InfraGard-Led and Supported Exercises:
Lessons-Learned and the Way Ahead
Barona Resort & Casino, Lakeside, California
September 17, 2010
InfraGard-Led and Supported Exercises: Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead
Barona Resort and Casino, Lakeside California – September 17, 2010
9:00 am Welcoming Remarks Mr. Bruce Churchill,
President San Diego IMA
Barona Tribal Council
SDSD Captain Lee Yoder,
Director San Diego Law
SA Erika Foxworth, San
Keith Slotter, Special Agent
in Charge, San Diego FBI
9:30 am Operation MEDUSA 2010 Lessons Learned Mr. Dave Dalton, San
Diego IMA Commercial
(Tourism and Public
Venues) Sector Chief
10:15 am Break
10:30 am The Role of Partnerships and Technology in Assistant Chief Boyd Long,
Disaster and Special Event Preparedness San Diego Police
11:10 am The Role of Terrorism Pre-Incident Indicators in LtCol Joe Bierly, USMC
Exercise Scenario Development (Ret.), President CTC Inc.
Keynote Presentation: Operation SMOKING Retired FBI Agent Bob
1:15 pm Education and Training: A Process (including Mr. Rick Jones, President
CADRE 08 (Energy Cyber Attack Tabletop) and Emeritus, Los Angeles IMA
STAR 2009 (School Terrorism Attack Full Scale
Exercise) Lessons Learned)
2:15 pm Hospitality Venue Vulnerability Assessments Mr. Brad Bonnell, Global
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm 2010 Gulf South Hurricane Crisis Reentry Full Mr. Dennis Kelly, President
Scale Exercise and the Pegasus Initiative: New Orleans IMA
3:45 pm Los Angeles Police Department’s HYDRA Crisis Sergeant Tim Kalkus, Los
Management System Angeles Police Department
4:30 pm Conference Wrap-Up Bruce Churchill
4:45 pm No-Host Reception and Networking All
WELCOMING SPEAKER BIOS
Billy Vicaldo, Executive Director of Security, Barona Resort & Casino
Captain Lee Yoder, San Diego Sheriff’s Department
Director, San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center
Captain Lee Yoder has been with the San Diego Sheriff's Department for 25 years, starting his career in July
1985. As a San Diego Sheriff Deputy, Sergeant and Lieutenant he worked a variety of departmental assignments,
including Detentions, Patrol, Station Detective, Child Abuse Investigations, Task Force Operations, Internal Affairs
and Communications. In November 2006 then Lieutenant Yoder was assigned as Director of the Regional
Terrorism Threat Assessment Center (RTTAC), an organization responsible for Critical Infrastructure Protection,
the regional Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) program and anti-terrorism intelligence analysis and reporting. In
August 2010, Lee was promoted to Sheriff Captain and became the Director of the Law Enforcement Coordination
Center (LECC), San Diego's Intelligence Fusion Center and one of four such centers in California.
Keith Slotter, Special Agent in Charge, San Diego FBI Field Office
Mr. Slotter entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI in June 1987. He has served in the Buffalo and Miami
field offices, and as a Supervisor in the Financial Institution Fraud and Computer Crimes Unit at FBI
Headquarters, before serving as a white-collar crime supervisor in Connecticut. Mr. Slotter was Assistant Special
Agent in Charge in Cleveland, responsible for managing northern Ohio’s Violent Crime, Counterterrorism, Foreign
Counterintelligence, and Cyber Crimes Programs. He then managed the Financial Crimes Program,
implementing the FBI’s national white-collar crime strategy. He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the
FBI's Sacramento field office, overseeing all investigative programs and covering 34 of the 58 counties in
California prior to his assignment as the Deputy Assistant Director responsible for all operations at the FBI
Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Before his current assignment, Mr. Slotter served as the Assistant Director of the
Training and Development Division from November 2006.
