International Foundation
for Cultural Property Protection


Robert N. Layne, CIPM

Rob is the Executive Director of the IFCPP.  A graduate of the University of Colorado, Rob has coordinated all IFCPP operations since the inception of the Foundation, responsible for daily operations and coordination of membership, educational, conference, and certification programs.  He also serves as Vice President of Operations and Business Manager for Layne Consultants International and Business Manager for The Protection Alliance.  Rob is a member of the ASIS Cultural Properties Council, and sits on the Advisory Boards for the Colorado Cultural & Historic Resources Task Force and Safe2Tell.  Rob has also served as the President of Colorado Crime Stoppers and Safe2Tell, and the Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).  Rob is proud to live and work in Denver, and welcomes your visit anytime.

Rob can be contacted at

StevAn P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI

Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI is the Founding Director of the IFCPP and CEO and Principal of Layne Consultants International. He has served as a Police Chief, Public Safety Director, and Museum Security Director.  He presently serves on the ASIS Cultural Properties Council and the AAM Museum Association Security Committee.  He is the author of the Cultural Property Protection Manual, the Business Survival Guide, and the newly released Butterworth-Heinemann publication, Safeguarding Cultural Properties. He is also a co-author of Suggested Practices in Museum Security.  

Steve directs the scripting and production of security officer training and workplace violence prevention videos for a variety clientele, and has produced numerous video training programs for the protection of cultural institutions.  He has provided protection planning, risk assessment, placement services, collections move security planning, contract guard selection assistance, emergency planning, policy & procedure development, training, and other services to hundreds of cultural, public, and educational institutions across the U.S. and abroad.  

Steve is a leading presenter and keynote speaker at several national and regional conferences and business symposiums annually.  He is the guiding force behind CIPM, CIPS, CISS, and CIPI certification programs.  He has served as an instructor for the National Crime Prevention Institute, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, National Park Service, ASIS, ALA, and AAM national and regional conferences.   Steve is a graduate of the FBI's Police Management Program, the U.S. Army's Infantry Officer Candidate School, and Career Officer Military Police School.  He is a certified MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) instructor and actively involved in Martial Arts.  Mr. Layne resides in Nokomis, Florida and Denver, Colorado.

Steve can be contacted at

Gwin Coleman

Gwin is the Technical Services Manager for the IFCPP, managing IT, the Foundation’s web site, and social networking.

Gwin can be contacted at or at SharpCo Designs