New York Division
New York Division - Rochester
George D. Vincent
Executive Vice President
Mr. Vincent started with Admiral Security Services in 1981 as an Operations/Sales Manager. He is responsible for the overall performance of Admiral Security Services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Regions. He has worked extensively with the Red Coats Family of Companies. Mr. Vincent serves on the Corporate Executive Committee, which directs all company policies and procedures. He has been an active member with the Building and Office Management Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Apartment and Office Building Association. He is the Corporate Security License Holder for the following states – Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. He attended Montgomery College and the University of Maryland with a Major in Criminal Justice.
Leon A. Beresford, CPP
Vice President, Corporate Operations
Leon A. Beresford has 27 years of experience in the security and safety industry with 25 years of management experience. He began his management career serving several years as a Fire Life Safety Director and Security Manager in New York City. He has held several positions in security operations management including Operations Manager, District Manager and Director of Operations. He also managed the security and special police operations, the global operations center, executive protection support, international watch personnel and the emergency hazardous response teams at the International Monetary Fund headquarters. In 2007, Leon joined Admiral Security Services and is currently Vice President of Corporate Operations at the Headquarters office. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and support.
Mr. Beresford has achieved the security industry most coveted accreditation. He is Board Certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He received his degree in Security Administration and a separate Certificate in Security Management. He has also received numerous certifications from the Department of Homeland Security in the areas of Incident Command and Threat and Risk Assessments. He completed the Executive Leadership program at Vanderbilt University's School of Management Executive Development Institute.
Mr. Beresford is an active member of ASIS International, AOBA, Association of Contingency Planners, International Association of Emergency Managers, Touchstone, International Association of Emergency Managers and the Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association.
Mr. Beresford is the Chairman Emeritus for the award winning ASIS International National Capital Region. He serves on the International ASIS Security Services Council. He is also a member of the AOBA Emergency Preparedness Committee.