George Campbell

Emeritus Faculty
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George Campbell retired in 2002 as the chief security officer (CSO) at Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the U.S., with more than $2 trillion in customer assets and 32,500 employees. Under Campbell’s leadership, the global corporate security organization delivered a wide range of proprietary services including information security, disaster recovery planning and crisis management, criminal investigations, fraud prevention, property and executive protection, and proprietary security system design, engineering and installation.

Prior to working at Fidelity Investments, Campbell owned a security and consulting firm, which specialized in risk assessment and security program management. From 1978 to 1989, he was group vice president at a system engineering firm that supported government security programs at high-threat sites around the world. Early on in his career, Campbell worked in the criminal justice system and served in various line and senior management positions within federal, state and local government agencies.

Campbell received his bachelor’s degree in police administration from American University in Washington, D.C. He served on the board of directors of the International Security Management Association (ISMA) and as ISMA's president in 2003. Campbell is also a long-time member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He is a former member of the National Council on Crime Prevention, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is an alumnus of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.

As a founding Emeritus Faculty of the Security Executive Council, Campbell serves as a content expert for Council product/content development.

“The Security Executive Council is the best place for me to learn from my colleagues, and to share my experience. Having access to the quality support provided by the Council will significantly enhance that peer relationship.”

Areas of expertise:

•Global security management with concentration in the financial services industry

• Proactive security management assessment

• Risk and compliance assessment

• Strategic security planning & program design

• Measuring Security’s outputs and value

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