Melissa is currently the COO and CFO of Combined Caterers which is comprised of Duvall Catering & Events (Charleston, SC) and Best Impressions Caterers (Charlotte, NC).
Prior to making this career change, Melissa spent 27 years with Bank of America. Her most recent role was the Enterprise Services Executive, responsible for operations and vendor management.
Melissa spent 9 years serving on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation with 5 years as Board Chair.
Melissa and her husband Jeff enjoy traveling and spending time in Elk Creek at their Christmas tree farm.
Brian M. Stephens
Chief Security Officer, Global Corporate Security Executive
Brian Stephens is the Senior Managing Director of Security Risk Advisory at Teneo, the Global CEO advisory firm. He supports Fortune 500 clients with design and delivery of enterprise security strategy programs, including emergency preparedness and response and crisis communications.
He is also the co-director of Florida State University’s Policing, Security Technology and Private Security Research and Policy Institute.
Previously he served as Bank of America’s Chief Security Officer responsible for the security and safety of nearly 210,000 employees, 6,000 Banking Centers, 17,000 ATMs and over 2000 office buildings in more than 40 countries. He led a team of over 450 security professionals and 5,000 private contractors in providing for the security and safety of Bank of America’s employees, customers, assets, and brand. A nationally recognized expert in his field, Brian directed the Bank’s physical security programs that include intelligence and analysis, security technology, executive protection, crisis management, health and safety, security operations centers, threat management investigations and enterprise crisis and event response.
Brian’s innovative initiatives at Bank of America began with the Enhanced Security Program, which he formed in response to the September 11 attacks. This implemented advanced security standards, technology, and procedures to better protect the Bank from new and evolving threats. He later created the Security Operations and Analysis Command Center (SOACC), housing the Company’s industry-leading intelligence, analysis, and security technology programs that proactively monitor the entire portfolio of Bank of America and serve as its 24/7/365 emergency and crisis management center. He has also led Background Screening and Due Diligence Investigations for the company.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Brian worked in several branches of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), including the Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems and the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute. He then led the rollout of FCIC II and CJNet, the state’s telecommunications and intelligence system, with the FDLE Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from The Florida State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of South Florida. He was recently inducted into Florida State’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Hall of Fame.
Director of Client Engagement – TMG, Where Service Matters
Mac Clubb is a Director of Client Engagement for The Millennium Group, TMG. In this role, Mac has responsibility to drive Business Process Outsourcing and Business Process Automation through a variety of solutions offered by TMG.
A native of North Carolina, Mac received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1990.
In addition to the NC State Highway Patrol Foundation, Mac is very active in his church where he is a Youth Sponsor, participates on the Capital Campaign and Budget Committee, and has served on the Board. He also served on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina where he was Board Chair for 5 years.
Board Vice Chair
Nick is the Senior Vice President of Cloud Alliances for SentryOne and is responsible for leading the SentryOne relationships with Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and other cloud providers.
Prior to joining SentryOne, Nick was Vice President of National & Strategic Accounts for Dictaphone – Healthcare Division. Previous experience includes sales management positions with Computer Associates, NEC Computer USA, Tegra Varityper, and Heath/Zenith Computer Systems.
Nick holds a BA degree in Economics from University of Dayton in Dayton, OH.
Sandy is the owner of Samiam Consulting, LLC where she provides her expertise in designing, leading and influencing small and large-scale change to help each organization achieve its strategic goals. Sandy most recently worked as the Sr. Director of Leadership and Professional Development for Lowe’s Corporation in Mooresville, NC. Before joining Lowe’s, Sandy’s career in financial services spanned 25+ years in branch management, human resources, leadership development, learning, and organizational management.
During her career, Sandy has also been a motivational leader and fundraiser in the non-profit sector and instrumental in advancing the vision of these philanthropies by providing her core skills in leadership development, team building, client/donor engagement and building relationships at all levels. Over 14-years, Sandy has served as a volunteer, cyclist, top fund-raiser, board member, Vice-Chair, and Chairing the board of the “24 Foundation”, also known as 24 Hours of Booty, an organization dedicated to supporting anyone impacted by cancer and the needs of those trying to navigate cancer treatment.
Allen Hook is a retired Major from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol last serving as the Director of Professional Standards. His career with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol began in 1993 as a Cadet with the 91st Basic Highway Patrol School. Following graduation from Patrol School, he was first assigned as a Trooper in Mecklenburg County.
He earned a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University, with a concentration in law and political philosophy, graduating in 1993. Continuing in his role as a public servant, this is Allen’s first service with a non-profit organization and he truly values the opportunity to support Patrol members and their families.
Glen Mowrey is a retired Deputy Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). He started his career in 1968 with the Miami-Dade (FL) Police Department and retired from CMPD in 2004, spending his last ten years as deputy chief. His thirty-six-year career covered many aspects of law enforcement.
Since 2004 he has served as a National Law Enforcement Liaison with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) working with over 200 agencies and local governments through North America. Mowrey is a past Instructor in the North Carolina State University’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program and the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers’ Develop Course.