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Jim Hutton

Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council

Jim Hutton was the Director of Global Security for the Procter and Gamble Company of Cincinnati. He was the company's senior security executive responsible for worldwide security direction and consultation for all business units of this multi-billion dollar enterprise that includes several icon brands. His portfolio as P&G’s leader of the People and Asset Protection Practice included Global Security, Global Flight Operations, and Executive Meetings.

Prior to joining P&G in 2005, Jim worked as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for The Gillette Company of Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the company in 1993, and served in a variety of increasingly responsible security positions in the Finance and Administration areas. He assumed his current position following the acquisition of Gillette by P&G and now leads the combined security organization.

Prior to joining Gillette, Jim was employed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security for ten years. This agency is responsible for the protection of U.S. diplomatic personnel, information, and facilities around the world. During his tenure there, he served as a Special Agent, Watch Officer and Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Analyst and received the Meritorious Honor Award in 1992.

Jim has been named the recipient of the Compass Leadership Award from the Chief Security Officer Organization in March 2008. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and earned the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation in 1997. Jim is also active in the International Security Management Association, the Security Executive Council, and the Northeastern University Co-operative Education Employer Advisory Board. He also volunteers at The Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati.

In 2003 Jim was invited by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to participate in a leadership role in an organization known as the Overseas Security Advisory Council or OSAC, a forum that provides security guidance to U.S. businesses abroad. He currently leads the OSAC Committee for Country Council Outreach.

A native of Philadelphia, Jim is a graduate of West Chester University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1979. He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and also keeps a home in Cutler, Maine. His wife Joan is a volunteer for several social service agencies. His son Ryan is a general assignment newspaper reporter in Massachusetts and his son Shane is a student at Xavier University. Family hobbies include cycling and kayaking.