Press Release // August 11, 2017
St. Louis – Whelan Security Management Company, Inc. (d/b/a Whelan Security) is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke Hutsell, CPP, SPHR to the position of Vice President for the North Central Region. In this new role, Luke will have management responsibility of various Whelan entities and support teams servicing customers throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Luke will continue to support key national, multi-regional and strategic accounts across several Whelan entities as well.
Prior to joining Whelan Security in 2014, Luke was Chief Administrative Officer of a national boutique facility services firm focused exclusively on the education market and before joining the facility services firm, Luke spent thirteen (13) years with Securitas Security Services USA. Luke joined Securitas as a Regional Vice President – Human Resources with responsibility for supporting a nine state region consisting of thirty-four offices and then spent ten (10) years as an Area Vice President with initial responsibility for Missouri, Illinois and Iowa and ultimately the Rocky Mountain Region. With over twenty-four years of management, human resources, and safety experience, including more than fifteen years in the contract security industry, Luke brings a wealth of experience to his new role leading the North Central Region.
Luke is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri where he earned a bachelor’s degree in safety and also holds a master’s degree in human resources from Ottawa University. Luke is active in several industry organizations including ASIS International through which he is a Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and also serves as Chairman of the local ASIS International chapter in St. Louis, MO. In addition, Luke is a Board Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves on the Advisory Board of St. Louis University’s School of Criminal Justice.
Luke can be reached at the following contact information:
About Whelan Security Management Company, Inc.
Whelan Security Management Company, Inc. is an affiliated entity of the Whelan family of companies (d/b/a Whelan Security). With aggregate annual revenue of nearly $200M and more than 8,000 employees serving customers throughout the U.S. Whelan Security ranks as one of the top ten firms in the contract security industry and one of the top five privately held contract security firms in the country. As a third generation, family-owned organization founded in 1949, Whelan offers our clients and employees the best of both worlds – the personal touch of an organically grown company and the depth of resources of a national organization. At Whelan Security, we take great pride in the unique culture of our family owned business which manifests in the form of highly responsive customer service, performance-based partnerships, and deeper, trust-based relationships with our clients and employees.