Eddie SorrellsEddie Sorrells, CPP, PSP, PCI, is once again on the IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencers list for 2022, repeating his 2020 appearance. Eddie serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for DSI Security Services in Dothan Alabama and has been with the company for over 30 years. His professional guidance has proven invaluable in DSI’s exponential growth over the past few years and has enabled the organization to thrive in a rapidly consolidating security industry.

The prestigious IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencers list recognizes security professionals who have been a driving force in shaping debate around industry issues, forming regulations and best practices, driving technological innovation, and who have been instrumental in the success of their organization. Award recipients are industry leaders from companies such as Meta, Carnival Corporation, Equifax, PepsiCo and Microsoft.

Eddie makes this year’s appearance at number 4 in the Commercial Security – Association Figures/Academics/Thought Leaders category. He is in good company, with many other influential figures from around the globe representing consulting, contract security and Chief Security Officers.

In addition to his integral role at DSI, Eddie serves on the ASIS International Global Board and is also a board member for The National Association of Security Companies (NASCO).

He continues to be an influential voice in the national media and is a frequent speaker on workplace violence, physical security, employment law, workplace investigations, and other security and business topics. Eddie has been published in Security Management Magazine and has been featured in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Security Management Magazine regarding important issues concerning the private security industry. He also wrote Security Litigation: Best Practices for Managing and Preventing Security-Related Lawsuits, published in 2015.

Eddie has mentored fellow security professionals in the fundamentals of proper risk assessments, legal strategy, and the roles and responsibilities of security officers. He has also served as an expert witness consulting on key legal issues impacting private security companies.

His leadership at DSI along with his active involvement in advancing the industry as a whole make him the perfect candidate for the IFSEC award. Congratulations to Eddie from all of us at DSI. We are thankful for his contribution to the field and proud to see him recognized as a global leader. Click here to read the full list of this year honorees: https://www.ifsecglobal.com/security/revealed-the-ifsec-global-influencers-in-security-2022/