Jerry Heying has more than 40 years of private security experience. Beginning in 1977, Mr. Heying managed the security department of a high-rise building and entertainment facility in mid-town Manhattan where he was responsible for protection of VIPs and Dignitaries visiting the facility. Mr. Heying worked for a high threat private family working in more than 60 countries. In 1989, Mr. Heying founded the International Protection Group, LLC, a company that specializes in special event security, contract security, executive protection services and training, and secure transportation. Mr. Heying has instructed for the Executive Protection Institute for 25 years and is now the owner and operator. He serves on the Executive Protection Council, membership committee chair and newsletter editor, and is the past chair of the Fire and Life Safety Council and is the Vice Chair of the Hudson Valley NY Chapter.35 (past Westchester Chapter chair).