Board of Directors

Anthony Leimas, Chair
Anthony Leimas

Anthony has extensive global supply chain security, brand protection and physical security experience and has been an active TAPA member since 2000. Anthony is the Head of Global Security Product Strategy, focusing on the Facebook Supply Chain and Intellectual Property Protection security programs. Prior to joining Facebook, Anthony lead the Global Supply Chain Security & Brand Protection programs at Seagate Technology, where he managed end-to-end best in class proactive security programs to include investigations of theft, fraud, counterfeit cases and global C-TPAT program responsibilities. Anthony has served various roles within the TAPA board for the eight seven years, including Member at Large Carrier, Member at Large Manufacturer, Secretary of TAPA, Vice-Chair and now Chairman.


Allen Gear, Vice-Chair Allen Gear

Allen is a Senior Risk Manager for Microsoft Protective Services group and manages Microsoft’s Supply Chain Security program. His efforts are focusing on securing Microsoft's IP and various Programs through Program Revenue Protection program. Allen is responsible for Microsoft's CTPAT program (tier 3). He has worked closely for years with TAPA and other industry associations, and governmental agencies to ensure world class supply chain security for Microsoft. Allen has been very involved in TAPA since 2006, current vice-chair, previous secretary, and member of various committees.


Jennifer Bennett, TreasurerJennifer Bennett

Jennifer serves as Director, Asset Protection for Ralph Lauren Corporation. Jennifer has responsibilities within distribution and transportation security for the North American and European Supply Chain. Jennifer is a co-founder of the Virginia Carolinas Cargo Security Council (VCCSC), an organization that focuses on cargo theft prevention and best practices within transportation security. Jennifer currently serves as the Chair of the TAPA Law Enforcement Committee and is also an active member with TAPA EMEA.


George D. Latsos, CPP, SecretaryGeorge Latsos

George currently serves as the Director of Security for Brightstar U.S. & Canada. His responsibilities include but are not limited to Physical Security, Supply Chain Security, Crisis Management and Business Continuity programs. George has 20 years of experience managing and directing supply chain security initiatives for large multi-national companies and has been a member of TAPA for the last four years while working at Brightstar. 


Andrew Parkerson, Member-at-Large, ManufacturerDavid Wilt

Andrew Parkerson is the Program Manager, Logistics Security, for Cisco Systems. Andrew has 30+ years in Logistics / Supply Chain profession. He spent most of his time on the manufacturer / customer side with 3 years on the supplier side (Maersk Lines). Andrew has 7+ years in logistics security (Intel and Cisco). While at Intel, he was involved with TAPA for about 3 years, and on the board for two years.


Scott Cornell, Member-at-Large, InsurerScott Cornell

Scott Cornell, 2nd Vice President, Travelers Inland Marine has been conducting investigations for 25yrs specializing in internal theft, Cargo investigations, embezzlement and corporate investigations. He has spent the last 14yrs with Travelers insurance and is currently overseeing the Inland Marine Transportation division. Scott is a frequent speaker, instructor and is a nationally recognized expert in the cargo theft field. 


Cornell Heldenbrand, Member-at-Large, ManufacturerScott Cornell

Cornell Heldenbrand serves as Director of Security, at J. B. Hunt Transport Inc.. Cornell has worked for J. B. Hunt for the last 18 years. He has been in the Director of Security position for the last two years, previously managing the Investigations and Asset Protection departments. Also, Cornell spent 10 years as our IT Security Engineer.


David Evans, Member-at-Large, InsurerDavid Evans

Dave currently serves as the Sr. Manager Global Supply Chain Security for Asurion, LLC. Dave has 30-years of experience in the military police, law enforcement, and corporate security, serving in various senior leadership and contributor roles. Dave served 17-years with FedEx Corporate Security as a Sr. Security Specialist, Manager and Sr. Manager for Supply Chain operations, domiciled in Chicago, Cleveland, and Memphis. 

He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS, a Certified Trainer in CPI De-escalation Techniques and Practices, and a Critical Incident Stress Management Counselor through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Dave is also a member of ASIS and is a past Chairperson of the Memphis TN Chapter. Dave is the current Chairperson of the Mid-South Cargo Security Council, supporting the Memphis Cargo Theft Task Force. Dave is also a member of the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO).


John Tabor, Member-at-Large, TransportationGeorge Latsos

John is Senior Vice President, National Retail Systems, Inc., and a 25-year veteran of both the retail and transportation industries. He serves on numerous Boards of Directors. Tabor was a former Board member of TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association), the ICSC (International Cargo Security Council), and the acting chair of TAPA’s Trucking Security Requirement (TSR) work group as the standard was being developed. John was a charter member of the Loss Prevention Foundation and helped coauthor their Supply Chain Module.


James A. Neville, Member-at-Large, InsurerScott Cornell

James A. Neville is the Assistant Vice President, Marine Loss Control Engineering | Client Risk Solutions with AIG. James has been with AIG since 2006. He has over 30 years of diversified experience in Cargo/Supply Chain Security, including expertise in Facilities Security and Fire Protection, and security experience in all transportation modes. James holds an M.S. in Insurance Management from Boston University, and also holds a number of professional designations, including Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). Member of ASIS- Supply Chain & Transportation Security Council (Council Secretary), a member of InfraGard -Tampa Bay region, and a U.S. Navy veteran.


Scott Sullivan, Member-at-Large, ManufacturerScott Sullivan

Scott Sullivan, CPP, PCI, Senior Supply Chain Investigator, TJX Co Inc.. Scott has over 28-years within distribution and supply chain security. His experiences include managing and/or opening 3 Cross Dock Facilities, managing 2 Distribution Centers, supporting E-commerce fulfillment center, as well as overseeing C-TPAT program. Scott’s successes include development of Physical Security and Personnel Security Policy and Procedures, launching of Best Practice Integrated Security Systems, development of Investigation Training Manual, development and implementation of Best Practice Trailer Security Seal Program.

Scott is currently serving as the Chairman of ASIS International, Charlotte Chapter with 225 members, Chairman of ASIS International Supply Chain & Transportation Security Council with 35 members, as well as a Certified Auditor and Trainer for Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA).


Mark Winn, Member-at-Large, ManufacturerScott Cornell

Mark Winn serves as Director of Security for Ingram Micro US. With a combined 25 plus years experience in both law enforcement and private sector security programs achieving results through cost effective security programs that meet and or exceed customer expectations.