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Patricia Lloyd, CPP.

Patricia Lloyd, CPP, understands the workings of the federal government. The Denver resident has worked for the General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Protective Service (FPS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Minerals Management Service (MMS). "Denver has the second-largest federal government population outside of Washington, D.C.," Lloyd states.

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She credits her successful career to the mentoring of individuals she has met along the way. The first was a friend who encouraged her to apply for a position with the GSA Federal Protective Service as a physical security specialist. "'You can do this,'" she says her mentor told her. The gentle prodding and reassurances moved Lloyd to apply. She ultimately got the job and was a star pupil during training. She was eventually assigned to the physical protection of the federally owned and leased buildings in downtown Denver.

Lloyd says she joined ASIS "for networking opportunities," and she has not been disappointed. "I've met incredibly talented people since joining ASIS," Lloyd says, many of whom have helped nurture her security career. She cites her local chapter, Denver Mile-Hi, for its active mentoring through a steady stream of educational workshops and seminars.

In 2002, Lloyd became board certified in security management, earning her Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation. She says that her government employers are well aware of the value of the designation as a marker of a broad security education. She hopes to someday mentor others who wish to move forward in their security careers and in their studies to earn the CPP.

--By Vicki Contavespi, ASIS public relations manager
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Date:Aug 1, 2004
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