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6th International Public Safety/Counterterrorism Conference
"International Cooperation through Private/Public Partnerships"

April 23-24-2007

Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel
Quebec City, PQ, Canada

Speaker Bios


Dean Barry is the Manager of Security Policy and Identity Management within the Public Safety Interoperability Directorate of the Department of Public Safety. He has lead responsibility within the Department for biometrics, identity management and document integrity files. Mr. Barry is the Chair of the Biometrics Working Group, an interdepartmental committee representing over 20 federal departments. Together with his team and the participants of the Working Group, Dean is developing a proposal for a Canadian Biometrics Centre of Excellence, which will provide better linkages between governments, academia and the private sector in this important area of technology. Mr. Barry's expertise in this field originated in his doctoral studies at University of British Columbia, where he studied the use of biometrics technologies in client benefit programs.


Jim Bertram currently holds the position of Director of Public Safety for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). He is the Chairperson of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) Security Committee and an active member of the Public Safety and Security Steering Committee of ACI-NA (Airports Council International - North America). Jim is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Chiefs of Police, and was most recently appointed as a member of the Government of Canada's Advisory Council on National Security.

Prior to joining the GTAA, Jim held the position of Deputy Chief with the Peel Regional Police.


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Margaret Bloodworth received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Bar in 1979.

Mrs. Bloodworth began her professional career in 1979 with the former Canadian Transport Commission, now the Canadian Transportation Agency. During her time there, she served as General Counsel and Director General of the Dispute Resolution Branch.

In 1989, Mrs. Bloodworth was appointed to the Privy Council Office as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Legislation and House Planning, and Counsel). In 1994, she was promoted to Deputy Clerk (Security and Intelligence, and Counsel).

Mrs Bloodworth left the Privy Council Office in October 1996 to accept an Order-in-Council appointment as Associate Deputy Minister of Transport. In January 1997, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport, then Deputy Minister of National Defence in May 2002.

When Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada was created on December 12, 2003, Mrs. Bloodworth became the Department's first Deputy Minister.

In May 2006, Mrs. Bloodworth was appointed to the position of Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office and on October 10, 2006, she assumed responsibilities as National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Native de Winnipeg, au Manitoba, Margaret Bloodworth est titulaire d'un baccalauréat ès arts de l'Université de Winnipeg et d'un baccalauréat en droit de l'Université d'Ottawa. Elle a été reçue au Barreau en 1979.

Mme Bloodworth a commencé sa carrière professionnelle en 1979 à l'ancienne Commission canadienne des transports, maintenant appelée l'Office des transports du Canada. Elle a alors été avocate générale et directrice générale, Règlement des différends.

En 1989, Mme Bloodworth a été nommée au Bureau du Conseil privé à titre de secrétaire adjointe du Cabinet (Législation et planification parlementaire/conseiller). En 1994, elle a été promue au poste de sous-greffière (Sécurité et renseignement/conseiller).

Mme Bloodworth a quitté le Bureau du Conseil privé en octobre 1996 pour accepter une nomination par décret au poste de sous-ministre déléguée des Transports. En janvier 1997, elle a été nommée sous-ministre des Transports, puis en mai 2002, sous-ministre de la Défense nationale.

Lorsque Sécurité publique et Protection civile Canada a été créée le 12 décembre 2003, Mme Bloodworth est devenue la première sous-ministre de ce ministère.

En mai 2006, Mme Bloodworth a été nommée secrétaire associée du Cabinet au Bureau du Conseil privé, et le 10 octobre 2006, elle a assumé les fonctions de conseillère en matière de sécurité nationale auprès du Premier ministre.


Eric Bergeron has 18 years of global international management experience in high-tech industries, including business development, sales, technology and finance. As Founder of Optosecurity in 2003, Eric licensed a breakthrough from INO (Canada's largest R&D establishment in optics), and started a world-class leading edge company with the world's first product to enable detection of weapons and liquid explosives in luggage and cargo. Optosecurity raised over $20M of financing in less than 2 years and now employs over 50 people. Prior to starting Optosecurity, he worked for venture capital fund Innovatech Québec. He previously worked for US-headquartered Invertix Corporation, where he held the position of Vice President and General Manager - Europe, based in Den Haag (Netherlands). Before that, Eric served as General Manager at encryption software vendor ZKS Inc., and worked 3 years for TIW Inc. He began his career at Bell Canada, spending eight years in various management positions. Eric has a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Laval University, a M.Sc. in Telecommunications from the University of Québec, and has completed a research internship at the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, France). He served as a Board Member of optical component company Photintech inc. and wireless company Cilys inc. until its acquisition by Openwave in 2005. Eric is a member of the IEEE and the Québec Order of Professional Engineers (OIQ) and has recently joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industry (CADSI).


