Bill Cousins MS, CPP, is CEO of WJ Cousins & Associates LLC, a firm which offers a full range of investigative, security and consulting service for individuals, law firms, corporations and government agencies, in addition to expertise in designing security plans for all medical marihuana facilities ensuring compliance with state requirements. Cousins is a former Secret Service agent who earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University and a Master of Science degree from the Police Executive Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins University. He was a police officer for seven years before serving as a United States Secret Service Agent for 22 years. He entered private industry where he was the Director of Security for a major automotive corporation where he led a team of security personnel in the areas of vulnerability and threat assessments, executive protection, investigations, physical security as well as personal security for a company of ex-pats and their families across the globe. Cousins was also the Head of Security for a major automotive supplier in Detroit and led all security programs for over 30 facilities across four continents including vulnerability and threat assessments, travel security, investigations, executive protection, and kidnapping and ransom programs. He has established his expertise in investigations, security, training and protection, which helped him to start his own private security firm.