PLE Executive Bio’s
Craig Hoschouer is the President of Safety & Security Solutions, Inc. (dba PLE Group) and has been with PLE Group and the predecessor company, Professional Law Enforcement, Inc., since October 1996. Previously, Mr. Hoschouer held the positions of Executive Vice President, Vice President of Operations, and Marketing Director.
Mr. Hoschouer’s responsibilities include the oversight of the company’s four primary business units: Crisis Management Services, Special Investigations, School Security Services and the Technical Services. Additionally, he conducts or manages most financial investigations, and provides on-sight management and oversight of many of PLE’s physical security assessments as well as strike security projects.
In 1998, Mr. Hoschouer developed PLE Group’s School Security Program to help schools comply with the School Safety Plan requirements as outlined in the Ohio Revised Code, section 3313.536. PLE continues to improve the School Safety and Security related products and services under his expertise and guidance.
Prior to joining PLE Group, he was Vice President of Commercial Banking for a large regional bank holding company. In this capacity, Mr. Hoschouer managed a large commercial loan portfolio, developed new banking relationships, and performing detailed financial analysis to determine the credit worthiness of borrowers. Mr. Hoschouer had 15 years of banking experience prior to joining PLE Group.
Mr. Hoschouer earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton in August 1996. He successfully completed the 475-hour Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy, the Basic and Advanced Reid Interview and Interrogation Courses, as well as the beginning and advanced Scientific Content Analysis courses offered through LSI-Scan. He has earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from the American Society for Industrial Security in 2007 and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in 2010.
Mr. Hoschouer serves on the Loan and Investment Committee CityWide Development since 1995 and has previously served on several other local area non-profit boards. Mr. Hoschouer is also Scoutmaster for a local Boy Scout Troop in which his sons participate.
Keith Warren, Vice President of PLE Group, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s School Security, Special Investigations, and Executive Protection business units. Specifically, Mr. Warren manages client relationships for those needing school security assessment and/or crisis management plan development. He typically conducts these assessments himself and directly manages other PLE employees in conducting the assessments when he does not personally complete them. Additionally, he works closely with clients to ensure PLE Group’s investigative services (e.g., corporate undercover investigations, fraud investigations, and surveillances) are tailored to meet the clients’ needs. He personally provides executive protective services as needed for clients.
Prior to joining PLE Group in 2006, Mr. Warren served on active duty with the United States Air Force for 21 years, 17 of which he was a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. During his career as a federal agent, Keith conducted and supervised felony criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations. Additionally, he researched, developed, and presented anti-terrorism awareness training for thousands of individuals traveling to high-risk countries. He also augmented Air Force security assessment teams, identifying potential vulnerabilities and proposing recommendations to mitigate potential threats.
In addition to his many years of investigative experience, Keith has worked extensively in Executive Protection (EP). From 2003 through 2007, he served as the personal EP officer to two senior US Air Force (4-star) Generals. As Commanders of the Air Force Materiel Command, these generals were in charge of 10 major US Air Force bases with over 78,000 personnel. In 1999, Keith served as the personal EP officer for the Joint Chief of Staff of the Greek military during a formal visit to Washington, DC for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference. In 2004, he was the detail leader of an EP team providing security to a former US Ambassador in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. In 2005, he was individually selected to serve as the personal EP officer for the Italian Under-Secretary of Defense during an international conference in Washington, DC. He has assisted on countless other EP details, including the Secretary of the US Air Force, the US Secretary of Defense, the South African Minister of Defense, and the Minister of Defense for the former Czechoslovakia.
He is a graduate of Mount Olive College, receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. His military decorations include the US Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal (7 citations), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal (3 citations), the US Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (with 1 citation), the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. In 1988, while assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Keith was chosen as the Airman of the Year (junior enlisted category) from among several hundred of his peers.
Tim Hunsaker is a Vice President of PLE and is responsible for arranging international executive protection, and manages several client relationships. Since joining PLE Group in September 2008, Mr. Hunsaker has been intimately involved in assisting with our client’s executive protection and physical security assessment needs. He also assists with the development of our school safety plans for our K-12 school clients.
With over 24 years of public law enforcement experience, he is well-versed in physical security and investigative matters. In addition to his normal duties as a police officer, Tim worked extensively with schools, serving 8 years as the D.A.R.E. officer and School Resource Officer for the Miamisburg City School District’s 9 schools. In recognition of his knowledge of public safety, as well as familiarity with school administrators and the unique challenges presented to them, Tim was asked to partner with Miamisburg City School District to co-write the crisis management plans for all of the district’s schools. He also consulted on the creation of crisis management plans for school districts in surrounding jurisdictions. He has advised superintendents and other school district leadership on the implementation of crisis plans, including response protocols and procedures.
Prior to joining PLE Group in September 2008, Tim served as the lead Criminal Justice instructor for Southwestern College in Franklin, Ohio. Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Defiance College and is a graduate of St. John’s University, receiving a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
RON A. FLOWERS, CPP, ARM, CCEP
Ronald Flowers is a Regional Vice President with Safety & Security Solutions, Inc. (dba PLE Group). He joined PLE Group in May of 2017.
Mr. Flowers’ responsibilities include investigations, threat assessments, physical security, contingency planning and management, general safety, emergency planning and compliance.
Prior to joining PLE Group, Mr. Flowers was employed for 17 years by MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., Jasper, IN. where he was responsible for enterprise-wide security, risk management, environmental, safety, emergency planning and corporate compliance functions. He retired on March 31 as a Senior Vice President. He is a retired law enforcement officer and has over 12 years risk management, security, and safety experience with several private sector organizations in the insurance and communications industries.
Mr. Flowers earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Lebanon Valley College (1982) and an associate’s degree in police administration/criminal justice from Harrisburg Area Community College (1974). He has earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from the American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS), the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation from the Insurance Institute of America and the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) designation from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. He is also a graduate from the Northwestern University Traffic Institute (accident reconstruction) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Academy.
Mr. Flowers is a recognized public speaker and presenter on leadership, ethics, compliance, security, and risk management topics and has testified in local, state and federal courts as an expert witness. He has received numerous decorations and awards throughout his career.
Civic service and community involvement includes 35 years in the volunteer fire and EMS services, 20 years paid and volunteer emergency management service and memberships with Fraternal Order of Police, Boy Scouts of America, American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS), American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSE), Risk Management Society (RIMS), Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) and the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).