career experience includes identifying the fundamental changes
needed to position a company to effectively manage risks, increase
top line growth and maximize return on investment. He is recognized
within and outside of his industry as a "change agent"
who provides customers non-traditional, innovative business
solutions that result in more cost effective, higher impact
services proven effective in increasing customers' top line
Rob began his career at age 22 working in the warehouse of a
paper company that was later acquired by International Paper.
He quickly ascended to President and Segment Business Leader
of a division he created. The first of its kind when it was
established, his business, known as the Sterling Group, is recognized
as one of the most successful and innovative groups in the paper
industry to date. His forward thinking, change agent approach
to strategic positioning in supply chain management is the hallmark
of his 26-year career. In fact, Rob is the only three-time winner
of a prestigious top industry award given to those who demonstrate
integrity, leadership and innovation and who have effected cultural
change in the industry.
It is this business acumen that Rob applies to assisting ISS—challenging
the way the company assesses risks and security from a business
perspective to ensure the company provides clients with cost-effective,
viable solutions that are solid, sustainable business decisions.
Rob has served on a number of industry boards and non-profit
civic and social boards throughout his career. He currently
is a member of the boards of Jacobs Ladder, a workforce development
program, Charlotte First Tee, a youth program teaching the principles
of life through the game of golf, Council for Children and the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation Board.
was born in Douglas, Georgia and has been in Charlotte since
1976. He has a B.A. in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, where
he graduated in 1974. Dan started COTTINGHAM-CHALK & ASSOCIATES
in 1983 with John D. Chalk III, specializing in real-estate.
His firm has offices in SouthPark and brings in billions in
Dan has served on the Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, KinderMourn,
The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Myers Park United
Methodist Church Admistrative Board, Teach For America, Public
School Advocate, First Tee, Myers Park Country Club Board, and
the Past President of Charlotte Board of Realtors.
Dan is an avid golfer and gardener and enjoys spending time
with his wife, Linda, and two children, Daniel and Leigh, both
employeed in sales with COTTINGHAM-CHALK & ASSOCIATES.
lifetime resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, John W. Harris
grew up on a farm just outside the city. Thanks to his family’s
vision and leadership, Charlotteans now know that “farm”
John began his professional career with The Bissell Companies,
Inc., a major commercial real estate and investment management
company. After rising to become their President, he went on
to form his own company, The Harris Group, in January 1992.
In 1999, John formed Lincoln Harris, an affiliate company of
Lincoln Property Company.
Today, John is responsible for the development and management
of over 20 million square feet of property throughout the Southeast.
He is a past recipient of the Charlotte News Man of the Year
award, as well as the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of
Realtors Cornerstone Award.
John has served on the boards of Piedmont Natural Gas, the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Leadership Advisory Board
of Directors, The National Association of Basketball Coaches
(NABC), Dominion Resources, Inc., Mapeley Limited and The Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Hospital Authority among many others.
His public service includes a mayoral appointment to the Airport
Advisory Committee, and he is a former chairman of the Charlotte
Regional Partnership, the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill Board of Trustees, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and
the Charlotte Sports Commission.
Hubbard is the former Managing Director, Global Security for
the PricewaterhouseCoopers Network of firms, where he managed
a comprehensive security program. Elements of the security program
included physical security, information security investigations,
travel security, personnel security, investigations regarding
matters both internal and external to the Firm, forensic accounting
investigations, business continuity and crisis management planning,
and security awareness.
He consulted in the areas of general risk, asset protection
and security for a wide array of the firm's clients covering
virtually every industry.
Formerly, Don was Staff Vice President, Security for Trans World
Airlines (TWA). He was also President of International Aviation
Security, Inc., a wholly owned, 1400-employee subsidiary of
TWA, which provided security services to 15 airlines and three
airports at 21 locations throughout Europe and the Middle East.
His previous positions include Manager of Corporate Security
for Howard Hughes' Summa Corporation, and Vice President of
Security and Administration for Playboy Enterprises.
Prior to those security positions, Don spent nine years as a
Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in the Federal Bureau
of Investigation. He began his career as a Commissioned Officer
in the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps.
Don is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has graduate
degrees from Coppin State College and the University of Baltimore.
He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the
FBI, the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), the
International Security Management Association and the Security
to the top of this page