Chris Schaffer - Emeritus Faculty - Security Executive Council
Chris Schaffer is a senior crisis management and global security professional with 35 years of proven experience in Fortune 500 companies and Federal law enforcement. Chris served in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, where he retired after 31 years of service at the rank of Captain (0-6). Chris led a national USCG program, the Maritime Transportation Security Act, by supervising the implementation of over 4000 critical facility assessments and security plans and served as Base Commander during the nation's worst-ever environmental disaster, Deep Water Horizon.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management from Florida State University, a Master of Corporate Security from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the U.S. Navel War College's Command and Staff program.
Ken Carter - Operations Support Manager - ExxonMobil
Ken Carter has worked with ExxonMobil for 17 years and
has served in a number of corporate security roles to include Global Security
Advisor, Expat Global Security Advisor in Indonesia, Executive Protection
Services Manager, and the Americas Regional Security Manager. His current
role is Operations Support Manager, with responsibilities in Risk Management,
TSCM, Workplace Violence, and travel security support. In the workplace
violence prevention area, Ken is responsible for the creation of, and
currently chairs, the Workplace Violence Threat Management Team and is a
current member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Ken proudly served 14
years as a law enforcement professional for both the Midland Police Department,
in a patrol and detective capacity, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(Health Care Fraud, Violent Crimes, and the DEA HIDTA Task Force).
Robert Browning - Regional Security Manager - Chevron Global Security
He is the Regional Security Manager for the Americas with
Chevron Global Security. Bob joined Chevron in 2012 following a distinguished career in
law enforcement. He retired from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after 25 years of service as the Special Agent in
Charge of the Columbus, OH office where he managed all regulatory and
enforcement personnel in Ohio and Indiana.
Michelle Draxton - Director of Corporate Security – Constellation
has been with Constellation for over 32 years and a leader within Corporate
Security for 20 years. She develops and guides the implementation of a
comprehensive strategy for enterprise-wide security programs across the
enterprise, with offices/operations locations throughout the U.S., Canada, in
addition to an international office in the United Kingdom.
is accountable for several distinct, but interdependent, Practice Areas:
Investigation & Security Services; Backgrounds; Intelligence;
Executive Protective Services; Infrastructure/Security System Protection;
Access Management, Centralized Security Operations Center; Regulatory
Compliance; and Business Continuity Planning/Crisis Management. Together, the
leads of these functions implement the strategies for so-called ‘traditional’
security, as well as new security initiatives that are aimed at securing the
Company’s critical infrastructure.
addition, Michelle is a member of the DHS Dam Sector Coordinating Council that
serves as the private sector’s interface with the federal government on issues
related to the security of the dams.
Rick Williams - Chief Security Officer- 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.
Jason Taylor - Regional Director 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.
R. Dillon, CPP - LenelS2 – Sr. Director Energy
Darin 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
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.
Tim Foley - Summit Off Duty Services – Director of 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 - Director Global Security - Helmerich and Payne Inc.
Robert Ream is Helmerich and Payne Inc.'s Director of Global Security based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
From 2018-2019 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 Stated Coast Guard where he served 20+ years in both the Active and Reserve components.
Rob is also the former Chairman of the Board of ESC.
Satterwhite - Houston Police
Department – Executive 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.
Mark Dawson - Special Agent in Charge - Homeland Security Investigations
Mr. Dawson has direct oversight of investigations, enforcement initiative and operations targeting transnational criminal organizations that exploit America's travel, trade and financial systems for illicit purposed within the area of responsibility of the HSI Houston office. Prior 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 personal.
Mr. 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.
Peters - Lewis
Energy Group - Global Security Manager
Mike Peters joined the Lewis Energy Group in 2011 and is
currently the Global Security Manager. Mike manages the physical security
operations, investigations and Emergency Operation centers in South Texas,
Mexico and Columbia.
Prior to joining the Lewis Energy Group, Mike served with
the San Antonio Police Department for 33 years working in Patrol,
Investigations, Planning and Narcotics. In 1994 Mike founded and was made
commander of the Technical Operations Unit. In 2008 Mike retired from the
police department, took a weekend off and went back to work for the department
as the technology manager for SAPD and the security manager for the City of San
Mike is currently the Vice-Chair of the board of Directors