Education Advisory Board

The ISC West Education Advisory Board is comprised of a mix of visionary manufacturers, end-users (including law enforcement and campus security), integrators, and adult education experts including the Security Industry Association (SIA). Board Members are involved in helping shape the curriculum for all job functions and levels and play an important role in helping identify speakers and specific session topics. The goal is to deliver the most meaningful and critical program to the advancement, continued productivity, efficiency, and intelligence of professionals across physical security and networking.


Advisory Board Members Include:


Laurie Aaron
Regional Vice President of Business Development
Qognify
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Laurie Aaron

Regional Vice President of Business Development

Qognify

Laurie Aaron has been passionately involved in the Security Industry for over 20 years. She has held executive positions in manufacturing and software companies such as HID, Tyco Security Products, Quantum Secure and Building Intelligence. She recently accepted the position of Regional Vice President of Business Development for Qongify Inc., formerly NICE Systems. Ms. Aaron served four years on the Board of Directors at SIA from 2011 – 2015. Prior to that she was Chairman of the Board for the Open Security Exchange, a non-profit organization founded in 2001 by Computer Associates and Tyco to advance the convergence of IT and Physical Security. Laurie’s knowledge and experience with security technology provides great value and perspective to the SIA Education at ISCWest Board of Advisors.

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Alex Asnovich
Head of Marketing and Learning Development
Hikvision USA
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Alex Asnovich

Head of Marketing and Learning & Development

Hikvision

As the head of Marketing and Learning & Development for Hikvision North America, Alex Asnovich brings 20 years of successful executive experience in leading marketing teams for global brands of highly-engineered products in the security, life safety and technology industries. Mr. Asnovich possesses a unique combination of leadership and execution experience in brand awareness elevation, lead generation and strategic communications. Before joining Hikvision, Mr. Asnovich was chief marketing officer for Proximex, a Tyco Security Products company, the global leader in physical security information management and integrated situational awareness, where he successfully elevated company and product brands and significantly increased demand generation. Prior to Tyco, Mr. Asnovich led global marketing initiatives for Xtralis, now a part of Honeywell, a recognized leader in highly-engineered security and life safety solutions worldwide. As vice president, global marketing with Xtralis, Mr. Asnovich oversaw all worldwide marketing initiatives for the multiple award-winning suite of company products. Mr. Asnovich also held leadership marketing roles at Nokia and other innovative technology companies where he was responsible for marketing efforts for a diverse portfolio of best in class hardware, enterprise software and SaaS solutions on a global scale. Alex holds a B.A. degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business.

Mr Asnovich is the Chairman for Retail Security Interest Group with SIA and is a contributor to various security industry publications, including Security System News, Security Products Magazine and SIA Technology Insights.

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Anthony Berticelli
Director of Education
PSA Security Network
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Anthony Berticelli

Director of Education

PSA Security Network

Anthony Berticelli is the Director of Education at PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative. In this role, he is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of PSA’s education and training initiatives for the physical security market. This includes large educational events such as PSA TEC, online training resources for security integrators, and oversight of PSA’s educational committees.

Mr. Berticelli has over 13 years of experience in the security industry, including 12 with Target Corporation. He has held multiple roles at Target, including Senior Business Partner on the Corporate Security Technology team, where he was responsible for the management, strategy, and training content development for security technology projects. In this role he oversaw the customization, training, and worldwide rollout of Target’s surveillance system software, as well as the creation of a security dispatch center for headquarters locations, focused on the use of integrated technology solutions. In addition, he has expertise in crisis and asset protection training and leadership development programs.

Mr. Berticelli holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

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Paul Boucherle
Principal
Matterhorn Consulting
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Paul Boucherle

Principal

Matterhorn Consulting

Mr. Boucherle is a Certified Protection Consultant (CPC) and Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC) with more than thirty five years of diverse security and safety industry experience including UL central station operations, risk vulnerability assessments, strategic security program design, writer, lecturer, thought leader and pioneer in the security convergence market. Mr. Boucherle has successfully guided top-tier companies in achieving enhanced security using his own Return on Security Investment methodologies. His strategic approach to convergence strategies is reflected in his hands-on experience as a pioneer in the security and technology fields and as founder of a security consultancy (Matterhorn Consulting) and a high tech firm (Digital By Design).

