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Bob Hayes

Managing Director, Security Executive Council

Bob Hayes is the Managing Director of the Security Executive Council, an organization comprised of industry leading Corporate and IT security executives from both the public and private sector. The SEC is the only security organization devoted solely to security leadership issues. The Council uses professional staff and former security executives as faculty to conduct research, develop executive strategies for success, and create collective knowledge products. As Managing Director, Hayes is responsible for program vision, identification of member needs, and the creation and execution of programs and solutions to help security executives effectively lead and manage the security function at their organizations.

Hayes has more than 25 years of experience developing security programs and providing security services including eight years as the CSO at Georgia Pacific, and nine years as security operations manager at 3M. Hayes was one of the first security executives to successfully implement unified management of corporate security, computer security, and business conduct and compliance programs in a Fortune 100 company. His security experience spans the manufacturing, distribution, research and development, and consumer products industries as well as organizations that are part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Additionally, he has more than 10 years of successful law enforcement and training experience in Florida and Michigan.

Bob is a recognized innovator in the security field and was named as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry in 2007 by Security Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at key industry events, including those produced by The Brookings Institute, International Security Managers Association (ISMA), ASIS International, The Government Security Expo & Conference (GOVSEC), Secure World Expo and the National Crime Prevention Institute. He is a leading expert on security issues and quoted by such major media outlets as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. The works of the Council are regularly reported on in the security publications of IDG/CXO (CSO Magazine), BNP Media (Security Magazine), Cygnus Publications (Security Technology and Design), Penton Media (Access Control and Security Solutions), 1105 Media (Security Products and Network Centric Security) and ASIS (Security Management) and countless other security magazines and legal newsletters.

The SEC is leveraging its work and sharing knowledge through established strategic alliances and mutual projects with the Security Industry Association (SIA), ASIS International and The National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) and numerous universities.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate security management/business alignment
  • Security law and compliance issues
  • Strategic planning and security value metrics

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