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Meet our lineup of conference speakers, all highly-regarded industry professionals. Plan to join them for timely sessions packed with fresh ideas and innovative solutions to better secure your credit union and its members.

Carol Dodgen

Owner, Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC

Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting. Since 1998, her company has been providing services for businesses, financial institutions, and government entities to include training, ATM lighting inspections, and security assessments. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank. She earned her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice instructor. Carol is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training for over 100,000 corporate, manufacturing, utility, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 26 years. Carol earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Designation) and provides instruction on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Robbery Prevention and Response, and Personal Safety. In 2009, Carol was appointed by the governor to serve on the newly formed Alabama Security Regulatory Board and served for 6 years as vice-chair of this board which regulates the security guard industry in the state.

Carol recently produced several video and e-learning programs which provide instruction for financial institutions and businesses on robbery and workplace violence prevention and response.


Mark Park

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Thompson Consulting Group, LLC

Mr. Park retired as a Supervisory Special Agent and an instructor at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia and has been a Certified Police Instructor for over twenty years. Prior to finishing his FBI career as an instructor at the FBI Academy Mr. Park served as the Principal Crisis Management Coordinator at the FBI Norfolk Field Division as well as being a member of the Human Intelligence program at Norfolk. Mr. Park began his career at the Syracuse Resident Agency, Albany Division and served there for 23 years before transferring to the Norfolk Field Division. Mr. Park worked with all the FBI programs while at the Syracuse Resident Agency, with his primary focus being white collar investigations and public corruption.

Throughout his FBI career Mr. Park has provided continuing professional education for the Certified Fraud Examiners in Central New York and Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Park has provided continuing professional education to various banking, insurance and accounting associations as well as local, state and federal law enforcement.

Due to his accounting and financial background Mr. Park concentrated on white collar investigations with Financial Institution Fraud being a primary focus. Mr. Park has investigated all forms of fraud against Financial Institutions to include, but not limited to: internal embezzlement, employees taking advantage of banking customers, loan fraud, mortgage fraud, floor plan schemes and cyber based frauds both targeting and involving Financial Institutions. In addition, Mr. Park has successfully investigated and brought to conviction numerous bank robberies.

Mr. Park has a BS in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University and worked for two regional accounting firms in Connecticut for five years prior to joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1991. Mr. Park finished his accounting career performing audits and preparing financial statements and tax returns for corporate clients.

Barry Thompson

Managing Partner, Thompson Consulting Group, LLC

Barry Thompson, the author of 101 Security Tips for the Beginning Security Officer, is known as “The Fraud Educator.” He has worked in the financial services industry for over three decades, holding the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president. He is the only fraud educator in his industry that has worked in senior management positions, which affords him unique insight into financial institutions. Over the course of his career, Barry handled over 900 security cases. He has been involved with investigations and prosecutions on the federal, state, and local levels, and has testified before grand juries, county courts, bankruptcy courts, family courts, and the New York State Supreme Court.