Election year 2022 – 2024
The PSA is led by a Board of Directors / Governors that meets monthly and consists of senior representatives of member companies. A hallmark of PSA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of c suite-level officers of well established companies.
Greg is the owner of the Defensive Arts Center, LLC which provides multiple types of self-defense and security training for both private security and private citizens. Greg is an Air Force Veteran and holds a black belt in Northern Shaolin Kung-Fu. He currently hold certifications for NRA, USCCA & ACCJT, IDS, ARC, HSI and EMS Safety, DPSST, Armed DPSST, and Certified Workplace Violence Specialist. Learn more at Defensivearts.org.
Mark is the Executive Director of Clean & Safe and Vice President of Downtown Services for the Portland Business Alliance. He now leads a small but seasoned and accomplished team of professionals to manage a host of vital downtown programs including the Clean Start janitorial program with Central City Concern, and a new mental health outreach program. Mark has been in law enforcement with several roles to include the Air Marshal Service, a municipal police officer, and a state humane agent before working almost 11 years with the City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program where Mark found his true calling- community organizing and public safety advocacy work.
Sergeant at Arms
Michael is a Licensed Private Investigator and Armed Security Guard. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and teaches the field medical care of traumatic injury with a focus on firearm related trauma to new security guards. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus on Speech and Communication. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Kelli is a Register Nurse (RN) and US Army veteran with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration currently serving as an Executive Director with Providence Home and Community Care and part-time instructor at the Defensive Arts Center. Kelli’s passion for security, civilian first response, and defensive training solidified while ministering to the effects of urban violence at Emanuel’s Trauma ICU. She brings an evidence-based, realistic, and ethical population health perspective of the dynamic challenges facing both security and civilians from escalations of modern violence. Learn more on LinkedIn.
As the CEO of Archon Protection Group, Sentinel Overwatch Services, Echelon Protective Services and Pacific Green Protection, Alex Stone has dedicated his life to transforming the security industry into a forward thinking platform. Toward achieving this vision, Mr. Stone leans upon his background from many different sectors, including the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement, NGO Services and business to rethink security operations.
Ben is the Company Manager and Chief Instructor for Training Solutions International and has over a decade of experience as a first responder. He helped found the Central Aid Agency, an emergency response and community service non-profit organization. Ben maintains mission-ready status with Search and Rescue and is an experienced SAR instructor specializing in land
navigation, search procedures, and survival techniques.
Ben works as a Public Safety Officer, a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor, and DPSST Armed and Armed Security professional as well as a DPSST board member. He graduated from the regional law enforcement reserve police academy and certified as an EMT. He still works part time in many of these capacities and has also added DPSST Instructor and executive manager to his duty belt.
Ben has been involved in numerous law enforcement and security training and has written multi-agency exercises. His specialty is emergency management, force on force, and active shooter training. Ben is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), and the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA).