PASS Leadership

PASS is led by a multidisciplinary team of volunteers that serve on the PASS Steering Committee, representing partners from the public and private sectors. The committee is tasked with:

  • Building relationships across the education, public safety and industry communities in support of the PASS mission
  • Ensuring the PASS Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools and related tools and resources are up to date and informed by appropriate subject matter expertise and reflect best practices specific to K-12 environments
  • Educating stakeholders concerning PASS resources through speaking engagements, written communications, organizational partnerships and other mechanisms

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Steering Committee

GUY M. GRACE JR.

Guy M. Grace Jr.

PASS CHAIRMAN

Guy M. Grace Jr. serves as director of security and emergency planning for Littleton Public Schools (LPS) in the Denver area. A nationally-recognized leader in developing school safety projects, protocols and practices, Guy has worked in the security field for more than three decades, overseeing the design and implementation of safety and security programs for LPS and other school districts.

MARK WILLIAMS

Mark Williams

PASS VICE CHAIRMAN

Mark Williams retired with over 30 years of experience in the security industry, including 15 years as a fire and life-safety code instructor. He has additional experience with architectural specifications and safe schools survey development.

KEVIN WREN

Kevin Wren

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Kevin Wren is the director of risk, safety, and emergency management at Rock Hill School District in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Wren’s prior experience includes serving as deputy director of security and emergency management for Charleston County School District, a field training officer, school resource officer, firefighter and emergency medical technician.

MICHELE GAY

Michele Gay

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

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 schools safety and security improvements. A nationally-recognized school safety expert, Michele has shared her story and comprehensive school safety approach with educational leaders, public safety leaders,l government officials and school communities across the nation.

BRIAN ERICKSON

Brian Erickson

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

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.

JAMES MARCELLA

James Marcella

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

James Marcella is the director of technical services for Axis Communications, overseeing technical support, association relations and the K-12 and higher-education sectors for North American operations.

JIM CRUMBLEY

Jim Crumbley

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

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

MIKE HARMON

Mike Harmon

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Mike Harmon is a senior executive at ESCO Communications, a systems integration firm headquartered in Indianapolis. He has more than 30 years of industry experience focused on providing information technology solutions.

SCOTT LORD

Scott Lord

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Scott Lord is an innovative thought leader in systems integration with more than 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of security and life safety applications. Scott serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committee for guidelines and installation standards for security technology.

MICHAEL GARCIA

Steering Committee Director

Michael Garcia currently manages the K-12 sector for HID Global. He has over two decades of experience developing risk-based safety and security solutions for K-12 districts that unify people, process and technology.

CHUCK WILSON

Chuck Wilson

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Chuck Wilson serves as executive director for the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), a non-profit trade 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.

JAKE PARKER

Jake Parker

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Jake Parker is the director of government relations for SIA, a nonprofit trade association representing the security industry, including developers, manufacturers, suppliers and integrators that provide security solutions.

BRETT ST. PIERRE

Brett St. Pierre

STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Brett St. Pierre magages products and services provided to education and other end-user communities for HID Global. Mr. St. Pierre served as the first PASS Chairman 2014-2018.

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Our Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools

The most comprehensive information available on best practices specifically for securing school facilities.