Washington, DC â€“ Odalys Fajardo-Guerrero, Managing Director of global investigation and security consulting firm Vance's Miami office, overseeing operations in Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean, has been named Vice Chairman of the Latin America Regional Council (LARC), which is part of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State. She joins Luis Reveiz of Oracle Corporation, LARC Chairman, and Ralph Chiocco of Microsoft Corporation, who was named Secretary. The purpose of this Regional Council is to explore and address security issues affecting the Latin American region as a whole.
The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a Federal Advisory Committee with a U.S. Government Charter to promote security cooperation between American business and private sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State as well as other US Government Agencies. OSAC currently encompasses the 34-member core Council, an Executive Office, over 103 Country Councils, and more than 3,500 constituent member organizations, 600 associates and 5 US Government Agencies (US Agency for International Development, US Chamber of Commerce, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Treasury).
Ms. Fajardo-Guerrero has nearly 20 years of public and private sector investigation and security-related experience throughout Latin America, including field-level positions with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and five years with the U.S. Army as a Signal Officer, attaining the rank of Captain. She is an expert in comprehensive security and risk management services, including consulting, physical protection, investigations, litigation support, and compliance programs. Her knowledge of Latin American business practices and customs, her understanding of international and U.S. laws, and her established network of resources, has helped Fortune 500 companies and individuals successfully conduct business in countries throughout Latin and South America. She has managed investigative assignments ranging from corporate internal fraud and malfeasance, due diligence, and litigation support to numerous business and competitive intelligence investigations.
Ms. Fajardo-Guerrero attained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida. She graduated from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate and is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.