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Rob Hile
Director, Enterprise Command Centers
SureView Systems
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Paul Boucherle

Principal

Matterhorn Consulting

Mr. Boucherle is a Certified Protection Consultant (CPC) and Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC) with more than thirty five years of diverse security and safety industry experience including UL central station operations, risk vulnerability assessments, strategic security program design, writer, lecturer, thought leader and pioneer in the security convergence market. Mr. Boucherle has successfully guided top-tier companies in achieving enhanced security using his own Return on Security Investment methodologies. His strategic approach to convergence strategies is reflected in his hands-on experience as a pioneer in the security and technology fields and as founder of a security consultancy (Matterhorn Consulting) and a high tech firm (Digital By Design).

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Joel Hosino
CSPM, Application Engineer
Northland Control Systems, Inc.


John Hunepohl
Director - Special Projects
ASSA ABLOY
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John Hunepohl

Director - Special Projects

ASSA ABLOY

John Hunepohl, PSP, is Director of Education for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, overseeing the education, training and certification programs for the company and the company's customers.

He has been an active volunteer for SIA educational programs and is currently the Vice-Chairman for the SIA Education Committee.

Mr. Hunepohl began his security career in 1968 as a certified locksmith in Antioch California. He has also held various positions in wholesale distribution and manufacturing for companies supplying a wide range of security products including locks, access control, biometric, CCTV, alarm monitoring and accessories. He was National Sales Manager for Checkpoint Systems ACPG as well as project manager for the first Checkpoint released Windows based electronic access control software in 1995.

After ASSA ABLOY acquired Indala from Motorola in 2002, Mr. Hunepohl became National Sales Manager for the company until being tasked with starting the Integrated Security Specialists Group for ASSA ABLOY Americas in October, 2004.

Mr. Hunepohl has been a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) since 1980. In 2003, he was one of the first to obtain his ASIS Certification for Physical Security Professional (PSP).

John Hunepohl, PSP has more than 40 years of experience in the security industry. He is a member of ASIS International, Security Industry Association (SIA) and Door Hardware Institute (DHI) and serves on educational committees as a volunteer in order to improve the education and training of our industry.

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David Kraus
Manager of Corporate Security
ConAgra Foods, Inc
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David Kraus

Manager of Corporate Security

ConAgra Foods, Inc

David Kraus is the Manager of Corporate Security at ConAgra Foods. David has worked in security management for over twenty years, primarily in manufacturing and healthcare security. Prior to his current position David served as the Director of Security for Impax Laboratories and earlier for the Northeast Bay Service Area of Kaiser Permanente Healthcare (Northern California). Previously David also spent five years as the Director of Security, Parking and Transportation at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. His experience also includes positions as the Manager of Corporate Security at Quaker Oats Company in Chicago, and as site security manager for Abbott Laboratories in Dallas, Texas. David is a CPP, and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also served as a member of A.S.I.S., IAHSS, NADDI, and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering.

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David LaRose
Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Lakeland Regional Health System
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David LaRose, CHPA, CPP

Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness

Lakeland Regional Health System

David is currently the Director of Security Education and Training for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Integrated Protective Services. David previously held the position of Assistant Director Training and Crime Prevention for Hospital Shared Services, and served as the Criminal Justice Chairperson for Northeastern Junior College, where he was the Director of the Police Academy, in addition to serving as a Colorado police officer from 1984 through 2006. He also served as an adjunct criminal justice professor for several private colleges in Denver, Colorado.

David has 28 years of police, security and safety experience. He is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) with IAHSS, and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International. He holds a Masters degree in Criminal Justice Administrative Management and a Bachelor's degree in Criminology.

David is the current Vice-President / Secretary of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Executive Board. David previously served as an active member of the IAHSS Council on Education from 2008-2010. He is a current member of the ASIS International Healthcare Committee.

David routinely lectures on workplace violence in healthcare, crime prevention and numerous healthcare and educational training topics. He has written training articles ranging from workplace safety in healthcare, safe patient control, personal and property protection, customer service, etc. He was interviewed by Birzer and Roberson where his professional law enforcement experience was profiled in “Police Field Operations”, Pearson publishing. David has served as a manuscript reviewer for Prentice Hall publishing. He reviews subjects in security, policing, corrections, and criminology. David also served on the education subject matter expert committee for the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board.

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Otto Laufer
Homeland Security Division
Santa Ana Police Department
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Otto Laufer

Homeland Security Division

Santa Ana Police Department

Otto has been a full-time sworn Peace Officer for the past twenty years, beginning his career as a Patrol Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Currently, Otto serves as the Homeland Security Division Program Project Manager at the Santa Ana Police Department. He is responsible for management, oversight, and monitoring of regional projects funded through the Federal Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant. His expertise includes projects related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Detection, Critical Infrastructure/Physical Security Protection, and Wireless Video Surveillance Systems. Otto serves as a Department Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) with the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC), and has been a long-standing member of both the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Technology Investigator’s Association (NATIA). Otto’s extensive street patrol experience, combined with years of homeland security related project management has gained him valuable insight coupled with a unique perspective into the ever-changing direction of the Law Enforcement profession as it relates to new technologies and counter-terrorism efforts.

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James Marcella
Director of Technical Services
Axis Communications
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James Marcella

Director of Technical Services

Axis Communications

James Marcella is the director of technical services for Axis Communications. In this role, Mr. Marcella oversees technical support and industry associations for North American operations.

Mr. Marcella joined Axis in 1996 as a business development manager. In this position, he managed the company's Application Developer Partner program for North America, finding best-of-breed software developers to create applications specifically for Axis' network video products. He led the development of the Axis Communications Academy which has grown into a global education and certification program. Mr. Marcella later served as the government solutions manager and was responsible for developing the company's authorized dealer channel and growing business in the federal market.

Mr. Marcella has represented Axis Communications at a number of high-profile events, including ISC West, ASIS and TechSec. He is an instructor for ASIS' national education program and a member of the leadership team of the ASIS Physical Security Council. Mr. Marcella often contributes and is quoted in a variety of security and IT industry publications, including SDM, SD&I and WIRED.com.

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Ken Mills
Chief Technology Officer, Surveillance & Security
EMC2
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Ken Mills

Chief Technology Officer, Surveillance & Security

EMC2

As CTO, Ken has been instrumental in building the EMC Surveillance and Reconnaissance business and leading global marketing and strategy for EMC Surveillance solutions. Previously, he built a thriving Surveillance/Access Control/Emergency Response business for Cisco as a founding member of their Emerging Technologies organization. Ken developed the concept of “Public Safety Data Lake,” where agencies can leverage enterprise data management solutions to address the growing demand for storage and security, and has published numerous articles on public safety technology trends. Ken is a founding member of the Security Industry Association’s Cyber Security Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors.

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Ted Milburn
Vice President, Marketing
Eaton's Cooper
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Ted Milburn

Vice President, Marketing

Eaton's Cooper

Ted Milburn, a recognized mass notification industry expert, is the Vice President, Marketing for Eaton, the leading provider in life safety and mass notification solutions for college campuses, commercial, industrial and military applications.

A 35-year veteran in the life-safety market as technology leader, educator and executive, Milburn is a talented speaker and has made presentations at key conferences and association meetings, including the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Independent Fire Alarm Distributors (NIFAD), National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), and American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He has written numerous articles for such publications as Campus Safety, Security Technology Executive, Commercial Building Products, Security Dealer & Integrator, and Security Sales & Integration and been interviewed by hundreds of publications over the years. Milburn is also involved in several organizations, including NFPA, ASIS, AMA, and is a board member of SIA.

Prior to Eaton, Milburn has been employed by several life safety organizations, including Notifier, Edwards, EST, and GE Security, where he worked in design engineering, customer and technical support, training, product development, business development and marketing.

Milburn graduated with an MBA from NOVA Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Eckerd College and coursework in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.

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Chris Peckham
SVP, Chief Technology Officer and Special Projects
Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc.
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Chris Peckham

SVP, Chief Technology Officer and Special Projectsy

Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc.

Chris Peckham is the Senior Vice President, CTO and Special Projects at Kratos Public Safety & Security Solution, Inc. In his capacity as the CTO, he leads efforts on complex projects and programs and is the primary driver of the technology efforts that maintain the company's innovation in emerging trends. Mr. Peckham has served in a variety of technical leadership positions in information technology, operations, and network engineering during his career. Mr. Peckham received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of NJ.

