Advisory Board

Security Systems News is excited to announce its newly established Editorial Advisory Board, which was created to help guide content for the publication and the SecurityNext conference education program — Members of the advisory board include some of the top thought leaders in security, a veritable Who’s Who of industry movers and shakers.

Rebecca Bayne, Founder, BCSI

Rebecca Bayne, Founder, BCSI

Since 1999, Rebecca Bayne has been a search and recruitment professional, known for a thorough, targeted, and conscientious approach to the business and art of matching unique talent with exceptional organizations. To form BCSI, she acquired the Integration Recruitment Division she built and managed for twelve years within a leading industry firm, working with many of the well-recognized companies.

In addition to search and recruitment, she consults with her clients who seek to improve processes and the industry perception of their companies in order to build a competitive edge in securing the very best industry talent. Prior to the decision in 2001 to focus her business entirely in the Physical Security industry, her area of specialization was network infrastructure professionals in I.T.

Bayne has conducted searches for and worked with all levels of technical, operations, sales, management, and executive professionals. She also has a diverse business background and approximately 20 years' experience in consultative selling, business and talent promotion, software training/consulting, and construction management.

Pierre Bourgeix, President, ESICONVERGENT LLC.

Pierre Bourgeix, President, ESICONVERGENT LLC.

Within the security industry, Bourgeix spent more than 20 years as a global security consultant and innovator, at such industry leaders as ADT, HySecurity, Wallace International, Tyco, and SecureState. Currently, he is the President of ESICONVERGENT LLC, a company dedicated to converged assessments and sourcing for the security industry.

He has had years of experience within the physical and cybersecurity arena and has been involved in developing security governance programs and has been integral in the design of enterprise security systems. His primary expertise is Physical, Cyber Security Governance and he is an SME in video security analytics and integration.

Bourgeix’s path has taken him into the physical security barrier industry, gate control, electronic security, managed services security and finally the cybersecurity arena. He has worked on projects throughout the Middle East and Asia, and has spoken at many conferences such as ISC, manufacturer events, and association meetings globally.

As one of the thought leaders in convergence of IT, OT and Physical Security, he presently is involved in creating security standards for the testing of products, systems, and solutions. He also is in the process of developing a model that will explain the Physical Security Kill chain, which will lead to the need for proper predictive analytics across IT, OT, and Physical Security. Pierre has developed a Converged Security Gap Assessment that can assist companies in developing a proper risk rating across IT, OT and Physical Security. He speaks fluently in English, French, and Arabic.

Bill Bozeman, President and CEO, PSA Security

Bill Bozeman, President and CEO, PSA Security

Bill Bozeman is president and CEO of PSA, the world’s largest system integrator cooperative, owned by the most progressive security and audio-visual integrators throughout North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations.

Bozeman has nearly 40 years of experience in the security systems integration business and with a successful track record in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He has served as president of Delta Audio-Visual Security, president of Dictograph Alarm Systems Inc. and vice president of strategic alliances for Pinkerton Systems Integration. Throughout his career, Bozeman has directed sophisticated electronic security projects for corporate America, the U.S. government, and private institutions.

Bozeman attended Louisiana State University and graduated from the University of New Orleans. He also qualified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with the American Society for Industrial Security.

Bozeman is a member of the Security Integration Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes those individuals whose distinguished careers have helped shape the electronic security industry. He was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Security Executives and received the Paul Marcus award, presented to individuals that provide consistent leadership and direction to the PSA Security Network. In 2013, Bozeman received the George Lippert memorial award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Security Industry Association (SIA).

Bozeman currently serves on the board of directors for PSA, Security Specifiers, Northland Controls and also serves on various industry advisory boards.

Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association

Don Erickson, CEO, Security Industry Association

Don Erickson was appointed CEO of the Security Industry Association on Nov. 1, 2011. He previously served as SIA director of government relations from 2006 to 2011.

As CEO, he leads implementation of SIA’s Board Strategic Framework and oversees SIA’s collaboration with industry and vertical market associations and organizations. He is responsible for management of SIA’s operations and programs including marketing, government relations, education and standards initiatives and serves as the organization’s primary liaison to ISC Events.

Prior to joining SIA, Erickson served as manager of legislative affairs for Alcatel and legislative director for the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). He spent six years on the senior legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, where he facilitated the enactment of legislation pertaining to criminal justice, telecommunications and technology policy.

Erickson has served as a member of several boards including The Catholic University of America Alumni Association, Mission 500, the National Capital Region Security Forum, and the IAHSS Foundation. He was selected as a Top CEO by CEO Update magazine in 2013 and recently named by Security magazine as “One of the Most Influential People in Security” in 2018.

Janet Fenner, President, Defined Agency

Janet Fenner, Chief Marketing Officer, Intelligent Security Systems

Janet Fenner is currently the President of Defined Agency, the security industry’s first and newest female minority owned and operated Marketing and Public Relations firm. A 20+ year seasoned security veteran and highly respected executive.

Fenner was formerly with ISS, Dahua Technology and Hanwha Techwin America (formerly Samsung Techwin) and the Brady Corporation prior to that. Fenner was also recently recognized as one of the security industry’s top female leaders and serves on the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) Board of Directors and SIA’s Women in Security Forum. She is also an active supporter and an advisory board member of Mission 500, a charitable organization focused on the professional security community’s efforts to assist children and families in need across the U.S.

Hank Groff, Senior VP of Sales and Business Development, Dynamark Monitoring

Hank Groff, Senior VP of Sales and Business Development, Dynamark Monitoring

Hank Groff is currently Senior VP of Sales and Business Development for Dynamark Monitoring. Groff is a 30-year veteran in the alarm industry, having worked for and with such industry notables as ADT, Monitronics, SAI, Vector and Guardian Protection Services.