Mr. Slotter has spent the majority of his FBI career investigating and managing a vast variety of white-collar
criminal matters, including bank fraud, securities fraud, public corruption, telemarketing fraud and other economic
crimes. While in Miami, Mr. Slotter was an undercover Agent in Operation "Disconnect" which successfully
targeted illegal boiler room operations throughout the country. He also initiated Miami undercover operation
"Sunstroke" which eventually evolved into national Operation "Senior Sentinel", one of the most successful
undercover cases in law enforcement history, with arrests of over 1,200 individuals in the mid-1990s. As a
manager in New Haven and Cleveland, he led numerous high-profile investigations, including public corruption
cases invo lving the Hartford Police Department and the former Connecticut State Treasurer.
After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in accounting, Mr. Slotter worked in the field of public
accounting and as an auditor within the Asset-Based Lending division of People's Bank, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Mr. Slotter is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the AICPA, Connecticut State Board of Accountancy,
and many other professional organizations. In the spring 2004 issue of CPA Magazine, Mr. Slotter was named as
one of the world's 100 most influential CPAs. He has written a myriad of articles on crime, management and
investigative topics, and appeared as a fraud commentator on The Today Show, Later Today, Good Morning
America, Inside Science, and the CBS Evening News. He is also a literary advisor for the FBI's Law Enforcement
Bulletin Magazine. In 1997, Mr. Slotter wrote and produced the short film "Shattered Faith - White-Collar Crime in
America", starring Brian Dennehy. He also co-produced and corroborated on the screenplay for “A Meeting of
Minds,” a joint U.S./British drama centered on international corporate espionage.
Mr. Slotter has also provided instruction on a variety of topics to hundreds of law enforcement, civic, and private
sector organizations, including the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the International Law
Enforcement Academies in Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand.
PROGRAM SPEAKER BIOS
Dave Dalton, San Diego InfraGard Members Alliance Commercial Sector Chief
Dave’s career in public safety and private security spans 39 years, including 29 years active duty with the Los
Angeles Police Department. In his final assignment with LAPD, Dave served as Project Manager, directing the site
selection, environmental clearance, design and construction of two multi-million dollar police training facilities. Dave
served in other key leadership roles during various citywide emergencies and unusual occurrences including the
1984 Summer Olympic Games; the first-ever Papal visit in 1987; the 1992 Los Angeles Riots; the Northridge
Earthquake; firestorms, floods, and mudslides; extensive structural fires; major crime scenes; and large-scale
incidents of civil disorder.
Throughout his law enforcement career, Dave pursued a parallel career in the security industry where he developed
extensive experience and expertise in executive protection, high-profile/high-risk event security, emergency and
disaster preparedness, and specialized security for cultural venues. He was personally invited by the Government
of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing to help prepare the Chinese National Police and Military for the
daunting task of providing security for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Dave formerly held a security management position at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and he served for three
years as Executive Director for “Behind the Badge: The LAPD Experience,” Police Museum and Community
Education Center in Los Angeles. Dave is continually sought out as a consultant, advisor and instructor on matters
of safety, security and emergency preparedness. He has been an invited presenter at National and International
Cultural Property Conferences. Since January 2007 Dave has served as Security Director at the San Diego Natural
History Museum in Balboa Park. Dave also serves as Sector Chief for the Tourism and Entertainment Sector, San
Diego and Imperial Counties, in the FBI-sponsored InfraGard program. Dave is an active member of the American
Society of Industrial Security (A.S.I.S.) San Diego Chapter; he has been elected to serve as the San Diego Chapter
Chair for the January through December 2010 term. Dave serves on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles
Police Museum and Community Education Center in Highland Park, CA, and he serves as an elected Board
member for the San Diego Chapter of Crimestoppers. Dave was selected to serve as San Diego County Co-Chair
with the County Office of Emergency Services (OES) for the October 2009 “Great California ShakeOut” statewide
(California) earthquake drill. He has been the invited guest on numerous broadcast media events regarding
emergency preparedness and response.
Boyd Long, Assistant Police Chief, San Diego Police Department
Boyd is a native of San Diego County and attended Escondido High School. His passion for law enforcement was
developed during his senior year in high school. Boyd joined the San Diego Police Department in February 1985.
Boyd is married to Cindy and has three daughters.
Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from
National University. He is also a graduate of the 230th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National
Academy (FBI-NA). Boyd is a member of the National University Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Security Network
Advisory Committee and a presenter for the National Institute of Justice on Law Enforcement Technology.
