PASS leaders are a collection of security industry visionaries who are dedicated to making the changes needed to bring a new vision into reality when it comes to appropriately securing schools.

We are forward-thinking volunteers who believe that making schools safer is possible. We gather support from other relevant industry organizations and seek endorsement for this important security and life safety initiative. To learn more about the PASS steering committee, read our governance proposal.

Brett St. Pierre : PASS Chairman

Brett St. Pierre

PASS Chairman

949-212-5811 | bstpierre@hidglobal.com

Brett St. Pierre is the director of business development, education solutions, with HID Global. He coordinates HID Global’s product roadmap and business strategy for the education vertical. He also serves as co-chair for the SIA Education Interest Group and is a member of NACCU.

Jim Crumbley : Vice Chairman

Jim Crumbley

Vice Chairman

678-851-9950 | jimcrumbley@gmail.com

Jim Crumbley is owner of Risk Response Team. He has decades of experience in assisting schools with risk assessments and security program design.

Chuck Wilson : Steering Committee Director

Chuck Wilson

Steering Committee Director

319-861-8635 | cwilson@nsca.org

Chuck Wilson serves as executive director for NSCA, a not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals.

Ron Hawkins : Steering Committee Director

Ron Hawkins

Steering Committee Director

301-804-4713 | rhawkins@securityindustry.org

Ron Hawkins is manager of member information and partnerships for the Security Industry Association (SIA). His interacts with other associations and organizations, serves as editor of SIA Technology Insights, and manages the implementation of SIA research projects.

Scott Lord : Steering Committee Director

Scott Lord

Steering Committee Director

913-915-4348 | scott@envision-kc.com

Scott Lord is the general manager for Envision Technology Group, and is recognized as an innovative thought leader in life safety and security integration. He has more than 19 years of experience in the design and implementation of security and life safety applications. Scott serves on the NFPA technical committee for guidelines and installation standards for security technology.

Michele Gay : STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Michele Gay

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

| michelegay@safeandsoundschools.org

Michele Gay is a mother, former teacher, and founder of Safe and Sound: A Sandy Hook Initiative. After losing her daughter, Josephine Grace, on Dec. 14, 2012, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, she chose to take action as an advocate for improved school security and safety. Michele’s background, along with her personal loss and post-tragedy perspective, leave her uniquely positioned to help schools prevent tragedy, as well as prepare and respond in the event of an emergency.

Guy M. Grace Jr. : STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Guy M. Grace Jr.

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

303-347-3416 | ggrace@lps.k12.co.us

Guy M. Grace Jr. serves as director of security and emergency planning for Littleton Public Schools, a suburb of Denver. Guy began providing district services to Littleton Public Schools (LPS) in 1990. Administration quickly recognized his security aptitude, promoting him first to patrolman, then to lead officer and security facilitator. In 1999, Guy was appointed to head the LPS Security Department. Guy has assisted in the designs of physical security programs for LPS and other school districts.

Mark Williams : Steering Committee Director

Mark Williams

Steering Committee Director

720-279-5607 | Mark.Williams@allegion.com

Mark Williams serves as vice president of architectural and construction services for Allegion PLC. He has over 30 years of experience in the security and safety industry, including 15 years as a fire and life-safety code instructor. Additional experience includes architectural specifications and safe schools survey development.

Jay “Chuck” McCormick : Steering Committee Director

Jay “Chuck” McCormick

Steering Committee Director

317-298-2975 | Chuck.McCormick@escocommunications.com

Chuck McCormick is the technical solution engineer at ESCO CommunicationsHe has 30+ years’ experience and expertise in every phase of solution-engineered physical security systems. He is also a member of ASIS International, InfraGard, First Observer/Homeland Security, and the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety.

 

Brian Erickson : STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Brian Erickson

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

303-308-1225 | brian.erickson@davispartnership.com

Brian Erickson is a principal at Davis Partnership Architects in Denver. For over 30 years, his career as a commercial architect has focused primarily on the design of educational facilities for K-12 and higher-education institutions.