Stuart is Chairman of the North American Electric Reliability Council's (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee which works with industry and governments to help protect the electricity infrastructure from cyber and physical attacks and respond to emergencies. He is also Chairman of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, which is recognized as the Private Sector Cross-Sector Council in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

In his day job, Stuart is Manager – Training & Emergency Preparedness with the Independent Electricity System Operator, known as the IESO, in Ontario Canada. Stuart is responsible for coordinating the Ontario electricity industry's emergency preparedness program, involving government and all electricity companies in Ontario.


Tom Bush is currently serving as the Acting Executive Director of the Office of Anti-Terrorism (OAT). As Acting Executive Director, Mr. Bush oversees the development, coordination and/or implementation of National Special Security Events (NSSE), Group Specific Terrorist Plans and the Commissioner's Situation Room.

Prior to joining the Office of Anti-Terrorism, Mr. Bush served as the Director of the Targeting & Analysis Systems Program Office (TASPO), a division of U.S. Customs & Border Protection's Office of Information & Technology. He was tasked with defining the modernized capabilities of the Automated Targeting System (ATS).

Mr. Bush has been with legacy U.S. Customs for thirteen years and has been with CBP since its inception. He previously served in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and the Office of Strategic Trade (OST). Before joining CBP, he spent three years with the U.S. Department of Defense.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Elon University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.


Gary Cameron, Vice President, Professional Services is responsible for both the Information Communication Technolgies (ICT) Business Development and Professional Services teams. In this role he is responsible for expanding enterprise client solutions beyond traditional connectivity services to include a growing portfolio of ICT managed services, professional services and infrastructure service elements.

Gary has a strong track record of delivering results, bringing an extensive network of industry and client relationships to his current position. Previously, he was President, Bell Security Solutions (BSSI), the wholly-owned subsidiary providing complex, end-to-end network, physical and information security solutions to large government and business clients in Canada and the United States. Before that, he was Vice President - Enterprise Accounts, responsible for managing more than 300 major accounts, including the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, as well as large municipalities, universities, school boards and hospitals in Ontario. He leveraged a wide range of assets within the Bell family of companies and worked closely with many industry technology partners to deliver complex national and international communications solutions. Gary has been with Bell for 21 years, holding increasingly senior positions in provisioning, technology, marketing and sales.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Toronto. He is on the Board of Directors for Expertech Network Installation Inc., the Ottawa Senators Foundation, and the Ottawa-Carleton Centre for Research & Innovation (OCRI). Gary is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (APEO) and the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). He is actively involved in a number of community and charitable organizations.

Gary resides in Ottawa with his wife and two children.


Gaétan Caron was appointed Vice-Chairman of the National Energy Board (Board) of Canada on 1 January 2005. In 2003, he had been appointed member of the Board.

Gaétan joined the staff of the Board in 1979. He has assumed a number of responsibilities at the Board, including those of Chief Engineer and Director, Financial Regulation. From 1994 to 2003, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer, being accountable to the Chairman for the Board's overall capability and readiness to meet strategic and operational needs.

Gaétan has participated in public hearings involving multi-billion dollar Canadian pipeline infrastructure projects and fundamental reforms of the economic regulation of pipelines.

Gaétan obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Rural Engineering from Laval University in 1979 and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa in 1987. He is a member of the Québec Order of Engineers and of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utilities Tribunals (CAMPUT). He is active in the Calgary and Area United Way, serving as a member on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Community Services Committee.

Gaétan Caron a été nommé vice-président de l'Office national de l'énergie (l'Office) du Canada le 1er janvier 2005, après avoir été nommé membre en 2003.

