Board of Directors2021-09-15T15:27:28-04:00

IFPO Board of Directors


Linda F Florence, Ph.D., CPP
The Florence Group
Alta Loma, 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

Executive Director

Sandi J. Davies
Naples, FL

Secretary / Treasurer

Lee Minion
Orlando, FL


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

Michael J. Fagel, PhD, 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
Las Vegas, NV

Joseph H. McDonald, CPP, PSP, CMAS
Switch Ltd.
Las Vegas, NV

Mike Hurst, CPP MSyI
IFPO UK & IFPO Ireland

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, PCI, CPP, CISSP, 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.