SOURCE: KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc.

January 04, 2011 13:00 ET

KeyPoint Government Solutions Names Advisory Board Members

Six Industry Leaders Join KeyPoint Advisory Board

LOVELAND, CO--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc. (KeyPoint) today added six key leaders to its Advisory Board of industry and market subject matter experts. The new board members will serve as strategic advisors on growth endeavors across KeyPoint's core and emerging lines of business. Joining the KeyPoint Advisory Board are Henry DeGeneste, Dean Esserman, Tom Frazier, Jerome Hauer, Kathleen Kiernan and Kathleen O'Toole.

Henry DeGeneste is a managing partner with Security Directors Advisory Group (SDAG). He has more than 35 years' experience in security and law enforcement leadership roles, including 15 years as vice president of Global Security at Prudential Financial and 23 years with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he served as the director of public safety and superintendent of police. DeGeneste was an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and continues to lecture at major colleges and universities as an expert on crisis and emergency management. He has acted as a consultant to Scotland Yard, Interpol, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. DeGeneste holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Adelphi University and is a David Rockefeller Fellow.

Col. Dean Esserman is the police chief of the Providence Police Department and is nationally renowned for his innovative and community-oriented approaches to law enforcement practices and policies. He has developed and implemented programs that have helped to reduce crime significantly in all jurisdictions where he has served. He served as an assistant district attorney in Kings County, NY, and was general counsel to the New York City Transit Police before transitioning into police work, serving as chief of police in several jurisdictions in Connecticut and New York prior to his current post in Providence, R.I. Col. Esserman is a graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University School of Law. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and holds a faculty appointment at the Yale University Child Study Center.

Tom Frazier is the president of Frazier Group LLC, a consortium of America's leading law enforcement and homeland security leaders. Before founding this company in 2001, he was the director of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office in the U.S. Department of Justice, Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, served 28 years with the San Jose Police Department. For 10 years, ending July 2010, Frazier was the executive director of the Major Cities Police Chiefs Association, representing the chiefs of the 70 largest police agencies in the United States and Canada. He was a decorated military intelligence officer in Vietnam and he holds a master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University.

Jerome Hauer is the chief executive officer of The Hauer Group, a consulting services company. He is an innovator in emergency management and medical/public health planning and response to emergencies, disasters and terrorism. Hauer served as the acting assistant secretary for the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition, he was the first director of the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for the City of New York. He began his career in scientific research and instruction at the collegiate levels and has served in many emergency management and disaster leadership roles for public health and safety agencies. He has a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a bachelor's degree from New York University.

Kathleen Kiernan is a 29-year veteran of federal law enforcement and is the CEO of Kiernan Group Holdings, an international consulting firm that supports federal and civil clients. She previously served as the assistant director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and has been part of the intelligence community for more than 10 years. She has served as the ATF representative to the Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at CIA for three years. She chairs and is a member of a variety of intelligence and law enforcement councils, commissions and panels. Kiernan is a special advisor to the Director of the Combating Terrorism Task Force in the Department of Defense. Kiernan has a doctorate in education from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in International Transactions from George Mason University.

Kathleen O'Toole is the chief inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate, the Republic of Ireland's national police force. She audits operational, investigative, managerial and policing strategies in an effort to identify and implement international best practices. She has served in field, investigative and administrative roles in Massachusetts police departments since 1979, when she was first appointed to the Boston Police Department. O'Toole has served as chief of the Metropolitan District Commission Police, lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts secretary of public safety and Boston police commissioner. She is a graduate of Boston College and the New England School of Law. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

"We are honored to have such esteemed individuals as part of our Advisory Board," said Jeff Schlanger, president and CEO of KeyPoint Government Solutions. "These highly regarded professionals are thought leaders in their respective fields and their expertise will bring tremendous value and balance to KeyPoint as we continue to expand the breadth of our services."

A complete listing of KeyPoint Advisory Board members and their qualifications are available at the company Web site:

KeyPoint Government Solutions is an investigative and risk-management services company that delivers advisory, monitoring, compliance and other solutions across a variety of related practice areas. Our primary areas of expertise include background investigations, infrastructure safety and security, emergency management, correctional services, fraud investigations and program management. Led by team of highly regarded industry authorities, our workforce of almost 2,000 investigators and subject matter experts supports a wide variety of clientele including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and more. Our reputation is consistent with quality, integrity and exceeding both our clients' and employees' expectations. KeyPoint has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y., Austin, Tex., and Loveland, Colo.

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