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Hart Brown

Senior Vice President - Organizational Resilience, Risk Services Division  | HUB International

Hart Brown brings almost 20 years of experience in security, crisis management, emergency management, and business continuity to HUB International, currently serving as Senior Vice President, Organizational Resilience in the Risk Services Division.  Hart is an internationally recognized thought leader and has worked for several of the US Government’s top agencies as well as leading private companies. He has served as a consultant, media contributor, conference presenter and author on crisis management issues with experience in 50 countries.

Prior to HUB, Mr. Brown was the International Security & Crisis Manager for a multi-national retailer. His responsibilities included establishing market risk profiles, protective intelligence, executive protection, travel risk management and supply chain security for the company’s global expansion. He conducted training & exercises, and managed crisis, business continuity, security events for the organization. As the crisis team leader, he designed the corporate critical incident management program and created specialized response plans for incidents of workplace violence and kidnapping and extortion.

Formerly, Hart worked with the US Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program where he assisted partner countries in enhancing national level services related to critical incident management, vital infrastructure security, diplomatic protection, interdicting terrorist activity, response to hazardous materials incidents and hospital based management for mass casualty events. This includes supporting major global events such as the World Cup in South Africa and the APEC conference in Peru.

In previous roles, Hart was instrumental in developing various crisis and security management plans for large corporations, universities and non-governmental organizations as a senior consultant for International SOS. In 2002, he provided leadership in security management, threat assessments and executive protection with WorldCom during one of the largest bankruptcies in US history. In 1998 using statistical methods he developed to evaluate the potential for targeted violence, Hart created the foundation for the US National Threat and Risk Assessment Program under the US Department of Justice.

Hart was a co- author of the 2014 ANSI/ASIS SPC.2 standard on Auditing Management Systems for Risk, Resilience, Security and Continuity Management. He has received an Award of Appreciation from President George W. Bush for providing security and crisis management services to Ambassador Bremer during the government transition in Bagdad, as well as Awards of Appreciation from 12 host countries for his role in safety and security management.  He is well published on the topics of security, travel risk management, kidnap response planning, threat assessments, workplace violence, business continuity, and crisis management, and is a regular presenter at industry conferences.

Hart is a Board Certified Organizational Resilience Professional, Business Continuity Professional and Loss Prevention. He is the Vice Chair of the ASIS International Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council and is a member of the Chief Security Officer (CSO) Roundtable where he sits on the Nominating & Governance committee. Other government and industry associations include FBI Infragard, the North Texas DHS Fusion Center, the Loss Prevention Foundation and the Dallas Security Directors Association.

He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiological Health Engineering (Nuclear Engineering/Medicine) and a Master of Science in Safety Engineering.