The International Protective Security Board is an independent, volunteer organization devoted to promoting the protection industry's interests and professionalization.


We work for and with all sectors in the protective security industry:

  • Executive/Corporate
  • High-Threat/PSD
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • High Net-Worth/Estate
  • Celebrity/Entertainment
  • Government/Dignitary

The International Protective Security Board was established in early 2016 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

All donations to the International Protective Security Board will be considered charitable contributions and will be tax deductible.

Our Mission

  • Facilitate the development and awareness of professional standards and best practices for the Protective Security industry.
  • Offer and/or facilitate Protective Security professional development and continuing education.
  • Promote the Protective Security industry with existing and future markets.
  • Research and educate the Protective Security industry and its practices.

The Board

Founded in early 2016 by a group of industry leaders, the IPSB's mission is to promote the evolution of the Executive Protection profession.

Pete Dordal

Pete Dordal, Jr, is the President of GardaWorld Federal Services (GWFS). He is an accomplished security management professional and business leader with over 35 years of experience gained in the U.S. military, private and public security, the intelligence community and entrepreneurial commercial endeavors. He’s been a senior executive at GardaWorld since 2008, having served in a number of progressive operational and leadership roles.

Pete joined GardaWorld from service with a select US government agency, where he provided highly specialized risk management services supporting the Global War on Terror. Earlier, Pete was the Director of Corporate Security at SPX Corporation, a multi-industrial Fortune 500 company, where he oversaw the security and risk management of 24,000 employees operating in 23 countries. In a dual-role he was also the President of SPX Security & Investigations, a commercial business unit that provided a range of security and investigative services to global corporate customers, the US government and other friendly foreign nations. In 1995, Pete founded The Potomac Group (PG&A), a boutique international security firm he grew to a multi-million dollar business and sold five years later to SPX Corporation.

He entered the private security industry in 1989 with Vance International, the premier executive protection and high-end security consultancy of its time. His professional career began in 1981 with his enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving eight years in special operations and training.

Pete has a Master’s Degree in Business from the McColl Graduate School of Business, and a degree in Security Administration. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government International Security Program. Pete sits on the boards of the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA), Executive Security International (ESI), the Investigative Management Group and the US-Kurdistan Business Council (USKBC).

Fonda Delcamp

Fonda Delcamp has been involved in the security industry for 21 years. She began her career in 1996 with Executive Security International, Ltd, where she is the Vice President as well as the Director of Operations. Fonda has a degree in Security/Security Mgmt. and is a Certified Protection Specialist (CPS).

She has been a staff instructor for ESI as well as having had the opportunity to serve on several different boards including; the ESI Board of Directors, and ESI Alumni Association as the Executive Director, where she was the driving force behind the annual Executive Protection Conference. Fonda is also involved in the Mesa County Women’s Network, does volunteer work for various non-profit organizations and is an active member of Club 20. She is a native of Colorado where she returned after having spent several years living throughout the country with the U.S. military.

Chuck Tobin

As the President of AT-RISK International, LLC for more than 13 years, Chuck Tobin brings his over 27 years of experience in the industry and his values towards quality and dedication to the services provided. Through his background and expertise, Mr. Tobin has created a strong team of industry professionals with a vast network of resources.

During 2007 and 2008 Mr. Tobin served as the national Director of Security for the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, securing facilities and events throughout every state in the nation, as well as managing a variety of direct and indirect threats to the candidate. He has also served as security consultant to a Greek political party and its leader George Papandreou, as well as protected and consulted with several other international political candidates. Mr. Tobin has provided protective and investigative services to clients globally as well as conducting training for transition forces, protection teams, and investigators from Beijing to Washington, DC.

Mr. Tobin is currently the President for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and directs the organization's growth and development. Mr. Tobin oversees various ATAP programs to include international education and relationship development, standards development, and organizational resilience. He is currently a Certified Threat Manager through the Association.

Prior to establishing AT-RISK, Mr. Tobin was the Managing Director of Training for Vance International’s Education and Training Team, overseeing all internal and external training programs. His responsibilities included curriculum development and implementation of programs for their uniformed division and executive protection programs.

Mr. Tobin established himself early in volunteer capacities by obtaining his Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America. Since then he has continued to volunteer in various religious and political capacities as well as contributing and competing in events to fight leukemia and cancer.

Jerry Heying - Founding Member, Secretary of the Board

Jerry Heying has more than 35 years of private security and personal protection experience. Beginning in 1977, Jerry Heying managed a security department of a high-rise building and entertainment facility in mid-town Manhattan that was active with international dignitaries and celebrities. He was a team member of a large high threat personal protection team for a private family for more than 8 years. In l989, Jerry Heying founded the International Protection Group, LLC, and the International Protective Service Agency; both licensed in multiple states as security and investigation companies that specialize in special event security, investigations, and personal protection. Jerry Heying owns and operates the Executive Protection Institute (EPI) since 2009 and has been an EPI Instructor since graduating at EPI in 1996.

