After returning from Viet Nam as a Marine, Russell Kolins began a career in Investigation, Safety and Security, having been trained generously by the insurance industry and ASIS. Since establishing Russell Kolins Associates in 1969, Russ became a student and eventually a teacher, mentor and lecturer as well as a security and safety consultant. Russ has been honored with many awards. A long time active member of ASIS International, Russ has served as Secretary of the Hospitality, Entertainment and Tourism Council and is current Vice-Chairman. Russ earned a BS Degree in Security Management and is called as an Expert Witness nationally to testify on security and safety issues by both plaintiff and defense counsel. Russ is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ASIS.