Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council
Phil Hopkins retired in 2016 as the Vice President of the global security team at Western Union Financial Services where he managed team members in 19 countries with responsibilities that included crisis management, executive protection, event security, physical security, travel safety, law enforcement relations, and both internal and external fraud investigations. Under Philâ€™s leadership, Western Unionâ€™s Global Security Department was ranked among the top 500 security organizations by Security Magazine for six consecutive years. In 2013 Phil testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging reference Western Unionâ€™s fraud prevention efforts regarding the Jamaican Lottery Scam. In 2015 Phil was the Contributing Editor for Security Leader Insights for Business Continuityâ€¦Lessons and Strategies from Leading Security Professionals published by the Security Executive Council. Before joining Western Union he served as Director Executive Protection for First Data Corporation.