SEC Welcomes Capt. Chris Schaffer to Emeritus Faculty

February 28, 2023 – The Security Executive Council is proud to add Captain Chris Schaffer, USCGR (ret.) to our esteemed Emeritus Faculty of security experts.

Chris Schaffer is a senior crisis management and global security professional with 35 years of proven experience in Fortune 500 companies and Federal law enforcement. Chris has served as a senior consultant in both Fortune 500 companies and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, where he retired after 31 years of service at the rank of Captain (0-6).

During his career Chris served in senior corporate risk management and security roles, providing global facility and vulnerability assessments, regulatory compliance guidance, crisis management, travel security and business continuity oversight in both government and private sector companies.

Chris led and managed a national U.S. Coast Guard program, the Maritime Transportation Security Act, by supervising the implementation of more than 4,000 critical facility assessments and security plans. Chris also served as Base Commander during the nation’s worst-ever environmental disaster, Deep Water Horizon, with direct responsibility for more than 1,351 personnel.

Chris’ extensive experience will make him a welcome asset to the SEC team.

The SEC is the only research and advisory firm to exclusively use former corporate security senior leaders from leading Fortune 500 companies as our subject matter experts. Our team use their experience and knowledge to help other security leaders excel.

Read the bios of all of the SEC team on our Who We Are page.

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