Officers and Directors

Officers

Daniel Sepulveda, President - Security

dsepulveda@aldonys.org 

Daniel Sepulveda is Summit s Vice President of Security. He has over 26 years of law enforcement, executive protection, and security management experience. Dan develops and executes Summit s corporate-wide security policies, standards, and programs, maintaining executive management oversight of security operations in Summit regional offices. In addition, he manages Summit s executive protection and special events operations. Dan maintains close client and industry relationships.

Thomas Ruskin, Vice President - Investigations

truskin@aldonys.org 

Thomas Ruskin has been the President of the CMP Protective and Investigative Group, Inc. for over the past decade. The CMP Group is an internationally recognized investigative and security firm with clients and corporations from around the world. Thomas Ruskin is a highly decorated former New York City Police Detective Investigator. 

Lenny Zapka, Vice President - Security

Lenny Zapka is the Vice President, C.O.O of Alert Security. He has over 30 years of law enforcement, former New York City Police Department, and Retired City of Newburgh Detective.  He manages and oversees the uniformed security and private investigators of his company. His firm specializes in plaintiff personal injury cases, as well as criminal defense for many law firms, and residency issues for School Districts throughout the Hudson Valley. 

Matthew Spaier, Secretary

mspaier@aldonys.org

Matthew Spaier founded Satellite investigations in 2005 and is the president. He has over 15 years experience in investigations and specializes in plaintiff personal injury cases. Satellite Investigations is a boutique investigation company that services personal injury attorneys. Their staff includes bilingual Spanish investigators and retired NYPD Accident Investigation Squad Detectives.

David B. Spencer, Treasurer

dspencer@aldonys.org 

President of Briggs Investigative Services Inc., founded in 1991, David Spencer has a strong criminal justice background. He served for 20 years as a senior investigator for the State Office of Professional Discipline, getting his security roots as a corporate security supervisor for a multi-state retail business. His firm specializes in criminal and civil litigation, fire cause and origin, insurance, surveillance, and background investigations.

Gil Alba, Chairman of the Board

galba@aldonys.org

Gil Alba is nationally known private investigator and security consultant forming Alba Investigations Inc., in 1998. He had a distinguished career with the New York City Police Department attaining the highest investigative rank, First Grade Detective and worked with the Major Case Squad and the FBI/NYPD Violent Crime Task Force specializing in difficult and unusual cases. His article "Missing or Murdered was published in PI Magazine and available in Diana Trepkov s book, Faceless, Voiceless.

Regional Directors

Julie O Brien, Security, Region 1

Julie O Brien is a Foresnsic Auditor at the Port Authority of NY and NJ.

Steven Rambam, Investigation, Region 1

Steven Rambam, Director of Pallorium, Inc., has 35 years of professional experience within the USA and internationally as an investigative and security services provider. Steven is the Education Chairman of the Fraternal Order of Investigators, a Director-At-Large of NCISS and has been awarded the CFE, CPP, PSP, PCI, CSAR and CFCS board certifications. Steven is also the host of a network television show and "Justice Radio", a weekly radio broadcast.

Robert Auletta, Security, Region 2

Robert Auletta is co-president of Summit, one of the New York region s leading providers of reliable security services, with 2,500 employees providing professional security throughout the metropolitan area.

Dennis Lyons, Investigation, Region 2

ALDONYS Investigator of the Year 2008, Dennis Lyons is experienced in civil, accident, insurance, personal injury, general and trial preparation investigations. He is also a licensed process server.

Peter Zirolnik, Investigation, Region 3

Peter Zirolnik is the Founder and President of Zirolink Investigations, Inc., a New York based investigative agency established in 1977.  He has over 35 years of experience in the investigative field and prior employment in the insurance claim industry. His firm specializes in civil litigation, criminal defense, surveillance, matrimonial, and commercial cases. 

Jessica Johnson, Security, Region 3

Kevin Connolly, Investigation, Region 4

Kevin Connolly is the Owner of Armstrong Investigative Services and has deep roots in the Capital District area of New York. After a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, he opened Armstrong Investigations and Consulting Services with a focus on criminal defense and civil litigation along with criminal justice consulting services.

Anthony Strollo, Security, Region 4

As a military and law enforcement veteran, Anthony R. Strollo is founder and president of Independent Security Services (ISS). His company s licensed and trained professionals, many of whom are current and/or former military and law enforcement veterans, provide protective and investigative services. Before reporting for duty, ISS employees graduate from the Executive Protection Institute or other national or international professional training programs.

