IFCPP brings you a host of leading, internationally-recognized cultural property protection experts, offering a variety of timely training topics!
Nick Artim PE, CIPT, CIPI - Nick currently serves as the director of the Heritage Protection Group of the Fire Safety Network, a Middlebury, Vermont-based international consulting and fire protection engineering group that specializes in heritage protection. His project experience has included sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Bermuda and Ireland. His clients have included several National Park Service National Historic sites, the National Libraries of Canada, Scotland and Ireland, the Scottish Supreme Court, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Bermuda Archives, Hearst San Simeon State Historic Site, California, and the Vermont State Capitol.
Nick is a registered fire protection engineer and has a formal education consisting of an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology from the State University of New York and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Fire Protection from the University of Maryland. He serves as a principal committee member on the National Fire Protection Association Committee on the Protection of Cultural Resources which produces document #909, Standard for the Protection of Cultural Resources. He is the past task group chairman on NFPA #914, Protection of Historic Buildings. He is also responsible for fire protection educational services with the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection.
He has authored a number of fire protection technical and serves as an instructor for several fire protection educational seminars. He serves as a seminar course instructor at Simmons College (Boston) School of Graduate Library Studies, and the University of Vermont Graduate Department of Historic Preservation.
Robert Bowman, JD, CIPM II, CIPI - Bob is currently contributing to the unemployment rate in the U.S. by maintaining three jobs. He is the Police Chief for Perry Township in Brookville, Ohio, the Security Director for The Dayton Art Institute, and the Security Director for The Greene Town Center shopping mall. Bob is a graduated of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy and has been a police officer since 1978.
He has worked on a number of organized crime task forces and held special commissions with the FBI, US Marshal, Ohio Organized Crime Commission, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Bob is a past president of the Chiefs of Police Association and Regional Chairman for ASIS. Bob has also been a licensed attorney since 1988 and serves on the IFCCP Board.
R. Michael Kirchner, CPP, CIPM II, CIPI - In February of 1999, Mike Kirchner retired as Chief of Police for the Town of West Stockbridge, MA after more than 25 years in law enforcement in Berkshire County. He then worked for 18 months as the Safety Manager at the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, MA. During this time he acquired certification as a Certified Protection Professional by the American Society for Industrial Security, and was a charter member of the International Foundation of Cultural Property Protection, and has earned certification as a Certified Institutional Protection Manager.
In 2001 he formed Guardwatch Security Services, Inc.,a security consulting and training firm. Kirchner has specialized in the areas of security and emergency planning for schools and cultural properties, but also has done training in emergency planning for nuclear power plants and municipal governments. In 2003 and 2004 he served as the Coordinator of the Western Massachusetts Homeland Security Advisory Council. He has acquired certification as a by the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection.
In March of 2008 He accepted the position of Director of Safety and Security at the Harvard Art Museum. Kirchner has an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Berkshire Community College and a BA from the University of Massachusetts. He has two grown daughters, three grandchildren and he currently splits his time between Cambridge, MA and a small horse farm in West Stockbridge, MA with his wife Sheryl.
Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI is the Founding Director of the IFCPP and CEO of Layne Consultants International. He has served as a Police Chief, Public Safety Director, and Museum Security Director. He presently serves on the ASIS Museum, Library, and Cultural Properties Council and the AAM Museum Association Security Committee. He is the author of the Cultural Property Protection Manual and the Business Survival Guide and co-author of Suggested Practices in Museum Security.
Steve is currently involved in the scripting, directing, and production of the Security Officer Training Guide, an action video series of training programs emphasizing protection of cultural institutions. He has previously produced media productions for business, government, and industry as well as numerous articles for national publications. He has provided protection planning, risk assessment, system design and training for over 350 cultural and public institutions across the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Steve is a leading presenter and keynote speaker at over 50 national conferences and business symposiums annually. He is the guiding force behind CIPM, CIPS, CIPT, and CIPI certification programs.
He has served as an instructor for the National Crime Prevention Institute, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, National Park Service, ASIS, ALA, and AAM national and regional conferences. Steve is a graduate of the FBI's Police Management Program, the U.S. Army's Infantry Officer Candidate School, and Career Officer Military Police School. Mr. Layne resides in Nokomis, Florida.
Steven C. Millwee, CPP, is one of the highest rated speakers and court certified experts on workplace violence, negligent security and employment screening. He was the 2002 President of ASIS International and its 2003 Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the author of two screenplays slated for feature film release in the coming months and creator of two truTV docudramas based on his real-world experience in workplace violence and infamous murder cases. Mr. Millwee is the author of The SecurTest System of over 330 applicant and employment questionnaires and the only background investigation authentication tool that is patent pending called SecurHomeland at iReviewNow.com.
With over 6,000 employers using his one-of-a-kind biographical questionnaires and services, he has created questionnaires for both the private and government sectors including questionnaires to investigate unsolved murders, workplace theft, sexual harassment, and track registered sex offenders. As one of the leading consultants in human resources and security management, Mr. Millwee specializes in workplace violence prevention and intervention, crisis management, physical security audits, employee misconduct such as theft, sexual harassment, and management and employee training to defuse the potential for workplace violence or employment liability.
