G. Randolph Uzzell Jr.
Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council
G. Randolph “Randy” Uzzell Jr. passed away January 4, 2021. Randy was an active security community member, ISMA Life Member, ASIS Life Member, Chapter Chairman, committee member, volunteer and friend to everyone he met in the industry. A true “Southern Gentleman” and devoted family man, Randy was quick to volunteer and assist others whenever possible. Mentoring, coaching, making himself available for advice, or rolling up his sleeves and doing the heavy lifting were all things Randy will be remembered for – by many.
Randy had multiple degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Guilford College. He loved his hometown of Greenville and was actively involved in the community. He hosted numerous security events for the community and after retiring from Burlington Industries as CSO, he opened his office downtown and became a community security resource.
Randy was a founding member of BSAG which was eventually merged with the SEC. He was also a founding Emeritus Faculty Member (former successful CSOs), of the SEC. An expert in budget and financial management, his passion with the SEC was Aviation Security Reviews and IRS Compliance Audits. His work product was always excellent; his clients developed confidence and trust in his work. But it was his ability to connect with and genuinely care about the people he worked with, that most will remember.
Randy often expressed his belief in and support for the mission of the SEC, and he frequently stated to those who would listen that those that became a client of the Security Executive Council “… have a unique opportunity to drive the evolution of the security profession to the next level. The SEC will provide the vehicle to create lasting change for the security profession.” Randy was so much a part of that mission and change. We will all miss our friend and colleague greatly.