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Robert N. Layne, CIPM II

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 II, CIPI

Stevan P. Layne, CPP, CIPM II, CIPI is the Founding Director of the IFCPP and recent CEO and Principal of Layne Consultants International. In his 60 years of public service, Steve served as an Army MP Captain, Police Chief, Public Safety Director, Museum Security Director, and leading consultant and trainer. Before retiring in 2022, he served 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 Butterworth-Heinemann publication, Safeguarding Cultural Properties. He is also a co-author of the initial version of Suggested Practices in Museum Security.  

In 2018, Mr. Layne was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the world's most influential security professionals. In his ongoing efforts to advance the security industry, Steve directed the scripting and production of security officer training and workplace violence prevention programs for a variety clientele, and has produced numerous live and correspondence training programs for the protection of cultural institutions.  He 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 recognized as a leading presenter and keynote speaker at several national and regional conferences and business symposiums. sharing his expertise with hundreds of audiences over 40 years.  He is the guiding force behind IFCPP's CIPM, CIPS, CISS, and CIPI certification programs.  Steve 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 was a certified MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) instructor and actively practiced Martial Arts.  Mr. Layne is happily retired and now resides full-time in Nokomis, Florida.

Thank you Steve for serving as a security industry leader and pioneer for more than 6 decades!


Tyler is IFCPP’s outgoing Program Director, and educational programming consultant. Tyler worked for IFCPP for the last 6 years, managing membership, certification, daily operations, and several exciting new IFCPP projects, including IFCPP’s Certified Visitor Relations Specialist (CVRS) certification, and online Learning Management System. She will now serve as a part-time consultant for future programming.

Tyler can be contacted at

Gwin Coleman

Gwin is the Technical Services Manager for the IFCPP, and has been providing IT, graphic design, and web design for the last decade.  She is the founder and principal of SharpCo Designs, and provides service to a variety of businesses and institutions.

Gwin can be contacted at or at SharpCo Designs


Kelly Layne is a connector of people & things & thrives on building/fostering relationships & community. Her professional experience includes over 16 years of marketing & social media strategy, sponsorships & event production, with a primary focus on non-profit fundraisers & lifestyle events. Event production & sponsorhip experience include a large spectrum of clients & non-profit organizations.

Kelly is an active participant in her local community of Santa Monica and Venice, CA, serving her 7th year on the board of the Venice Chamber of Commerce & spearheads the "Chamber in Action": Focus on bettering our communities by motivating people to come together for volunteer-based beautification projects. She has received received accolades from the City & State of Los Angeles for her work supporting community & non-profits & was recognized by LA City Councilman Mike Bonin as a "Community Hero" for 2017. Kelly is a firm believer that we must keep working together to beautify, better our community & effect positive change!  Kelly is a proud member of the IFCPP social media and event planning team.

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