is a Loss Prevention professional with over 25 years of experience in the retail
industry. She is presently a Vice President of Loss Prevention with Ross Stores
Inc., Dublin, California. Over the past eight years, Yvonne has taken on roles
of increasing responsibility within Loss Prevention – including Director, Sr.
Director and Assistant Vice President.
Prior to joining Ross, Yvonne was a Regional Loss Prevention Director with Sears
Holdings Corporation; she also held leadership positions with TJX companies (TJ
Maxx and Marshalls). Yvonne has applied her knowledge, experience and relentless
drive to ensure results are sustainable. Throughout her career she has been
responsible for Talent Management of Teams, Strategic Planning, Safety Programs,
Physical Security, and the Investigation of Theft and
true passion is talent development. She has a natural bend towards leadership
development and helping professionals realize their full potential.
became a member of International Organization of Black Security Executives
in 2009. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. Yvonne’s
dedication to mentorship and the development of future leaders is what continues
to motivate and inspire her.
holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting
from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
Bert Williams is a Security Manager
Fannie Mae, the leading provider of residential mortgage credit in the U.S.
secondary market. Since joining Fannie Mae in 2000, Bert has helped design and
manage many of the Enterprise Security team's most critical programs. He
currently oversees daily security operations at the company’s Northern Virginia
and Maryland offices, including representing the Enterprise Security team's
interests in one of the company's largest initiatives - the Northern Virginia
Workplace Strategy project.
Before joining Fannie Mae, Bert worked
The Wackenhut Corporation (now G4S) in several capacities. He also previously
worked as a Special Investigator for US Investigations Services, and held
several positions at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Bert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland at College
Park. He currently is on the Executive Committee for University of Maryland
Black Alumni, and sits on the University of Maryland Alumni Board of Governors.
Bert is a member of ASIS International, as well as its National Capital Chapter.
Beyond his endeavors in the security field, Bert also is a voiceover artist
whose voice has been featured in commercials, public service announcements,
training videos and at live events.
is presently employed by Ross Stores, Inc. as a Regional Loss Prevention
began his tenure with the company in June of 2012 and supports a team of
responsible for stores within the Southeastern United States.
Myron’s introduction to Loss Prevention occurred at Mervyn’s Department Stores
he started as an hourly Associate. While there he went on to hold increasing
responsibility and his last position prior to transitioning was Field Asset
Leader. Since then Myron has held National and Regional Loss Prevention roles at
SprintNextel and Bi-Lo Holdings (Winn-Dixie Stores).
Myron possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Finance and
professional designations as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified
Myron first became involved with the IOBSE in 2014 when he was invited by two
members to assist with College campus visits. Later that year he attended his
Conference and was so impressed that he committed to joining the organization and
becoming more involved. He was elected to the IOBSE Board during the 2015
and also serves on the Education Committee.
Ricky Davis, MA
Mr. Ricky Davis
is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RICE Security and Consulting, LLC
in North Carolina. Mr. Davis’s security and risk management career began during
his honorable and faithful service in the United States Army serving in combat,
security force advisory and intelligence positions, respectively. His 27 years
of world-wide experience in support of national and strategic security
objectives provided him the opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the
most talented leaders in the world.
Ricky’s highly decorated military career culminated with him achieving the rank
of Command Sergeant Major, the highest enlisted rank in the United States Army.
He is a graduate of the prestigious United States Army Sergeants Major Academy
achieving awards in leadership and professional military writing.
Sgt. at Arms
Mr. Kevin Smith has over twenty years of professional
experience including service in the US Army, law enforcement, and corporate
security. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Smith served as a Field
Training Officer, an Operator with the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.)
Team, an instructor with the Regional Police Academy, and as an undercover
Narcotics Detective with the Special Investigations Unit.
Mr. Smith now serves as an Enterprise Security Specialist of a utility company
where he helps develop and oversee security operations, conducts
vulnerability/risk assessments, criminal investigations, develops and implements
enterprise-wide security procedures, and collaborates with other utilities as
well as local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder
in Sociology and a Masters of Sciences Degree in Criminal Justice from the
University of Colorado at Denver. He became a member of ASIS in 2009 and since
that time, has earned all three ASIS certification designations that include:
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation, Physical Security
Professional (PSP) designation, and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI)
designation. He also earned the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
(CPTED) designation through the American Crime Prevention Institute.
Mr. Smith is an instructor for ASIS where he teaches courses in Asset Protection
Course. He serves on several Boards to include FBI-Denver InfraGard Member
Alliance, the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE),
and is a Committee Chair on the ASIS Investigations Council. Mr. Smith is also
an Adjunct Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver where he
teaches a variety of courses in the Criminal Program.
Director of Communications
An experienced leader in the Security
of 23 years, Bobby comes from humble beginnings as an Applied Science graduate
in Electronic Engineering from ITT Tech. He started his security career as a
residential technician and has worked his way through the business to emerge as
a leader in the market. As a field tech and project manager, Bobby’s technical
experiences paved a solid foundation for him to become a trailblazer in the
For the last 10 years Bobby has
as a sales director within ADT/TYCO/JCI National accounts where he managed all
corporate businesses along the West Coast of the US. Bobby has managed millions
of dollars’ worth of business in his career and as director he has developed
multiple territories and teams to success.
His experiences in sales have
proven him to be a sales leader, but his talents as a leader in general should
not be overlooked as he has established himself as a facilitator and industry
thought leader. Bobby has led his business in regard to new technologies,
working internally and externally with innovative companies disrupting the
No longer with JCI, Bobby has
his career into the innovation space as the executive in charge of Strategic
Engagements for a startup Artificial Intelligence company called Ambient AI. As
we step into a new world of data management, Bobby is leading a business into a
new arena of enablement by utilizing sensor data to exhibit specific results.
Providing a new world of substantial business outcomes that provide action,
performance, and efficiencies by enhancing today’s environment utilizing smart
Director of Membership
Maya Jackson has been a leader in the
Loss Prevention industry for over 20 years. She is currently a Regional Loss
Prevention Director for Ross Stores, Inc. Maya has responsibilities for
approximately 150 stores in 7 central and southern states. She is based out of
Over her career she has been
leading teams to drive excellent results. Although she is most passionate about
talent development, she has developed expertise in reducing operational
shortage, serious incident and crisis management training / response, and
internal and external theft investigations.
She previously held positions as a
manager at the Home Depot, and various positions in Assets Protection at Target
Corporation, where in addition to her roles she was a Senior Instructor for all
assets protection training for the organization to include non-violent crisis
intervention training. Being a New Jersey native, Maya attended Rutgers
University where she studied Psychology and is currently continuing her
education in business administration. Maya attended her first IOBSE event in
2001 and has been an active member over the last 6 years. In addition to her
board position of the membership committee, Maya is active with Women in
Security, North Texas division, ASIS.
Maya is also a passionate advocate for
resources for adults and spends as much time as she can with her loving family
and 3 dogs.
Director of Student Education
bio to come
Advisors to the Board:
Will Baker, Ray Cloud, Venus Finley-Akins,
Knox and Keith White.