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Forrest Hise, CPP, MBA
Managing Senior Partner, Director of Business Development
Operations Team

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Forrest Hise

Forrest Hise is an accomplished Managing Senior Partner and the Director of Business Development at 1st Veterans Security LLC, where he leads a dynamic Business Development (B&D) team to realize the company's strategic vision and long-term goals. His expertise lies in expanding operational territories, managing mission logistics, overseeing operations, and acquiring new corporate clients. Forrest is recognized for his strategic approach in streamlining risk management processes to provide peace of mind and enhance client satisfaction.


With an ASIS International board certification in security management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Forrest's credentials attest to his commitment to excellence in the security domain. In 2023, he was appointed as a board member to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), showcasing his dedication to ethical business practices and consumer trust.


Forrest's leadership extends to public service as well. The Governor of Louisiana appointed him to the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE), where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Legislation Committee and leads the efforts to update the Louisiana laws pertaining to contract security.

Board Positions

June 2023 – Present             Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)

                                              Member Board of Directors; Chairman of Legislation Committee

                                              Appointed By Louisiana Governor

January 2023 – Present        Better Business Bureau (BBB)

                                              Member Board of Directors


January 2024 – Present        ASIS International - Certified Protection Professional (CPP)

                                              Board Certification in Security Management

January 2018 – Present        Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

                                              Tactical Medics Group LLC - NAEMT-TCCC-CMC


2016 – 2018                           Tulane A.B. Freeman School of Business

                                               Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

                                               Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Top 10%; Ranked 2nd)

2010  2014                           Louisiana State University - Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

                                               Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering (Ranked 4th)

                                              Cum Laude Graduate; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Phi                                                                  Kappa Phi Honor Society


                                                Arabic (Elementary - L.S.U. 8 Hours Credit)

                                                French (Basic)

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