Manager of Generation Physical Security – Exelon Corporation
Michelle has been with Exelon for 29 years and in
Corporate and Information Security for 16 years. She
currently manages a team of highly talented security specialists who ensure
compliance with the organization’s policies and procedures as well as protect
the personnel and assets of Exelon generation facilities within the U.S.,
Canada and supports London and international operations. Michelle
organizes and coordinates investigations involving allegations of criminal
matters, fraud, computer crimes, intellectual property and other security
issues with her team and develops risk assessments and security plans to ensure
compliance with multiple federal regulatory bodies. Michelle is an
active member of the Dam Sector Coordinating Council that serves as the private
sector interface with the federal government on issues related to the security
Global Security Manager- Chevron Phillips Chemical
Rick Williams joined Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in January
2009, as the Global Security Manager. He is responsible for developing and
implementing corporate security programs to protect company personnel, assets, operations, information and reputation
globally. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Rick
worked for the ExxonMobil Global Security Department for nine years. While at
ExxonMobil, he progressed through a number of assignments to include the Global
Security Department, Global Operations Manager. Prior to joining ExxonMobil,
Rick enjoyed a career in the US Secret Service for over 23 1/2 years until his
retirement as Special Agent in Charge of Investigative Support Division, in
January 2000. Rick currently serves on the Department of Security Studies
Advisory Board, Sam Houston State University, his alma mater. Rick is
also a former Chairman of the Board at ESC.
Texas Department of Public Safety – Southeast Texas Region
Director Taylor has 21 years of law enforcement experience and currently oversees
Texas DPS operations in 35 southeast Texas counties which includes the Houston
metropolitan area, Galveston, Beaumont, Lufkin, Bryan-College Station, and west
to Columbus. DPS operations in the
Region include the Texas Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division,
Texas Rangers, Aviation Operations, Crime Laboratory, Driver License,
Communications, and Intelligence and Counterterrorism.
Prior to his
current appointment, Regional Director Taylor served as a Major in the Texas
Rangers and was previously assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division,
and Texas Highway Patrol.
EOG Resources – Loss Prevention Advisor
Prior to joining EOG Resources, Mr. Denman retired from the
Texas Department of Public Safety after 34 years assigned as a Texas Highway
Patrol Trooper, a Texas Ranger for over 10 years, a Texas Ranger Lieutenant for
10 years. Prior to that, he attended
Texas A & M University in College Station, TX. Jim is from San Antonio TX.
R. Dillon, CPP Convergint
Technologies – Energy Principal
is a business leader with 35+ years of broad experience working
in the electronic security and integrated systems industry. He consults with C-suite
leadership on issues concerning risks, regulations/policy and returns on
investments via improved process, automation, workflow, etc. He holds a Masters
in Security Management, teaches on Enterprise Security
Solutions to graduate
students plus routinely
speaks at conferences on regulatory matters, security trends plus
Wayne Wicks Security Advisors – President
Owner of Wayne Wicks Security Advisors with focus on the
Prior to starting his security company in 1982, Wayne was
a Houston Police Officer and a former Louisiana Deputy Sheriff after graduating
from college and working in the oil and gas industry.
David T. Rainwater
Murphy Exploration and
Production Company – Manager, Global Security and Emergency Response
Mr. Rainwater provides direct and
supervisory oversight to all physical security operations, investigations,
crisis management, travel safety/security and emergency response throughout all
operating areas of the company.
Prior to joining Murphy, he spent a
career with the Texas Department of Public Safety, serving in the Texas Highway
Patrol and Texas Rangers. Prior to that, Mr. Rainwater served in the
United States Marine Corps.
Athos Group – Security Risk
Tim Foley joined Athos Group after a successful
career as an attorney, Special Agent and Senior Executive with the United
States Secret Service and Director of Security for Spectra Energy, a Fortune
500 energy company. He serves as Athos’ Director of Risk Management Services,
assisting corporate clients in major construction project security management,
security of physical assets, protection of key personnel and company brand, and
special events and major venue security. His extensive experience in protest
management and oil and gas pipeline projects has made him a subject-matter
expert for companies facing security and community relations challenges in
their multi-billion-dollar projects.
