Our 2018 Opening Speaker

Women in Protection Reception
October 8, 2018
New Speaker Profile: Chris Marshall
November 2, 2018
We are proud to announce that our opening speaker for this year's Close Protection Conference will be Jared Maples.

Jared is the director of the the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. In his role, he serves as the federally designated Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) to the Governor and is the Cabinet level executive responsible for coordinating and leading New Jersey’s Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness efforts.

Jared has been able to excel in this role in part because of the lessons he has learned throughout his career in which he has worked as an intelligence officer, personal security detail agent and advising public security task forces.

Jared is an ideal speaker to kick off the 2018 CPC because he is in a unique position to understand many of the wide-ranging threats that act to undermine national and global security but also because of shared experiences with many of the attending security practitioners.

To read his full bio click here.