Gaétan s'est joint à l'Office en 1979. Il a exercé un certain nombre de fonctions au sein de l'Office, dont celles d'ingénieur en chef, de directeur de la réglementation financière et, de 1994 à 2003, de chef des opérations. À ce titre, il était responsable devant le président de la capacité et la préparation de l'Office à satisfaire ses besoins stratégiques et opérationnels.

Gaétan a participé à des audiences publiques touchant des projets d'infrastructure pipelinière de plusieurs milliards de dollars menés au Canada, ainsi qu'à des réformes fondamentales de la réglementation financière des pipelines.

En 1979, Gaétan a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences appliquées (génie rural) de l'Université Laval. En 1987, il a obtenu une maîtrise en administration des affaires de l'Université d'Ottawa. Il fait partie de l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec et de l'Association professionnelle des cadres supérieurs de la Fonction publique du Canada. Il est vice-président de l'Association canadienne des membres des tribunaux d'utilité publique (CAMPUT). Il est actif au sein de Centraide Calgary à titre de membre du conseil d'administration et président du comité des services à la collectivité.


Craig P. Coy is president and chief operating officer of L-3's Homeland Security Group. Prior to joining L-3, Mr. Coy served as the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), where he oversaw Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston, the Tobin Bridge and Hanscom Field in Bedford. At Massport, Mr. Coy led the implementation of Logan's nationally recognized 100% bag screening program, the nation's first permanent system approved for a major U.S. international airport. Prior to that, he served as chief executive officer and president of HR Logic, Inc., before which, he spent eight years providing logistical support, maintenance and training services to the aerospace industry as vice president and general manager for Lear Siegler Services, Inc.

Mr. Coy served in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for more than 20 years in various capacities, including chief operating officer for activities in Europe and director of the Commandant's Strategic Planning Office. In 1983, he became the first USCG officer ever to be selected as a White House Fellow and worked with President Ronald Reagan's domestic policy advisor, before going on to serve as deputy director for Counter Terrorism at the National Security Council.


Stockwell Day was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and he was re-elected in 2004 and 2006. Upon his election in 2000, he was named Leader of the Official Opposition and remained in this role until December 2001.

Most recently, Mr. Day served as the Critic for Foreign Affairs. Prior to this, he held the post of Critic for the Prime Minister. Mr. Day has been Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and a member of related subcommittees such as the subcommittees on Human Rights and International Development and on Agenda and Procedure.

From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Day represented Red Deer North in the Alberta legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative government in a variety of senior roles including Chief Whip, Government House Leader, Minister of Labour, and Minister of Social Services. From 1997 to 2000, he was Provincial Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and acting Premier.

Mr. Day was born in Barrie, Ontario, in 1950. He attended the University of Victoria and lived in various regions of Canada. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Rotary Club.

He and his wife, Valorie, have three sons.

Stockwell Day a été élu pour la première fois à la Chambre des communes en 2000, et il a été réélu en 2004 et 2006. Après son élection en 2000, il a été nommé chef de l'opposition officielle et il a conservé ce poste jusqu'en décembre 2001.

Jusqu'à tout récemment, M. Day était porte-parole de son parti pour les affaires étrangères. Auparavant, il avait été porte-parole pour les questions liées au premier ministre. Il a aussi exercé la fonction de vice-président du Comité permanent des affaires étrangères et du commerce international et a siégé à divers sous-comités connexes, comme celui des droits de la personne et du développement international et celui du programme et de la procédure.

De 1986 à 2000, M. Day a représenté Red Deer North à l'Assemblée législative de l'Alberta. En sa qualité de membre du gouvernement progressiste-conservateur, il a occupé divers postes importants, notamment whip en chef, leader du gouvernement à la Chambre, ministre du Travail, ministre des Services sociaux. De 1997 à 2000, il a été ministre des Finances et premier ministre par intérim.

M. Day est né à Barrie, en Ontario, en 1950. Il a étudié à l'Université de Victoria et a vécu dans plusieurs régions du Canada.Il est membre de la Légion royale canadienne et du Club Rotary.

M. Day et sa femme, Valorie, ont trois enfants.


After a career spanning 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Mr. Duguay joined Air Canada in the summer of 2000 to merge the security departments of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines.

