Steve Howard is an internationally board certified CPP (Certified Protection Professional). A content expert in physical and personal security with 25 years of successful leadership roles in security environments he also holds the designation of Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD). Steve is also certified as an instructor in CAPS (Critical Aggression Prevention Systems) and MOAB and has used this training and expertise to design effective Active Shooter and workplace violence programs for numerous organizations over the past decade. During 8 years of military service Steve had Top Secret Security Clearance and spent a year at the United States Military Police Officers Branch Course at Fort McClellan AL.
His leadership roles continued in the private sector as Director of Security for two of the largest convention hotels in Boston and in the same role at the prestigious Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, HI. In these roles Steve personally designed and led VIP and Executive Protection details for numerous political leaders, world leaders, celebrities and high net worth clients. Steve received numerous industry awards for his leadership and expertise in training and was recognized by Boston Police leadership for his roles as a private sector security leader in designing plans for the Democratic National Convention along with assisting in the many city and state wide training exercises in emergency response.
A proponent of continuing education and training Steve is in constant pursuit to stay proactive in the field of security and safety as he is also certified as an American Red Cross Instructor in all levels of 1st Aid, CPR, AED, First Responder CERT (Certified Emergency Response Team Leader), Surveillance Detection for Commercial Operators, Active Shooter, Soft Target Awareness and Counter Terrorism. Steve obtained the Executive Protection Operations Certification at the prestigious Sig Sauer Academy. In 2017 he traveled to Tel Aviv Israel to attend an Executive Seminar on the Israeli Security Model for Counter Terrorism and obtained a coveted certification in counter terrorism. Steve is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.