Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award

The Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award is given annually in memory of the late Wayne J. Wunder, security pioneer and founder of Continental Secret Service in Toledo, Ohio.

The award recognizes exceptional contributions to NCISS by members who characteristically are not in the forefront in terms of recognition.

 The Award reads:“For Dedication, Leadership and Distinguished Service To The Private Investigation And Security Professions”


2018 Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award Recipient


Brad Duffy - Andrea Orozco - Mike Duffy

The 2018 Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award was presented to Andrea Orozco of Castle Rock, Colorado.

Here are some comments from NCISS leaders who have worked with Her:When she says she will get it done – it gets done.” “She goes outside the box for solutions – and this is reflected in her tenure as a Board member.  She is always thinking of others first.”“She quietly goes about her work and never cares about taking credit.”“The Council owes her a lot over the past several years and she will play an integral part in securing its future.”Her steadfast leadership and accomplishments on behalf of the Council and the profession epitomize what the Wunder family originally had in mind for recipients of the Award.

Past Recipents of the Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Alward

(1988) Frank Watts, Fenton Michigan

(1989) Charles Dennis, Severna Park, Maryland

(1990) John Eppick, Glendale, California

(1991) Bert Hinds, Cincinnati, Ohio  

(1992) Eddy McClain, Fallbrook, California

(1993) Vince Ruffolo, Blue Island, Illinois   

(1994) J.D. Vinson, Sr., New Orleans, Louisiana  

(1995) Bob Heales, Engelwood, Colorado

(1996) Mike Myers, New Orleans, Louisiana

(1997) Richard Moling, Columbus, Ohio

(1998) Bruce Hulme, New York, New York

(1999) John Slagowski, Wilmington, Delaware

(2000) Mike Duffy, Davenport, Iowa

(2001) Roy Bucklin, Glenview, Illinois

(2002) Lloyd Davis, Waldorf, Maryland 

(2003) Don C. Johnson, Bloomington, Indiana

(2004) Syd Huckvale, Nanuet, New York

(2005) Bill Asher, Dallas, Texas

(2006) Francie Koehler, Oakland, California

(2007) Almeda E. Dunn, Chicago, Illinois

(2008) Maria Vinson Landry, Lacombe, Louisiana

(2009) Eugene Ferraro, Littleton, Colorado

(2010) John G. Talaganis, Long Beach, California

(2011) Thomas S. Bucklin, Wheeling, Illinois

(2012) Gary Kuty of Columbus, Ohio

(2013) Jimmie Mesis of Freehold, New Jersy

(2014) Terry Myer, Sr. of Columbus, Ohio

(2016) Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI (Greeley, Colorado)

(2017) Brad Duffy Per Mar Security Services (Des Moines, Iowa)

(2018) Andrea Orozco, Castle Rock, Colorado