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The eAdvocate - March / April 2018
New Officers & Directors, Award Recipients
and More!!
Welcome to your bi-monthly The eAdvocate newsletter of NCISS!
In this January / February issue:
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President's Message - Brad Duffy President
My name is Brad Duffy and I am President of NCISS. I would like to thank everyone who came to our annual Hit the Hill meeting, which was the most exciting one we have had in my tenure as a member of NCISS.  The awards luncheon at the Capitol honored U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey with the John J. Duffy Memorial Award for their heroism in 2017 in helping to save Congressman Steve Scalise's life.  Congressman Scalise himself spoke at our luncheon at the Capitol, in addition to Congressman David Young,  and there were appearances by Senator Jeff Flake and Congressman Rodney Davis.
Congratulations and thank you to all newly elected officers Chris Reynolds, Wes Bearden, Mark Gillespie, and Candace Ivey.  A special congratulations to Andrea Orozco for moving up to 1st VP and also receiving the Wayne J. Wunder Award.  Also, congratulations to Brandy Lord who received the Vinson Award.  We had many wonderful speakers including Terry Kilburn and Cynthia Hetherington. Due to weather, and flights, our speaker schedule changed. Tim Dimoff was scheduled to speak, but gave his time to Cythia Hetherington so she could deliver the full presentations.  Thank you so much for taking the time to speak at our conference. 
It was nice seeing old friends and making new ones.  A big thank you to everyone who had a hand in planning this event.  We have a very strong board with a lot of passion and I look forward to serving as your President.

Be sure and take a look at the NCISS 2018 HTH Photo Album!
Brad Duffy  
NCISS President

NCISS 2018 Elections - Officers and Directors Elections
President Brad Duffy swears in newly elected Officers and Directors
(Michael Julian, Mark Gillespie, Wes Bearden, Tawni Tyndall, Brandy Lord, Candace Ivey, Chris Reynolds, and Andrea Orozco)

At the Annual Meeting, held March 19th, NCISS held its Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill event in Washington DC. As part of the Annual Meeting, elections were held and awards presented.
Officers (serving one-year terms):
  • President - Brad Duffy
  • 1st VP - Andrea Orozco
  • 2nd VP - Chris Reynolds
  • 3rd VP - Wes Bearden
  • Treasurer - Candace Ivey
  • Secretary - Mark Gillespie
  • Board Chairman - Terry Myer
Regional and At Large Directors (serving alternating two-year terms)
Mark Gillespie (Region 4 - AL-AR-MO-LA-MS-NM-OK-TN-TX)
Michael Julian (Region 6 - AK-CA-HI-ID-MT-OR-NV-WA)
Tim Gilbert (appointed to Region 1 - IL-IN-MI-KY-OH-PA-WV)
At Large Directors - Dean Gluth and Tawni Tyndall

The following Directors continue for their term, ending in 2019:
Bob Dunn (Region 3 - Region 3 - DC-DE-FL-GA-MD-NC-SC-PR-VA)
At Large - Steve Rambam and Brandy Lord
Download the 2018 Hit the Hill Photo Album! PhotoAlbum
The NCISS 2018 Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill - Success and Fun!
The planning and attendance of each Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill event starts early - from choosing a venue to lining up volunteer training speakers, and coordinating special events, elections and awards. Each year is fun and unique .
Inside are photos from the Board meetings, and Annual Member meeting, as well as elections, swearing in, and the presentation of the Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award, and the Vinson Award.
It's not all business, there is also time for networking, fun and camaraderie! Attending were over 50 members from 19 states. NCISS members also attended as leaders from their state associations, as well as the World Association of Detectives, National Association of Legal Investigators, Council of International Investigators, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and National Association for Missing and Exploited Children.

You can view and download the photo album at:   

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Swearing in of Brad Duffy (r) by Michael Duffy (l)
President 2018/2019
Installation of elected Officers & Directors by President Brad Duffy
(l-r: Michael Julian, Mark Gillespie, Wes Bearden, Tawni Tyndall, Brandy Lord, Candace Ivey, Chris Reynolds, and Andrea Orozco)
Presentation of Vinson Award to Brandy Lord
by Terry Myer (r) and Dean Beers (l)
Presentation of Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award
to Andrea Orozco (m) by Michael Duffy (r), with Brad Duffy (l)
Presentation of the John J. Duffy Memorial Achievement Award
Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey
United States Capitol Police
March 20, 2018 - United States Capitol building, Senate Visitors Center
Presentation of the John J. Duffy Memorial Achievement Award to 
Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey
United States Capitol PoliceDuffyAward

David Bailey, Rep. Steve Scalise, and Crystal Griner
This year presented a special opportunity and exceptional honor for NCISS - the presentation of our highest honor, the John J. Duffy Memorial Achievement Award to US Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner. They were assigned to the personal protection detail of House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, when on June 14, 2017 during a practice at a nearby softball field, an active shooter began firing upon several attending Senators and Representatives - critically wounding Rep. Scalise, and being injured themselves. Despite being outgunned, Special Agents Bailey and Griner directed their return fire and neutralized the shooter. Their actions saved lives and prevented what would have been a massacre.
Our special thanks to the US Capitol Police, US Capitol House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, Offices of Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Jeff Flake, Offices of Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. David Young, and members Brad Duffy, Wes Bearden, Dean Beers, Terry Myer, and Francie Koehler for their assistance in bringing this ceremony and luncheon together.
Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award
Vinson Award
Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award - Andrea Orozco
The award recognizes exceptional contributions to NCISS by members who characteristically are not in the forefront in terms of recognition. This year the committee of the "Wunder" past recipients selected 3rd Vice President, Andrea Orozco. Her steadfast leadership and accomplishments on behalf of the Council and the profession epitomize what the Wunder family originally had in mind for recipients of the Award.
Here are some comments from NCISS leaders who have worked with Her: "When she says she will get it done - it gets done." "She goes outside the box for solutions - and this is reflected in her tenure as a Board member." "She is always thinking of others first.""She quietly goes about her work and never cares about taking credit." and "The Council owes her a lot over the past several years and she will play an integral part in securing its future."

