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.
Guy M. Grace Jr.
PASS Chairman303-347-3416 | email@example.com
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.
PASS Vice Chairman720-988-7826 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Williams serves as vice president of architectural and construction services for Allegion. 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.
Steering Committee Director678-851-9950 | email@example.com
Jim Crumbley is owner of Risk Response Team. He has decades of experience in assisting schools with risk assessments and security program design.
STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR303-308-1225 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR| email@example.com
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.
Steering Committee Director317-532-1277 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Harmon is the chief sales and marketing officer at ESCO Communications. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, spending the majority of his time in key leadership roles with a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions.
Steering Committee Director913-915-4348 | email@example.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.
STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR978-764-4914 | firstname.lastname@example.org
James Marcella is the director of technical services for Axis Communications. He oversees technical support, industry associations for North American operations, and business development for K-12 and higher-education market segments.
STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR202-365-5249 | email@example.com
Jake Parker is the director of government relations for the Security Industry Association (SIA) and leads the development of the association’s legislative and regulatory programs.
Brett St. Pierre
Steering Committee Director949-212-5811 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Steering Committee Director317-810-3399 | email@example.com
Maria Tamburri serves as the director of public affairs and media relations for Allegion, working closely with senior management to develop and implement communications strategies and programs in support of Allegion's business plan. She also advises company leadership on investor communications and manages crisis communication. On the issue of school security. Maria built Allegion’s corporate social responsibility strategy and policies from the ground up, including establishing and chairing the Secure School Alliance to promote school security.
Steering Committee Director319-861-8635 | firstname.lastname@example.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.
STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTOR803-984-7007 | KWren@rhmail.org
Kevin Wren is the director of risk, safety, and emergency management at Rock Hill School District in Rock Hill, SC. He rolled out a district-wide online safety training system that led to an 18% decrease in accidents and claims. Wren has spearheaded more than $5 million in security-driven capital improvements involving structural upgrades for access control, visitor management, video surveillance, digital radios, and fencing. He has also developed and delivered an emergency management planning system with role-specific and site-specific components, quick-reference guides, and comprehensive scenario protocols.