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June 2015 ASIS News

​Seminar & Exhibits Keynotes: Three Men Who Shaped the World

The ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the largest security conference and exhibition in the world—will take place from September 28 to October 1 in Anaheim, California. Three well-known speakers will be presenting the Opening Session keynotes and Closing Luncheon address.

Kelly. Raymond Kelly, longest serving commissioner of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the first to hold the post for two nonconsecutive tenures, will be the keynote speaker at the Opening Session on Tuesday, September 29.

Kelly is one of the world’s most well-known and highly esteemed law enforcement leaders. In 2002, he created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the United States. He also established a global intelligence program, stationed New York detectives in 11 foreign cities, and set up a Real Time Crime Center—a state-of-the-art facility that mines data from millions of computer records to put investigative leads into the hands of detectives in the field. Violent crime in New York City fell by 40 percent from 2001 levels during his time in office.

Kelly was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps who was sent to Vietnam in 1965. He remained in the country in combat conditions for a year. After the war, Kelly joined the Marine Corps Reserves and retired after 30 years of service with the rank of colonel. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Manhattan College. He also has obtained a juris doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law, an LLM from the New York University School of Law, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Currently, Kelly serves as president of Cushman & Wakefield’s Risk Management Services Division. He is also a distinguished visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an ABC News consultant.

Hayden. General Michael Hayden, former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) when the course of world events was changing at an accelerating rate, will speak at the Opening Session on Wednesday, September 30.

Hayden is a retired four-star general who, as head of the country’s key intelligence-gathering agencies, was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism. Hayden became director of the CIA in May 2006, capping a career of service to the United States that included nearly 40 years in the Air Force. He served until 2009. During 2005 and 2006, Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country.

From 1999 to 2005, Hayden served as the director of the NSA and chief of the Central Security Service after being appointed by President Bill Clinton. He worked to put a human face on the famously secretive agency, explaining to the American people the role of the NSA and making it more visible on the national scene.

At the seminar and exhibits, Hayden will dissect political situations in hot spots around the world, analyze the tumultuous global environment, and discuss what it all means for people around the globe. He will speak on the delicate balance between liberty and security in intelligence work, as well as the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyberverse. As the former head of two multibillion dollar enterprises, he will also address the challenges of managing complex organizations in times of stress and the need to develop effective internal and external communications.

Mattis. General James N. Mattis (U.S. Marine Corps-ret.), who served as the 11th commander of U.S. Central Command, is scheduled to speak at the Closing Luncheon on Thursday, October 1.

Mattis was the eleventh commander of United States Central Command, overseeing all operations in the Middle East. Before replacing General David Petra­eus in August 2010, he had previously headed U.S. Joint Forces Command and served concurrently as NATO’s supreme allied commander transformation. Throughout his career in the military, Mattis has commanded at multiple levels. As a lieutenant, he served as a rifle and weapons platoon commander in the 3rd Marine Division. As a captain, he commanded a rifle company and a weapons company in the 1st Marine Brigade. As a major, he commanded Recruiting Station Portland. As a lieu­tenant colonel, he commanded 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, one of Task Force Ripper’s assault battalions in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a colonel, he commanded 7th Marines (Reinforced).

Upon becoming a brigadier general, Mattis commanded first the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and then Task Force 58 during Operation Enduring Freedom in southern Afghanistan. As a major general, he commanded the 1st Marine Division during the initial attack and subsequent stability operations in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In his first tour as a lieutenant general, he commanded the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and served as the deputy commandant for combat development.

Mattis was born in Pullman, Washington, and graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in history. He is also a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College. General Mattis currently serves as a visiting fellow at Stanford University and Dartmouth.

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