Board of Directors2021-04-03T08:36:34-04:00

IFPO Board of Directors

Chairman

Dr. Linda F. Florence, Ph.D., CPP
The Florence Group
Los Angeles, CA

Past Chairman

Lawrence Fennelly, CPOI, CSSM, CHSIII
Expert Witness/Author
Yarmouth, MA

Vice Chairman

Kevin Palacios, MSc., CPP, PSP, PCI
Director - IFPO en Espanol
Quito, Ecuador, South America

Chief Strategic Officer

Charles "Chuck" Andrews, CPP, MSME, ICPS, CFE, CFCI
International Foundation for Protection Officers
Houston, TX

Executive Director

Sandi J. Davies
IFPO
Naples, FL

Secretary / Treasurer

Lee Minion
Orlando, FL

Directors

Tom M. Conley, M.A., CPP, CPOI, CPO
The Conley Group, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

Michael J. Fagel, Ph.D., CEM
Aurora Safety
North Aurora, IL

Ron Martin, CPP
Open Security Exchange
Shreveport, Louisiana Area

Bonnie Michelman, CPP, CHPA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Timothy S. Fairman, CPP
Switch
Las Vegas, NV

Board Emeritus

Rick Daniels, MA (Criminology), CPP, CFE
Daniels Group International
Fort Lauderdale, FL and Toronto, Canada

Christopher A. Hertig CPP, CPOI
York, PA

Joop F. Verdonk, CPP, CPOI, ATO
European Security Academy Oegstgeest
The Netherlands

Robert Metscher, CPP, CISSP, CFE, CSSM, CPO
Tacoma, WA

Karl Poulin, CPO, CPOI
Critical Intervention Services
Clearwater, FL

Michael Stroberger, CPP, CPO, CSS
Allied Universal Security Services
Yakima, WA

Founding Director(Posthumous)

Ron Minion

The IFPO was founded by Ron Minion, a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and owner of a large Canadian contract business. Minion was steadfast in his belief that protection officers needed to be properly screened, trained and uniformed, and in 1988 he founded IFPO after selling his agency. He served as its Executive Director until 1992, and was succeeded by Sandi Davies, who has held the office ever since.