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Featured Speaker – Michael A. Pritchard, Senior Vice President of Global Security for Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
As Senior Vice President of Global Security for Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Mike Pritchard is responsible for all matters concerning protection of Hunt personnel and assets around the world. Since his arrival in 2002 Pritchard has created a formal Disaster Plan with relocation sites (including Surviving the 21st Century manual), a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), and strategically developed a strong foreign diplomatic security presence which includes oversight, design, and construction of all Hunt foreign operational sites and procedures.
Pritchard retired as the Special-Agent-In-Charge of the Dallas Field Office with the U.S. Secret Service. He served in numerous field offices and with the Special Operations Counter Terrorism (CAT) Team at the White House. He protected six U.S. presidents and numerous visiting foreign heads of state as well as conducted assignments in more than 53 countries. He retired as a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service during which he received numerous awards for outstanding achievement during his Secret Service career.
Pritchard began his law enforcement career as a homicide detective with the Atlanta Police Department, after receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marines in 1970.
Pritchard maintains numerous memberships in professional security organizations and is a charter member of the 501(c) 3 board of Operational Medicine, which was established in conjunction with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is also trained in Operational Medicine in treatment of serious trauma and injury intervention.
He earned a B.S in criminal justice from Georgia State University, pursued graduate studies at George Washington University, and received training in strategic planning at John Hopkins University.
Mr. Pritchard is a frequent speaker to numerous federal, state and local law enforcement organizations on counter-terrorism, disaster planning, business continuity planning, as well as a speaker to civic organizations on safety and security.
Mr. Pritchard has maintained a Top Secret Clearance and routinely receives briefings from the U.S. Government and Military on matters relative to geographical areas of Hunt’s global assets and which could impact Hunt’s global operations.