Robert F. Ream III
Helmerich and Payne
Inc. – Director Global Security
Robert Ream is Helmerich and Payne Inc.’s Director of Global
Security based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
From 2018- mid 2019, Robert was Anadarko Petroleum Company’s
Director of International Security.
Robert held this role as part of the Houston based Corporate Security
Department, but spent extensive amounts of time in North and East Africa. Prior to joining Anadarko, Robert
was BHP Billiton Petroleum’s Senior Manager for Global Security, Crisis and
Emergency Management. Robert held this role from April of 2013 through the end
of 2017. From 2002-2013, Robert was Shell
Oil Company’s Regional Security Manager for the Americas Region. Prior to joining Shell Oil Company, Robert
served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Coast Guard where he
served 20+ years in both the Active and Reserve components.
Rob is also a former Chairman of the Board at ESC.
Brian K. Cook
Chevron Global Security –
Regional Manager for the Americas region
Mr. Cook manages a wide variety of
security programs for Chevron’s range of industry operations throughout North,
Central and South America. He has worked
for the company in Central and Eastern Europe, Angola and Houston.
Prior to joining Chevron,
Mr. Cook served for 23 years as a special agent with the U.S. Department
of State’s Diplomatic Security Service.
His service included domestic assignments in New York City, Washington,
DC and international assignments in Russia, Poland and Peru. He also served as an Assistant Special
Agent-in-Charge for the Secretary of State’s Protective Detail.
Department – Assistant Chief
Satterwhite is a community-oriented law enforcement executive with the Houston
Police Department (HPD) with nearly 30 years in law enforcement in the fourth
largest city in the United States and the most diverse urban city in the
world. He is the Assistant Chief over
the Homeland Security Command and is responsible for protecting Houston and the
surrounding region. Chief Satterwhite is
a lead-from-the-front problem solver focused on building trust with the public
and the men and women within the organization.
accomplishments are overseeing the safety and management of Super Bowl 51 and
the World Series in both 2017 and 2019, successfully managing the myriad
protests throughout the city over the past five years, and serving as the
incident commander in response to one of the worst natural disasters to ever
strike the United States in Hurricane Harvey.
Cheniere Energy - Vice President
and Chief Security Risk Officer
Mr. Price provides executive
oversight to all physical security operations, IT Security and the Enterprise
Crisis Management Program.
Prior to joining Cheniere,
Mr. Price served as the Global Security Manager at Murphy Oil. Prior to his career at Murphy he served as a
Supervisory Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service and the Department of
Homeland Security. Prior to that, Mr. Price served as a commissioned
officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Mitch is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESC.
Homeland Security Investigations
- Special Agent in Charge
Dawson has direct oversight of investigations, enforcement initiatives, and
operations targeting transnational criminal organizations that exploit
America’s travel, trade, and financial systems for illicit purposes within the
area of responsibility of the HSI Houston office.
to this assignment, Mr. Dawson was the Deputy Special Agent in Charge HSI
Laredo, Texas, with direct oversight of the HSI Laredo, HSI Brownsville, HSI
Harlingen, HSI McAllen, and HSI Falcon Dam offices. This area of responsibility includes over 300
miles of international border, 22 ports of entry, 7 U.S. Border Patrol
checkpoints, and over 325 law enforcement officers and support personnel.
Dawson has served in several roles at HSI headquarters including his role as
Operations Chief in Domestic Operations.
Mr. Dawson began his law enforcement career in 1997 as a U.S. Border
Patrol agent in Laredo, Texas.
Energy Group - Global Security Manager
Mr. Peters manages all physical security operations for Lewis Energy.
to Lewis Energy Mr. Peters served on the San Antonio Police Department for 33
years. He was rehired after retiring as
the Technology Manager for the SAPD.