Co-Chair George Heinrichs
George Heinrichs is cofounder and president of Intrado Inc., the leading provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions. A recognized expert in emergency services, Mr. Heinrichs has played a key role in the evolution of the nation’s emergency communications system for more than 30 years and continues to influence 9-1-1 public policy.
Mr. Heinrichs is a member of the National Emergency Number Association, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Association of Computing Machinery. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, and the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. In 2007, he helped to found the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance, serving as its chairman until 2009. Under his leadership the Alliance has become a driving force in helping to evolve our nation’s critical 9-1-1 infrastructure.
For his sustained support and leadership, as well as his contributions to public safety and business, Mr. Heinrichs has received numerous awards, including the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) William H. Stanton National 9-1-1 Service Award, the NENA President’s Award, the Denver Telecom Professionals Executive of the Year, and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Technology. Additionally, Mr. Heinrichs has served as an expert witness for both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate.
Treasurer Chief Dwight Henninger, IACP Treasurer
Chief Henninger has been a member of the IACP Executive Committee for five years, served as the Chair of the Environmental Crimes Committee and a member of the Financial Review and Homeland Security Committees.
Dwight is Chief of Police in Vail, Colorado where he has served since 2002. He leads a 63-person organization that serves over two million domestic and international visitors annually. Additionally, Dwight leads a county-wide communications center that provides communications services to 13 agencies in Eagle County and assistance to the Colorado Department of Transportation
Stephen Blauer is senior vice president of Blauer, headquartered in Boston, MA. In this capacity he manages product design and development, marketing, and sales. Blauer is also responsible for corporate strategic vision and planning, and international business opportunities. He is the author of fifteen US patents. Blauer is a privately owned third generation family business specializing in protective outerwear and uniforms for public safety professionals. The major products include Gore-Tex and CROSSTECH outerwear, rainwear, safety vests and apparel, uniform shirts and pants, and uniform accessories. Blauer has been with the company for 21 years. He began his career in direct sales and sales management. Blauer is a volunteer in several respected industry organizations. These include: International Safety Equipment Association, SACOP SafeShield, a public, corporate, military partnership with the goal of eliminating police officer injury and death, International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation Board, and the National Law Enforcement Museum Advisory Committee.
Dave Brant, Managing Director BDO, Public Sector Practice
Dave Brant is the Managing Director of BDO’s Public Sector Practice. With 35 years of experience, Dave is a recognized leader in both the global law enforcement and homeland security communities. Prior to his transition to the private sector in 2006, Dave served as Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for eight and one half years. During his tenure as Director, Dave guided NCIS through an unprecedented time of development and transformation, punctuated by the attack on the USS Cole and the events of September 11, 2001. He was responsible for establishing the NCIS Multiple Threat Alert Center, organizing the Combating Terrorism Directorate and for building and implementing national law enforcement information sharing initiatives.
Prior to joining BDO, Dave spent 5 years as a Director at Deloitte Consulting where he helped shape the Homeland Security and Department of Justice accounts and led numerous projects focused on executive level strategies for DHS and DOJ components. While at Deloitte, Dave specialized in advising senior government leaders on strategic direction of their agencies, combining his government experience with best-practice solutions from the commercial consulting industry.
Brad Brekke is Vice President of Assets Protection for Target. He is responsible for leading a team of several thousand assets protection professionals in a comprehensive effort to mitigate physical and operational risks across the company. These include protecting team members and guests, the global supply chain, financial products, information security and the company’s reputation. His team supports all domestic and international locations, and develops law enforcement partnerships that build safer communities. Under Brad’s leadership, Target Assets Protection has developed Target & BLUE, an innovative effort to partner with law enforcement. Target & BLUE supports law enforcement agencies across the country through both grants and innovative philanthropy. Its programs include sponsoring National Night Out, Safe City, complimentary world-class forensics support and a variety of training, grants and local events.
In 1997, Brad joined Target as an investigations manger and was promoted to his current position in 2001. Prior to joining Target, Brad practiced law in the areas of business law and litigation and served with the FBI, focusing on white-collar crime and public corruption. Brad serves on boards for several organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation, the St. Paul Police Foundation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He is also a member of the Security Executive Council and a committee chair with the Overseas Security Advisory Council.