In the past five years, he has testified in front of Senatorial and House of Commons committees in the field of aviation security. He is a member of Air Canada's Corporate Safety Board and chairs the Security Consultative Committee. He is the acting Chairman for the IATA Security Committee and a member of the CACP (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police) and ISMA (International Security Management Association).

Mr. Duguay is responsible for all security related matters in Canada and abroad for Air Canada and its affiliates, from risk assessment, to regulatory compliance, loss prevention and the management of an Operations Security Centre. Under Mr. Duguay's direction, Air Canada has been IOSA certified and has launched the first Security Management System for a carrier in Canada.

Mr. Duguay has earned a certificate in Management and Informatics from the University of Montreal and has recently completed a certificate in Aviation Safety and Security from George Washington University. In the past three years, he has published a number of articles concerning the air transport industry and has since joined the editorial committee of the Aviation Security Magazine.


Jack Ewatski commenced his policing career with the Winnipeg Police Department in 1973. He has contributed to all branches of the Service, spending the majority of his career working in the area of criminal investigation. He was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in November 1998.

He is President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Organization.

Chief Ewatski sits on many Boards including the Canadian Police College Advisory Board and the Canadian Police Sector Council.

He is a graduate of several programs at the Canadian Police College and has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy and National Executive Institute. He holds certificates from the University of Virginia as well as Harvard University.

Chief Ewatski has developed expertise in the area of emergency response and management, having lectured in Canada and Europe on this subject.

He is a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal, the Queen's Jubilee Medal and the Manitoba Excellence in Law Enforcement Medal.

Chief Ewatski has been involved in sports as a coach and an official, having spent seven years as an on-field official with the Canadian Football League. As a hobby Chief Ewatski, a licensed pilot, flies small aircraft.

Chief Ewatski is leading the Winnipeg Police Service with a community policing philosophy and a commitment to excellence in service delivery.


Tom Gede is a principal at Bingham Consulting Group and of counsel at Bingham McCutchen LLP, providing legal and strategic planning for businesses working with state attorneys general. Until October 2006, Tom served as the Executive Director of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), coordinating information on key legal and policy issues of interest to Western states Attorneys General. CWAG includes the Attorneys General of 18 Western States and territories in the Pacific. He previously served as a California state Deputy and Special Assistant Attorney General, where he was the U.S. Supreme Court Counsel, amicus coordinator and criminal prosecutor. He has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and federal and state courts of appeal, handling government and elections law, natural resources law, American Indian law, and general civil and criminal matters.

Tom Gede is a 1970 graduate of Stanford University, with distinction, in German Language and Literature, after studying at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He served as a U.S. Navy officer in Vietnam, the Far East and in Washington, D.C., at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and part-time duty at the White House for President and Mrs. Ford and President and Mrs. Carter as a Navy Social Aide. He received his law degree from the University of California-Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in May 1981. Tom Gede serves as an adjunct professor of law, teaching Federal Indian Law at University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.


Ernie is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)/Manager, Enterprise Information Security for the Port of Seattle - one of the United States' largest combined airport and seaport operations. In this role, Ernie is responsible for information security policy and practices, business continuity/disaster recovery planning, privacy issues, and elements of emergency communications. He started at the Port of Seattle in April 2004.

Ernie has strong experience and knowledge in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime analysis, privacy and emergency communications and has been recognized at national, regional and local levels. He has published a work on cybercrime and is often cited in such magazines as Information Security, CIO, ComputerWorld, and PCWorld. Also, he is frequently requested to speak at international, national and regional conferences on issues such as cybercrime, risk management, regional information security initiatives, and enterprise information security management.

In 2004, Ernie was the Co-Chair and primary scenario author of the Blue Cascades II Regional Exercise focused on a cyber attack on Seattle.

Ernie holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, is a CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and holds a CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker certification. He lives in North Bend, Washington USA.

Ernie will offer a brief overview of some of the concerns held as CISO of a major airport and seaport in the U.S. He will also offer some thoughts on past exercises in the Seattle-area focused on cyber security of critical infrastructure as well as some opinions on the future of cyberterrorism and impacts on critical infrastructure.