Leigh F. Hunt, Investigation, Region 5

Leigh F. Hunt has been a New York State Department of State licensed private investigator since 1994. He is a retired major in the New York State Police and holds a master s degree in criminal justice. He previously served as chief of police in Syracuse, N.Y. He can be reached at (315) 263-5044. Leigh is a Regional Investigative Director for ALDONYS.

Douglas M. Amann, Security, Region 5

Doug Amann is the Manager of Investigative Operations at AMRIC Associates, Ltd. Formed in 1994 by former FBI Agents, AMRIC is headquartered in East Syracuse, and has offices throughout upstate NY and Florida and provides a wide variety of investigative and security services to the legal community, corporations and businesses, and the insurance industry. Mr. Amann has over 15 years combined experience in field investigations, training and case management. He has specialized in physical surveillance operations involving injury claims investigations as well as claimant interviews for verification of benefits. 

Richard C. Ingraham, Investigation, Region 6

A New York State-licensed private investigator since 1979, Richard Ingraham served 14 years with the New York State Department of Corrections as a law enforcement officer. In his private practice, based in Rochester, N.Y., he specializes in insurance fraud, missing persons, background investigations, and surveillance.

Mark Garner, Security, Region 6

Mark Garner is the Founder of MAG Private Investigations. From his many years of major case investigations during his time in law enforcement to the years of work in the private sector of investigations, Mark Garner of MAG Private Investigations has been recognized as a leader in many fields of investigations during his career.

Ron Coleman, CFE, Investigation, Region 7

Ronald Coleman is a licensed private investigator and certified fraud examiner based in Buffalo, N.Y. He is president of Empire Protective Services, Inc., and specializes in conducting fraud, background, and missing persons investigations. In addition, Mr. Coleman is a former Internal Affairs investigator and can be reached at http://www.epsinvestigations.com.

Jeffrey Rinaldo, Security, Region 7

Jeffrey Rinaldo is the founder and president of Buffalo Protection & Investigation, Inc., a security and private investigation firm in WNY. He holds a BA from Canisius College with studies in Sociology and Criminal Justice and has over 18 years of experience in security and investigations. Jeff is also currently a detective with the Buffalo Police Department. Website: http://www.buffalopi.com.

Scott Schuster, North Regional At Large Director

Scott is the President of Servico located in Albany, NY. Scott s business focuses on strategic consulting, including business plan and sales strategy development. It focuses on advising new businesses on the formation of corporations and business structures, drafting private policies and structuring commercial transactions. Servico also offers private investigation services.

Kevin Cassidy, South Regional At Large Director

Active Past Presidents/Board Members

Gil Alba

Theresa A. Balfe

John M. Beck, CPP

Joseph Biondo

Anthony B. Carter

Mario J. Doyle, CPP

Jack Goldsborough

Bruce H. Hulme, CFE

Michael Hymanson

John F. Matula, CFE

Rainer A. Melucci, CFE

Robert S. Tucker

William Vassell

David E. Zeldin, CFE

ALDONYS Past Presidents

2015-16             Gil Alba

2013-14             Mario J. Doyle, CPP

2011-12             Theresa A. Balfe

2009-10             Robert S. Tucker

2007-08             Joseph Biondo

2005-06             William C. Vassell

2003-04             Anthony B. Carter

2001-02             John M. Beck

1999-00             Dennis Langel

1997-98             Michael P. Hymanson

1995-96             Rainer A. Melucci

1993-94             John B. Goldsborough

1991-92             David E. Zeldin

1989-90             Robert M. Diamond

1987-88             Robert J. Cofini

1985-86             John F. Matula

1983-84             Louis A. Bommattei

1981-82             Bruce H. Hulme

1979-80             Victor C. Kaufman

1977-78             Max J. Binder

1975-76             Harry Goff

1973-74             George R.E. Aring

1971-72             James P. Laverty

1964-70             Miriam D. Oslar

1963-64             Bernard Warshower

1962-63             Jack H. Levin

1960-62             Edward J. Burke

1959-60             Walter Lovinger

1954-59             Edward J. Blaney

1953-54             Albert W. Berman

1951-53             Raymond L. Barnes

1950-51             Irving Shumbord