Daniel Sepulveda, President - Security
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
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
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
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
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.
Julie O’Brien, Security, Region 1
Julie O’Brien is a Project Manager/Forensic Investigator with the Port Authority of NY/NJ, Office of Inspector General, and is a Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
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
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.
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
Kevin Cassidy is a Professor in the Security, Fire & Emergency Management Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Kevin is also a licensed Private Investigator in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Prior to that Kevin was Director of Public Safety and Risk Management for John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Vice President, Global Security for Thomson Reuters. He was responsible for the security and safety of one of the largest information and financial news service providers throughout the world. His extensive knowledge of security, safety and business continuity allowed him to interface with building owners and facility managers worldwide.
Kevin has an MA and BA in Criminal Justice Administration from John Jay College. He has written several articles on security, business continuity and fire safety as well as a book entitled Loss Prevention and Fire Safety. Kevin lectures regularly on security and business continuity for various professional organizations.
Active Past Presidents/Board Members
Theresa A. Balfe
John M. Beck, CPP
Anthony B. Carter
Mario J. Doyle, CPP
Bruce H. Hulme, CFE
John F. Matula, CFE
Rainer A. Melucci, CFE
Robert S. Tucker
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