Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 1, 2008
The Covenant Security Companies, a leading, American-owned, global operation with a primary focus on security, training and assessments, has announced the appointment of Terry Hillard and Arnette Heintze as senior advisors to the Covenant Board of Directors.
"Terry and Arnette are experienced and highly respected professionals in the security and law enforcement fields," said Robert Coe, CEO of the Covenant Security Companies. "Their insight and independent oversight of our operations reinforces our position as a leader in providing quality performance in complex security operations which are politically sensitive."
Until 2003, as Chicago Police Superintendent, Terry Hillard led 13,500 officers in protecting one of the country's largest metropolitan centers. Hillard is nationally regarded for his results-driven leadership as well as his intensely personal commitment to individuals. At the helm of the Chicago Police Department, he created one of the most collaborative cultures in the history of law enforcement. During his tenure as the head of the nation's second largest police department, he initiated innovative, community-sponsored crime-prevention programs to protect and serve the citizens of Chicago - programs that today still help define national standards in community-based policing.
As the U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge in Chicago, Arnette Heintze planned, designed and implemented security strategies for U.S. Presidents and world leaders as well as high-profile events of national significance and the integrity of America's financial infrastructure. As the U.S. Secret Service's chief spokesperson, he also led the crisis communication team during some of the nation's most trying times. After retiring from the U.S. Secret Service in 2003, Heintze led the development of a comprehensive security strategy for a $30 billion division of an international food and beverage company before establishing Hillard Heintze in 2004.
"We are well aware of Covenant's strong reputation in the marketplace," said Terry Hillard, "and the need for its Board of Directors to provide strong, experience-based oversight in managing its operations, responsibilities, and risks. We look forward to working closely with Covenant's management team and board members to enhance the company's p improve quality at the operational level and value-added services for its Clients."
About the Covenant Security Companies
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, The Covenant Security Companies manages over $180 million in contracts in 23 states as well as globally, and employs more than 2,900 security personnel in over 62 locations. The company provides a wide range of high-quality protective force and technical security services through four operating companies: Covenant Homeland Security, Covenant Aviation Security, Covenant Security Services, and Covenant Security International. Services include Protective Force Operations - Armed/Unarmed; Information Security Services; Industrial Security Services; Aviation Security Services; Emergency Preparedness and Planning; Security-Related Training; Investigations, Audits and Survey Services; Special Security Operations; Ancillary Services; Pre-Employment Screening; Drug Testing; FOCI Program Management; OSHA Safety; and K-9 Operations.
About Hillard Heintze
Formed in 2004, Hillard Heintze provides the strategic thought leadership, counsel and services that establish and deliver best-in-class security strategies and corporate protective countermeasures to senior executives responsible for the performance of leading public and private corporations as well as government agencies and major public service organizations. Today Hillard Heintze, headquartered in Chicago and with operations in Washington, D.C., is considered by many of its clients, its professional peers, and its competitors to be one of the leading private strategic security advisory and management companies in the United States.