Risk Management Associates, Inc. (RMA), recently hired Richard (Rick) W. Grayson as a Consultant and Investigator. Rick brings to RMA over thirty years of law enforcement and industry security experience. He retired from the Raleigh Police Department in 2011 as the Deputy Chief of Police before moving into industrial security at the largest privately held software company in the US. Rick’s experience as a consultant and an investigator make his addition a valuable asset to both RMA and its clients. He is a graduate of the Michigan State University – East Lansing Criminal Justice program, the FBI National Academy, PERF Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP).
Michael Epperly, RMA’s Director of Investigations, notes: “Rick is an exceptional talent with a wealth of experience. We are honored to be associated with him. We look forward to putting his experience to work for our clients, and continuing RMA’s tradition of pairing clients with investigators and consultants of unrivaled skill and integrity, who are uniquely qualified to deal with the issues at hand.”
The local ASIS International Chapter 119 held its fourth Annual Training Conference on June 17th 2015. The conference was held at the PNC Arena.
The conference hosted four quest speakers each one speaking on different aspects of the security industry. Darren Nix, CPP of Genetec presented, “The difference in Unification and Integration”. “Crisis Management, Are you Ready” was presented by Henry Nocella, CPP, Independent Security Consultant, and Shawn Reilly, CPP, PSP, CHPA, CPD of Tech Systems presentation was, “The Risk Assessment is the Foundation of the Security Program.” The last speaker of the day was Mark Schreiber, CPP, CPD and President of Safeguards Consulting and ASIS National Chairperson for the Security Architecture and Engineering Council and his presentation was, “Evaluating the Best Physical Security Improvements For Your Company”.
The NCMS Society of Industrial Security Professionals Carolina Chapter held is quarterly business meeting at Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park on May 29, 2015. Christine Peterson, CPP, ISP and founding member of the chapter, attended the meeting which focused on Information Systems Security.
Mark Whitteker, MSIA, CISSP, ISP the Manager of Government Security & IT Services was the lead speaker at the daylong event. Utilizing his vast experience in IT infrastructure, security, and classified environments, Mark spoke to the attending members about IT security awareness, building a comprehensive security architecture framework, NIS and DFARS compliance, and lessons learned. The program was geared to companies with facility security clearances but many of the concepts were applicable to all security professionals and especially IT security professionals.
Risk Management Associates, Inc. is accepting resumes for a Security Design Consultant. Attributes of the candidate are independently motivated, self-directed, and capable of designing and developing strategic security programs that incorporate individual client business cultures. In the design and development, the responsibilities will include security system design and managing and coordinating multiple integrated security project plans simultaneously. The individual will be responsible to create sustainable future business and projects through the fostering of positive client/business relationships with existing and new clients.
Requirements are: Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of experience or equivalent experience, skills and education combinations in electronics, electrical systems, computer system hardware, software, networking and/or engineering. The candidate should also have the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification or capable of obtaining this certification with one year.
This candidate must have unique skills and abilities that include: knowledge of project management principles, practices techniques and tools; knowledge of building construction and building codes; skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures; skilled in group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution; ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions; ability to develop project budgets and projections, skilled with a broad technical background in security system design and operations.
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On May 19, 2015 RMA was recognized by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce at its BizCon Business Awards for Steady Growth and Profitability. Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CEO, and Christine L. Peterson, President, accepted the award on behalf of the entire company, at the Raleigh Convention Center.
The BIZCON Business Awards recognized Triangle area businesses in three award categories: Entrepreneurial Business, Steady Growth & Profitability, and Steady Growth & Profitability Master. To receive the award RMA had to demonstrate that they had positive growth and profitability for over three years.
The presenting sponsor was The News & Observer and Publisher Orage Quarles. The event kicked off with a panel discussion. The award was presented to Risk Management Associates by Ginny Allen of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP.
Travis Hall attended the first annual Samsung Techwin A&E Summit on May 17-19, 2015 at the Hilton Orlando at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The summit consisted of approximately 40 Architects, Engineers and Consultants that specialize in electronic security. The Summit was designed to bring Samsung Industry Partners together with the Architects, Consultants and Engineers to discuss current and future Samsung products. Round table discussions topics included current security wants and needs including products and integration into security management systems.
Samsung Techwin is a subsidiary of the Samsung Group which manufactures several video surveillance cameras that are able to be integrated into a number of security management systems. In addition to the video surveillance equipment, Samsung Techwin manufactures video software and hardware for standalone or networkable video monitoring at a low cost.
Nia Singletary has joined the staff of Risk Management Associates as a Security Analyst. Nia started as an intern with RMA in May 2014. Nia will be assisting with background investigative services, and computer forensics.
Nia is a graduate of Meredith College, an independent, private women’s college located in Raleigh, NC, offers a transformative educational experience. The College’s rigorous curriculum and leadership development programs prepare graduates for successful lives as engaged global citizens and leaders. Since its opening in 1899, Meredith has expanded to become one of the largest private women’s colleges in the U.S. Campus life at Meredith is shaped by more than 2,100 students representing 35 states and 45 countries.
Paige Wilkins and Elizabeth Cheatham have joined the staff of Risk Management Associates as part of an internship opportunity through Meredith College. Paige and Elizabeth will be assisting with background investigative services, including maintaining FCRA compliance, conducting employment verification, gathering historical information about applicants, creating complete and accurate reports, and other tasks as needed.
Meredith College, an independent, private women’s college located in Raleigh, NC, offers a transformative educational experience. The College’s rigorous curriculum and leadership development programs prepare graduates for successful lives as engaged global citizens and leaders. Since its opening in 1899, Meredith has expanded to become one of the largest private women’s colleges in the U.S. Campus life at Meredith is shaped by more than 2,100 students representing 35 states and 45 countries.
Kevin McQuade attended the ISC West in Las Vegas on April 14 – 16 2015.
ISC West is the security industry’s premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies in the U.S. Each year, ISC West hosts over 1,000 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and a recorded breaking 26,000 security professionals attended in Las Vegas.
On March 12, 2015, Emily Liner, Chris Peterson, Tasha Dyson, Dana Frentz and Donna Richards along with RMA guest Cari Green of Novan Therapeutics, Lorrin Freeman, Wake County DA, Suzanne Griffin, Butterball LLC, Courtney Bell from American Pride and Laura Noble of Noble Law Firm attended the Woman’s Leadership Conference. The conference was held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.
Susan Packard, co-founder and former COO of HGTV, was the keynote speaker at this half-day educational and networking conference. Packard is author of “New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace”. In her keynote address, Packard discussed a revolutionary new perspective for businesswomen—a strategic way of thinking that cultivates creativity, focus, optimism, teamwork, and competitiveness, thereby yielding a higher rate of success.
In addition to Packard’s presentation, other program highlights included, a panel discussion with highly-accomplished women business leaders from the Triangle region, breakout sessions and opportunities to connect with leading business woman in the greater Raleigh area.
The breakout sessions to further explore the takeaways of Packard’s book, such as:
– How to Become a Game Changer: Successful Strategies to Distinguish Yourself as a Leader
– Building Your Fan Club: Maintaining Balance & Wellness While on the Leadership Path
– Conditioning for Leadership: Why Understanding the “Business of the Business” is Critical
– Developing a Community of Women Leaders: Bridging the Leadership Gap through Effective Mentoring Programs