Jeff Jonas, chief scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics. He is responsible for the overall technical strategy of next generation analytics. Mr. Jonas applies his real world experience to drive technology innovations while delivering higher levels of privacy and civil liberties protections. For example, his Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness™ (NORA™) technology is used to protect corporate assets and used by governments to assist in national security matters. Mr. Jonas is a member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age and actively contributes his insights on privacy, technology and homeland security to leading national think tanks.


Thomas Kean, chair, is former governor of New Jersey (1982-1990) and, since 1990, the president of Drew University. Kean also served for ten years in the New Jersey Assembly, rising to the positions of majority leader, minority leader, and speaker. As governor, he served on the President's Education Policy Advisory Committee and as chair of the Education Commission of the States and the National Governor's Association Task Force on Teaching. While president of Drew, Kean has served on several national committees and commissions. He headed the American delegation to the UN Conference on Youth in Thailand, served as vice chairman of the American delegation to the World Conference on Women in Beijing; and served as a member of the President's Initiative on Race. He also served on the National Endowment for Democracy. He is chair of the Newark Alliance and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and former chair of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Educate America, and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation. Kean is on the board of a number of organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College, as well as more than 25 honorary degrees and numerous awards from environmental and educational organizations.


John Kropf serves as the Director of International Affairs in the Chief Privacy Office with the DHS. His responsibilities include advising the Department's Chief Privacy Officer and senior DHS leadership on the protection of individuals' personal information that may be shared with the Department's international partners for counter-terrorism and homeland security purposes. He also counsels DHS leadership on global challenges in privacy; and represents the Department on cross border privacy enforcement at international organizations such as Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Union, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group, as well as bilateral partners.

Before joining the DHS, Kropf worked for more than ten years as an international lawyer with the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser. He began his career as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program working at the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Kropf has published articles on the privacy rights of non-U.S. citizens, global privacy standards and book reviews on privacy. He earned his law degree and a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of bars of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.


Rick Lazarick is a biometrics technologist in the Global Security Solutions, Identity Labs of CSC (recently since retirement from Federal service). He has over 34 years of experience in the aviation industry, inside and outside the federal government.

Mr. Lazarick is currently the Chief Scientist in biometrics for CSC and is the CSC primary member on INCITS Technical Committee M1 - Biometrics. He also was Chairman of the M1 Ad Hoc Group for Evaluating Multi-biometric Systems and is frequently a member of the US Delegation to the international ISO/IEC SC37 subcommittee on Biometrics Standards. He is currently co-editor of the ISO draft standard on Operational Testing of Biometrics, and was co-editor of the recently published International Technical Report on Multi-modal Fusion.

Mr. Lazarick served for 8 years as an engineer with US Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Research and Development Laboratory, specializes in technologies applicable to airport physical security, biometrics, access control and analysis of security system effectiveness. He led the TSA team developing guidance to industry on biometrics for airport access control, published in October 2005. He also provided consultation on biometrics to TSA programs such as TWIC and Registered Traveler.


Allan MacGillivray is the Senior Director in the Cyber Security Strategy Secretariat, a small group established within Public Safety Canada within the last year. The Secretariat is responsible for developing and implementing a planned private public engagement process with the goal of producing a national cyber security strategy. This group will be discussing with industry how they can partner with government on enhancing overall cyber security in Canada.

Prior to taking up this assignment, Mr. MacGillivray was the Executive Director of the Telecommunications Policy Review Panel Secretariat, which supported the development of the most comprehensive review of Canadian telecommunications policy in over a generation. He has held a number of other positions in other federal government departments including Industry Canada, the Privy Council Office and the Department of Finance.

Mr. MacGillivray has a B.A. (Hons) from Queen's University in Political Studies and a Masters degree from Carleton University in Public Administration.


John Manzo is from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg, WV. Mr. Manzo is assigned to the Next Generation Identification (NGI) Program Office where he is responsible for the management of the Biometric Collection of Prisoners (BioCOP) Project, along with supporting other RDT&E efforts related to NGI. Prior to accepting his current position within the NGI Program Office, Mr. Manzo was a Supervisory IT Specialist in the CJIS Audit Unit where he developed and implemented the Technical Security Audit Program to ensure networks connected to CJIS systems were in compliance with the technical requirements of the CJIS Security Policy. Mr. Manzo has also managed several International fingerprint initiatives related to the development of a terrorist database where he traveled extensively overseas and worked closely with the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and the U.S. Department's of Justice and State.


