Larry E. Ness Ph.D.
Larry Ness, Ph.D. is the President/Owner of
Ness Group International.
Larry is a former member of the U.S. Secret Service, where
he was also a Faculty Member with the Federal Law Enforcement
He served as a Corporate Security Director
for a major Utility, and was Executive Director for the
Electric Power Research Institute, Dallas, TX.
Larry also served as Chairman of the North Dakota Parole
Board, was past member of the North Dakota Pardon Board,
and was President of the Board, Heartview Foundation, a
drug and alcohol treatment facility.
He is a seasoned speaker and has given numerous
presentations on Utility/Energy Security, published articles
on Security in national Energy Publications and recently
completed writing a 400-page book entitled "Protecting
Our Nations Utility/Energy Infrastructures".
Larry holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Management.
Ashley K. Ness
Ashley K. Ness is a Licensed Private Investigator,
Security Consultant, Commissioned Security Officer, and Personal
Protection Officer (PPO).
Ashley specializes in Criminal Background Checks,
Due Diligence Checks, and provides Private Protection Services
to High Profile Executives. She is also a certified EMT (Emergency
Medical Technician) with field experience responding to emergency
Ashley has an excellent management, marketing
background with in-depth experience working with crisis management
situations which include on site experience working closely
with the Hurricane Katrina evacuation process in New Orleans.
Ms. Ness additionally has expertise conducting large scale
security assessments in the areas of Physical Security, Cyber
Security, Bio/Chemical Security in the Utility/Energy industry
and the Service Industry.
Ms. Ness attended the University of New Orleans
where she majored in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism and also attended
Delgado Community College (New Orleans) where she majored