Pinkerton Government Services, Inc. Welcomes New Board Members

Jan 19, 2010, 15:18 ET from Pinkerton Government Services, Inc.

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinkerton Government Services, Inc., which specializes in providing a broad range of security and fire services to agencies of the U.S. Government and aerospace/defense contractors across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and Belgium, today announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors effective January 6, 2010.

James Freeze MG USA (Ret.), Chairman.  James Freeze, a member of the previous board, is a veteran of over 50 years in the intelligence, security and electronic warfare arena.  Freeze rose from Private to Major General during a 33-year Army career.  He subsequently established The Freeze Corporation, a professional services firm that provided intelligence, security and management support to government and corporate clients.  In addition to his role with PGS, Freeze currently serves as President of two privately held business corporations.

W. Ralph Basham, Vice Chairman.  Ralph Basham has one of the most distinguished and diverse backgrounds in law enforcement and homeland security. Over the course of his 38 year career in federal law enforcement, he served in senior leadership positions at four of the eight operational components in what is now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and did so as a Senior Executive Presidential appointee in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations. Most recently, Basham led an agency of over 53,000 employees as Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the nation's largest law enforcement agency and the largest operational component of DHS with overall responsibility for the border security of the United States.

W. Asa Hutchinson, Director.  Asa Hutchinson, a Senior Partner of AH Law Group of Rogers, AR, is a former U.S. Attorney for the Fort Smith-based Western District of Arkansas, U.S. Congressman from the Third District of Arkansas, Director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the first-ever Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  President George W. Bush tapped Hutchinson to lead the Border and Transportation Security Directorate, the largest division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with more than 110,000 employees. Hutchinson was confirmed by unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate.

Michael G. Oxley, Director.  Michael G. Oxley, an attorney with Baker Hostetler in Washington, DC, served for 25 years as U.S. Representative of Ohio's Fourth Congressional District. He was appointed Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in 2001.  During his tenure as Chairman, he co-authored the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and created a new accounting oversight board for publicly traded companies. Oxley also is Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Thomas R. Jolly, Director.  Thomas R. Jolly, an attorney and Chairman of the Washington, DC based government and public affairs firm, Jolly/Rissler, Inc. has represented corporate clients, professional and trade associations, educational institutions and domestic and foreign government entities before the United States Congress and Executive Branch of the Federal government for over 30 years.  Jolly is the founding chairman of the Washington Caucus.  Previous to founding Jolly/Rissler, Inc. Jolly was a partner in a Washington, DC law firm.  He has previously served on the Board of Trustees for St. Edwards University (Austin, TX) and the Advisory Board for the Fund for Improvement in Postsecondary Education.  He has for many years worked closely with the Democratic Leadership in the House and Senate.

Pinkerton Government Services, Inc. (PGS) is a subsidiary of Securitas AB, operating under a government approved Proxy Agreement and is headquartered in Springfield, VA.  

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