Assistant Commissioner Mike McDonell joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1975 at Ottawa, Ontario. Following his training at "Depot" Division in Regina, Saskatchewan, he spent several years in general duty policing in various locations in Alberta. In 1979 he was posted to the RCMP Musical Ride, performing in cities across the country and internationally.

From 1981 to 1985, he served in "O" Division (Ontario) where he worked in a variety of capacities with the Toronto Drug Section, Customs and Excise, National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) and the Ontario Airport Special Squad.

In 1986, he was transferred to RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, where he served as a member of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT). He transferred to the Tactical Weapon Training Unit in 1989 and spent 2 years as an instructor with this specialized training section.

In 1991, he transferred to the Security Offences Branch for 10 months, prior to accepting a posting with the United Nations CIVPOL Mission in the former Yugoslavia. Upon completion of his time with the UN, he returned to the Security Offences Branch at RCMP Headquarters. In 1994, he was posted to the Criminal Orgranization Branch where he remained until 1996.

He was posted to Cornwall, Ontario, in 1996 and worked in both the Criminal Intelligence and Customs and Excise sections.

In 1997, he was transferred to the Toronto National Security Intelligence Section, where he received his Queen's Commission to the rank of Inspector as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of National Security Investigations in Toronto.

In 1999, he took command of Newmarket detachment and remained there until his transfer to the Officer in Charge of Cornwall detachment in 2001.

In 2002, he was promoted to Superintendent and appointed Director of National Ports Strategy, Organized Crime Operations, at National Headquarters in Ottawa. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent in 2003 and became the Director General Border Integrity.

In 2005, he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and posted to Criminal Intelligence Directorate (CID). As the Assistant Commissioner in charge of CID, he was responsible for overseeing the RCMP Criminal Intelligence Program, including the collection and analysis of criminal intelligence in the areas of organized crime, national security operations and threat assessment.

In October 2006, CID was restructured to allow for a more specific focus on both National Security and Organized Crime. Assistant Commissioner McDonell was named Assistant Commissioner National Security Criminal Investigations. He is currently responsible for all aspects of national security criminal investigations, including investigational requirements, training needs, policy, national security legislative affairs and the implementation of the recommendations from the O'Connor Inquiry.

Assistant Commissioner McDonell has been the recipient of the following awards during his distinguished career:

  • UN Protection Force Yugoslavia - September 26, 1992
  • Order of St. John Certificate - March 1, 1993
  • RM 20 Year Long Service Medal - November 16, 1995
  • Canadian Peacekeeping Services Medal - October 30, 2000
  • RM 25 Year Long Service Medal Bronze Clasp - November 16, 2000
  • Queen's Golden Jubilee Commemorative Medal - September 6, 2002
  • RM 30 Year Long Service Medal Silver Clasp - November 16, 2005


Prior to joining the federal Public Service in 1976, Ms. Murray worked in municipal government and the private sector in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and New Brunswick, Canada. She has held positions with Public Works Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat and Transport Canada, where she worked in aviation policy and railway safety and as Director, Departmental Secretariat. Ms. Murray also spent 13 years with the Canadian Coast Guard, where her appointments included Director General, Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response and Director General, Marine Navigation Services. Prior to joining the National Search and Rescue Secretariat, she was Director of Communications with Statistics Canada.

Ms. Murray was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and received her university education (B.A. in Geography, French and English) at the University of London, England, where she also received a post-graduate diploma in Urban Planning. She is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Royal Town Planning Institute, and a graduate of the Public Service Career Assignment Program.


Al Palmer has spent 42 years in public safety and security. After an RCMP career in Alberta, he became Police Chief of the Grand Prairie Police Department.

Then, in 1985, he was appointed as Director of Security for the Alberta Government, including responsibility for the Premier of Alberta's security.

In 1994, Al's role at the Alberta Government expanded to include Court and Prisoner Services (now known as the Sheriff's Department). This responsibility included special duties, escort of prisoners, and the security of courtrooms and high profile conferences and meetings.

