Meet the Staff

Richard Douglas, CPP

Mr. Douglas is the former General Manager of Corporate Secruity and Fire Protection for the United States Steel Corporation. In this capacity he was responsible for physical security and fire protection for the company's international and domestic operations. United States Steel employs over 45,000 men and women across the globe. The company operates 13 facilities, 4 subsidiaries,Richard Douglas 2 research facilities, and 6 joint ventures domestically, as well as major company facilities in the Slovak Republic, Brazil, Canada and two joint ventures in Mexico.

Specific operations under his control were cyber security, uniformed gaurd services, ex-patriot protection, emergency response, emergenct medical services, intelligence, investigations, and international, federal, state and local asset protection compliance. As the leader of U.S. Steel's integrated security and fire protection capabilities, Mr. Douglas has not only served as a global manager, he has developed a unique perspective from both hands-on experience and multi-discipline accreditation's. Mr. Douglas has earned a reputation as a leader in building public/private partnerships. He served as a founding member and the first chairman of the Critical Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Council. He also serveda s Chairman of the Cross Sector Supply Chain Working Group. Under his leadership the group partnered with the National Security Staff in the issuance of the President's Strategy for Supply Chain Security.

Mr.Douglas also served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council, and serves on a variety of boards in his home state of Indiana. Mr. Douglas holds degrees from Indiana University and is a board Certified Protection Professional.

Daniel F. Donohue, CPP

Dan Donohue has been involed for more than 30 years in development of protection and crisis management programs for corporate personnel and assets in the United States and more than 40 countries. His expertise is in risk analysis, security administration/loss prevention, security system design, crisis management, executive protection, travel security, and due diligence/intellectual property investigations.

Daniel F. Donohue

Most recently Donohue served as the Deputy Chief Security Officer at Caterpillar where he developed a wide range of enterprise security programs. He held senior management positions in the Incident Management Group, Kroll Associates and Pinkerton's Risk Management practices. He has also been the director of security for a major regional banking corporatino and held various management and consulting positions in the Ackerman & Palumbo consulting firm. He served as Chairman of the DHS Critical Manufacturing Sector during the 2016-2017 term.

Donohue has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Fordham University, a Master of Arts in psychlogy from the University of Missouri and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He served as a U.S. Army Special Operations officer in Vietnam and Kuwait and retired as a senior Military Intelligence officer. He was an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Clandestine Service in Southeast Asia and India. He speaks Spanish and French.

Dean R. Larson, PhD, CSP, CEM, CPT, CBCLA, PEM

Mr. Larson is the President of Larson Performance Consulting, LLC focusing on risk management and resilience building. He received his BS, MA, and PhD from Purdue University and a MS from the Naval Posgraduate School. He went on to write his dissertation on using analogies to learn abstract concepts for terms on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). He is now taking an interest in Risk Management in Disaster Management, Using Social MediaDean R. Larson for Emergency Management, Mass Evacuation, and Mass Sheltering. He is currently teaching at Capella University and teaches Master's students in Homelandd Security, Emergency Management, and Business Continuity. He also mentors PhD candidates in Emergency Management.

Mr. Larson enlisted in the Navy in 1962, and commissioned upon graduation from Purdue NROTC, and retired as a Captain with thirty years service as a Special Operations and Surface Warfare Officer. He now continues to serve as a Naval Academy Information Officer for over 36 years. While working at United States Steel Corporation, he served as the Department Manager, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, and U.S. Steel Gary Works before retiring. He also served as the Manager of Environment, Safety, and Health Training for Argonne National Laboratory.

Michael J. Pace Sr.

Mr. Pace proudly served our country in the US Navy from 1967-1976. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed by United States Steel to wrok in the Security and Fire Services Department. Over the following years Mr. Pace held a variety of positions, with escalating ranks, culminating in Department Manager of Security and Fire Services, the highest rank at the local level. United States Steel employs a public safety model encompassing police type duties, manual fire fighting, emergency medical serivces, rescue, hazardous material response, as well as other additional emergency services responsibilities.

Mr. Pace was responsible for the administration and oversight of all Security and Fire functions for three plants located in Indiana, and one in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Pace also conducted corporate investigations, audits, and risk assessments and was a memeber of the "corporate due diligence teams" for the acquisition of steel plants in Serbia, Slovakia, Canada and the U.S.

During his term as Department Manger, Mr. Pace served on the Lake County Emergency Planning Committee and was a member on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He was also a member of the American Society of Industrial Security and the Indiana Sheriffs Association.

After 33 years at U.S. Steel, Mr. Pace retired in 2009 and was immediately employed by Safety Training & Technical Services as its General Manager and was Responsible for all company operations. STTS employed 160 people, with offices in Granite City, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan and Hobart, Indiana. Mr. Pace retired from STTS in April 2015.

Brian Neyhart

Mr. Neyhart has 32 years of Law Enforcement experience, all with the Schererville, Indiana Police Department. Mr. Neyhart retired in early 2020. During his career he has held numerous positions. The last 8 years he carried the title of Patrol Commander. He has also served as a Field Training Officer, EmergencyBrian Neyahrt Vehicle Operation Instructor, and Patrol Supervisor.

Mr. Neyhart is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He has experience and knowledge in Training, Event security, planning, and implementation; and is very knowledgable in active shooter response/workplace violence, public relations, and leadership.

Available Services

Consulting services:

  • Chemical Facility Anti=Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Crisis Planning, Management and Response
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT)
  • Cyber Security Services
  • Disaster Planning, Management and Response
  • Emergency Planning
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Information Security
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime Transportation Security (MTSA)
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Security Design
  • Security Operations Management
  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Security Risk Consulting
  • Security Training
  • Strategic Business Intelligence
  • Strategic Risk Planning
  • Terrorism
  • Threat Analysis
  • Travel Security
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Workplace Violence Planning, Management and Response
  • Investigative Services:

  • Applied Crime Analysis
  • Competitive
  • Intelligence
  • Due Diligence & Screening
  • Employment Screening
  • Security Risk
  • Identification
  • Strategic Business
  • Intelligence
  • Additional Services:

  • Benchmarking Studies
  • Crime Analysis
  • Education/Training
  • Fire/Life Safety
  • Intelligence Services
  • NFPA Compliance
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tabletop Exercises (Development and Delivery)