Boyd has spent 25 years on the San Diego Police Department and is currently the Assistant Chief of Police over
Patrol Operations. Patrol Operations includes the nine patrol divisions, which provides police service to the 1.3
million residents in the City of San Diego. When combined, Patrol Operations includes over 1200 patrol officers,
detectives, supervisory staff, civilian personnel and volunteers. Boyd has also held assignments as the
Commanding Officer of Northern Division, Watch Commander-Field Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Central
Area Station Lieutenant, Detective Sergeant, Mobile Field Force (MFF) Coordinator, Police Academy Tactical
Training Officer, Traffic Motorcycle Officer and Walking Enforcement Campaign Against Narcotics (WECAN)
Boyd has served as the incident commander or provided oversight to several of the recent critical events impacting
the City of San Diego. During the 2007 Wildfires, Boyd served as the incident commander overseeing the
evacuation and rescue of residents throughout the northern part of the City. In 2007, Boyd responded to the La
Jolla Landslide and assumed the role of incident commander assuring evacuation and safety for the residents.
Most recently, Boyd provided support and oversight to the incident commander at the scene of the 2008 jet crash in
Boyd’s awards include several Commanding Officer’s Citations, Lifesaving Medal, Proclamation from the County of
San Diego and Peacemaker of the Year from the National Conflict Resolution Center.
Joe Bierly, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) USMC
President, Counterterrorism Training and Consulting, Inc. (CTC, Inc.)
As founder and President of CTC, Inc., Joe provides counterterrorism training for justice and homeland security clients in the United States and Canada.
CTC, Inc. is a corporation focused on enhancing the readiness of law enforcement to prevent or respond to a terrorist attack. Previously, Joe was with
Oracle Corporation for ten years and served as their National Director for Justice and Public Safety. He has also served as Motorola’s National Solutions
Leader for integrated justice and Northrop Grumman’s Director of Law Enforcement Programs.
Joe served his country for 22 years as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps in a variety of assignments ranging from infantry duty in
Vietnam to counterterrorism operations in preparation for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He retired in 1991 with the rank of LtCol. While on active duty, Joe
planned and co-directed US counterterrorism (CT) operations prior to and during the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and served
as primary liaison with the FBI, national and foreign CT response units, and the intelligence community to augment host-nation CT capabilities. Joe
coordinated the activities of the Counter Terrorism Working Group in response to a variety of actual incidents to include aircraft bombings, hijackings,
street rioting, hostage incidents, and assassination attempts. He planned, coordinated, and directed multiple combined exercises to include the world’s
largest special operations exercise (2.5 million participants) and the largest counterterrorism exercise ever held. For those efforts he received a personal
citation from the Secretary of Defense and the Meritorious Defense Service Medal. Earlier in his Marine career, Joe commanded a 350 man Marine and
civilian security force responsible for public safety, base security, and special weapons protection at San Diego's three naval bases (total population in
excess of 100,000). Bases under his jurisdiction included two major airfields, one major port, and three large industrial facilities. He also commanded an
elite security force in Vietnam responsible for the personal protection of the Ambassador and key staff, as well as the Embassy and all US Consulates in
the country. He served special operations tours with Marine reconnaissance units and planned special operations missions in support of Desert Storm.
After retiring from the Marine Corps, Joe consulted for foreign governments on sensitive internal security and intelligence issues. He has also worked on
counterterrorism operations and executive protection with private firms and high risk individuals. Joe has spoken on the subject of counterterrorism to
audiences ranging from local law enforcement agencies to the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. He has presented his nationally
acclaimed seminar series, “Winning the War at Home”, to over 12,000 law enforcement officers, first responders and school administrators across the
country representing over 1000 different agencies. Additionally, he provides focused CT training to intelligence fusion centers, SWAT and patrol officers,
school security personnel, and airport security forces on methods to prevent and/or respond to an attack. An accomplished firearms instructor and martial
artist, he teaches combat rifle and pistol, knife fighting, and personal defense courses to groups ranging from elite Marine units to private citizens.
Joe has a BS from Penn State University, a Masters from Pepperdine University and has attended a wide variety of counterterrorism related courses to
include training in Israel with Israeli security forces, hostage rescue training with Israel’s elite YAMAM unit, and training in multiple terrorist doctrine based
on the Beslan School attack. He is a certified combat firearms and martial arts instructor.