After 9/11, Al co-authored Alberta's Counter Terrorism Crisis Management Plan and was responsible to carry out the Alberta Solicitor General's responsibilities under the Plan.

In his current position as the EUB's Executive Manager of the Corporate Services he established the EUB's position as lead agency in the Alberta energy sector under the Alberta Counter Terrorism Crisis Management Plan and EUB Security Management Regulation.

The EUB has primary responsibility for the security of Alberta's critical energy infrastructure.


Derek has over 24 years of experience in the Wireless, Wire-line, and Global Telecom industries. Previous positions include Vice President, Business Development at DragonWave Broadband Wireless, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for COM DEV International's Broadband Wireless Division, and over 14 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Nortel Networks, where he held Managing Director level positions in Carrier, Enterprise and 9-1-1 Public Safety business units.

Derek graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, he is a registered professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, and has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.


On March 14, 2006, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board appointed Mark A. Robbins of California as its first Executive Director. Mr. Robbins is a member of the White House staff and oversees the Board’s professional and administrative support staff. Prior to taking this position, he served as General Counsel at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 2001 to 2006, and on the Bush-Cheney transition team in 2000.

From 1988 to 2000, Mr. Robbins practiced law in Los Angeles, California, specializing in civil litigation. He was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992.

He previously served as Deputy Associate Director for Presidential Personnel at the White House during the Reagan Administration (1984-88), and as a Legislative Assistant to Congressmen David Dreier (1982-84) and John H. Rousselot (1979-82), both of California. Mr. Robbins received both his B.A in International Affairs and J.D. from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.


Mark B. Salter is an assistant professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. He received a Master's from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from the University of British Columbia. He is currently researching the use of risk management in Canadian border policing and editing a collection entitled Politics of/at the Airport. He is the author of Rights of Passage: the passport in international relations, and editor with Elia Zureik of Global Policing and Surveillance: borders, security identity. He has also been a consulting researcher for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and Transport Canada and presented at the Canadian Aviation Security Conference and the AVSEC World conference in 2006.


The Honorable David M. Stone is currently the President and CEO of The Alacrity Homeland Group - a homeland security and critical infrastructure protection advisory firm. He serves on various Boards and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Security Initiative ( OSI ) which is a non-profit organization that focuses on building global Public and Private partnerships in the Maritime domain. David Stone is also the former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.

As the Assistant Secretary, he was responsible for the security of the United States Transportation System which includes the Mass Transit, Rail, Highway, Pipeline, Maritime and Aviation modes of Transportation. Overseeing a budget of over 5.6 billion dollars and leading over 54,000 personnel, he took on what many described as the "toughest job in government today." As the leader of the TSA for over 18 months before transitioning in June of 2005, he was the longest serving Administrator in the organization's history. While leading TSA, he was instrumental in 1) Effectively deterring any terrorist attacks against the US Transportation System; 2) Aggressively promoting growth and increased access within the U.S Transportation System. Of note, airline passenger volumes increased 6 percent from 2004 to 2005 and 3) Preserving our Freedoms and Privacy while instituting appropriate transportation security risk mitigation measures.

Prior to his assignment to headquarters he served from 2002 to 2003 as the TSA's first Federal Security Director at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. There he established the post September 11, 2001 security standards required by law. During that assignment, he led the local effort to mobilize, train, and deploy the largest federalized screener work force in the United States, a monumental effort completed two weeks before the required deadline. The airport also implemented the 100% electronic checked-baggage screening program, screening in excess of 150,000 items per day.

Throughout his professional career, David Stone has been known to take on the toughest assignments and achieve impressive transformational results. Often, he has been the first person to hold a particular position and has taken a new idea or concept and from that built a lasting and meaningful organization. His commitment to excellence, unquestionable integrity, and character-based leadership style are well known qualities.

As a 28 year career naval officer, he served with great distinction achieving the rank of Rear Admiral and retiring from active duty in April 2002. He began his naval career in 1974, as a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master of Science in Management from Salve Regina College; a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island; and a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. His subspecialty during his Department of Defense career was in the field of Intelligence.

