Paul Dvorak, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Indianapolis Field Office.
As Special Agent in Charge of the Indianapolis Field Office, Paul Dvorak is responsible for managing protective responsibilities for our nation’s leaders, and investigations impacting the financial infrastructure and payment system in the State of Indiana. Mr. Dvorak was appointed the Indianapolis 500 Federal Coordinator by the Secretary of Homeland Security for several years.
Mr. Dvorak was previously assigned to Secret Service Headquarters where he oversaw the travel logistics for more than 6,000 employees in support of the President and Vice President’s domestic and international travel. As a supervisor in the Dignitary Protective Division, Mr. Dvorak coordinated the overall security plan for two United Nations General Assemblies attended by over 350 world leaders. He also managed logistics for visits of foreign dignitaries to the United States, including Pope Benedict XVI and Queen Elizabeth II.
Mr. Dvorak served on the Presidential Protective Division during the George W. Bush Administration where he conducted protective advances and physical security. He began his career in the Birmingham Field Office as a criminal investigator. Mr. Dvorak is certified as Senior Executive Service by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Tony Vespa, Founder, Vespa Group
Tony is the founder of Vespa Group, a security and technology consulting firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and completed six overseas deployments during his time in the Service. He is an expert in intelligence collection, exploitation, and fusion and has extensive experience in U.S. interagency and foreign government collaboration.
Tony has a passion for solving complex problems and is committed to having a profound impact on our national security through innovation, collaboration, and economic development. He is actively engaged with key Indiana stakeholders such as the Indiana Office of Technology, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, National Center for Complex Operations, and the Cyber Leadership Alliance.
Carrol (Cal) Black, F.B.I. ret.
Cal Black grew up in the Chicago area, graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN in 1966. Cal served in the FBI from 1969-1983 in Jackson, San Francisco (and Oakland RA), FBIHQ, and Indianapolis. Some responsibilities included Informant Coordinator, Applicant Coordinator, Special Agents Legal Defense Fund Representative, Physical Fitness Coordinator, Bank Robbery Coordinator, Senior SWAT Team Leader and Firearms and Defense Tactics Instructor.
Subsequent to Bureau service Cal became Vice President and Director of Corporate Security for INB National Bank, Indianapolis. He was elected the first Chairman of the Crime Committee, City of Indianapolis, in 1987. In 1988 he was elected President, Board of Police Commissioners, Crawfordsville, IN. He was a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Financial Services Security Professional, served on the Central Indiana Crime Stoppers Board of Directors, and as a Director of D.A.R.E. Indiana, Inc. Cal was named Civilian Commissioner of the SWAT venue for the 2001 World Police and Fire Games in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Central Indiana Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.
Cal has been honored by the Indianapolis Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Metropolitan Drug Task Force, the Indiana State Police and the Indianapolis Division of the FBI. He was very active in the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman. He helped organize both the national and regional Society conventions in 1993 and 1996 respectively and served as Member-At-Large of the Society from 1991-1994. In 1994 he was elected to a two year term as North Central Regional Vice-President.
In 2000 Cal was selected to serve a three year term as a Trustee of the Former Agents Foundation. Cal is a member of the FBI Agents Association and is a lifetime member of the J. Edgar Hoover Center for Law Enforcement. He is a member of both the Indianapolis and Phoenix chapters of the Society.
Caroline Ramsey Hamilton, Risk & Security LLC
Caroline Ramsey Hamilton is a leading expert on Active Shooter Prevention and Response. She is a member of the Chiefs of Police Working Group, a Public-Private Partnership to create a new standard for Protection of our Schools, K-12, as well as Colleges and Universities with Chiefs of Police throughout Florida.
She has been a Security Analyst for over 20 years, and was a Charter Member of the Project to Create a Public School Risk Assessment Program in 1990, in conjunction with the National Institute of Justice and the Criminal Science Division of Eastern Kentucky University under a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
With over twenty-years of experience in all threat events, including Active Shooter, Workplace
Violence and other forms of violence, related to reducing liability and increasing compliance.
She is an expert on regulatory compliance including working with building security models for schools, for healthcare and hospitals, for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to design a protocol for Nuclear Generators, and a Risk Model for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA).
She is the President of Risk & Security LLC, the world’s leading security risk assessment company, working with Dr. Donald Miller, and a team of special forces risk assessment experts.
Ramsey-Hamilton was a Charter member of the U.S. NIST Risk Models Workshop and served on the working group to create a Defensive Information Warfare Risk Model, for the Secretary of Defense for C4I. She has worked on Active Shooter Models for PFPA, for DOD’s Technical Support Working Group, creating risk models for Nuclear Facilities, Security for Dams and Substations, FEMA 428 for Safe Schools, Colleges and Universities, and Hospital Facilities Risk Models, and Medication Error models for pediatric patients.
