Gary Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer
Gary has utilized his 27 plus years of law enforcement and business experience to create Quest Driving Safety. Gary’s previous experience includes Founder/CEO of Safe Ride Solutions, the only nationwide DUI Prevention safe ride service in the United States. Safe Ride Solutions client list includes respected organizations such as the NFL, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and RADD. Gary has worked in a variety of law enforcement assignments including Patrol Officer, Vice Squad Detective, Gang Unit Detective, Narcotics Detective, Narcotics Task Force Officer, Criminal Investigations and Hostage Negotiator. Gary has also worked as a Security Consultant for various businesses and organizations throughout Southern California. Gary is also a member of the Advisory Board for MothersAgainst Drunk Driving (MADD) San Diego. When away from work, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and six children.
Phillip D. Hubbs, Chief Operating Officer
Phil has been dedicated to public safety and community service his entire adult life. In addition to so serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Quest Driving Safety he is the executive director and founder of the non-profit organization Proactive Network Against Substance Abuse. He is a retired 32 year veteran of the San Diego Police Department with an extensive background in the positions of sergeant, S.W.A.T. officer, training coordinator and detective in Vice, Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Gangs, Narcotics and Criminal Investigations. He supervised the Violent Suppression Team, Bike Team, Horse Mounted Unit and Vice Investigations.
Phil has received local, state and national recognition for his substance abuse education programs. In October 2005, he was the recipient of the prestigious Law Enforcement DEA Enrique “Kiki” Camerena Award and the California Lieutenant Governor’s, Cruz Bustamante Commendation during the Red Ribbon celebration. The Red Ribbon Campaign symbolizes the nation’s support for efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. California’s Assembly, Jay La Suer, Lori Saldana and Soroptimist International of La Mesa have also recognized Mr. Hubbs for his community service.
On May 12, 2006, he received National recognition and was awarded the “Daily Points of Light Award”, and congratulatory letters from both President George W. Bush and former President George H. Bush.