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Robert Sypult

Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council

Bob Sypult was the Director of Corporate Security & Emergency Preparedness for the Southern California Edison Company, an energy company located in Rosemead, California, for over 20 years. He also had responsibility for providing security services to the Edison International affiliates.

Prior to joining Southern California Edison, Mr. Sypult held senior security management positions with Phillips Petroleum Company and the Salt River Project, a utility in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to entering the private sector, he was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a U.S. Army veteran, with service in Vietnam.

He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, with graduate studies at Arizona State University. He holds professional designations as a Certified Protection Professional and as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

He is the past President of the Los Angeles County Peace Officers’ Association, and has served as a Chapter and Committee Chairman of the American Society for Industrial Security. He is the past President of the Chief Special Agents Association, and past Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute’s Security Committee. He is also a member of the California Peace Officer’s Association, the International Security Management Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is the past Chairman of the California Utilities Emergency Association.

Mr. Sypult is an active participant in local and national Homeland Security efforts, through participation with the Terrorism Early Warning Group, the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Edison Electric Institute’s Security Committee (EEI), the California Terrorism Information Center (CATIC), and the FBI InfraGard Program. He also authored segments of the EEI/NERC Security Guidelines and assisted with the development of the NERC Cyber Security Standards.