Ramsey-Hamilton has created many public schools, colleges and universities. School security and safety risk models for a variety of facilities, including State and Federal agencies. She creates custom workplace violence, active shooter prevention, risk and threat assessment programs for Facilities Security, Schools, and College Security, Hospital Security, Homeland Security, FERC, NERC, DHS, FEMA, and NFPA, and including federal, state and local governments.
Caroline has worked with the Florida Hospital Association on Active Shooter Security Risk Assessments, and was the featured speaker at their Annual Airport Security Symposium on the Active Shooter Strategies for Airports.
Ramsey-Hamilton received the Anti-Terrorism Accreditation Board Lifetime Achievement Award. She speaks at security conferences around the world, and also speaks at all major security conferences about preventing active shooters, and workplace violence.
She has conducted over 1000 security risk assessments including both Active Shooter risk, Facility Security risk, and Schools Risk assessments. She has created custom software programs for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the California Department of Judicial Services, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and many other organizations, both public and private.
She has published articles in dozens of professional journals, including SecurityInfoWatch, Defense Journal, Florida Hospital Association, ASIS Security Management, and the Computer Security Journal. She has performed security risk assessment around the world, including Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center in the United Arab Emirates for the Cleveland, Clinic, the Australia Defense Forces, the South Australian Police, the Japan Defense Department, the City of Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Taiwan Defense Department and many others.
Pete Just, CTO, MSD Wayne Township Schools
Pete is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Indiana Chief Technology Officer's Council (2010-2013) and is also a Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL). He is one of the twelve charter members of the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning Leadership Cadre. Pete was elected to the CoSN National Board in 2014 and was Chairman of the CoSN14 conference. He desires to help technology leaders be empowered with the resources needed to lead well in their own school systems. Pete’s numerous presentations at the state and national level promote his district's initiatives and the lessons learned. He has taught online graduate classes in both educational leadership and educational technology as an adjunct professor for Indiana University. Dedicated to using technology to enhance learning and opportunity, Pete’s passion is in giving all students the chance to fulfill their God--given potential.
Formerly a biology teacher, Pete taught high school science and media for thirteen years. Convinced that technology has the power to be an equalizer and empower learners, his mission has been to understand technology trends and best educational practices and enable the systemic changes to make them a reality for staff and students. With a passion for digital learning opportunities, he implements technology initiatives that focus on the core of education - our classrooms. Involved in the launch of Indiana's first online school in 1999 and additional online and blended programs including the recent launch of Achieve Virtual Education Academy in 2010, he has an understanding of what it takes to make a school successful online. He also has led the township's technology application of UDL by creating digital learning spaces of all thousand district classrooms. With the support of his team, the MSD of Wayne Township has successfully created environments to allow students multiple pathways to graduation and enabling long term successes.
Dottie Davis, Director of Security, Fort Wayne Community Schools
Dottie is the Directory for Security for the Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) and is responsible for the safety and security of approximately 30,000 students, 4,500 employees and 63 buildings.
Pior to joining FWCS, Dottie was a 31 year veteran of the Fort Wayne City Police Department where she held the rank of Deputy Chief and served as the Director of Training for the Fort Wayne Police Training Center. She has advanced training in hostage negotiations, mental illness, supervision, internal affairs investigations and family violence. Dottie is a 2003 graduate of the National FBI Academy Session #212.
Dottie is a recognized expert on family violence and provides training and consulting on prevention of family violence nationally and internationally for organizations such as the International Association of Women Police, National District Attorneys Association, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.
Mike Greenwald, Systems Engineer, Central Security & Communications
Mike has over 38 years of commercial and institutional security and alarm, fire, access control, video and integrated systems experience. Mike has been with Central Security & Communications (CSC) since 2002. Before coming to CSC, Mike worked as an executive at Interface Security, Securitylink and ACT Security.
Through his extensive experience, Mike has developed knowledge and skills in selling, coordinating, managing and planning multiple projects in multiple trades including, security, electrical and communication. This experience and expertise has allowed Mike to successfully sell and manage projects in occupied facilities and campuses while minimizing interruption once construction begins. He has also managed offices and regions along with starting several security companies.
Select Project Experience
- Wishard Hospital
- Simon Headquarters
- Warren Township Schools
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Cook Medical
- Indiana State Board of Health
- Star Financial health
- Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN
- Vera Bradley
- Kite Property Group
- Washington Township Schools
- Pike Township Schools
- VA Hospital
- IU Foundation
Education, Licenses, Professional Organizations & Certifications
- Associates from ATT Tech
- IUPUI School of Engineering
- Electronic Security Association
- Alarm Monitoring Group
- Intrepid Perimeter Protection
- Southwest Microwave Certification
- Radio telephone 1st Class License
- First Alert Product Certification
- Bosch Product Certification
- Southwest Microwave Certification
Randy Celori, Director Safety & Security Lake Stevens, WA School District
Randy W. Celori has an accomplished history of 33 years in law enforcement and is well recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest for his expertise. Mr. Celori spent 11 years as the Chief of Police in the growing community of Lake Stevens, Washington, preceded by 21 years of law enforcement and distinguished service in the United States Army. While serving in the Army, he performed Military Police Duties throughout the United States and abroad. His assignment to West Point required him to work closely with the United States Military Academy to provide a safe and effective learning environment for students, staff and faculty. Upon his retirement from military service in 1995, he joined the police force in Lake Stevens, Washington, where he rose to the top position of Chief of Police in 2001. During his tenure as Chief of Police, he was directly responsible for overseeing complex and highly publicized criminal cases, State Accreditation of the Police Department and the implementation of the Department of Justice Safe Schools Program to over 7600 students and 10 schools. Upon his retirement from law enforcement, Mr. Celori now manages the Safety and Security Programs for Lake Stevens School District.