Jerry Heying has extensive experience in operational planning and coordinating major events both domestically and internationally and has a full range of experience with protective details as a team member, shift and detail leader, and performing advance preparations for private families, entertainers, business and religious leaders on a worldwide basis and has worked protective details and special events in more than 50 countries.

Jerry Heying obtained his Certified Protection Professional credential (CPP) from ASIS International and has been a member since 1979. He is the past Chair of the Fire and Life Safety Council and current member, and is also a member of the ASIS Executive Protection Council. He is a Certified Security Trainer (CST) from the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (ASET), a Certified Anti-Terrorist Specialist (CAS), a certified security driving instructor, and an NRA, New York, and Virginia State Certified General Topics and Firearms Instructor and has attended numerous law enforcement and security training courses over 35 years. Jerry Heying is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and a member of the Nine Lives Associates, and is the President of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers.

Kristin Lenardson - Founding Member, President

With over 17 years as a private and public sector Intelligence Analyst, Kristin Lenardson strongly believes risk-based analysis and proactive intelligence directly affect the security of any organization. Kristin's experience with multiple Fortune 500 companies includes creating and managing change at all levels of intelligence, executive protection and traditional physical security programs.

As an Intelligence Analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Kristin concentrated in combating terrorism, public corruption, violent crime, transnational criminal networks and white collar corruption. She has trained law enforcement and intelligence officers from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Canada via the FBI’s Central American Intelligence Program (CAIP). Additionally, Kristin provided joint-operational support to the FBI, the United States Government, and Coalition Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Earning her degree in Criminology from Valparaiso University, Kristin is also a graduate of the Kellogg School of Risk Management, International Security Management Association’s (ISMA) Senior Executive Leadership Program and the Executive Protection Institute. She is a member of, and volunteers on, several professional groups within the security and intelligence industries.

Charles (Chuck) Randolph - Founding Member

Twenty-two plus years of experience in the protective security industry and over 25 years as a military officer has uniquely qualified Chuck to take on a typical day’s work of planning, strategic development, tactical deployment, and management of globally sized security and risk management teams. Having previously been the Director of Operations for a protective security company with Fortune 500 clients, Chuck has the experience and insight needed to provide top-level protective, risk and intelligence leadership, and the business acumen for corporate budgets and fiscal matters. He is responsible for the Executive Protection Unit, Event Risk Management Team and an Intelligence Group for a large multinational corporation – globally placed teams that produce critical data on which the enterprise relies for making decisions.

Since joining the corporate world in 2000, Chuck has taken on ever-increasing responsibilities and expanded the scope of the services and assets his teams provides to the enterprise. Under his leadership he has transformed his groups’ function beyond their traditional roles, to that of a strategic enabler.

Along with a corporate career, Chuck is a military officer with over 25 years of service. Like many others in today’s reserve, he has served in numerous overseas contingencies. As well as operations in the Pacific Theater, Chuck has served as an embedded troop trainer and combat advisor for the Afghan National Army in the lead up to that country’s first election. Operating in austere and asymmetric environments, Chuck served with distinction and has received multiple decorations, once with valor. A Lieutenant Colonel, Chuck is currently the Executive Officer (Group XO) for a Theater Information Operations Group (TIOG).

Chuck holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science with minor degrees in Public Relations and Military Science from Ball State University in Indiana. He is a founding member of the Corporate Protection Leadership Council (CPLC), is both published and a noted speaker on Executive Protection, Risk and Intelligence Management. He is an avid reader, martial artist, functional fitness wannabe and runner.

Christian West - Founding Member, Treasurer

For more than 20 years Christian West has protected clients all over the world. He has provided executive protection for corporations, high net worth individuals, celebrities and various government and royal personalities. Christian has served as protection team member, detail leader, program manager, security advisor, security manager and is considered to be an expert in the field of personal protection. He has worked in more than 90 countries around the globe and has played a key role in building some of the most successful EP programs. Many of these programs have been running for more than 15 years.

Christian West is currently the CEO and Founder of AS Solution, one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Protection and secure transportation. Since its start in 2003, AS Solution has evolved in to a group of companies with more than 600 employees and 14 offices around the world. The latest addition to the AS Solution portfolio, AS Solution Maritime, was named Security Company of the Year in 2012. Christian has been the CEO and driving force in all of AS Solution’s successes around the world.

Prior to founding AS Solution, Christian created West Security (1998 to 2001), which became the leading provider of specialized security solutions in Scandinavia. West Security was acquired by Dansikring (Today Securitas) in 2001 and he served as the Manager of the Securitas Special Unit from 2001 to 2003.