Volunteer Leaders

WOMEN IN SECURITY

Member Bernadette King has volunteered to lead our local Women In Security group.  Bernadette is a security professional with combined 20+ years of experience in criminal justice, investigations, threat management, crisis management, and security management. She currently manages the Investigations and Threat Management team at eBay. She also serves the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) serving as the Texas chapter Central Texas Liaison. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts - Sociology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a Master of Public Administration at Troy University, Fort Eustis, VA. She enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends (especially her grandchildren), hiking and learning new things. She can reached via Women In Security Liaison or on LinkedIn. Please join the ASIS Austin WIS LinkedIn Group for community updates. 

 

 

Young Professionals

Erika Becker

Member Erika Becker has volunteered to lead the local Young Professionals group. She is a Field Sales Engineer with Axis Communications and serves the South Central US. Erika is responsible for design and support of security solutions, including surveillance, access control, and network audio. She focuses heavily on Cybersecurity best practices and its convergence with physical security in the digital age. Other areas of expertise include fire, mass notification, and intrusion systems, as well as security design and project management in construction and new installations. Erika is a board-certified Associate Protection Professional (APP®) and is also a member of the SIA Women in Security Forum's Give Back Subcommittee. Erika's passion is enabling others in finding success in their fields, and supporting growth and professional development through community involvement and training. Members can contact Erika via Young Professionals Liaison or connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

 

Military liaison

Erika Becker

Member Jared Bruno has volunteered to lead the local Military group. Jared is a US Air Force Security Forces Veteran (2002-2008). He served at Misawa AB, Japan from 2002 – 2005, with some time deployed to the Middle East during that time frame. Jared was selected to teach at the Security Forces Academy, located at Lackland AFB, Texas from 2005 – 2008, where he taught Law Enforcement, Air Base Security, and Ground Combat Skills. Upon his exodus, Jared was hired with the Pflugerville Police Department, where he spent the next 11 years working as a Patrol Officer, a Detective, a Detective Sergeant, and a Lieutenant. While in the Air Force, Jared was awarded an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and another in the Instruction of Technology and Military Sciences. He continued his pursuit of education and in 2015, Jared graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Applied Arts & Sciences Degree focused in Management and a minor is Sociology. In 2017, he was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Jared has been an ASIS Member since 2019 and currently holds a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification. Jared has since joined the private sector and is currently employed with Motorola Solutions, Inc. as a Sr. Project Manager for software deployments and implementation in the Southeastern region of the United States. Members can contact Jared via Military Liason or connect on LinkedIn or through ASIS Connects

 

Law enforcement liaisonEric Vento

Member Eric Vento has volunteered to lead our local Law Enforcement group. He is a seasoned law enforcement veteran with local, state, and federal experience. As a board-certified Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) through the ASIS Organization, Eric has led global crisis management operations for Dell Technologies and conducted corporate investigations for Capital One Financial Bank. Eric is currently a consultant for Facebook overseeing supply chain security on a global scale. In his spare time, Eric passionately enjoys helping transitioning law enforcement personnel find success in the corporate sector. Eric has been married to his wonderful wife Jessica for seven years and has a one-year old daughter. Members can contact Eric via Law Enforcement Liaison and on LinkedIn.

 

 

certification chair

Anthony Hurley

Member Anthony Hurley has volunteered to lead our local Certification group. Anthony is a Consultant with Critical Preparedness, LLC, a Texas-based firm, specializing in Emergency Management and Physical Security Management. His consulting assignments have afforded him an opportunity to serve utility, critical infrastructure and government clients throughout the Continental U.S., Alaska, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Prior to serving as a Consultant, Mr. Hurley celebrated 37 years in the utility sector, serving in management positions with five (5) electric utilities in three states (OH, PA and NJ). He retired in February of 2017, as Vice President of Operations for an electric utility that served 1.1 million customers, where he managed an operations workforce of 1,250 professional and represented employees. He has completed the FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) program, as well as the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS). He is certified as a FEMA Professional Continuity Practitioner, and is a FEMA Certified Instructor of the Incident Command System (ICS). He possesses the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ of ASIS board certifications, being board certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®), and Physical Security Professional (PSP®). He has also achieved the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Professional Designation (CPD). He is Past Chair of the ASIS International Utilities Security Council, which represented electric, nuclear, natural gas, communications, water and wastewater, and hydro dam utilities, and has presented at numerous ASIS GSX conferences. He is an Adjunct Instructor for the NYU School of Professional Studies in New York City, and an Adjunct Instructor at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He currently serves on the Planning Committee for the National Hurricane Conference. Throughout his career, Hurley has received specialized emergency management, security, and terrorism training from numerous agencies, including the FBI, USDHS, and FEMA. He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy (Cleveland FBI Field Office), and is a member of the Austin, Texas chapter of InfraGard (FBI Alliance). He continues to maintain an elevated security clearance (Secret) through the USDHS Private Sector Program. He can be contacted via Certification Chair and connected with on LinkedIn