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Nationally recognized security consultant and director level manager with a specialty in Heath Care and Education markets. Has 34 years of security industry experience. As a consultant, he acted as a Project Director or Manager for over 50 projects throughout the United States.


                      University of Illinois Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice & Psychology, 1977

                      John Reid & Associates Criminal Interrogation Training, 1978

                      Chicago Police Academy Police Officer Training, 1979

                      University of Illinois Criminal Investigations courses, 1980

                      U.S. Internal Revenue Service Financial Crimes Investigations, 1981

Technical Papers, Publications and Speeches

                      "Consultant - Contractor Relationships" CASI-RUSCO Conference, 1994

                      "Current Asset Management Technology Systems," CASI-RUSCO Conference, 1997

                      "Security Programs and Technology" IFMA Conference 1995

                      "Security Technology for the Building Manager" IFMA Conference 1996

                      "Physical Security for Information Security Managers" Info Security Magazine, June 1998

                      "Security Management Systems" necdigest, 2002

                      "Security, Can We Protect Against Acts of War/Terrorism," Security

                      Technology & Design, January 2002

                      "Protection Against Terrorism," Building Operating Management, January 2002

                      "School Security Programs," Security Technology & Design, October/November 2003

                      "Designing Enterprise Security Systems," ISC West 2005

                      "Security Programs for Healthcare Facilities," NFPA 2005

                      "Integration of Security and Life Safety," ASIS 2005

                      "IP Video surveillance," Security Technology & Design, January 2006

                      "Outsourcing Access Control," Security Technology & Design, February 2006

                      "Overcoming the Challenges of Wireless Video", ISC West 2006

                      "Premises Security" NFPA Fire Protection Handbook 20thEdition, 2008

                      "Working with Security Consultants" TYCO Symposium 2009

Professional Experience

Rush University Medical Center

Director Security and Emergency Preparedness

2008 -Present

RJA/Sako & Associates, Inc.

Vice President


Senior Project Manager


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Corporate Security Director


Systech Group, Inc.



Sako & Associates, Inc.

Senior Associate


Brink's Incorporated

Account Executive


Honeywell, Inc.

Sales Representative


Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Security Manager/Chief Investigator/Assistant Director


Specific Project Highlights

Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL
Project Manager for the program development phase of the new hospital facility design project.

Fairfax County in Fairfax, VA
Project Manager for a team that executed a physical security assessment of the facilities in the second largest county in the United States. The project included the assessment of current state and the development of security standards for the county buildings.

United States Senate Offices, Locations Nationwide
Project Director for a project that developed standards for all of the home state offices for United States Senators and then assessed the facilities in comparison to these standards.

State of Illinois Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL
Project Director for a project assignment to assess the state of security technology and operations for the capitol of Illinois. Developed a recommended approach for the future planning and implementation.

BlueCross BlueShield Iowa, Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma
Project Consultant and Manager for a "Weak Point Analysis" assignment to review the security technology and operations at over 50 facilities in several states.

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