He resides on his farm in Temecula, California where he grows avocados and trains protection dogs in his spare time. His professional affiliations include
the Marine Corps Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals,
the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Tactical Officers Association, the Illinois Tactical Officers Association, and the Texas Tactical
Police Officers Association. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation and a Life
Member of the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation
Retired FBI Agent Bob Hamer
Bob Hamer spent twenty-six years as a "street agent" for the FBI, many of them in an undercover capacity. In
assignments lasting anywhere from a day to more than three years, he successfully posed as a drug dealer,
contract killer, fence, pedophile, degenerate gambler, weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal.
Bob worked undercover against such diverse groups as La Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia, Mexican Mafia, Russian
Mafia, Asian organized crime groups, and Los Angeles-based street gangs. His successful infiltration of NAMBLA
(North American Man/Boy Love Association) resulted in the arrest of what one defendant called eight members of
the "inner circle."
He received numerous awards throughout his career including the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service,
four United States Attorney Awards for Distinguished Service, and numerous letters of commendation including one
from then U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Now retired, he is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Writers Guild of Canada and has written for
TV. He also worked as the technical advisor for The Inside and Angela's Eyes and has consulted for Law & Order:
SVU and Sleeper Cell. He appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Sean Hannity Show, Laura
Ingraham, and other national and local TV and radio programs to discuss his role in the NAMBLA investigation.
In 2009, The Last Undercover was named as the Fifteenth Annual San Diego Book Awards Association, Best
Memoir, General Interest.
A Marine Corps veteran and law school graduate, he is married and has two children.
Richard L. Jones, President Emeritus, Los Angeles InfraGard IMA
President & CEO, Management 2000, Inc.
Naval Postgraduate School, Operational Research Analyst, Center for Asymmetric Warfare
Private Sector Coordinator, IP Loss Mitigation Program (FBI-IPLM Program)
President & CEO Emeritus, InfraGard Los Angeles Members Alliance, Inc.
Executive-MBA Faculty Member for ten years at Loyola Marymount University
Mr. Jones has over 35 years experience as a specialist in Crisis Management, Organizational Development and
Management Training and Education. Since founding Management 2000, Inc. in 1990, the core focus of the
company has been to assist executive management of companies with the development and implementation of
crisis management, strategic turnaround, and growth management strategies. Mr. Jones has served as an interim
president of an internet service provider, and the Chief Operating Officer of a corporate anti-terrorism and anti-
kidnapping technology-based security company. It was through this varied exposure to security that prompted Mr.
Jones to create M2000/IS, an information security division of Management 2000, Inc. Its purpose is to deal
specifically with computer forensic examinations, investigations and vulnerability analysis pertaining to computer
crimes and cyber terrorism.
In 1998 Mr. Jones was appointed to the Executive MBA Advisory Council at Loyola Marymount University and, in
2000, was subsequently asked to join the faculty. His course-work focused on Crisis Management, Organizational
restructuring and the development and implementation of Strategy.
In January 2005, Mr. Jones was appointed President & CEO of the FBI supported InfraGard Los Angeles
Members Alliance, Inc. This private-sector based 501(c) 3 California corporation is dedicated to sharing
intelligence and integrating assets with local, state and federal law enforcement and other first responder
resources for the protection of critical U.S. infrastructure sectors in Los Angeles and the central district of
California. In 2008, as a result of his efforts with InfraGard and the JRIC, Mr. Jones was the recipient of FBI
Director Robert S. Mueller’s “Directors Community Leadership Award” for Los Angeles.
BRAD BONNELL, Director Global Security, Intercontinental Hotels Group
Brad Bonnell has been employed as the Global Director of Security for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for
17 years and continues to serve in that capacity for what is currently the world’s largest hotel company. IHG is the
licensor and parent company for InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express,
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts, Indigo Hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites with a total of 4,476 hotels
with 651,830 rooms in over 100 countries.
Brad is responsible for protecting the Group’s business strategy and brand reputation from security and political
threats, minimizing loss and maximizing profitability by providing relevant security support to hotels, corporate
functions and facilities. Also responsible for detecting, investigating and prosecuting criminal activity and internal
theft along with protecting the business from global threats such as terrorism, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.
