Expert from Security Executive Council to speak at Southwest King County Chamber Luncheon

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will welcome an expert in business security as its keynote speaker, when it convenes for its monthly January Membership Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Doubletree Guest Suites.

Francis D’Addario, on the emeritus faculty of an organization called the Security Executive Council, will give a presentation titled “Security 2020 – strategic risk assessment that delivers innovation, new protection solutions and return on investment.”

According to the Security Executive Council Web site, D’Addario is a certified protection professional, fraud examiner, community emergency responder team leader, food defense coordinator and coffee master.

D’Addario is a principal of Crime Prevention Associates, a strategic all-hazards security risk and mitigation consultancy founded in 1986. He also served as the vice president of partner and asset protection for the Starbucks Coffee Company (1997-2009); director of loss prevention for Hardees Food Systems (1990-1997), and director of Security for Jerrico Inc. (1981-1990).

The Security Executive Council operates to assist security leaders throughout the corporate world with strategic planning, “to help them reduce risk and add to corporate profitability in the process,” according to the council’s Web site.