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Tom Winn

Tom Winn

Director MSM

Office: B473

Discipline: Security Management

Tom Winn is currently the Program Director of the Master of Security Management program at UHD. In addition to his administrative duties he teaches several courses in the MSM.  Tom has over 25 years of experience in corporate and international travel security and training.  Before coming to UHD full time Tom spent 10+ years at what is now United Healthcare Global, Security Services Intelligence and Operations.  While at what was then, ASI Group, he held several leadership roles managing intelligence, security operations, consulting and global provider network.  He managed the combined Intelligence, Operations and Traveler Tracking team for 6+ years.

At that time Tom was an industry advisor to the original Security Management program at UHD and was part of the industry group that participated in creating the current Master of Security Management degree.

Tom started his security career at Destec Energy Inc., a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company.  After his time at Destec Energy Tom taught criminal justice at the Guthrie Center in Spring Branch ISD.  He holds a Master of Security Management from UHD and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Master of Security Management, University of Houston-Downtown; Bachelor of Applies Arts in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University

Corporate/Enterprise Security Management, Risk Analysis and Risk Mitigation, International Security, Crisis Planning, Crisis Management and Crisis Response, Organizational Management.

​Business and Professional Experience:

Assistant Director of Business - Security Services, Intelligence and Operations, FrontierMEDEX (Formerly ASI Group), 2007- 2013: Senior manager responsible for three teams within the Travel Security Division of FrontierMEDEX: International Security Operations, Travel Security Intelligence and the customer interface of TSM, the traveler tracking product. Was the sr. manager in place during Hurricane Ike and responsible for the political evacuations from Egypt, Tunisia and Libya during the Arab Spring of 2011.

Consulting and Special Projects Manager, ASI Group, 2005-2007: ASI Group’s primary licensed security consultant. Responsible for managing complicated international security operations including evacuations from Lebanon and Haiti and protecting 35-30 media reporters during Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

Vendor Relations and Consulting Manager, ASI Group, 2004-2005: ASI Group’s primary licensed security consultant, expanded and managed ASI’s global security provider network and manage complicated international security operations.

Manager of Intelligence, ASI Group, 2002 – 2004:
Managed ASI’s intelligence team as well as the quality and growth of the ASI intelligence product line. Expanded the intelligence team to 24x7 by adding an off-hours watch-officer team. This team monitored world events, performed research and responded to customer requests on nights and weekends.

Criminal Justice Teacher SBISD 1997-2002:
The first Criminal Justice teacher in Spring Branch ISD, responsible for creating and teaching the criminal justice and U.S. Government to high school students.

Corporate Safety Security, Destec Energy, 1991-1996: Started as head of HQ safety and security for Destec Energy. By 1995 was responsible for all Corporate Security functions, corporate travel security, crisis response planning and headquarter safety.

​Research and Creative Interests:

ASIS-South Texas Chapter Luncheon, Glass Case or a Seat at the Table, Presentation, July 2016

ASIS-North Texas Chapter Luncheon, Glass Case or a Seat at the Table, Presentation, June 2016

ASIS-Houston Annual One Day Seminar, Glass Case or a Seat at the Table, Presentation, June 2015

12th International Education Conference, Being Better Prepared for a Crisis Overseas, Presentation April, 2015

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) International Operators Conference, Security Session Regional Intelligence Briefing and Panel Discussion, March 2013, March 2012, March 2011, March 2010, March 2009.

Global Congress on Travel Security,
Security Planning for Large Corporate Events, a Round Table Discussion 2016
Narrator, Advisor to and Judge of, the Crisis Table Top Exercises 2014, 2015, 2016
Best Practices in Executive Protection, a panel discussion 2013, 2014
Fundamentals of Traveler Tracking and Duty of Care October 2012
Evacuation Lessons Learned from Arab Spring, Presentation and Panel Discussion. Aug. 2011

NBAA Flight Attendants and Maintenance Annual Seminar, International Travel Security and Your Flight Department, Presentation June 2012

Silicone Valley Business Travelers Assoc. Duty of Care and Traveler Tracking, Presentation and Panel Discussion, May 2012

Texas Business Traveler Assoc., International Travel Security, Presentation and Panel Discussion April 2012

NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Annual Conference, International Security and Crisis Planning, Presentation and Panel Discussion Jan. 2011.
Aircraft Hangar Physical Security, Jan 2008,
International Travel and Crisis Planning, Presentation and Panel Discussion, Jan 2008

Walden University Risk Assessment / Corporate Crisis Planning a two part video March, 2009

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