He received his B.A. from University of Minnesota, his M.A.T.S. from Bethel Seminary and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
John Clark, Director, IS&GS Security Operations Lockheed Martin Corporation
John Clark currently serves as the Director of Security Operations for the Information Systems & Global Solutions business area within the Lockheed Martin Corporation. His primary duties are to ensure the safety and security of Lockheed Martin's 116,000 employees and several hundred facilities spread around the globe. In addition, Mr. Clark is responsible for security matters supporting customers within the Department of Defense, Homeland and National Security organizations. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Clark served for nearly 28 years with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) rising through the ranks until he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the ninth Director of the agency – the first career employee to be appointed to that post. During his service with the USMS, Mr. Clark held a variety of leadership assignments including Chief Inspector of the Internal Affairs Division, Chief Inspector of the International Fugitive Investigations Division, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal and the presidentially appointed Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Clark also served with the elite USMS Special Operations Group, the agency's primary special weapons and tactics unit deployed for sensitive and high-risk law enforcement operations. In addition to his career with the USMS, Mr. Clark served with the U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Capitol Police. Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Syracuse University. Outside of the workplace, Mr. Clark is involved in community service as a strong advocate for at-risk and exploited children. He currently serves on the Law Enforcement Committee of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as the Board of Directors for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, an organization that helps at-risk children develop good citizenship skills. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation and the United States Marshals Museum.
Debora Courtright Motorola Solutions’ Vice President, Government Markets - North America
Debora Courtright oversees Motorola Solutions’ Strategic Projects Organization as part of the Government and Public Safety business. She oversees all major state/provincial and local government business within North America.
Ms. Courtright is responsible for providing public safety product and service solutions to regional, state/province and local government first responders. She has been with Motorola for 27 years, working primarily within the Government Market space. Since joining Motorola in January 1982, Debora has held numerous positions in sales, public affairs, business development and sales management, focusing on the public safety marketplace. Prior to her current role, she managed all of Motorola’s Government & Public Safety business interest in New York City and Los Angeles County. Previous to that, she held responsibilities for large, complex customers throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and San Bernardino County. Ms. Courtright spent three years at NetCel 360 where she was the Sales Director responsible for Asia Pacific business development.
Debora is active with numerous professional groups including National Association of Female Executives, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Association of Public-safety Communications Officials. She is a former Board Member of the State of California Academic Decathlon Board and an active Board Member of Brave Kids and of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Foundation. She resides in Chicago, IL.
Chief Terry M. Cunningham
Wellesley, Massachusetts, Police Chief Terry M. Cunningham has 30 years of experience as a police officer, 13 as Chief of Police. During his distinguished career in professional policing, he has served as President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Vice President for four years and Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the past eight years. He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police.
Steve has been the Executive Vice President and CEO of the Central Station Alarm Association, located just outside of Washington, D.C., since 1992. CSAA is a national/international trade association in the burglar and fire alarm industry. Mr. Doyle also represents the Association to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, The National Sheriffs Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Association of Public Communications Officials, Underwriters Laboratories, the insurance industry and many others. He also serves as the Board Chairman of the Foundation for International Meetings which conducts some 400 domestic and international meetings around the world each year and as Chairman of the Ferris Lucas Award Committee which selects the National Sheriff of the Year. He is also a Past President of “Operation Life Safety”.
Mr Doyle has been managing non-profit organizations for 30 years. Prior to joining CSAA, he served as Executive Director of Business Services at Georgetown University, the National Beer Wholesalers Association, and the National Association of Life Underwriters. Doyle graduated from Spring Hill College and served in the US Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. He also holds dual citizenship with Ireland and resides with his wife of 25 years and two children in Herndon, Virginia.
Jonathan Huberman, President and CEO of Tiburon, Inc.
He previously was a Managing Director at the Gores Group, Tiburon's primary investor. Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Huberman was President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC Corporation and was also responsible for the company's China growth initiatives. Prior, Mr. Huberman was the CEO of Iomega Corporation and continued his responsibilities following EMC's acquisition of Iomega in 2008. Before joining Iomega, Mr. Huberman was a Managing Director and co-founder of aAd Capital, a hedge fund focused on investing in small to mid-sized public companies. Prior to aAd Capital, Mr. Huberman was a Partner at Idanta Partners, a technology focused private equity affiliate of the Bass family. Earlier in his career, Mr. Huberman worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Cray Research. Mr. Huberman also served as Special Advisor to the Director of DARPA. Mr. Huberman graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from Princeton University, and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Began serving as the Chief Operating Officer of The College Network in late 2011 from a background that blends operational, financial, and technical experience. I previously served at Motorola as MSSI Vice President & General Manager of Public Sector Applications, a division of Motorola’s Government & Public Safety group, with a global customer base and as Vice President of Worldwide Operations for SEI which delivered help desk services, sales support, and retail support services globally to customers including McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, Steak ‘N Shake, and Dunkin Brands. I attended Valparaiso University in Indiana where I graduated with a BS in Accounting and I have a Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. I joined The College Network team because the company has built a tremendous platform in which I see opportunities. There is a lot we can do, and I’m here to identify areas of growth and lead the organization to new levels. I'm excited to be part of a team that changes lives through education, and hope that we can help make your academic goals a reality.
