brings over 20 years of experience in the
security industry with expertise in enterprise security strategy, policy and
program development, risk management, crisis management, business continuity and
Currently, Don is the Director of Enterprise Security, Crisis Management and
Business Continuity for Sears Holdings Management Company. He is responsible for
the overall company strategy regarding security, crisis management and business
continuity programs. This includes designing the enterprise framework that will
allow these programs to be implemented commonly across the various independent
company business units. Some specific areas include physical security, security
technology, workplace violence, travel security, executive protection and crisis
Previously, Don was the Global Security Risk and Analysis Manager / Global
Emergency Manager for Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of construction and
mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines.
His responsibilities encompassed implementing Caterpillar’s enterprise crisis
management strategy and program, providing support for the enterprise crisis
management team on issues related to brand, reputation and shareholder value,
including policy, procedure, and administration of multiple technology
applications and tools for incident management, crisis communications and risk
analysis. He also managed the international travel safety and security program
for all travelers and expatriates.
Prior to Caterpillar, Don was a Security and Emergency Management Specialist with
State Farm Insurance, the country’s largest auto and property/casualty insurer.
Don coordinated various aspects of State Farm’s corporate security program.
Specifically, Don was responsible for helping to provide oversight to State
Farm’s crisis management and business continuity programs including responding to
incidents, maintaining and updating plans and facilitating exercises. He was also
responsible for administering and maintaining the enterprise access control
network. Don designed, engineered and project managed many large-scale
electronic security integration projects consisting of access control, intrusion
detection and closed circuit television.
Prior to State Farm, Don held positions in retail loss prevention for Best Buy,
facility and event security for Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena and
crime prevention for the Illinois State University Police and the Peoria Park
First Vice President
is a Regional Loss Prevention Manager with
CVS Health Target-Channel, supporting 5 states. She has over 20 years of
leadership experience and a demonstrated record of excellence with Target
Corporation, leading Security and Risk Management strategies, Crisis Response,
Loss Prevention Operations, Investigations, and Budget Management. Fanchon is
known for mitigating financial and legal risks, talent selection, team
development, and community outreach and
She serves on the Board of Directors as the
2nd Vice President of the International Organization of Black Security Executives
(I.O.B.S.E) and Chairs the College Education Committee. She also serves on the
Board of Directors with SHIFT. Fanchon is a member of the National Network of
Executive Women, and serves on the Loss Prevention Foundation Diversity
Fanchon holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia
Second Vice President
Courtney Record is currently a Sr. Area
Manager with Ross Stores.
He is a forward thinking, strategic leader with over 17 years of retail Loss
Prevention and Asset Protection experience.
Courtney began his career in Loss Prevention with Sears Roebuck and Co., as an
hourly Loss Prevention agent and has continually taken on roles of increasing
responsibility - including Operations Manager, Store Manager, District Loss
Prevention Manager as well as Regional Loss Prevention Manager and
Courtney obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, from the
University of North Texas. He resides in Frisco, Texas, with his wife of 13 years
(Danielle) and their three daughters, Clarke, Carsen and Corbyn. In addition to
the community service work he does with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,
Courtney and Danielle are very active at One Community church (Plano, TX) serving
as co-leads of their small group.
Courtney has been a member of IOBSE since 2011, a Board member since 2014;
serving on its Education Committee supporting their Campus Connection initiative.
He is passionate about mentorship and never misses an opportunity to support the
growth and development of future leaders.
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.
Bert Williams is the Executive Protection Program
Manager for Fannie Mae, the leading provider of residential mortgage credit in
the U.S. secondary market. Bert joined Fannie Mae in 2000, and is responsible for
all aspects of security pertaining to the company’s executives, as well as its
Board of Directors. As a liaison to the Executive Office, he consults with senior
management and their support teams on day-to-day matters, special events and
travel. Bert represents the interests of the company’s executives for policies
and emergency plans developed by the Corporate Security & Resiliency team, and
works closely with an intelligence gathering team to provide timely information
regarding any issues that may arise. Bert oversees the uniformed security
services contract, which includes Washington Metropolitan Area offices and
regional offices nationwide. He manages the budget for the Corporate Security &
Resiliency group, including contracts, travel, training and technology. He also
maintains relationships with local and Federal law enforcement agencies to engage
in information sharing and intelligence gathering, and to develop community-based
Before joining Fannie Mae, Bert worked with The Wackenhut Corporation (now G4S),
first as a Custom Protection Officer. Then, as an Administrative Officer
responsible for writing policies and post orders, processing background
investigation documentation, and management of access control systems. Bert
previously worked as a Special Investigator for US Investigations Services, and
held several positions at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Bert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from
the University of Maryland at College Park, and currently is on the Executive
Committee for University of Maryland Black Alumni. In addition to serving with
IOBSE, Bert is a member of ASIS International and a member of its National
Capital Chapter. Beyond his professional 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.