 Vinson Award - Brandy Lord
The award is presented annually since 2012 to an elected Director, Committee Chair, or other member in recognition of outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. Selected by the Executive Committee, this year's award was presented to At Large Director, Brandy Lord.
Brandy is alternatively described as "dynamic" and a "powerhouse." An unabashed NCISS supporter who knows the importance of the Council's existence and lets other professionals know every chance she gets. She is a respected President of her state association in Indiana and a recruiter extraordinaire for the Council.
Special Thanks to our Event Donors Donors
A special thanks to the following members who donated to sponsor the events, and/or donated items to the raffle. Combined, these raised over $5,000 for the legislative fund! An additional thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets, and congratulations to those who won any of the several donated items!

Ed McClain
Francie Koehler
Jim Zimmer
James Huckabee
Ed Gavin
Bradley Kandare
Syd Huckvale
Gene Ferraro
Larry Flannery
Candace Ivey
John Talaganis
Andrea Orozco
Carol Ward
Dean Beers
Steve Kirby
Cynthia Hetherington / The Hetherington Group
Michael Julian
World Association of Detectives 
South Carolina Association of Licensed Investigators (SCALI) 
NCISS 2018 Mid-Term joins the 2018 Investigators Superconference! SuperConference
This year's Mid-Term Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Investigators Superconference.

Watch for future announcements of the date and Mid-Term registration information.

Registration for the conference is separate, and advanced registration is highly recommended - as this is anticipated to sell out.

Details at
Welcome New Members!NewMembers
Eric Anderson
The Bison Group LLC
Fort Worth, TX
Brian Cleveland
Brian W. Cleveland Private Investigation Agency
Brattleboro, VT
Barry Colicelli
On Target Law Enforcement and Security Consultants LLC.
Brielle, NJ
David Deanovich
Deanovich & Associates, Inc.
Frederick, MD
Eric Enim
Texas Security Defense, LLC
Corpus Christi, TX

James Quintana
Quintana Investigations
Boise, ID
Bia Tyk
Tri County Investigations Group, Inc.
Willowbrook, IL
Alden Wheeler
Alden Wheeler Detective Agency
Pendelton, SC
John-Michael Zimmerle
Process Service Company, LLC
Spanish Fork, UT
Legislative News from Lobbyit - Keith Nelson Legislative
Keith Nelson - Lobbyit

Its been very quiet for the investigation and security professions in Congress and regulatory agencies. That's a good thing - for now. We must always be prepared. One way we do that is to personally visit our Senators and Representatives every year - and stay in contact with them throughout the year. We also stay in touch with our members.

PS - be sure and catch the latest NCISS Digital Your Advocate at

As always, stay tuned!

For additional information on NCISS legislative activity, please visit

State Legislative Awareness Monitoring (SLAM)
Lobbyit has set up NCISS's "state-level" tracking and continues to identify hundreds of bills in currently active states. Members may view bills impacting private investigators, private patrol operators or security guards in your state, by going to the Advocacy Hub and State Legislation at .

Members can search alphabetically by state or click on a specific state on the United States map provided at the top of the page.

If you know of a bill in your state that we need to become aware of, suggestions for legislative and regulatory keywords to track activities at the state and federal levels, please contact any NCISS Officer or Director - .
NCISS Member Association Events Events
World Association of Detectives
Apr 26th-28th - WAD Mid-Term Meeting in Barcelona Spain
Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
May 03rd-05th - FALI 2018 Annual Conference in Tampa FL.

California Association of Licensed Investigators
Jun 07th-09th - CALI 50th Annual Conference in Long Beach CA.

Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
Aug 22nd-25th - TALI 2018 Annual Conference in Lake Conroe TX.
Details at

2018 Rocky Mountain Private Investigators Conference
September 14th-15th - PPIAC Annual Conference in Breckenridge, CO 
Details at 

Oct 07th-09th - Osmosis Annual Conference in Las Vegas NV.
Details at

National Council of Investigation & Security Services
Mid-Term Meeting is being planned and will be held this fall.
Details Coming Soon!

2018 Investigators Superconference
Nov 08th-11th in New York City, NY
Details at

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Executive Council
Brad Duffy

1st Vice President
Andrea Orozco

2nd Vice President
Chris Reynolds

3rd Vice President
Wes Bearden

Mark Gillespie

Candace Ivey

Terry Myer, Sr.

Executive Director
Carol Ward

Region 1 
Tim Gilbert

Region 2

Region 3
Bob Dunn

Region 4
Mark Gillespie

Region 5

Region 6
Michael Julian

Members at Large
Brandy Lord
Steve Rambam
Dean Gluth
Tawni Tyndall