2019 Southwest Security Conference

November 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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ASU Memorial Union, Turquoise Room #220
301 E. Orange Street
Tempe, AZ 85287
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Conference Theme

Our theme for this year’s conference is “Soft Targets and Hard Choices” and below you will see a list of the speakers and topics we currently have lined up. Our focus is on learning from others who have experienced events of violence in soft target settings while also providing considerations for detection and prevention from security leaders who face those challenges on a daily basis.


Session Overview


Rick Anglin – You may recall a murder spree that occurred in Scottsdale in 2018 in which forensic psychologist Steven Pitt, along with five others, were killed by a subject settling grudges nine years after a divorce/custody battle. Rick, who is married to the killer’s ex-wife, saw the events unfolding and struggled to get police to follow-up on his belief about who they should be looking at. He will share his perspectives as a retired Phoenix Police Officer, a private investigator and a victim.


Mike Gallante – is a retired FBI agent (and current hospital system security director) who was one of the responders to the 2011 Gabby Gifford shooting at the Safeway in Tucson. He will share the soft target challenges presented in that case.


Kevin Quest – is the security director for Knight Transportation and will share his experience with the 2016 Houston-area workplace shooting of a supervisor by a recently terminated employee at their trucking terminal site and its impact on the organization.


Daniil Davydoff leads the intelligence service line for AT-RISK International and is responsible for the unit's strategy, staffing, and engagements. He was previously a consultant, project manager, and intelligence analyst at Eurasia Group. He is a columnist for Security Magazine and has been published by ASIS International, Risk Management Magazine, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and RealClearWorld, among other outlets.  Dan will be speaking on the the use intelligence in threat assessment and management.


Panel Disunion:  Strategic and Operational Considerations for Target Hardening

A group of Security Directors will discuss the challenges of target hardening in sectors ranging from healthcare, hospitality, commercial and retail properties.

Moderator:         Dr. Ken Fauth, CPP, LtCol USA (Ret) K. Fauth Inc

                                Mike Gallante, Senior Director of Security, Maricopa Health Systems

                                Chris Graham, Assistant Vice-President for Security, Macerich Properties

                Johnson Mathai, CLSD, Director of Safety and Security, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Resort  PENDING

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$75.00 Member Registration

$99.00 Non-Member Registration

$1,500.00 Venue Sponsorship

$1,000.00 Presenter Sponsor

$650.00 Partner Sponsorship