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Kimberly Roberts
Director, Education & Training
Security Industry Association
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Kimberly Roberts

Director, Education & Training

Security Industry Association

Kimberly Roberts is the Director of Education and Training at the Security Industry Association. In this capacity, she works with subject matter experts in the security industry to develop educational programming and professional development programs. She is responsible for content related to the SIA Education@ISC conferences, as well as the Security Project Management Training seminars. She actively works with internal teams for the Securing New Ground Conference. Ms. Roberts interacts with volunteer committees on Security Project Management training initiatives, where efforts have been successful in the development of instructor-led and online training courses. Kimberly earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Howard University and a Training Specialist Certificate from Georgetown University.

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Jason Schimpf
Director of Partner, Relations
Arecont Vision
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Jason Schimpf

Director of Partner, Relations

Arecont Vision

Mr. Schimpf is the Director of Sales Operations and Partner Relations for Arecont Vision, the leading manufacturer of megapixel IP video solutions. In Schimpf’s eight years at Arecont Vision, he has contributed significantly in most areas of sales and marketing. After three successful years of managing sales channels on the east coast, Schimpf joined the marketing team to develop the A&E, Reseller and Technology Partner Programs. He also authored Arecont Vision’s core education material, which became the Channel Partner Certification Program. In 2013, Schimpf added sales operations, customer service and inside sales to his responsibilities. Additionally, he serves on the SIA (Security Industry Association) Education Advisory Board.

Mr. Schimpf holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

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Sherida Sessa
Industry Vice President
ISC Events
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Sherida Sessa

Industry Vice President

ISC Events

Sherida Sessa is Vice President of the Reed Security Portfolio, managing the ISC East, ISC West & Connected Security Events. In this position, she leads a team of 10 full-time staff members – including sales, marketing & education – who are dedicated to producing valuable, business building events for the IT & physical security industries.

Prior to this position, Sherida oversaw education program development for ISC East & West, working directly with the ISC Education Advisory Board and the Security Industry Association to produce up to 75 industry-leading sessions per show.

Sherida is a graduate of Cornell University, with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She also holds a Master’s from Marist College in Organization Communication & Leadership.

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Sharon Shaw
Client, Development
Tech Systems
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Sharon Shaw

Client, Development

Tech Systems

Sharon Shaw is responsible for business development for Tech Systems, Inc. With over 8 years of experience in the Physical Security industry as an educational program designer, public speaker and marketer, one of Shaw's specialties is in managed security services. She serves as the Chairman of PSA Security Network’s Sales & Marketing Committee, and also participates as an Advisory Board member for SIA Education (ISC W and ISC E) in addition to serving on the board for TechSec Solutions.

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Steve Surfaro
Industry Liaison
Axis Communications
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Steve Surfaro

Industry Liaison

Axis Communications

Steve Surfaro is Axis Communications Strategic Channel Manager and Security Industry Liaison. He works with end users, consultants, telecom providers and systems integrators to achieve successful Network or SaaS-based video applications. Prior to Axis, Steve served as group manager and strategic technical liaison at Panasonic. Prior to that Steve was an account manager at Wells Fargo Alarm Services.

A regular contributor to numerous industry forums and blogs, Steve has been quoted and published in many Infrastructure, Safety and Security-related publications such as Access Control, Security Director News and Security Products.

Steve recently completed a significant contribution to BICSI's CCTV and Integration Chapters for their upcoming Electronic Security Manual. Steve holds a bachelors degree in engineering from The Cooper Union.

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Tim Wenzel
Special Projects & Residential Security Manager
Facebook
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Tim Wenzel

Special Projects & Residential Security Manager

Facebook

Tim Wenzel leads the Executive Protection Project Management program at Facebook. In this role, he manages executive residential builds as well as an R&D program for specialized technology and applications.

Some of his latest projects include:

  • AS Solution “Advance” app development team
  • Residential Security Project Management program development
  • Team building and program brand management
  • Post Benghazi Training Design for the Diplomatic Security Service, US Dept. of State
  • Domestic Violence Education & Intervention

Tim was a US Army Medic and is currently a Paramedic. He attributes his success in the industry to his problem solving skills, which stem from his strong healthcare background. By properly identifying the true sources of problems and vulnerabilities, Tim and his teams are able to consistently deliver the client’s desired result.

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