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SEC welcomes new subject matter experts


The Security Executive Council (SEC) has announced the addition of six new members to its faculty of subject matter experts.

Jerrod Johnson, CPP: He has been a physical security professional for over 19 years, and has worked for Target, Best Buy, and PetSmart Stores. Johnson is a broad-based physical security technology expert, having a hand in the development of some of the world’s largest digital video platforms.

Keith Jones: He is the former director of Corporate Security at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Inc., where he led security operations as a prime contractor for the Trident Weapons System, the U.S. and Britain’s primary submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missile fleet. Jones has provided security solutions for more than 500 national security programs classified up to the Top-Secret level.

Patricia Ketchum: She recently retired from a 30-year career at Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services corporation. She held many roles, including senior director of Finance for Corporate Security and Risk Oversight. Here, she assisted the senior team in planning and ensuring that the security organization was well-positioned to provide the firm with a security program offering information security expertise, disaster recovery, investigations and other proprietary services.

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Dan Sauvageau: He retired from Fidelity Investments in 2019 as senior vice-president of Global Security Operations after a 28-year career with the company. At Fidelity, he served in a variety of senior security roles including chief security officer, where he was directly responsible for a 300+ person global proprietary team of security professionals providing an array of security, safety, and investigative services for 43,000 global employees.

Keith VanDevelde: He is an expert in secondary/open-source research, issue monitoring and investigations. For almost 20 years, he helped Target Corp. build and lead intelligence programs related to security, reputation, activism and corporate governance risks. Having served a broad range of corporate areas, SEC says he brings a unique understanding of how security risks align with brand/reputation and corporate governance risks.

Ken Wengert: He is an environmental, health and safety (EHS) professional with more than 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of EHS and risk management systems. He brings experience with sustainability, property protection, workers’ compensation and business continuity planning. Wengert developed the safety and risk management system used at Kraft Foods for more than 20 years.

Read the bios of all of the SEC team at the organization’s Who We Are page.


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