Richard Douglas, CPP
Mr. Douglas is the former General Manager of Corporate Security and Fire Protection for the United States Steel Corporation. In this capacity he was responsible for physical security and fire protection for the company’s international and domestic operations. United States Steel employs over 45,000 men and women across the globe. The company operates 13 facilities, 4 subsidiaries, 2 research facilities, and 6 joint ventures domestically, as well as major company facilities in the Slovak Republic, Brazil, Canada and two joint ventures in Mexico.
Specific operations under his control were cyber security, uniformed guard services, ex-patriot protection, emergency response, emergency medical services, intelligence, investigations, and international, federal, state and local asset protection compliance. As the leader of U.S. Steel’s integrated security and fire protection capabilities, Mr. Douglas has not only served as a global manager, he has developed a unique perspective from both hands-on experience and multi-discipline accreditation’s. Mr. Douglas has earned a reputation as a leader in building public/private partnerships. He served as a founding member and the first chairman of the Critical Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Council. He also served as Chairman of the Cross Sector Supply Chain Working Group. Under his leadership the group partnered with the National Security Staff in the issuance of the President’s Strategy for Supply Chain Security.
Mr. Douglas also served on the Overseas Security Advisory Council, and serves on a variety of boards in his home state of Indiana. Mr. Douglas holds degrees from Indiana University and is a board Certified Protection Professional.