Francis D’Addario Joins Emeritus Faculty of Security Executive Council

February 2, 2009, Washington, DC—The Security Executive Council (SEC) has announced the addition of Francis D'Addario as Emeritus Faculty for Innovation Services. D'Addario is credited with global protection development at Starbucks Coffee, Hardees Food Systems, Jerrico Inc., and the Southland Corporation. His teams have been recognized for benchmark results in violence and loss prevention programming, featuring return on investment.

Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the SEC, noted that D'Addario will bring “an added dimension” to the SEC. “Having successfully managed international security risk for high-growth business segments through all economic cycles, Francis understands risk prioritization for quantifiable security hazard mitigation. He will be a welcome resource for our strategic initiatives aimed at protecting the Fortune 50,000,” Hayes said.

D'Addario is the author of Loss Prevention through Crime Analysis, The Manager’s Violence Survival Guide, and the soon-to-be-released Not A Moment To Lose: Influencing Global Security One Community at a Time. (To receive updates on the release of this title, visit He has been a principal of Crime Prevention Associates, founded in 1986, and co-developer of LossVision loss reporting software and Safe and Sound, a violence avoidance training module marketed by Learning Dynamics. He is a recipient of the CSO Compass Award, National Food Service Security Council Lifetime Achievement Award, and Starbucks Coffee Spirit of Starbucks Award. D'Addario is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Community Emergency Response Team member (CERT).

D’Addario’s volunteer leadership has contributed to the development of guidelines and resources for the U.S. Department of Justice, the International Standards Organization, and Three Projects One Community, a $29 million capital campaign that funded a permanently affordable artist residence and arts performance venue; a transitional housing development; and a food distribution and community resource center in Seattle, Washington.

D’Addario joins distinguished company including Lynn Mattice, Chair of the Board of Advisors & Emeritus Faculty, Government & Group Membership (former CSO Boston Scientific); Richard A. Lefler, Dean of Emeritus Faculty (former CSO American Express); George K. Campbell, Emeritus Faculty, Legacy Initiative (former CSO Fidelity Investments); and Joe Nelson, Emeritus Faculty, Security Leadership Information Sharing Initiative (former CSO Teradyne).

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