SUNSTATES SECURITY PROMOTES Jay Maples
To Regional Manager, San Antonio
A member of the Sunstates Security team since 2019, Jay initially joined the company as an Operations Manager servicing the company’s first clients in the San Antonio area. As Sunstates expanded in the geographic market, Jay was promoted to his current role of Regional Manager in which he has oversight of a portfolio of clients and security team members. He regularly visits client sites to perform site inspections for quality control, to communicate face-to-face with his officers, and to meet regularly with client contacts. Additionally, he is responsible for meeting budgetary goals, ensuring customer satisfaction, and training/ mentoring his team members.
Prior to joining Sunstates, Jay worked as a Security Manager for a security provider in the information and communications field, where he gained a great deal of experience managing operations in highly regulated environments. Over the course of his career has developed numerous training programs, security drills, and compliance programs designed to meet the requirements of many regulatory bodies and statutory requirements to include ISO27001, HIPPA, SOC, and Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) compliance. He has broad experience in Security Management, Physical Security Operations, and Security Project Management.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Security Management from the American Military University and has earned several Security Industry certifications from ASIS International. These include the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), The Physical Security Professional (PSP), and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI). Jay’s educational and technical background, program development capabilities, and leadership skills combined with his strong focus on safety and compliance, provide him with an excellent foundation for his current role as Operations Manager.
Regional Director Joel Forbes states:
“Jay joined the Sunstates team in October 2019 and immediately proved that he was the perfect fit. His servant leadership, ethical approach to the business, and never-give-up attitude are all qualities that Sunstates values and nurtures in our leaders. Being the first Sunstates management personnel in San Antonio/Central Texas meant that there were high expectations for Jay as well as great responsibility. He embraced these challenges and thrived within the market. It has doubled in size in just over a year under his leadership and poised for even greater growth. If there was one quality in Jay, beside his kind heart, that his management team appreciates the most, is that when he says “it’ll get done” he always does, and it gets done with quality while all the while exemplifying Sunstates’ core values of Honesty, Integrity, and Trust. We could not be more proud to have Jay as part of the Sunstates family, and we look forward to many more years of his growth within the company.”