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Ray Blackwell, CPP

Ray Blackwell, CPP, Vice President, is the Head of Kroll Security Group and has been with the firm since its inception in 1982.

In addition to serving as the Head of Kroll Security Group, Ray’s responsibilities include serving as Principal-in-Charge for project engagements.  As Principal-in-Charge Ray assumes overall responsibility for the engagement and is responsible for contract management, coordinating all consulting and engineering resources to ensure their availability, and quality control.


In the course of his professional security career, which includes over 28 years of service, Ray has gained extensive experience managing personnel and project teams consisting of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience.  He is proficient in all aspects of security consulting including threat and vulnerability assessments, program development, system planning, system design and engineering, bid award and contract negotiation assistance, system implementation management and system commissioning.

Ray Blackwell

Professional Experience

Academic / K - 12

  • Austin Independent School District – Austin
  • Aldine Independent School District – Aldine
  • Hockaday School – Dallas

Academic / College & University

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nova Southeastern University – Ft. Lauderdale
  • Prairie View A & M University – Prairie View
  • Texas A & M University – College Station
  • University of California at San Diego – San Diego
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio


  • Haven for Hope – San Antonio

Education, Certifications & Recognitions

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1982
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau #564769

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Energy Security Council (ESC)
  • American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Ray Blackwell

Vice President

1025 Main Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
United States

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