HDA’s PCSC Honors Four Outstanding Security Leaders at Annual Seminar
April 20, 2022
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) today recognized four security leaders at the annual PCSC Educational Seminar in Whippany, N.J. The PCSC Award is presented to supply chain security professionals who have exhibited remarkable standards of honesty and integrity while working tirelessly to protect and serve their communities.
The 2022 PCSC Award recipients include:
One of the founding members of the PCSC, Terry Carrico guided security efforts at McKesson Corporation for 15 years, most recently serving as Chief Security Officer before retiring in 2021. He helped to modernize the company’s Global Security Operations Center in Atlanta, which monitors more than 100 distribution facilities along with McKesson corporate headquarters and 40 office sites. His past industry experience includes working in Global Asset Protection for Pfizer. Mr. Carrico served for 24 years in the United States Army Military Police Corps, graduating from the FBI National Academy and retired as an Army Colonel. He continues to be a role model and mentor to veteran employees and previously served as executive sponsor for the McKesson Military Resource Group.
Another founding member of the PCSC, Bruce Gundy served as AmerisourceBergen’s Senior Director of Security and Investigations for 17 years, retiring in January 2022. In that role, Mr. Gundy directed all of AmerisourceBergen’s global and domestic investigations as well as security operations. He also served as Supply Chain Security Director, working with stakeholders to ensure the safe delivery and integrity of all products flowing through the company’s distribution network. Before entering the private sector, Mr. Gundy served as a law enforcement officer in Berks County Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years — in both patrol and investigative functions. A longtime member of the PCSC Advisory Board, Mr. Gundy’s influence and input have helped establish many of the supply chain security initiatives the Coalition is recognized for today.
Over a 23-year career at the FBI, Tom Hauck has served in a range of roles, including as an Undercover Program Manager for both domestic terrorism and criminal enterprise initiatives; a Coalition Leader for pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain crimes; a Senior Special Agent for financial crimes; and as a Bureau Compliance Officer. He is currently a Special Agent in Charge assigned to the Bureau’s Newark office. Mr. Hauck, whose efforts to ensure pharmaceutical supply chain security have been recognized by numerous organizations, including the PCSC, has led significant undercover efforts to protect the sector from illicit drug distributors and pharmaceutical cargo thieves. He is a current member of the PCSC Advisory Board.
Cynthia Hetherington was the PCSC’s principal partner in “Operation Vax,” a large-scale public and private sector intelligence-sharing effort to help secure COVID-19 vaccines during the federal government’s initial rollout. As the Founder and President of The Hetherington Group, she has led national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. Over the years, Hetherington Group investigations have recovered millions of dollars for their clients in high-profile corruption cases. Ms. Hetherington founded the OSMOSIS Institute, which annually brings together hundreds of government and private sector investigators to learn about Open-Source Intelligence – providing training from some of the most recognized social media and open-source experts in the world.
“I am proud to honor these exemplary leaders, whose collective vision and dedication have not only helped to grow the PCSC, but critically, have made a significant impact on the safety and security of the global pharmaceutical supply chain,” said Chuck Forsaith, Vice President, Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition. “Terry, Bruce, Tom and Cynthia have made incredible contributions to save lives and protect communities. All of us with the PCSC celebrate their achievements.”
About the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition
HDA’s Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition offers supply chain security intelligence; access to contacts from industry, government and vendor trade disciplines; physical and supply chain security assessments; a reference library of supply chain security publications, articles and related documents; as well as opportunities to attend educational events. Primarily (but not exclusively) focused on the pharmaceutical industry, PCSC provides useful insights for anyone interested in supply chain security.
About the Healthcare Distribution Alliance
The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.
About Hetherington Group (Hg)
Hg is committed to sharing expertise, so the world can be a safer place. As a leader in open source intelligence gathering, it provides accredited training to industry professionals across the country. Hg offerings include seminar and webinar training in beginner, intermediate, and advanced internet and social media investigations; online ethics and best practices; online monitoring tools; fraud examinations; and open source intelligence searching. Annually, Hg staff train over 8,000 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices. Material is timely and actionable. Participants gain useful knowledge which can be used in the course of their own investigations. Hg is an NSA Center of Excellence grant recipient charged with developing and offering training opportunities at the U.S. Department of Defense and academic settings. Hg classes are ACFE, NASBA, DHS, LPF, SHRM, and ASIS approved for continuing professional education credits.