He is the instructor used by the Department of Homeland Security for its workplace violence prevention training. Mr. Millwee has testified as an expert witness in the fields of workplace violence, negligent hiring, retention, screening, security, polygraph, use of force, security officer and management procedures and practices, failure to warn, and police procedures. He is a crisis management consultant to many American corporations conducting violence and threat assessments. He is the author of SecurViolence and SecurThreat, custom threat assessment questionnaires. He is also the author of two questionnaires, SecurHarass, for helping employers conduct investigations of sexual harassment complaints.
He was a founding member of the editorial board of Loss Prevention Professiona. Previously, Mr. Millwee was the lead detective in the Unsolved Murder Unit of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Millwee formerly was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington D.C. The author of The Threat From Within: Workplace Violence, other books and numerous articles, he is the president and CEO of SecurTest, Inc. He is author of SecurThreat, the 260 point threat assessment checklist, and countless articles on negligent hiring, retention, security and workplace violence.
Anders C. Noyes, CPP, CIPM, CIPI - Anders comes from a background of municipal law enforcement refined by years in corporate security. He has led security program development efforts for Sony, the Asian Art Museum, and most recently with Lucasfilm from construction, through move, through program implementation and continued development. Emergency management, personnel management for proprietary security forces, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, risk assessments, threat assessments, training, contract security vendor selection and management, and business continuity are all areas of functional expertise.
One of his proudest professional moments was completing the art move for the Asian Art Museum without a single incident of damage, loss, or risk to the collection. Mr. Noyes is a member of the newly re-formed Protection Alliance.
Mark C. Peterson, CIPT, CIPI is Principal of M. C. Peterson & Associates; an independent security consulting and design firm. Peterson has more than 30 years of experience in the design, specification, deployment, and project management of large-scale integrated security solutions including: smart cards, intrusion detection, physical access control, video surveillance, and communications systems. Mr. Peterson regularly provides technology and design counsel to end-users, as they work to migrate to new secure access control and identification technologies.
He currently serves as chairman of SIA’s Security Application Standards subcommittee, Senior Design Director for Layne Consultants International, IFCPP Technology Advisor, and member of The Protection Alliance.
William J. Powers III, CIPM II, CIPI – Mr. Powers is Director of Facilities at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. He also serves as a Captain with the Berkshire County Sheriff's Uniform Branch, and is the former the Facilities Manager at The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA (1980 to 1995). Bill is a certified Instructor and frequently lectures on cultural property protection at cultural facilities and colleges.
He holds a 5th degree black belt in the martial arts, holds a Master Level Teaching Certificate in martial arts, and is an active member of several national associations, including the American Society for Industrial Security; the American Association of Museums, the National Fire Protection Association, the New England Museum Association, the Association for Facilities Engineering, the Museum Association Security Committee, and the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection. He was recently appointed as Vice President of the ASIS Museum, Library and Cultural Property Council.
Bill was one of the first IFCPP members to host a Regional CIPS Certification Workshop, and continues to contribute valuable assistance to the Foundation. He currently serves as the IFCPP Sergeant At Arms, self-defense & use of force expert, and regular instructor.
Steve Woolley, CIPM is Principal of 98-2 Enterprises, LLC, and was one of eight Founding Trustees of The Wild Life Experience Museum in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Woolley was also one of the early Executives of RE/MAX International Inc. from its early start up concept to the industry leader. He is a highly principled leader with extensive experience in business systems development, human resources, business planning & design, marketing & branding, advertising, business continuity, recruiting, training, and organizational efficiency.
Mr. Woolley currently serves on several professional boards, including: The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection Advisory Board; Past Youth Advisor Council Member for his church; Past District Commissioner Venture, and Varsity Age (Douglas County) Council Boy Scouts of America (Volunteer Position). In 2007, Steve was appointed as the Chairman of Safe2Tell, a ground-breaking youth violence prevention initiative started in Colorado. Steve is a “grass roots” leader with unique executive experience. Mr. Woolley has participated in IFCPP since its inception as a valued leader, presenter, and advisor.
Fred Young, CRM, CIPM - Executive Director-Risk Management, RE/MAX International Holdings, Inc. & The Wildlife Experience. A native of Denver, CO, Fred has over 30 years professional experience in the practice of risk management and safety & security management. With RE/MAX International since 1984, his current position is Executive Director of Insurance/Risk Management, with responsibilities for all insurance, risk management, safety and security management, and business continuity planning strategies for RE/MAX International and its affiliates organizations, including The Wildlife Experience art museum and corporate event center in Parker, CO.
Fred is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado, with a B.S. degree in business marketing and holds the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM) professional designations. He is a board member of the National Alliance Risk Management Council and is a frequent speaker to trade association groups on a variety of Business Continuity and Risk Management topics.