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Jim Hutton

Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council

Jim Hutton brings more than 30 years of security practitioner and general management experience to his current duties as a member of the Security Executive Council faculty.

He was formerly the Chief Security Officer for The Procter and Gamble Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was responsible for worldwide security direction and consultation for all business units of this 85 billion-dollar enterprise. Jim managed the Global Security, Global Flight Operations, and Executive Services functions at P&G, and was a founding member of the firm’s Enterprise Risk Management Team.

Jim also served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for The Gillette Company of Boston, Massachusetts until its acquisition by P&G in 2005. He was invited to lead the combined security organization following the merger.

Prior to joining Gillette, Jim was a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security for ten years. During his tenure there, he served as a Special Agent, Watch Officer and Intelligence Analyst.

Jim has been recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Security. He has also received honors for Best Managed Security Programs, Security Leadership, and for Security Innovation. Jim has also received the Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State for his contributions in strategic and tactical analysis and protective intelligence.

He is a member of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), a Life member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), and a Senior Advisor to the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

A native of Philadelphia, Jim is a graduate of West Chester University, and has completed professional development programs at the business schools of both Georgetown University and the University of Notre Dame. He currently resides in the Boston area with his wife Joan. The couple has two grown sons.