Robert has over 20 years of experience protecting cultural properties and currently serves as Associate Vice President for Security at The New York Botanical Garden, where he has been head of security since 2010. Prior to joining The Garden, he was a member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Security team for sixteen years, serving as Associate Security Manager for Physical Security and Emergency Operations from 2004 to 2010. He is past chair of the ASIS International Cultural Properties Council and is current chair of the American Alliance of Museums’ Security Committee. He has spoken at the ASIS International and the AAM annual seminars on cultural property emergency management and risk assessment, soft target hardening strategies, developing tabletop exercises, and security customer service training. Most recently, he has spearheaded an ASIS Foundation CRISP Report on security guidelines for the Clunia archaeological site in Huerta de Rey, Spain. Robert is one a select group of security professionals to have earned ASIS International triple certification in security management, physical security, and investigations, was profiled in the January, 2016 Security Management Magazine Certificant Spotlight, and was awarded ASIS International Council 2016 Chairman of the Year. He holds an MS in Computer Information Systems from Baruch College and an MS in Protection Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management.