Meet the Team
Our President, Sandy Bragg has been with Imperial Security since 2001. She brought over 10 years of event experience with companies such as Doubletree, Adams Mark, Guest Quarters, and Hilton Hotels. Event security services have become her specialty since joining Imperial, planning security for such events as the Philadelphia Flower Show, The Philadelphia International Auto Show, and the Annual Pro Cycling Tour Bike Race through Philadelphia. Sandy is a graduate of Penn State University and is a member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).
Our Director of Operations, Yousef Kassis, LPQ has been with Imperial Security since 2011. Yousef leads Imperial’s exceptional operations team and comes to Imperial Security with an extensive background in big box retail loss prevention management. Yousef coordinates closely with Imperial’s sales team to develop comprehensive security plans for all kinds of clients with varying needs. Yousef has served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Palm Beach County (FL) Sheriff’s Office and as an Auxiliary Police Officer with a Delaware Valley suburban police department. He is a member of the FBIs Infragard program, the Philadelphia Crime Prevention Council, The Hotel Security Directors Association of Philadelphia, the Loss Prevention Foundation, the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and the Fraternal Order of Police. Yousef is First Aid/CPR certified, trained as a bouncer, Wicklander-Zulawski certified in interview and interrogation techniques, and is Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) through the Loss Prevention Foundation.
Our Event Division Operations Manager, Mark Casasanto joined Imperial Security in December of 2009. He brings over 30 years of experience in VIP Services in the hospitality, sports, and entertainment industries. Mark had the very unique opportunity to be part of the Closing Teams for The Spectrum and Veteran's Stadium as well as the Opening Team for the CoreStates Center in 1996 while a member of Comcast-Spectacor and Citizen's Bank Park in 2004 while serving as Assistant Director of Premium Services for the Philadelphia Phillies. He has been involved in many of Philadelphia’s highest profile events over the last quarter century including Live Aid, Hands Across America, 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, the 2000 RNC and the 2008 World Series and Victory Celebration. Before starting his tenure with Imperial Security, Mark served as Director of Team Liaisons for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Championships himself serving as the United States Men’s National Team liaison to the City of Philadelphia. Currently, Mark serves on the Safety Committee for the William Penn Charter School in East Falls, is an active member of the International Special Events Society and keeps Imperial Security’s event team winning repeat business again and again because of the impressive customer service and hospitality he and his team deliver within our event security services.
Our Industrial Division Operations Manager, Sean Murray came to Imperial in 2012 as an Event Supervisor. In 2013, Sean was promoted to the position of Operations Manager overseeing our busiest division. Sean has a background in security spanning many years, most recently in the casino industry. Sean is tasked with overseeing over 300 officers assigned to our over 100 clients at locations throughout the Philadelphia region. His extensive experience and know-how will keep the industrial division consistently exceeding our clients’ expectations.