Ricky Davis, MA
Sgt. at Arms
Davis is the
Founder and President of RICE Security and Consulting, LLC in North Carolina.
Mr. Davis’s Risk Management and Security career began during his honorable and
faithful service in the United States Army serving 27 years as a Combat
Paratrooper, Deputy Security Force Advisor Team Chief and various intelligence
positions respectively. Ricky’s highly decorated career culminated by achieving
the rank of Command Sergeant Major and is a graduate of the prestigious United
States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 60, achieving awards in leadership
and academic awards in strategic writing and class leader.
Mr. Davis earned his Master’s Degree in
Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University (Cum
Laude) and Baccalaureate in Criminal Justice/Protective Services and Certificate
of Homeland Security from Excelsior College.
Ricky is a member of ASIS International and
currently serves as the Chapter Chairman for the ASIS Greater Fayetteville
Chapter, 159, Fayetteville North Carolina.
Ricky has been a member of IOBSE for the
four years serving on the Professional Education Committee.
Civilian: 2016 Curtis Hayes Versatility Award, International
Organization of Black Security Executives
Military: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Service Medal,
Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and thirteen additional military
Director of Membership
Yvonne Rouse is the Assistant Vice President of Loss
Ross Dress for Less Stores in the Central Region of the United States. She has
experience in Loss Prevention, Safety, and Investigations. She started her retail
with TJ Maxx. Yvonne has held leadership roles with various retailers, including
Dress for Less, Sears Holding Corporation, Marshalls and T. J.
Yvonne holds a bachelor degree in business administration with a concentration in
accounting from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She is an active
in her community. Yvonne is passionate about developing talent with teams and
Director of Professional Education
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 Student Education
Anthony Williams is the Senior Director of Asset Protection for Walmart, supporting
the Northeast Division. Anthony joined Walmart in August 2009 as a Market Asset
Protection Manager in Hudson Valley, NY.
Prior to this role, Anthony was a Regional Asset Protection Senior Manager
supporting Region 2 Georgia and Regional Asset Protection Manager supporting
Region 75 Metro Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Walmart Anthony was a District Loss Prevention Manager with
Sears Holding, Loss Prevention District Manager with Ross Dress For Less and Area
Loss Prevention Manager for Goody’s Family Clothing and Loss Prevention Manager
with Saks Inc.
Anthony also spent 15 years in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer.
Anthony went to school at Mississippi State University where he studied
Director of Young Professionals
is a Regional Asset Protection Director for the Midwest Division
at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Based in Chicago Il, Michael sets the Asset
Protection strategy for the Midwest Division and leads a team of
Asset Protection professionals charged with reducing losses and
protecting the customers, associates and facilities of Wal-Mart
Stores in the Midwest Division.
Michael joined Wal-Mart in 1992 as an
Assistant Manager in the Turnersville NJ area. In 1994 he joined the
Loss Pre-vention department as a District Loss Prevention
Supervisor. In this role he was responsible for managing,
maintaining and supervising security issues and systems within his
district of 15 stores. After 2 years Michael was promoted to
Training Supervisor then to Regional Loss Prevention Director. He
was then promoted to his current role.
Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Michael
enjoyed an active duty career in the U.S. Air Force. He was a crew
member on the
C-130E and EC-130E aircrafts and has over 4500 flying hours
including combat time. He ended his active duty career as an
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Tennessee State
University in Nashville TN. He then joined the 193rd Special
Operations Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in
Harrisburg, PA where is finished his military career. During his
career he earned three Air Medals as well as four Air Force
Michael received his Bachelor of
Science in Music Education degree from North Carolina A&T State
University in Greensboro, NC , where he graduated Cum Laude. In
1992, he received his Masters degree in Security Management from
Webster University in St Louis, MO.
Michael currently resides in the
Chicago Ill area with his wife of 20 years, Sherry and their four
Advisors to the Board: Will Baker,
Ray Cloud, Venus Finley-Akins, and