U.S. Security Associates planned several events for clients and associates and introduced new USA executives In just a few days, security professionals from around the world are converging on Anaheim, California for the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015). U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company headquartered in the Atlanta area, is exhibiting at the show and hosting clients and prospects at specially planned events throughout the week. “Every year, we look forward to this opportunity to entertain customers and colleagues, make new connections, and expand our global network,” says Alton Harvey, U.S. Security Associates’ senior vice president of national sales. Mr. Harvey and a contingent of national account representatives are joining USA’s corporate executives, region presidents, and other key security company leaders in USA’s booth, #1601, located at one of the main exhibit hall entrances. USA’s representatives USA’s affiliates Andrews International (AI) and Staff Pro also plan to have representatives present in the booth. James Acevedo, CPP, CPS, AI’s executive director of global operations, and D.C. Page, senior vice president of AI’s Consulting, Investigations and International division, are scheduled to speak at two of Monday’s education sessions. William M. Besse, CHS-V, vice president of the Consulting, Investigations and International division, is also representing AI in the USA booth. Besse served on the technical committee that just released the new ANSI/ASIS Risk Assessment Standard. U.S. Security Associates is one of the largest security companies represented at the conference, which is promoted as “security’s most influential event.” With over 600 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and more than 200 educational sessions on security industry hot topics, there is much to see and do at ASIS 2015. Introduction of USA’s new executives U.S. Security Associates is planning several events for clients and associates and introduced new USA executives to include Brian Gimlett, former Secret Service, Harold Underdown, former Navy SEAL, and Tony Velasquez, former FBI. Mr. Harvey anticipates that the conference and trade show will be busy and productive. “Every day is jam-packed with valuable opportunities – to learn from a world-class lineup of speakers and education sessions, to educate the marketplace on the USA brand and service capabilities and to meet with our prospects and clients throughout the show.”
Brian Gimlett brings more than 16 years of corporate security experience Andrews International recently announced that Brian Gimlett has joined its New York office as the Senior Vice President for the Consulting, Investigations, and International Division. Gimlett brings to Andrews International (AI), an affiliate of U.S. Security Associates, more than 16 years of corporate security experience preceded by a distinguished 22 year career with the United States Secret Service. In his role with AI, he is responsible for the various types of investigations AI conducts for its clients, both domestic and international, as well as risk assessments and executive protection. Previous experience Gimlet comments, “I am excited to start this new challenge with AI. I am fortunate to join a respected company that provides top-quality security services and look forward to utilising my extensive knowledge and experience to help AI to continue to grow its brand.” Previously, Gimlett was the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for NYSE Euronext. In this role, he was responsible for the security of the iconic New York Stock Exchange as well as NYSE locations in New Jersey, Chicago, and San Francisco. Internationally, he was responsible for Euronext options and stock exchanges in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Lisbon. Gimlett was also in charge of security at the NYSE offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, and Doha. Gimlett was the NYSE's primary liaison with local, state, federal, international law enforcement, and intelligence agencies. U.S. Secret Service career Before joining NYSE Euronext, Gimlett served as the Executive Director of Global Security for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Gimlett worked at MBNA America Bank, where he was the Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Security, Aviation, and Fleet Departments. During his tenure at MBNA, Gimlett also served an extended period of time as the Director of Employment. Prior to starting his corporate career, Gimlett spent 22 years with the U.S. Secret Service. His most recent assignment was as the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office, where he was responsible for all of the Service’s criminal investigations and protection in the southern half of New York State and the State of Connecticut. In this role, he has directed security arrangements for numerous high profile events, including the President of the United States, various Heads of State and Pope John Paul II. Gimlett is recognised nationally for his accomplishments in federal law enforcement initiatives and as an expert in alternative dispute resolution in the role of Ombudsman.