Board of Officers

PHILIP CANDY

Chairman

.After graduating from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Phil started his professional career as a sales engineer for a steam turbine parts manufacturing company.  He left that industry and spent the next 12 years in the mortgage business, a good deal of that owning a mortgage broker firm.  The challenges he faced as a small business owner gave him great insight and a unique ability to assist business owners.  After a merger he worked in the PEO (Professional Employer Organization) sector, eventually making his way into Commercial Insurance, specializing in Private Security Guard insurance, which is where he has remained for the past 12 years.  By focusing exclusively on private security he has been able to form valuable relationships with the Managing Firms and Carriers who insure this highly specialized risk.  With his singular focus comes the ability to assist his clients with risk management/mitigation strategies tailored specifically to this challenging field.

GENE KOCH

Vice Chair (Ret.)

Gene Koch is a veteran of 51 years of professional service including more than 20 years as an airline captain and a decade as a guard and field commander for Frontier Asset Protection in Tucson, Arizona.

Mr. Koch chose to continue his involvement with APSPA beyond his retirement to share his experience with newcomers to the security industry and to assist the association in its efforts to advocate for the security industry in Arizona. Besides serving as vice chair, Mr. Koch also services on the APSPA Legislative Committee and the newsletter committee. He was the first to receive a lifetime membership in APSPA.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Koch has been an instructor for more than two decades in Wright Flight, a motivational program that teaches youth how to set goals and achieve them by using flying as a catalyst.
 

Mr. Koch is also an astronomy enthusiast and serves as a docent at Kitt Peak Observatory near Tucson.

SHERI CARTER

Secretary

Sheri has been in the security industry for 25 years and has held positions in Operations, Sales, Human Resources and Corporate Services. She has been a member of The Arizona Private Security Professional’s Association since its founding in 2003. She is also a member of ASIS International at both the national and local level for which she has held the position of Secretary and is currently the Foundations Chair. 

 

Sheri has been with Anderson Security Agency since 1998 and has been instrumental in the growth and success of the organization. Sheri received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Arizona State University in 1992.

DIANA ZELLERS

Treasurer

Diana Zellers is the principal and license holder for Bolt Security Guard Services servicing multiple locations in the State of Arizona.  As a female owner in a male dominated business, Diana has been a leader in the security industry for 20 years, never missing a year in the Phoenix Business Journal as a Top 20 Security Guard Agency.  With her experience, Diana has honed her skills to lead a company focused on customer service, integrity, and ethics, driving company growth through the addition of new services and markets, even working closely with her competitors to grow her business.  The integrity of her company has earned her recommendations from some well-known national clients.   Throughout Diana’s professional career she has always maintained a hands-on approach to the benefit of her clients and employees, utilizing technology every step of the way.

KIMBERLY ANDERSON-MATICH

Founder, APSPA

Board Member Emeritus

 

Kimberly Anderson-Matich is the Owner/CEO of Anderson Security Agency. She was introduced to the security industry at a very young age. She had always aspired to owning her own company and as a result, following in her father’s footsteps, established Anderson Security Agency, Ltd. offering professional security officers to businesses throughout Arizona.

Kim founded the Arizona Private Security Professionals’ Association in 2006 to provide a resource for the security industry to exchange information, knowledge, and methods to expand and develop a higher degree of security professionalism. Also, to provide a resource for interaction with federal, state and local agencies in the enforcement and licensing of new and current licensees.

Kim has also served on the Board of Directors of Silent Witness, Fax Net 1, Workshops for Youth and Families and Goodwill Industries; she is a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Phoenix Chapter of ASIS and serves on the ASIS National Security Services Council. Ms. Matich has been selected as the ASIS Phoenix Chapter's Security Professional of the Year, she has won a Community Service Award from the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and she was selected by AZ Business Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women of 2016.

She is currently serving on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau, the Board of Directors for the David Johnson Foundation and has been a member of Vistage for nine years.

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