Former and Current Affiliations:
- Board Member Snohomish County Police Auxiliary Services Center, SNOPAC 911
- Board Member Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management
- Advisory Team Member, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management
- Chairman, Washington State Boating Safety Council
- President, Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce
- President, Snohomish County Sheriff and Police Chiefs Association
- Member, Washington State Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Association
- Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Specialized Training and/or Experience:
- Criminal/Internal Investigation
- Critical Incident Management
- Safe Schools Program, United States Department of Justice
Safety and Security for Major Community and Sporting Events, Including:
- United States Military Academy Football and Basketball Games
- Army Navy Football Games
- International Ironman Triathlon Events
- Community Festivals Exceeding 30,000 Attendees
Awards and Decorations:
- Washington Association of School Administrators Award for Community Leadership
- Lake Stevens School District Excellence Award for Service to Education and Safe Schools Program
- Police Officer of the Year, City of Lake Stevens
- Two United Sates Army Meritorious Service Medals
- Two United States Army Commendation Medals
- United States Army Europe Soldier of the Year
- United States Army Recruiting Support Command Soldier of the Year.
- Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
Mark Casteel, Sheriff, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department
Sheriff Mark Casteel, a Montgomery County Indiana native, began his law enforcement career in 1989 working in the Montgomery County Jail while also attending Vincennes University. Upon Graduation from Vincennes University, 1990, Sheriff Casteel began working in the Montgomery County Jail full-time and in 1993 was appointed to a Merit Deputy Sheriff position. Sheriff Casteel was later promoted to Patrol Sergeant. In November 2010 Casteel was elected Sheriff of Montgomery County and began serving his first term in January 2011. Sheriff Casteel was re-elected and began serving his second term in 2015.
Sheriff Casteel is an honor graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and a graduate of the National Sheriff's Institute. Sheriff Casteel has served on the Indiana Sheriff's Association Board of Directors. Sheriff Casteel has received extensive training over the course of his law enforcement career. Sheriff Casteel leads by example and has established a great rapport with other law enforcement leaders and agencies, the community and the people of Montgomery County.
Sheriff Casteel and his wife Kimberly have been married for 25 years and have two children; Sydney (19) and Toby (15).
Brian Krause, Vulnerability Solutions Group LLC, PA State Police Ret.
Prior to his position as a founding member of Vulnerability Solutions Group, LLC, Brian served 25 years as a Trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police. In this time, he was a member of the Risk & Vulnerability Assessment Team (RVAT) within the Domestic Security Division, focusing primarily on conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of public and private facilities and events throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Brian also has extensive experience and expertise in conducting complex and sensitive investigations. In the course of his career, he has worked with countless local, state, federal and international law enforcement officials, as well as prosecutors at every level.
Areas of Specialization
Risk & Vulnerability Assessments: In his time with VSG and the Pennsylvania State Police, Brian personally conducted over 170 risk and vulnerability assessments of public and private facilities, including but not limited to schools, colleges, power plants, casinos, professional sports stadiums, health care facilities, industrial facilities, critical infrastructure, warehouses, factories, government buildings, office buildings, and large special events. He has conducted over 120 assessments on K-12 schools alone. These assessments stress critical components such as access control, CCTV, intrusion detection, communications, vehicle access, lighting, visitor policies, asset protection, and perimeter control. Brian has also instructed and presented on security assessment methodology, strategies, and implementation.
Investigations: In his 19 years as a criminal investigator, Brian conducted thousands of investigations involving the full spectrum of investigative disciplines, including: homicide, robbery, burglary, assault, sexual assault, drug, fraud, asset misappropriation, forgery, theft, and insurance fraud. He has successfully assisted in the prosecution of countless cases in state and federal courts, as well as located and recovered stolen assets and personal property throughout the state and nation. Brian has conducted hundreds of in- depth, pre-employment background investigations for both enlisted and civilian personnel of the Pennsylvania State Police. He also has extensive experience in gathering intelligence and conducting physical and electronic surveillance in a wide array of sensitive criminal investigations.
Certifications and Degrees
Brian is Certified as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) by ASIS International and is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Physical Security Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with honors.