His initial command at sea was the Destroyer USS John Hancock. As a senior officer, he served as the first Commander Destroyer Squadron Fifty/Commander Middle East Force, home ported in Manama, Bahrain, and later served as Chief of Staff to Commander, Sixth Fleet in Gaeta, Italy.

Upon promotion to Rear Admiral, he served as the Commander of NATO's Standing Naval Force Mediterranean during operations in the Adriatic in support of the Kosovo conflict. Other significant assignments included tours in the Pentagon on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as Deputy Director of Surface Warfare, and later as Director, Environmental Protection, Safety, and Occupational Health. His last operational command in the Navy was the Nimitz Battlegroup, where he was responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the sailors assigned for deployment.

Born in 1952 and raised in the town of Algonquin, Illinois he was elected Class President of Irving Crown High School and was an All-State Basketball player. In August of 2005, he was inducted into the Irving Crown High School Hall of Fame.

While attending the United States Naval Academy, he lettered in Basketball for three seasons. He was presented an "Outstanding Citizen Award" by his hometown of Algonquin in recognition of his leadership achievements and his outstanding commitment to service.

In 1977, the Honorable David M. Stone, married Cynthia Faith Voth of Clearwater, Florida. Together they founded Alacrity Solutions Corporation, a security consulting firm. They currently reside in Clarendon, Virginia.


Alice Sturgeon manages the area that is accountable for two new Government of Canada programs: Accessibility and Identity Management. As well she manages the Government Security Program, and participates in Business Continuity Planning for Pandemic Influenza Planning. Prior to joining the CIO Branch of Treasury Board Secretariat, she spent 12 years at the Communications Security Establishment. Ms. Sturgeon participates extensively in international standardization in the fields of identity management, security, biometrics, and accessibility. Ms. Sturgeon has a Masters degree in International Politics and Economics from Carleton University.

Alice Sturgeon gère le secteur qui est responsable de l'administration de deux nouveaux programmes du gouvernement du Canada : Accessibilité et gestion de l'identité. Elle gère également le Programme de sécurité du GC, et participe au Programme de planification de la continuité des activités pour la planification relative à la pandémie de l'influenza. Avant le présent à la Direction du dirigeant principal d'information, elle a travaillée 12 années au Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications. Elle participe intensivement à la normalisation à l'échelle internationale dans les domaines de la gestion de l'identité, de la sécurité, de la biométrie et de l'accessibilité. Mme Sturgeon possède une maîtrise en politiques internationales et économie de l'Université Carleton.


Superintendent Ed Toye is the Police Commander for the Peel Regional Police at Pearson International Airport Toronto. Peel Regional Police are the police of jurisdiction at Toronto International Airport.

He is also the Chair of the Canadian Airport Police Commanders Association, representing Police Commanders for all major airports in Canada.

Superintendent Toye has conducted extensive research into Airport Police practices with respect to counter terrorism in Canada, the US, Great Britain and Israel.

Canadian Airport Police now conduct there own training program for Airport Policing out of Pearson International Airport. The training program has been developed as a result of consultation and input from every major airport in the country. The number one operational priority for Airport Policing at Pearson International is counter terrorism.

Superintendent Toye has thirty years of policing experience, a degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Rotman School of Business Police Leadership Program.


Ian Wilms is currently Public Safety Executive with IBM Canada based in Calgary, Alberta. He has been with IBM for twelve years. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Wilms worked in Ottawa as a Special Assistant to the Minister of External Affairs, Barbara McDougall, where he handled the Security and Intelligence portfolio. Mr. Wilms was also a Lieutenant in the Canadian Naval Reserve with ten years of Service. In 2003, he was asked by the Mayor of Calgary to Chair the International Trade and Technology Summit in Calgary - an annual summit between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Also in that year he was appointed to the Calgary Police Commission as a Police Commissioner, and he is now Chairman of the Commission. In 2006, he was elected President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, the governing body for Municipal policing in Canada. In 2005, he was voted one of Calgary's top 40 under 40 business people and in 2006 awarded the Junior Achievers Leadership award for his work on raising Cyber Crime awareness. Mr. Wilms is a Director of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and has a degree in Political Science from McMaster University.

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