Kimberly Anderson-Matich – CEO
Kimberly Anderson-Matich was introduced to the security industry at a very young age. She had always aspired to owning her own company and as a result, following in her father’s footsteps, established Anderson Security Agency, Ltd. offering professional security officers to businesses throughout Arizona and Nevada. Ms. Matich has surrounded herself with experienced and talented people with decades of experience in the security industry. Advanced training in security technology, industrial security training, and her involvement in the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) have enhanced her success as well as her talent in public relations.
Kim’s foresight has allowed her company to introduce the state’s first privately-owned emergency command unit, which is a multi-purpose vehicle used for on-site training, human resources, emergency, and strike situations. Ms. Matich serves on the Board of Directors of Silent Witness and FaxNet1; additionally she has served on the board of Goodwill Industries and Workshops for Youth and Families; she is a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Phoenix Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and serves on the ASIS National Private Security Services Council. Ms. Matich was selected as the ASIS Phoenix Chapter’s Security Professional of the Year in 2000, she was a regional finalist in the Bank One Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards for Customer Care and Client Service and in 2007 she was a finalist in the Arizona State University William P. Carey’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, and has won a Community Service Award from the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Kim serves as the executive director for the H.P. Anderson Sr. Private Security Museum. In addition, Ms. Matich oversees the prestigious annual citizenship award given to a local child for a heroic act he or she exuded.
Ms. Matich has been instrumental in introducing women into the security industry. She has hired, trained, and promoted women to equal positions with the men in the company; not to mention the large role she plays in philanthropic services throughout the Valley of the Sun.
Being a mentor and an extreme community activist is only a miniscule duty Matich performs. She and her company belong to and support the Better Business Bureau, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and the Arizona Contractors Association.
Donald “Craig” Houk, CPP – COO
Craig has over 33 years of combined military, law enforcement, and security senior level management experience and known for his expertise, integrity, and high service standards in domestic and international corporate security. As a 30-year retired military combat veteran of the United States Army, he served in multiple commands in the Military Police Corps and retired with the rank of Colonel. He held various administrative and command positions and is experienced at managing large-scale employee populations and annual budgets, training, and security and law enforcement operational requirements supporting large communities. He is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has over 18 years in client and contract based safety and security programs supporting multiple Fortune 500 companies globally while focusing on management of security administrations and operations, law enforcement collaborations, and public safety initiatives. He has a proven track record of implementing innovative strategies and procedures that promote efficiencies while substantially increasing security levels. He graduated from the University of Nevada – Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Webster University with a Master of Arts in Management. Craig is a member of ASIS International, InfraGard, International Association of Chiefs of Police, current board member and past President of Silent Witness, and board member of the Veteran’s Heritage Project.
Debbie Anderson – Executive Vice President
Debbie Anderson joined Anderson Security Agency, Ltd. in 1985. During her employment through 1989 she worked and gained her experience as an accountant, Chief Dispatcher, Director of Security, and finally the Director of the Training Academy. She joined Security Bureau, Inc., which later became Wells Fargo Guard Service, as an Assistant Personnel Specialist.
Debbie’s objective at Anderson Security Agency, Ltd. is to help build the most professional security organization of its kind with well-trained and qualified personnel. She is a member of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, BOMA, Arizona Contractors Association, and has served as Secretary with ASIS.
Howard P. Anderson, Sr. – Advisor and Consultant
Howard Anderson, Sr. organized his first security guard service company at the age of 21. In 1956, he began Arizona State Guard and Detective Agency, which later became known as Continental Security Guards. Under Mr. Anderson’s guidance, Continental Security Guards became the largest, most diversified security firm in Arizona and had offices through major U.S. cities in addition to its Phoenix headquarters.
Mr. Anderson has been an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO), the American Society for Industrial Security, the National Fire and Burglar Alarm Association, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. He holds multiple ratings in aircraft and helicopter training. Mr. Anderson serves as an advisor and consultant to Anderson Security Agency, Ltd., which houses the H.P. Anderson, Sr. Private Security Museum.
The corporate headquarters building was also dedicated to Mr. Anderson by his daughter and the founder of Anderson Security Agency, Ltd., Kimberly Anderson-Matich.