Co-Chair Vincent Talucci,
Vincent Talucci currently serves as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), an organization with over 21,000 members from over 100 countries around the world. As the Executive Director, Mr. Talucci is responsible for ensuring that the IACP builds upon over a century of success addressing issues at the forefront of the law enforcement profession, to include, advocacy, training, technical assistance and exchange of information. Leading a staff of over 100 professionals, Mr. Talucci provides strategic advice and counsel to the IACP leadership and membership on the critical issues they confront each day. Prior to his present appointment, Mr. Talucci was Deputy Executive Director, Director of IACP's Programs and Research Activities Directorate, and oversaw a broad range of core association services: police operations and management evaluations; promotional testing; executive search and placement; and oversight of federally-sponsored efforts including the National Law Enforcement Model Policy Center, Discover Policing, and IACP Center for Social Media. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Talucci served as Principal Advisor for Law Enforcement, State and Local Government Practice, with SAS, a worldwide software industry leader in predictive analytics and information integration services. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Talucci served with the IACP, progressing to Director of the Division of State and Provincial Police (S&P), facilitating the efforts of the S&P Executive Committee, forging strategic directions to address critical issues facing state and provincial law enforcement, and leading efforts in information sharing, homeland security, traffic safety, and innovative technology. Before joining IACP, Mr. Talucci worked with the National Institute of Justice, USDOJ, where his responsibilities included the substantive and programmatic management of criminal justice initiatives. Mr. Talucci completed his undergraduate work at Rutgers University and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Treasurer Dwight Henninger,
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.
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.
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.
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.