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Barker Global Security
11025 NE 116th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Barker Global Security
2013 – Present Kirkland, Washington
Provide travel security solutions to maximize the safety and security of international travelers through threat assessments, travel safety training and emergency procedures resulting in a comprehensive travel security program. Assist small and medium size organizations with security and safety of international travelers. Help organizations to increase employee security and minimizing disruption of operations, liability issues, harm to reputation and unexpected expenses caused by emergencies.
International Travel Security and Information Manager
University of Washington
2010 – 2012 Seattle, Washington
International Travel Security & Information Manager for the University of Washington in Seattle. Established the university’s first international security and emergency response program to ensure the welfare of students, faculty, and staff overseas. Provided 24/7 coverage for international emergencies. My mission was to support the welfare and safety of UW students, faculty, and staff traveling overseas on UW-sponsored activity.
• Serve as initial point of contact and coordinate the UW response to international emergencies.
• Coordinate medical assistance and evacuation (medical, security, natural disaster) for students, faculty and staff overseas.
• Provide general and country specific travel safety briefings and information for UW travelers
• Chair the International Travel Risk Advisory Committee to review requests for travel to countries with State Department Travel Warnings.
• Develop, update, and implement Emergency Incident Procedures
• Establish a 24/7 international travel emergency phone line
• Provide training for faculty and students in overseas safety and security
• Assist in the development of UW international travelers safety / security website
• Adjudicate requests for waiver to mandatory student UW Study Abroad Insurance.
Special Agent, Diplomatic Security
U.S. Department of State
1990 – 2010
International Security/Law Enforcement Officer
2007 – 2009: Sole Department of State liaison to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) as Criminal Investigative Liaison. Direct Diplomatic Security actions in the search, apprehension and return of violent international fugitives who have fled overseas.
2005 – 2007: Bureau Security Officer, U.S. State Department Buerau of East Asia Pacific Affairs. Principal advisor for security policies, procedures and programs.
2002 – 2005: Regional Security Officer, U.S. Embassy – Vilnius, Lithuania. Responsible for overseeing and directing the protection of U.S. Embassy personnel and facilities.
1999 – 2002: Regional Security Officer, U.S. Embassy – Suva, Fiji. Responsible for all security programs and the safety of Embassy personnel and facilities in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Nauru, and Tuvalu.
1997 – 1999: Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Miami Field Office.
1994 – 1997: Regional Security Officer, U.S. Consulates Shanghai & Guangzhou, China.
1990 – 1994: Special Agent, Washington Field Office and Mobile Security Division.
Captain, U.S. Army
1979 – 1990
82nd Airborne Division
Security Operations (personnel, policies, etc.)
Threat and Crime Analysis
Travel / Meeting Security
Educational Institutions / Schools
Hospitality / Lodging / Resorts
Travel / Meeting
Global Travel Security
Members of the IAPSC who specialize in security technology consulting update their knowledge of available products, features and configurations by attending a number of manufacturer sponsored seminars each year. Lodging and other travel for such training sessions are sometimes provided by the manufacturer since the manufacturer benefits from expert feedback on their products. The IAPSC does not consider acceptance of such expenses by its members in contradiction to its independence requirements, so long as the member attends training from multiple manufacturers and specifies products from multiple manufacturers.
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