Chief Walter McNeil
Chief Walter McNeil was chosen as the Police Chief for the City of Quincy, February 28, 2011. When appointed by Governor Charlie Crist on February 20, 2008 as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, Walter McNeil had more than 29 years of law enforcement experience. In this role, he is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the nation’s third largest prison system with a total annual budget of $2.3 billion and a workforce of over 20,000 employees. While serving in this position, he has continued to emphasize his commitment to public safety through a common sense approach to addressing recidivism.
Secretary McNeil was head of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice when appointed to the position of Secretary of Corrections. While at the Department of Juvenile Justice, his priority was to ensure the efficient operation of the state juvenile justice system through the provision of an appropriate mix of programs and services for juvenile offenders.
Howard Safir founded and actively manages Vigilant Resources International (VRI). VRI delivers superior results and value in three mission-critical areas: Recruiting, vetting, training and deploying highly specialized talent; Identifying, procuring and commissioning technology; Delivering a full suite of investigative, forensic and consulting services to help clients avoid, deter, and effectively address security, emergency and integrity incidents.
Howard Safir was appointed 39th Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani on April 15, 1996. Commissioner Safir began his law enforcement career in 1965 as a special agent assigned to the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, a forerunner of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He advanced through the ranks of the DEA and in 1977 was appointed Assistant Director of the DEA. Commissioner Safir also served as Chief of the Witness Security Division, U.S. Marshals Service. In 1984, he was named Associate Director for Operations, U.S. Marshals Service, a position he held until his retirement from the federal government in 1990. Commissioner Safir rejoined government service in 1994 when Mayor Giuliani asked him to serve as New York City’s 29th Fire Commissioner.
Commissioner Safir received his B.A. in History and Political Science from Hofstra University in 1963. He attended Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, receiving certificates in the programs for Senior Managers in Government in 1988 and for National and International Security in 1989. Throughout his career, Commissioner Safir has been recognized frequently for his outstanding service. In 1996, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He was twice awarded the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award. Additionally, he received the U.S. Marshals Service Meritorious Service Award and the Attorney General’s Achievement Award, in addition to many other citations and awards.
Commissioner Safir is author of "Security, Policing Your Homeland, Your State, Your City," published by St. Martin's Press. Commissioner Safir and his wife, Carol, reside in Manhattan. They have a son, Adam, and a daughter, Jennifer.
As CEO, Rick leads the company with a constant focus on delivering innovative solutions that make communities safer. Rick’s quest to create technology solutions to reduce world violence began in 1993 when he founded TASER with his brother Tom. Since then, TASER ECDs are now in more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies in more than 40 countries.
Rick graduated from Harvard Cum Laude, received his MBA from the University of Chicago with a master's degree in international finance from the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. He is a co-winner of the Ernst and Young 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year® and named one of the “2010 Most Admired CEOs and Top-Level Executives” as sponsored by The Phoenix Business Journal and holds 14 patents.
Haywood Talcove, CEO Lexis Nexis Special Services, Inc.
Haywood "Woody" Talcove is Chief Executive Officer, Government and LexisNexis Special Services Inc., for the risk solutions business of LexisNexis®. In this role, he is responsible for all sales, market planning and product management for government for LexisNexis. Talcove also oversees all operations for LexisNexis Special Services Inc. (LNSSI). A recognized expert in the Government IT space, Talcove joined LexisNexis in 2008, bringing a customer-centric focus to LNSSI's operations.
Previously, Talcove served as Vice President of Public Sector Americas for Juniper Networks, where he spearheaded federal (civilian, intelligence, and defense) state and local, and education sales for the company, and supported the networking and security needs of government through Juniper's broad range of high performance technology solutions. Earlier in his career, Talcove served in several positions at Cabletron Systems.
Talcove is a sought-after source for trend analysis by media and industry event organizers, and serves on the Board of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
Talcove earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in public administration from the University of Maine.