Friday, April 14, 2017
Begins: 12:00 Noon
Location: Belmont Country Club
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Note: RSVP by Tuesday April 11th to
Please do not miss our next luncheon which will be on Friday April 14, 2017, when we are very pleased to welcome as our guest speaker Constantine Sofologis, Branch Chief and Supervisory Physical Security Specialist for the Chemical/Biological/Radiological Countermeasures Branch of the US Secret Service. Con’s presentation will be “Behind the Scenes of Today’s Secret Service”.
With over 20 years of service, please don't miss what will be a very interesting and informative presentation.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Con Sofologis
Con has served over 20 years as a Physical Security Specialist with the US Secret Service Technical Security Division.
He is currently assigned as the Supervisory Physical Security Specialist for the Chemical/Biological/Radiological Countermeasures Branch. He is directly responsible for planning and developing technical operational plans to identify threats and implement countermeasures while overseeing security surveys, vulnerability assessments, and protection assignments for the President and Vice President of the United States, as well as visiting foreign Heads of State.
Con was selected as the Supervisory Physical Security Specialist for the 2015 Papal visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia, leading a team of Physical Security Specialists and Special Agents to provide a technically secure environment, in conjunction with multiple federal agencies, local & state law enforcement as well as 500+ US DoD personnel assigned to physical protection of all venues and safety of the public. The Papal visit and World Meeting of Families was the largest National Special Security Event (NSSE) in the history of the USSS. Additionally, Con was selected as Lead Physical Security Specialist for the Asian Pacific Economic Conference - Waikiki, Hawaii in 2011, where he was tasked with coordinating physical security for twenty-four visiting heads of state as well as the U.S. president.
Prior to becoming Branch Chief, he lead more than 150 protective missions throughout the world. He is a certified Bomb Technician through the Hazardous Devices School, Redstone Arsenal, as well as certifications as HAZMAT technician and Interagency Training Center graduate in technical surveillance countermeasures. Con has also been a guest instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy – Bangkok, Thailand, providing training on Physical Security Protection of VIPs.
Prior to joining the Secret Service, he was with the United States Department of Energy, as a member of the Nuclear/Radiological Advisory and NEST team.
Con’s first career focused on the field of radio engineering, with an emphasis on managing and maintaining radio broadcast and cellular systems. He was chief engineer of WTEM Sports Radio/Washington Redskins Radio Network, traveling with and producing the broadcasts of all the Redskins games.
The luncheon will be held at the Belmont Country Club from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday April 14, 2017.
Please RSVP by March 7th by emailing
. Doors open at noon for registering and networking, and the meeting starts at 12:30 PM.
After seven years of no increase in price we must now slightly increase our luncheon cost to $25.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members, payable by cash or check. For those wishing to use the convenience, the LCC will also now accept credit cards, at the cost of $26.00 for non-members, $21.00 for members, to cover the bank card fees.
As a reminder luncheons are always the second Friday of the month, except for the months of June, July, August, and December when we do not meet. Should you have any thoughts about future speakers or topics please don't hesitate to contact me at:
. We look forward to seeing you all at the luncheons.