LTG Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Ret.), appointed Chairman of the Board for Grand ISS

LTG Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Ret.), appointed Chairman of the Board for Grand ISS

The General to play a critical role in fulfilling the company’s commitment to align security and emergency preparedness with the realities of the global marketplace 

St, Petersburg, FL – May 11, 2009 – Grand ISS today announced the appointment of retired Army Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré, as Chairman with effect from February 2009.  “We are very proud to have the General, an American icon, at the helm to help us achieve our targeted objectives at home and abroad,” said Grand ISS CEO, Ralph V. Frasca, Jr.

Grand ISS is a provider of comprehensive risk solutions worldwide. The company’s developmental security initiatives focus on strengthening defense capacity and protecting infrastructure expansion in developing countries and emerging economies particularly throughout Africa.  Mr. Frasca said the company would draw on the General’s extensive experience and vast knowledge to sharpen solutions with mission critical efficiencies that create client value.

“The General’s strategic and tactical insight gives us a huge competitive advantage,” said Mr. Frasca.  “Leveraging the totality of his specialized expertise brings a new breadth and depth to our solutions and uniquely positions us to capitalize on a significant number of global market opportunities across federal, state, local and tribal governments – as well as the private sector – and drive long-term growth.” 

During his 37-year Army career, General Honoré was responsible for overseeing the training and deployment of more than 500,000 military members from all Services which comprised the largest military deployment since World War II.  He also had command of Joint Task Force-Katrina in which he led the Department of Defense response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and directed the operations of over 22,000 Service members, 200 aircraft, and 20 ships.   The General continues to lecture nationally on the operations and lessons of these hurricanes.  His new book, “Survival,” was recently released.  While a memoir about Hurricane Katrina, the book also encourages readers to work toward a culture of preparedness as a new way of thinking to help improve planning for future disasters and better organize post recovery management. 

“I look forward to assisting Grand ISS in devising innovative ways to manage the complexities of risk worldwide,” said General Honoré. “Multicultural clients, emerging national governments, as well as domestic leaders and professionals have much to gain by investing in focused solutions that better quantify and manage risk… whether operational, strategic, financial… or catastrophic and related to acts of terrorism or natural disasters.”

Steven C. Purl, Grand ISS’ COO stated that the appointment underscores a commitment to building a strong talent pipeline to deliver as a leadership company.  “The General’s recognized capabilities make him the ideal person to guide our efforts in promoting the heightened importance of security as a prerequisite for sustained social and economic growth,” said Mr. Purl.  “His input will be invaluable as we continue to develop the highest quality solutions that bring measurable benefits in the areas of military and law enforcement training, risk management, and best practices consultancy to communities, governments, and businesses throughout the world.”

About GRAND ISS
Grand ISS is a global solutions provider delivering integrated services in the core areas of security, risk management consultancy, private intelligence and investigatory forensics.  The company serves the interests of commercial, government, and private clients by offering structured solutions that meet individualized specifications.  With a worldwide network of 2,600 special security operatives, 5,000 former law enforcement personnel, and over 3,700 forensic scientists, engineers and technicians located in research centers around the globe, Grand ISS effectively performs to improve efficiencies and extend capacity to assist clients reduce exposure to all types of risk, as well as facilitate the successful resolution of investigation and litigation matters. Grand ISS is co-located in St. Petersburg, Florida and Swindon, England.  For more information, call 727.797.6545 or visit online at www.grandiss.com

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