About Us

About Us

Who We Are

OSAC is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and private-sector security community that supports the safe operations of U.S. organizations overseas through threat alerts, analysis, and peer network groups.

The OSAC Program Office is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is overseen by a 34-member public-private Council. OSAC membership includes 5,400+ member organizations and 18,000+ individual members from corporate, non-profit, academic, and faith-based groups of every size, all with overseas operations and personnel who are exposed to ever-evolving security issues.

The OSAC community collaborates in regional- and sector-specific committees to keep members informed, connected, and better equipped to manage complex security challenges around the world.

OSAC Council

The OSAC Council is made up of private-sector representatives from 31 U.S. organizations operating abroad and three public-sector representatives from U.S. government agencies. Council members are specifically chosen for their ability to provide insight on security issues affecting the full scope of U.S.-based organizations OSAC exists to help protect – from corporate to non-profit to academic and faith-based groups of every size. The Council meets regularly to discuss and provide strategic guidance in the development of OSAC programs that most benefit the U.S. private sector overseas.

Executive Board

Carlos Matus Council Chair and Director, Diplomatic Security Service
Claude Nebel Council Co-Chair and VP, Chief Security Officer, Cargill
Christina Johnson Director, Global Security, Chemonics International
Pete Short Director, Corporate Security, Ball Corporation
Greg Wurm VP, Chief Security Officer, Anthem, Inc.

OSAC Council

Erik Antons Chief Security Officer, Whirlpool Corporation
Billy Baker VP, Enterprise Safety & Security, Capital One
Fred Bealefeld Chief Security Officer, Under Armour
Buffy Christie Director of Global Security, Novelis, Inc.
Dan Collins Executive Director, Corporate Security, Fluor Corporation
Shannon Fariel-Mureithi Global Security Director, Food for the Hungry
Larry Ford Director of Enterprise Security & Preparedness, Deere & Company
Jeffrey Gilbert VP and Chief Security Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Jamie Gough VP, Security, Samaritan's Purse
Patrick A. Hawk Sr. Director of Corporate Security, Discovery Communications
Landes Holbrook Sr. Manager, Global Security, Health, & Safety, Brigham Young University
Jerome Holloway Director, Office of Administrative Services, U.S. Department of Commerce
Danny P. Holtsclaw Executive Director, Risk Management & Insurance, Wildlife Conservation Society
David Komendat VP, Chief Security Officer, Shared Services Group, The Boeing Company
Mike Lee Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, PepsiCo
Ryan Levinson Director of Global Security, Iron Mountain
Nick Lovrien Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook
Mark Lowry Director, Operations & Administration, Rotary International
Dan Mullin Chief Security Officer, Fiserv
Leon Newsome Senior VP, Chief Security Officer, National Basketball Association
Joseph Olivarez VP, Global Security, Jacobs
John Rendeiro VP, Global Security & Intelligence, International SOS
Stephen Saflin Chief Security Officer, Phillips 66
James F. Smith, II VP, Asset Protection, AT&T
Cheryl Steele VP and Chief Security Officer, Global Security and Business Resilience, Starbucks
Gary Tomasulo Managing Director & Chief Security Officer, Corporate Security, American Airlines
John Voorhees Director of Security, U.S. Agency for International Development
Matt Weilhamer Director of Global Security, Cummins, Inc.

OSAC Staff

The OSAC Program Office directly supports OSAC members through membership group and events management, authoring original reports and benchmarking analysis, providing one-on-one security consultations, and more.

Ellen Tannor Executive Director
James E. Weston Deputy Executive Director
Scott Bohn Team Lead, Global Threat Warning
Gregory Wahl Team Lead, Research & Analysis
Karen Ram Team Lead, Programs, Partnerships, & Policy
John Parrotte Team Lead, Country Chapter Accreditation Unit
Phil Walker Team Lead, Major Events
Greg Bujac Senior Advisor
Michael Ferguson Analyst, Mexico
Barry Heyman Country Chapter Accreditation
Bina (Surati) Hensel Senior Analyst, Europe
Sara Hovis Account Manager
Sophia Kierstead Analyst, South and Central Asia
Douglas Kinney Country Chapter Accreditation
Anna Macdonald Analyst, East Asia and Pacific
Benjamin Malone Global Threats Officer
John Masusock Analyst, Middle East and North Africa
Lashell Nesmith-Peterson Management Analyst
Bailey Oedewaldt Global Threats Officer
Shari-Ann J. Peart Senior Program Manager
Kayla Rose Program Manager
Mattisan Rowan Global Threats Officer
Rebecca Spingarn Strategic Advisor
Katherine Timothy Program Manager
Andrea Tuemmler Analyst, Americas
Shakyra Walker IT Project Manager
Elizabeth Winter Communications Manager
Andrew Ziegler Analyst, West and Central Africa