Sean P. Williams
CEO / President
Mr. Williams has 25 years of diverse business and executive leadership experience including successfully leading small, medium and large U.S. based companies in every aspect of operations, training, business administration, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, workforce development and business development. He has demonstrated a successful career, establishing public-private partnerships with federal and local government entities to solve complex security challenges and ensure the protection of critical infrastructure and assets at home, as well as abroad.
After serving in the United States Air Force as a Pararescueman he began working with one of the nation’s largest security contractors supporting the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Safeguards and Security mission and played a key role in leading contract operations for the Department of States Antiterrorism Assistance Program (DOS/ATAP), to fight terrorism abroad in the days following 9/11. Building on his work with DOE and DOS he has successfully provided critical security and support services to a broad base of other U.S. agencies including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Protective Services (FPS), National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Defense (DOD), United States Marshals Service (USMS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and various state/ local governments.
In an era of rapidly expanding threats, budgetary constraints and administrative challenges, Mr. Williams’ brings a strategic vision to PSI that combines his experience forming effective public-private partnerships and highly efficient business models, with the expertise and capabilities of PSI to offer our government a trusted partner in resolving the most complex security issues, building cost effective innovative solutions and maintaining the security of our nation.
Bobby Beaty’s 30 years of experience provide PSI a wide range of security leadership and expertise to organizations worldwide. His primary focus has been to the Federal Government—and to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in particular. During his career Mr. Beaty held a number of senior management positions including DOE’s Special Response Team Commander and Special Operations Manager.
His extensive background includes security program planning and management, protection program operations, information security, cyber security, personnel security and emergency management and response—to include incident control and coordination. Most importantly, he currently oversees two of the most critical nuclear and biodefense contracts existing in the US for the DOE and DHS, respectively.
Mr. Beaty is an expert in vulnerability and risk analysis methodologies leading numerous facility performance tests. He was a Certified Lead Instructor for DOE’s National Training Center for 13 years and a member of the Performance Test Working Group since its inception in 2005. In addition to Mr. Beaty’s extensive U.S. Government involvement, he directs PSI support to international operations throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South America.
Mr. Beaty has owned and operated successful commercial business endeavors in East Tennessee for the past 13 years.
Dr. Jack Caravelli
Senior Energy Security & Policy Advisor
Dr. Jack Caravelli served for 25 years in the US government. In 1996, Dr. Caravelli joined the White House National Security Council Staff where he was Director for Nonproliferation with responsibility for US nonproliferation policy in Russia and the Middle East. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Director of the Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation in 2000 and served in that capacity until 2003 when he became a senior advisor to the Secretary of Energy. Under Caravelli’s leadership, the MPC&A program was responsible for securing nuclear weapons and material at 95 facilities in the former Soviet Union, including securing approximately 4,000 nuclear warheads at 42 Russian Navy storage sites.In 2002, Caravelli initiated major international strategic talks, known as the International Approaches to Nuclear and Radiological Security (IANRS), with the aim of increasing international cooperation to locate and secure orphan nuclear and radiological material. The IANRS strategic talks were co-hosted jointly by the US Department of Energy, the Russian Ministry of Atomic Energy, the Russian Research Centre “ Kurchatov Institute, and the Institute for Applied Science. The international working groups established under the IANRS initiative continue to meet periodically under NATO auspices.
Dr. Caravelli currently holds an appointment as Visiting Professor at the UK Defence Academy where he lectures on terrorism and nonproliferation issues. He is also a Director of the Institute for Applied Science, a US corporation established in 1997 to promote non-proliferation through the commercialization of civil technology developed in the Russian Academy of Sciences. A highly respected political advisor and commentator on international affairs, Dr. Caravelli is most recently the author of “Nuclear Insecurity: Understanding the Threat from Rogue Nations and Terrorists,” published in December 2007 and “Beyond Sand and Oil: The nuclear Middle East, published in January 2011.
Senior Aviation Security Advisor
Ms. Sheffield has supported DHS/TSA aviation security programs in multiple US International Airports, has been instrumental in the stabilization and development of Aviation Security Programs in austere environments and has been a key advisor to Senior US Diplomatic personnel as well as a trusted advisor to Senior Foreign Government Officials.
