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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.  Read More...


Tony Vespa

Founder, Vespa Group, Former Navy Seal

Tony Vespa 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.  Read More...


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Brian Krause

Vulnerability Solutions Group, 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.  Read More...

Carrol R. (Cal) Black

F.B.I. Retired

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.   Read More...

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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.  Read More...



Dottie Davis

President, Davis Corporate Training, Inc.

Retired Director of Security, Fort Wayne Community Schools

Dottie began her career in law enforcement in 1981 with the Fort Wayne (IN) Police Department (FWPD) where she served for nearly 32 years.  Davis held the rank of patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and last served as the Director of Training at the Academy and held the rank of Deputy Chief.  She served as a hostage negotiator for 7 years.   Read More....


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.  Read More....


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.Read More....


Caroline Ramsey Hamilton, CHS III

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. Read More....

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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.    Read More...