Groff is a credentialed presenter for ESX and the California Alarm Association, and his training programs are among the best-attended sessions.

Jim Henry, Independent Consultant

Jim Henry, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Securitas Electronic Security, Inc. (SES)

James E. Henry (Jim) is currently working as an independent consultant. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Securitas Electronic Security, Inc (SES).He joined SES via the acquisition of the Public Safety and Security division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions in June 2018. From December 2010 through June 2018 Jim was Executive Vice President (EVP) for Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions, Inc. (Kratos PSS), a division of Kratos Security and Defense Solutions (KTOS).

Henry’s title of EVP for Kratos PSS was assumed on Dec. 15, 2010 via the acquisition of Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc. (HBE) by Kratos PSS. From November 2001 through December 15, 2010, he was Chairman and CEO of HBE, headquartered first in Saddle Brook, N.J., and then in Fair Lawn, N.J. HBE was sold to a public company in 1986, reacquired by a team led by Henry in 1989, and grown as a private company until Henry took it public in November of 2001.

HBE was originally founded as an electronic repair shop in Paramus, N.J. in 1950 by John (Jim’s father), Hartford and Raymond Henry (the three “Henry Brothers”). Under the ownership of the “Henry Brothers” from 1950 to 1986, HBE grew to have three divisions: Security Systems Integration, Land/Mobile Radio Systems, and Consumer Electronics Sales/Service. Jim Henry joined HBE as an Applications Engineer in June of 1978 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Billy Langenstein, Director Security Services and Investigation, National Football League (NFL)

Billy Langenstein, Director Security Services and Investigation, National Football League (NFL)

Billy Langenstein is currently Director of Security Services and Investigation for the National Football League (NFL), based New York City. Prior to working for the NFL, he worked at U.S. Bank Stadium where he was responsible for security, public safety and emergency preparedness, medical services, transportation, guest experience and event oversight. Working closely with the Minnesota Vikings, MSFA and the entire community, his goal is to deliver a safe, clean and family experience at each event.

Langenstein also spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals as the Director of Event Operations. Prior to joining the Nationals, he worked as an Operations Assistant with Live Nation assisting with the event operations and production at many of their music venues.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Master’s degree in Sports Management from Georgetown University. He is an NCS4 Industry Leader Under 40 award winner and achieved the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification. His commitment to the profession is vast, as he is the Vice Chair of the Stadium Committee for the IAVM, Faculty Member for the Academy of Venue Safety and Security, Professional Sport Facilities Advisory Committee for the NCS4, member of the Event Safety Alliance and a Master Trainer for Team Coalition.

His true passion is in the realm of professional development and leadership by taking continuing educational classes and sharing the knowledge with his colleagues and continuing to be a student in the industry.

Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.

Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.

Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a woman-owned, systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work.

In addition to running a successful and growing business with her husband Andrew Lanning, she gives back a lot of her time to the industry as part of organizations and locally in her own community. Lanning was awarded ASIS Women of the Year in 2014, and became the first female elected in 2015 to the Board of Directors for PSA Security (North America’s largest electronic security cooperative), and was a Pacific Business News Women to Watch awardee in 2016.

Andrew Lanning, Founder, Integrated Security Technologies (IST)

Andrew Lanning, Founder, Integrated Security Technologies (IST)

Andrew Lanning started his career in the computer and electronics field in 1982 beginning with COBOL, FORTRAN, and ASSEMBLER programming languages. He continued with electronic systems training as a missile technician in the United States Navy from 1985-1993, during which time he earned a combat-action ribbon for duties performed in the Persian Gulf.

Lanning joined the commercial security industry after the navy and in 1998 he founded Integrated Security Technologies (IST) with his wife Christine in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lanning sits on the BOD of the Hawaii Information, Communication and Technology Association (HICTA), the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Cybersecurity Committee, The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Cybersecurity Advisory Council, and he chairs the PSA Network Cyber Security Committee.

He is an active member of the FBI’s Infragard, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii, and earned a Master’s in Communications from Hawaii Pacific University in 2011. He enjoys hiking and water sports, and he completed his first Ironman in 2013.

Chris Peckham, Director of Operations, Ollivier Corp.

Chris Peckham, COO, Building Intelligence Inc.

Christopher Peckham is currently the Director of Operations for the Ollivier Corp., which specializes in physical and networked security solutions to secure company assets, personnel, facilities, data, and to prevent fraud. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer of Building Intelligence Inc., where he was responsible for operations including software development, project management, and customer deployments.

Previously he served as the Senior Vice President, CTO and Special Projects at Kratos Public Safety & Security Solution, Inc. In his capacity as the CTO, he led efforts on complex projects and programs and was the primary driver of the technology efforts that maintained the company's innovations in emerging trends. He served as CIO of Henry Bros. Electronics at the time of its acquisition by Kratos. Previous to that, he was Director of Operations for SunGard Higher Education.

Dr. Peckham received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) and a licensed professional engineer in the state of N.J.

Steve Van Till, President and CEO, Brivo Inc.

Steve Van Till, President and CEO, Brivo Inc.

Steve Van Till is the President and CEO of Brivo Inc., a leading worldwide provider of cloud-based access control and Software-as-a-Service solutions for physical security. He has previously served in a variety of senior management roles in high technology companies spanning Web development, healthcare, and satellite communications.

A previous Board Member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), he also currently serves as Chairman of the SIA Standards Committee. He is a frequent author and speaker, as well as the inventor of numerous patents in the fields of physical security and identity management.