Ms. Sheffield has extensive international experience as an Aviation Security Advisor & Consultant. She began her career in law enforcement and transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as the Spokane International Airport Security Manager, managing an aviation security force of over 300 personnel.
In 2005 she became the Security Manager for the Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) where she was instrumental in laying the framework for aviation security policies and training compliant with ICAA/ICOA and Annex 17 standards. In 2009 she was asked to take her programs and lessons learned to Afghanistan where she took over as Operations Center Director assigned to the ISAF, NATO Headquarters and Kabul. In 2011, she returned to Iraq as a Senior Police Advisor to the Consulate General in Basra. In this role she was the Senior Aviation Advisor for Ambassador Sisson, Ambassador Jeffries and Consulate General Piper Campbell. As Senior Police Advisor, she was the lead in standing up the first Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC), she led a team that transformed the passenger terminal to ICAA/ICAO standards and managed Security for the Diplomatic Terminal. After completing this work in 2012, she was asked to take over as the Senior Security Coordinator for the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center where she was instrumental in the ongoing effort to formalize the Iraqi Aviation Security program, with the goal of meeting ICAO/ACAA and Annex 17 standards.
Mr. Morrow is the Director of Operations for Protection Strategies Incorporated, where he manages personnel, consultants and the overall performance of both government and commercial contracts. He has more than 15 years of security industry experience with a focus on the Department of Energy.Mr. Morrow has been with PSI for 10 years and brings a variety of experience to the management team. He has provided leadership and managed tasks ranging from vulnerability assessment to armed security services for PSI and previous employers.
Prior to joining PSI, Mr. Morrow worked in the fire industry and served as a law enforcement officer.
Alden R. Sanborn
Director, Business Development
Alden R. Sanborn serves as the Director of PSI’s Business Development Division where he is responsible for strategy, marketing, and business development for the company. In addition, he is accountable for government relations, client relationships, and corporate affairs. Prior to this role before transitioning completely from operations to business development, Mr. Sanborn served as a Senior Security Advisor and Program Manager over PSI’s Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration Operations in the Arlington, Virginia Office.Previously, Mr. Sanborn supported the National Nuclear Security Administration office of Defense Nuclear Security at Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as a Nuclear Security Operations Program Specialist in performance assurance and field assistance programs.
He began his professional career in Washington D.C. on the staff of Congressman Jeb Hensarling and worked briefly for Senator Rick Santorum where he assisted the legislative and judiciary teams on policy development. After leaving Capitol Hill Mr. Sanborn served in the administration of George W. Bush as the Director of Field Operations for Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao where he was responsible for the coordination and deployment of the Secretary’s advance and traveling teams which included staff and security protection, domestically and globally.
Mr. Sanborn holds a BA in History & Political Science and a minor in International Relations from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Senior Accounting Manager
Amy Dunkirk, Senior Accounting Manager, supervises the daily accounting functions for Protection Strategies, Inc. She provides financial analysis and projections to management and has been working for PSI since June of 2015
Ms Dunkirk is an Accounting professional with 26 years of experience in Government Contracting. Prior to coming to PSI, Amy spent 9 years as a consultant with a Deltek partner. There she worked with clients to implement Accounting software and train employees to ensure they had DCAA compliant Accounting Systems and a working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Travel Regulations, and Service Contract Act requirements.
Mr. Webb has more than 25 years of management and leadership experience in Corporate Security and related functions within the Department of Energy, contractors, Emergency Management and Protective Force Organizations at Y-12 National Security Complex and the Idaho National Laboratory. Mr. Webb is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all operational activities and contract management.
Mr. Webb holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College, Greenville TN.
Business Administration Manager
Francheska Parkman is a professional with over 13 years of experience supporting small to medium size federal contractors. As Manager of Business Administration, Ms. Parkman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporate facilities including inventory, shipping and receiving, records management, and IT and maintenance point of contact. In addition, Ms. Parkman is responsible for day to day administration of contracts including prime, subcontracts, 1099’s and GSA schedules.
Ms. Parkman holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.