During his career, Brad Bonnell has held the following positions:
• Chief of Staff, Georgia Department of Public Safety and the Georgia State Patrol, Atlanta, Georgia.
• National Director of Safety and Security, Domino’s Pizza, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan
• Special Agent, Office of the Inspector General, Tennessee Valley Authority
• Nuclear Investigations Group, Knoxville, Tennessee
• Special Agent, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia
• Special Agent, US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)
• Deputy Sheriff, Whitfield County, Dalton, Georgia
Brad Bonnell graduated from Florida State University in December, 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology.
Dennis E. Kelly, President New Orleans InfraGard Members Alliance (IMA)
Dennis E. Kelly is Project Executive of the Pegasus Technology Consortium, a consortium of firms providing
information services for information exchange, identity management and credentialing for law enforcement, public safety,
critical infrastructure and Homeland Security emergency responders in more than 30 states. In this capacity, he is deeply
involved in the acquisition and implementation of technologies for delivery of information services used by law enforcement,
emergency responders and critical infrastructure. He has served as a public policy consultant to the Defense and Energy
Departments on weapons procurement and energy policy, as outside legal counsel to a variety of telecommunications, utility,
university, municipal and foreign government and other entities, and as in-house legal counsel and executive officer and
director of several software, telecom and IT firms.
From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Kelly was co-founder, director and officer of a competitive local exchange carrier whose
capital partners included Goldman Sachs, Cisco and Lucent. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Kelly practiced primarily in the areas of
telecommunications, information technology, international and business law. During this period, he also accepted two long-
term client assignments in the software and telecommunications industry, as an officer of a start-up file management software
firm, and as leader of a consortium of firms pursuing international cellular license opportunities in Haiti and elsewhere in
partnership with Motorola. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Kelly was engaged in the private practice of law, practicing primarily in
utilities, technology, international and business law. He has served as Legal Advisor to the Government of Japan for more
than two decades.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Kelly was a Public Policy Analyst with American Management Systems, Inc., Arlington,
Virginia, and an Investment Analyst with the Overseas Private Investment Corp., Washington, D.C., where he received the
OPIC Special Achievement Award. Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Mississippi State University,
a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, where he was a Goldman Sachs Fellow and
Omicron Delta Kappa National Fellow, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was
Notes Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He was a Resident Banker at the Export-Import Bank of the United
States, where he received a Certificate in International Finance and ran the Eximbank Project Finance Desk for Africa during
1974. He is a recent graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a Notes Editor for the Harvard Business School Bulletin, and
President of the New Orleans Chapter of InfraGard, the FBI private sector alliance. He currently serves on the National
Sheriff’s Association Ethics and Legal Advisors’ Committees, and as Chair of the InfraGard National Members Alliance Ethics
Committee and as Vice Chair of the INMA Crisis Area Reentry/Exercise Committee. He has recently served as an officer and
director of the Louisiana Technology Council and the World Trade Center—New Orleans, including serving as the Year 2000
President of the WTC-NO and its more than 2,000 members. Mr. Kelly is married, has two daughters, and resides in New
Sergeant Tim Kalkus, O-in-C, Los Angeles Police Department HYDRA Unit
Sergeant II Timothy J. Kalkus graduated from Norwich University in 1987 with a BA in History. After
graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served with
the 25th Light Infantry Division. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut
in 1994 with a Masters of Public Affairs and joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He
has served in a variety of assignments including; Patrol, Gangs, Vice, Metropolitan Division
Element Member, Field Supervisor and Training Coordinator. He deployed to Iraq in 2004 as a
member of the 1st Brigade 25th Infantry Division where he trained Iraqi Army forces and local law
enforcement officials. He was awarded the Bronze Star while conducting combat operations in the
City of Mosul. He recently returned from the United Kingdom having completed a prestigious
Fulbright Scholarship in 2009. He was subsequently seconded to New Scotland Yard for a six
month period where he trained with the Metropolitan Police Services, Counter Terrorism Bureau.
He is currently the Officer in Charge of the LAPD’s Hydra Operations Section.