Admiral is built around experienced, respected security industry leaders who have a passion for creating a great customer and employee experience.
Admiral/ADM has built our team around experienced, respected leaders who have a passion for creating a great customer and employee experience. We pride ourselves on being accessible, knowledgeable and trusted – this is the gold standard for every market we service.
We are a disrupter of the traditional organizational structure that creates a hierarchy of reports beginning with the principals and ending with the lowest and newest members of the team.Our philosophy is based on creating levels of direct support, rather than direct report – creating a trusted culture that promotes autonomy, creativity and enthusiasm amongst the team.
Eleanor “Vicki” Wells
President & CEO
Vicki has been an integral part of the Peel family business serving in multiple capacities including Operations, Training and Finance. In 2001, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at American University in DC and began working in our accounting department. In 2004, she successfully passed the CPA exam and became the CFO for the Family of Companies. Through the years, she has also obtained a DOD Secret Clearance and Corporate Facility Security Officer(FSO) Certification. In March 2019, Vicki was named President and CEO. Vicki will also remain CFO for the company and plans to work closely with the Board to continue growth into new business enterprises and expanding markets.
George D. Vincent Sr.
Executive Vice President
George started with Admiral Security Services in 1981 as an Operations and Sales Manager. He is responsible for the overall performance of Admiral Security Services and has worked extensively within the Red Coats Family of Companies. George serves on the Corporate Executive Committee, which directs all company policies and procedures and is an active member with the Building and Office Management Association, American Society for Industrial Security, Apartment and Office Building Association. He attended Montgomery College and the University of Maryland with a Major in Criminal Justice.
Leon A. Beresford CPP, PSP, PCI
Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations
Leon is responsible for managing the over-all operations of all Admiral Divisions. He is Board Certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). He has numerous certifications from the Department of Homeland Security and is an active member of ASIS International, AOBA, National Fire Protection Association, Association of Contingency Planners, International Association of Emergency Managers, FBI InfraGard, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and the Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association. He received his degree in Security Administration &Security Management including a Certificate of Leadership Excellence from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and completed the Finance and Accounting program at Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
Vice President, Finance
Anthony joined Admiral Security in 2006. In his role as Vice President of Finance, he provides oversight and support on budgetary and financial matters. Since 1988, he has been employed within the security industry, working with several large, well-known companies in a variety of senior financial roles. Prior to joining Admiral, Anthony owned and operated AHS Consulting, a Security Consulting Company, providing financial analysis and support to a number of US and international based customers.
Angel Ross CPP, MEP, SHRM-SCP
Director of Organizational Initiatives
Angel oversees corporate-wide programs and initiatives regarding training, staffing, technology, and customer support. She is a CPP and Senior Certified Professional designated by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and selected as a “Top 10 Young Trainer” by Training Magazine. Angel has completed the Emergency Management Institute’s Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) making her one of only a handful individuals worldwide certified by EMI and the DHS to conduct drills, tabletops and full-scale emergency exercises. Angel is an active member of ASIS, previously holding the positions of Sergeant at Arms and Chapter Chairwoman and is currently the Secretary for the National Capital Chapter. Angel possesses a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Human Resources.
Vice President of Support Services
Keith oversees training and development, quality assurance, investigations, special services, and compliance departments in support of our core mission. He is formerly the Director in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Office of Risk Management in the Executive Office of the Chief of Police. Mr. Williams then spent time as the head of the Metropolitan Police Academy before returning to the Office of Risk Management. He also has spent time in Recruiting, Homicide, and the Office of the Chief of Police. Keith holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Justice, Law and Criminology & Public Administration from American University and a Master of Science of Management from Johns Hopkins University.
Mid-Atlantic North, Division Vice President
Wayne joined Admiral Security Services in 2004 where he supported 57 Class A office buildings and over 300 Security Officers in the DC Metro Region and shortly after moved into his role of Division Vice President. Wayne spent 22 years in the U.S. Military as an Infantry soldier, Drill Sergeant and Assistant Sergeant of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stationed in Arlington National Cemetery. He was responsible for training and monitoring 220 select military personnel on uniform requirements, communications, security, use of deadly force, weapon use and chain of command and was responsible for the execution of ceremonies at the Pentagon and White House.
Joe Maslanka (CPP)
Mid-Atlantic South & North Carolina, Division Vice President
Joe began his long career in security in 1994 working as a Security Officer in Philadelphia. Since that time, Joe has earned awards for excellence in management and recognition for community work, most specifically for outstanding service in honoring Victims of 9/11 by the Miami Police Department. Joe joined Admiral in 2006, in Richmond, VA where he served on the Private Security Services Advisory Board for the Department of Criminal Justice, is a member of the Richmond chapter of ASIS, Virginia Manufacturers Association and International Real Estate Managers Association where Admiral was recognized as an “Industry Partner of the Year” in 2010.He serves on the board for the Police Athletic League and the Government Sub-committee for the Richmond Business Council. He is also a third Vice President on the board of the Central Virginia Crime Clinic. Joe is a United States Marine veteran and graduated summa cum laude from Strayer University with a B.A. in Business Administration and Human Resources.
South Atlantic & Florida, Division Vice President
Gary joined Admiral Security Services in February 2007 to lead the Florida Region, relocating from Atlanta where he excelled and oversaw the Sales and Marketing teams for a regional contract security company as Vice President of Sales. His success led to the opening of six new markets and doubling the size of his company while maintaining high customer service expectations. Gary attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and immediately thereafter founded Comtech and GC Communications. After many years of impressive growth, the companies were acquired by a major utilities firm. Gary is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).
Division Vice President-Houston and Austin Texas – ADM Security Solutions
Michael Ashlock joined ADM Security Solutions as the Division Vice President for Houston and Austin in September of 2023. Before joining the ADM Security team Michael started his career as a Police Officer in Dallas County where he supervised the tactical operations team. He transitioned into the private security industry working as an investigator for a major communications company in North Texas. He was then promoted to Senior Manager of Security Operations for Texas where he planned, developed, and implemented security programs and strategies for the market. Michael entered the contract security industry working for a global security company as a Director of Operations. He was later promoted to General Manager of a branch overseeing a large portfolio of business. Michael obtained his bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University. He graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society.