1. If you’ve ever been to a gala event in the Hamptons, chances are
you’ve never questioned your safety or security. Someone else
Founded in 2007 by Deana Wilson, Wilson & Associates
Security Consulting, LLC is a labor of love. When Deana’s
husband, William, was appointed chief of police for South-
ampton Village, she convinced him not to sell his established
security company, which already had established deep roots in
“I am one of the only women in a male-dominated industry,
and I have thoroughly enjoyed overcoming the hurdles that
this entails,” says Deana “Luckily, I now work hand in hand
with my husband who is retired. His 27 years of experience in
law enforcement make clients feel very comfortable."
Between the two of them, they call the most elite party
and event planners their clients. From Super Saturday to Niche
Media, Bridgehampton Polo Club, Southampton Bath & Ten-
nis Club, Rogers Memorial Library, Vh1 Save the Music, Ar-
tHamptons, Empire State Pride Agenda, Group for the East
End and many private clients that they simply can’t talk about,
they are making sure the crème de la crème doesn’t sour.
SLM: It's every little girl's dream to own a security
company, right? Seriously though, what did you think
you when you grew up?
DW: I always wanted to do something in the medical pro-
fession. I was attending school to become a nurse. Whoever
was plotting my path had a different plan for me, and it was
the right one, luckily.
SLM: People always have high expectations when
it comes to security. Assumedly those expectations are
even higher in the Hamptons - what can a clients expect
from the planning process?
DW: I am completely hands on from the very first meeting
until the conclusion. Clients want to speak to the owner, they
don’t want to talk to a secretary, and I don't blame them for
that. My cell phone is on and ringing 24 hours a day and I don’t
mind that at all. I take special care in matching personnel to my
clients’ specific needs. We are developing a potential long-term
P R O F I L E S
By Bari Trontz
ELITE PARTIES, GALAS & PRIVATE EVENTS CALL
FOR THE BEST IN THE SECURITY BUSINESS
relationship, so the pieces need to fit together seamlessly. The
clients in the Hamptons demand the highest level of service,
which is why all of our security agents are hand-selected and
put through a rigorous vetting process.
SLM: Do you get to see a lot of A-listers? Anyone in
particular that really excited you to see in person?
DW: My idea of an A-lister and your idea of an A-lister
might be somewhat different. I have been kind of desensitized
to current celebrities as they are a part of every day life in
the Hamptons. However, my heart did pang when I met my
schoolgirl crush Luke Perry. I hope I kept somewhat of a pro-
fessional composure although I cannot be sure.
SLM: Is it rewarding working with your husband?
DW: Well...I wouldn't suggest it for everyone but for us, it
works. It is a perfect balance; he brings the law enforcement
expertise while I make sure all of the clients needs are met.
Due to high client demand, the company is expanding its
services into the NYC, Florida and California markets to ac-
commodate these location requests.