Continuity Insights is excited to announce that Danny Spriggs, Vice President Global Security and Safety for the Associated Press (AP), will keynote day two of the 2020 Continuity Insights Management Conference scheduled for April 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX.
During his keynote address, “The Protection of Global Journalists: Successes and Challenges,” Spriggs will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies, security measures, trainings, and best practices used to achieve AP’s overarching focus on security and safety in an ever-changing threat environment.
In his role as Vice President of Global Security at AP, Spriggs facilitates all security-related tactical, operational, and strategic planning for more than 250 bureaus in 100 countries.
Global Security and Safety protects AP employees and facilities by providing the most comprehensive safety protocols to more than 250 bureaus in 100 countries in support of newsgathering efforts worldwide. The objective is to identify proactive measures designed to keep AP journalists safe and secure.
Spriggs spent 28 years in the United States Secret Service, starting as a special agent with the Albuquerque, New Mexico field office, working his way up to deputy director in Washington, DC In that role – the No. 2 position in the agency – he helped carry out the presidential executive order transitioning the Secret Service from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the newly created Department of Homeland Security. He later served as assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia where he led the regional bank’s protection department, overseeing a uniformed force of Federal Reserve law enforcement officers.
View the full program and register for the 2020 Continuity Insights Management Conference here.