include the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project and emergency programs for colleagues in Mali, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Nepal. Wegener is founder and past president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and Chair of the ICOM Disaster Relief for Museums Task Force. She holds a B.G.S from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and M.A. degrees in both art history and political science from the University of Kansas.

Colonel (Ret.) Lee (

Colonel (Ret.) Lee ("Tip") Wight

Panel: Social Media: Opportunities and Threats
Wednesday, June 1
11:30 a.m.

Colonel (Ret.) Lee T. Wight is detailed as Executive Director for the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC), at the District of Columbia Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), while assigned to the Metropolitan DC Police Department. The Center’s mission is to analyze available data to help detect, prevent, and respond to terrorist and other threats to public safety within the District of Columbia and the National Capitol Region. Director Wight also recently completed a two –year term as the National Fusion Center Association Vice-President and currently sits as a board member of the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee. Col (Ret.) Wight is a Hobbs, New Mexico, native. Prior to retiring from the USAF after 27 years of service, Col (Ret.) Wight served as the Chief of Air Force Strategy at the Pentagon, where he focused on future threats, alternative force structures, and developed long-term strategic policy. He was also Commander, 52d Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, where he led over 16,000 military, civilian and dependent personnel who maintained, deployed and employed F-16 and A-10 aircraft, TPS 75 radar systems and $2.5B of U.S. Protection level 1 assets. Col Wight has a son, Captain Taylor Wight, USAF (28) and daughter, Shanna (23).

Kim Workman

Kim Workman

Multi Sensor Cameras
Thursday, June 2
2:15 p.m.

Kim Workman is a senior security specialist and project manager at the Smithsonian Institution. She is an ASIS certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) and certified by the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection as a Certified Institutional Protection Manager. She has been in the security industry for over 30 years, starting with Honeywell and becoming their first female alarm installer worldwide. She came to the Smithsonian as an installer in 1992, transitioned to design review and culminated into a management position. She left in 2005 to become a private security consultant working with government agencies such as DHS, Federal Reserve Bank, and the State Department, as well as multiple private companies. She returned back to the Smithsonian Institution in 2012 to take her current position as project manager.

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