2006 Graduation/Keynote Speaker
Raymond Humphrey, one of the world’s foremost authorities on global and industrial security matters, will deliver the keynote speech at International College’s 16th Annual Commencement Ceremony, June 11, at Germain Arena in Estero.
The only man to ever serve both as President of the International Security Management Association as well as the American Society for Industrial Security -International (the largest professional security organization in the world), Raymond Humphrey’s reputation as a super sleuth and security expert has only increased since 1965 when United States President Lyndon Johnson honored him among 45 of the Most Outstanding Professionals in America.
He holds a variety of U.S. and foreign awards, including the Freedom Foundation Medal, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
A retired military police officer and Airborne Ranger who fulfilled several tours in Vietnam as well as other global locations, Humphrey’s professional career is highlighted by his holding of a variety of leadership posts (pertaining to security, marketing and conflict resolution) for such companies as Xerox, Digital Equipment Corporation and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
He also formerly served as Chief of Industrial Security for the U.S. Continental Command.
Humphrey’s visionary leadership and problem-solving initiatives have been emulated by other U.S. corporations and referenced by agencies of the U.S. Government.
Beyond his leading of the team responsible for identifying, apprehending, and convicting Kevin Mitnick (the world’s most notorious computer hacker), Humphrey's leadership, team-building and investigative prowess have proved helpful in other infamous cases such as The Hanover Four and The Chaos Computer Club (recognized as the first successful, precedent-setting case under the country’s newly-enacted Computer Security Act).
His expert insight has also been utilized in a variety of significant government and private sector initiatives such as The Federal Witness Protection Program, the original Sky Marshall Program, cyber-crime initiatives involving the FBI, Secret Service and Justice Department and interdictions relating to "Cold War" high-end computer and intellectual property diversions and the international drug trade.
Humphrey’s knowledge has helped garner his appointment to a variety of boards which have included the International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation, the Police Executive Research Forum, the U.S. President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption, the National Counterintelligence Center, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and The U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, where he formerly served as Committee Chair. As one of the world’s most sought after lecturers on security, Humphrey has made frequent appearances at the FBI Academy, law enforcement, intelligence, and regulatory gatherings, think tanks, simulation exercises at the highest level of government, and a variety of domestic and international police departments.
He maintains an active role in a score of classified and non-classified security matters and recently co-authored What Corporate America Needs to Know about Bioterrorism, published by the National Legal Center for Public Interest in conjunction with The Executive’s Desk Book on Corporate Risks and Response for Homeland Security.
”Ray Humphrey’s comments will be very timely for our college as his appearance at graduation actually follows our design of several new courses in the criminal justice program, such as the new classes on terrorism, intelligence gathering and internet predators,” says International College President Terry McMahan.
”Beyond his ability to articulate the global need for qualified professionals with communication and critical thinking skills, he can also deliver a message to our graduates about what their future may hold in a world where security is paramount at all times,” adds McMahan.