David Hopp, is a 28 year veteran of the Maryland State Police and achieved the rank of Captain. He is also a veteran of the
United States Marine Corps. He is a certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) and a member of the American Society for
Industrial Security. David is highly decorated and has extensive command, patrol and tactical experience and was a key
Maryland State Police policy maker. His experience includes commanding operations at the Forensic Sciences Division, Human
Resources Division and supervising Counterintelligence and Anti-Terrorism State Police contingency teams for the National
Security Agency and regional criminal patrol forces. David served in either a command or supervisory capacity for 21 of his 28
years with the Maryland State Police.
In addition to his command and supervisory experience, David Hopp has extensive experience in criminal interdiction, tactical
team maneuvers, crowd control, and security operations. He was the Security Director for the Maryland State Police Forensic
Sciences Laboratory system that included a 66K sq ft laboratory, two regional chemistry laboratories and 13 regional crime
scene laboratory locations throughout Maryland. He is the author of the laboratory’s Security Procedures Manual directing all
facets of security and security response. He is certified by the Federal Government in the National Incident Command system
and has provided operational oversight during highly sensitive public events. Additionally, he is certified to conduct blended
CPR, AED and First Aid certification training.
David Hopp is a member in good standing of the Nine Lives Associates, a global network of protection professionals providing executive protection services throughout
the world. He is a personal protection practitioner and provides executive protection for ultra high net worth clients, political leaders and their families.
David also has 22 years of experience managing private security details including those in the hospitality, residential, retail, tourist and commercial industries.
David brings to CPG’s clients integrity, fairness, professional service and a keen understanding of what it takes to achieve a mission, no matter the environment or
challenge, all while being sensitive to the needs of corporate and political leaders, employees, customers and visitors.
David M. Hopp, PPS
William (Bill) brings to Centennial Protection Group, LLC (CPG) greater than 45 years of management experience. Bill
has financially lead major corporations both domestically and internationally.
Bill is a former National Vice President of the Institute of Management Accounts (IMA) where he distinguished himself as a
financial management leader. Bill was also the Baltimore and Potomac/Chesapeake Chapter President and the IMA’s
recipient of the 2000 Financial Executive of the year award.
William A. Hopp
Chief Financial Officer
Lemonia (Lea) is a current Registered Nurse with Johns Hopkins Hospital and brings to Centennial Protection Group,
LLC (CPG) many years of Human Resource management experience.
Lea was a Human Resources Director for a major international corporation and brings this talent to manage the CPG
Human Resources Section.
Lemonia A. Hopp
Senior Vice President
Chris is a seasoned, business oriented security professional with over 25 years of domestic and international security
management experience at the private and corporate levels.
Chris Rankin began his career in New York City protecting a foreign Ambassador to the UN and his family. Chris has
years of international travel and unique high-risk security experience.
In addition, Chris has provided clients with a full range of discreet, personal and professional protective services including
foreign dignitaries, ultra high- net worth families, philanthropists, news agencies and Fortune 50 executives. These
services included extensive travel and advance operations.
Performing pro bono security and protection services, during Hurricane Katrina, Chris received the Meritorious Service
medal from the President of the United States.
Chris manages a vast network of specialist partners to provide Centennial Protection Group clients with seamless and
professional services in an efficient and effective manner.
Director, Protective Operations
Protective Service Division
Phone: 443-424-8CPG (274)
Security Services Divsion
Phone: 443-42-GUARD (48273)
2300 York Road STE 206
Timonium, Maryland 21093
The Centennial Protection Group (CPG) is comprised of a diverse set of personnel resources that include prior and
current State/City/County law enforcement, US Secret Service and military personnel, leaders and trainers. In addition,
CPG is comprised of experienced security and investigation professionals and a network of Personal Protection
Specialists (PPS) throughout the world. Together, these resources allow CPG to provide a comprehensive and well
managed approach to the professional services it renders to its clients.