Each month IFCPP chooses a member that exemplifies what being an outstanding cultural property security professional is all about. From these excellent candidates we will choose our annual IFCPP Security Professional of the Year Award recipient. See past Featured Members here.
Gary Miville has been a member of the IFCPP since 2009 and has spoken and helped to teach IFCPP’s certification programs for many years. He not only hosted their first certification class for Certified Institutional Protection Instructor but was a member of the course as well. Gary was asked to participate at the 2016 Smithsonian National Conference on Cultural Property Protection and is now a long-term board member of the New England Chapter of the IFCPP.
Currently the Regional Vice President for RIBI / USentra Security based out of Warwick Rhode Island, Gary has been in the security industry for over 45 years. His diverse background began with the Travelers Insurance Company, where he earned the title of Security Coordinator for their Data Centers and properties in Hartford, CT, and Norcross, GA. It was also during this time that Gary operated as a Special Police Officer, Special Deputy Sheriff in Connecticut.
Gary took his management and operations experience to Pinkerton Security, joining their ranks as the Operations Manager for the Connecticut territory. Pinkerton was acquired by Securitas Security Services USA, and Gary saw himself promoted to Branch Manager of Northern Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Vermont. Under his leadership, the unit grew to historical levels. As a result, Gary was once again promoted, becoming the Area Vice President of Western/Central Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island.
In addition to his vast knowledge in industry operations and best practices, Gary was a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and has been a CPR/FA instructor for 27 years.
A 36-year member of ASIS International, Gary has served as Chapter Chairman in Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and as Assistant Vice President of New England. As a member of the Cultural Properties Council in 2014, Gary was awarded the “Outstanding Council Chairman of the Year” Award by the President of ASIS International. This award was a result of his international expansion of the Cultural Properties Council. In 2019 Gary was appointed to the ASIS International Awards committee.
During 2018, Gary was elected to the board of the InfraGard Rhode Island chapter of the Alliance for National Infrastructure Protection in partnership with the FBI. In early 2019, he was selected as the President of the Chapter for the next two years.
Gary resides in Wickford harbor in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. He has three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He spends his leisure time aboard his 32-foot Silverton the “Land O’ the Leal,” cruising and fishing off the shores of New England.
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