Larry "Nick" Nicholson, Ph.D
Dr. Larry G. “Nick” Nicholson has an extensive background in consulting for public and private sector organizations and has held numerous leadership positions throughout his career. He has served as the FBI’s Program Manager for Intelligence Analyst training, Special Assistant to the FBI Assistant Director and as an FBI National Academy Leadership Instructor. Other positions held over his 31-year law enforcement career includes Director of the Center for Civil Force Protection, a U.S. Department of Justice-funded program, Special Agent in Charge of Standards and Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Bureau Chief for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Dr, Nicholson has presented more than 600 programs to professionals from the United States, Japan, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico, China, Taiwan, the Former Soviet Union, Ukraine, Canada, Bulgaria, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Austria, Uganda, and Germany. His areas of expertise include Leadership, Behavioral Issues in Organizational Development, Certified Executive Coach, DISC Assessment Trainer and Consultant, and the use of VIA Character Strengths Survey. He has several published articles and the author of four books: Instructor Development Training for Law Enforcement, A Guide to Executive Protection Evaluation, Executive Protection Handbook (co-author), and currently
working with colleagues to revise the Security Investigations: A Professional’s Guide.
Dr. Nicholson’s work has been recognized by civic organizations nationwide and, in addition to receiving numerous Federal Service Awards, he is the recipient of the Secretary of Energy’s Quality Award for his leadership in promoting and competing for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for the Albuquerque Office of DOE. Dr. Nicholson has a PhD from St. John’s University in Police Administration (1997); MS from Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education (1994); and BS from Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education (1990). He has a specialization certification from the University of Pennsylvania in the Foundations of Positive Psychology and a specialization certification from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Strategic Leadership and Decision Making. He served as an International Fellow and Group
Leader for the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) in Manly. Dr. Nicholson favors Mark Twain’s view on training, "There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it
can lift men to 'angel ship'."
David S. Corderman, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leadership training and counterterrorism professional who is a Senior Partner of The Nicholson Group, LLC, a leadership, training, and security consulting firm. His career includes four years as an infantry officer in
the USMC and twenty-four in the FBI as a special agent. During his law enforcement tenure, he served for eight and half years on the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, taught numerous law enforcement leaders, and retired as the Chief of the FBI's Leadership Development Institute
responsible for all the FBI's leadership training, including the International Leadership in Counterterrorism Program and the FBI National Executive Institute. Dr. Corderman frequently lectures on a variety of leadership and critical incident management (CIM) topics and holds several key leadership positions, including the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Fredericksburg Region Families of the Wounded Fund (fotwf.org), Associate Executive Director of the international Leadership in Counter Terrorism Alumni Association (linct-aa.org), and serves on the Executive Board of the FBI National Executive Institute Associates (neiassociates.org). He is also the immediate past President of the Hostage Rescue Team Association and provides consulting services to the Fredericksburg, Virginia Leadership Fredericksburg program. In addition to his extensive work in the U.S., he has taught executives worldwide. In 2011 Dr. Corderman was the co-author of the book Leading to Make a Difference––Ethical, Character Driven Law Enforcement and has contributed extensively to the curriculum for the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. Dr. Corderman is the recipient of several awards for bravery, merit, and leadership, either individually or with others, including the U.S. Attorney General's Award; the Attorney General's Special Appreciation Award; the FBI Agents Association Award for Excellence; the FBI's Shield of Bravery; the FBI's Medal of Merit; and the Department of Justice Certificate of Special Recognition. In 2015 Dr. Corderman received the Rappahannock–Fredericksburg Rotary Club's 2015 Ethical, Character-Driven, Citizen of the Year Award. The award is given annually to a "local business person who demonstrates the highest character and concern for others." Dr. Corderman was also named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rappahannock–Fredericksburg Rotary Club. In 2016 he received the Joseph L. Argenzio Award from the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. It honors an outstanding volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Chamber.
Karyl (Kary) Nicholson 26+ years of professional law enforcement experience:
2010-2018 Chief of Police, East Norriton Township Police Department
2002-2010 Lieutenant, East Norriton Township Police Department
1998-2002 Sergeant, East Norriton Township Police Department
1992-1998 Patrol Officer, East Norriton Township Police Department
Master of Science Degree, Public Safety Administration, concentration in Homeland Security
St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Lambda
Bachelor of Science Degree, Administration of Justice
Penn State University, State College
2005 FBI National Academy Session #221, Quantico, VA
2006 -2018 MPOETC Police Academy General Studies and Special Instructor (EVOC)
1994-2010 Member Montgomery County SWAT Negotiator
Additional Training Highlights:
FAA UAS Remote Pilot Certification
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Basic Certification training
Command Institute, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police
Executive Leadership and Management, Federal Bureau of Investigation, LEEDA
Executive Management for Organizational Change, Federal Bureau of Investigation LEEDA
Police Supervisors In-Service Training (POSIT), Penn State University
Problem Oriented Policing, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police
Inter-County Detective, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Crisis & Hostage Negotiations, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Crisis Intervention Specialist, Montgomery County Emergency Services
Mike McGrath's expertise is in the Entertainment Industry where his career spans over 27 years. He has provided tour management and security services for Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, The Judds and others. Mike has an extensive background in the martial arts beginning his training in 1975 his accomplishments include: San Soo - 8th Degree Black Belt; Tae Kwon Do - 5th Degree Black Belt; Tang Soo Do - 2nd Degree Black Belt; 2011 Masters Hall of Fame Inductee; 2012 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee. Mike blended his touring experience and martial arts skills to produce specialized Personal Protection Courses and Emergency Action Plans for concert tours and industry professionals. He has a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. Mike is also a Licensed Armed Security Officer for the State of Tennessee as well as a Pandemic Compliance Advisor & Covid-19 Compliance Officer.
Kevin is the technical and managing director for Centurion Shield LLC, enhancing value, safety, and security to the lives of others on a global basis. Prior to joining Centurion Shield in 2018, he held positions of increasing responsibility in both the government and private sectors. Kevin was the global head of security of a critical infrastructure Fortune 500 company, a member of the Senior Executive Service as the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Southern District of Ohio (Cincinnati Field Division), the Critical Incident Response Group’s Tactical Section Chief, and Commander of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. Before joining the FBI in 1991, Kevin served as an U.S. Army Officer in the Military Police Corps. Kevin earned his BS and MS at Eastern Kentucky University where he was a distinguished military graduate and accepted a regular Army Commission. While assigned to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Virginia (UVA), he received a Masters of Education from UVA. Kevin is a Certified Member of the John Maxwell Team, a member of the National Executive Institute (NEI), the FBI’s National Academy Associates (FBINAA), and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).