You may have heard by now of the formation of the Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP). This Board comprises highly respected industry professionals James Cameron, Gerard Boniello, Joe Autera, Steven Hernand, Raffaele Di Giorgio, Tom Lebrun, William Cage, Denida Zinxhiria Grow, Chris Grow, Travis Lishok, Lance Guillory, Michael Pukish, Aurelia Fedenism, Donald Robinson, Anthony DeMolina, Tim Bigler, Dr. George DeBusk, Jason Johnson, Roman Garcia and Charles “Chuck” Andrews.
As of Monday, 9/21/2021, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals received its ANSI accreditation and became an approved National Standard Developer. Recognizing the EP industry is void of consistency and in need of a set of standards to demonstrate a foundation of knowledge and competency in executive protection, the BEPP was established with the sole purpose of creating the first ANSI (American National Standards Institute) approved “Standard for Providing Executive Protection.
”If you have questions, please visit the FAQ page at https://www.ep-board.org/
The board is presently looking for a variety of individuals to be involved in this process. Specifically, they are seeking producers (Individuals who currently work in the EP industry), Users Individuals who own or works for an organization that supplies “producers” to their organizations clients or individuals). Specific Subject Matter Experts (Individuals with specific SME qualifications in subjects that are an asset to the EP industry) and General Interest (Individuals with unique skill sets or equipment that interact with “users” and “producers”.
There are two opportunities for individuals to join the process.
1) The Technical Committee is comprised of seasoned industry professionals responsible for developing new or revised language for Standards developed by BEPP. This Committee will also approve or reject recommendations made by the Working Group. The BEPP Technical Committee is the consensus body and will follow the voting procedures.
2) The Working Group is comprised of industry professionals who make recommendations to the Technical Committee for final consideration, revision, and approval.
Technical Committee Members may also be part of the Working group.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the process, what can you do?
a. Please fill out the application on the website located at BEPP Online Application.
b. Once an application has been submitted, email a current resume in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application acceptance will close on December 15th, 2021, and all applicants will be notified via email of the BEPP decision.