Phil Hopkins

Phil Hopkins

Phil Hopkins is vice president of global security for Western Union Financial Services where he has responsibility for crisis management, executive protection, investigations, law enforcement relations, physical security, and travel safety. Mr. Hopkins joined Western Union in July 2006 as vice president in the Corporate Security department with responsibility for agent due diligence, crisis management, employee background checks, executive protection and travel safety. In January 2011 Mr. Hopkins took over responsibility for the entire global security team. Previously, Mr. Hopkins served as the director of corporate security for the First Data Corporation where he was responsible for executive protection and event security. Prior to his private sector experience, Mr. Hopkins served 20 years in the United States Secret Service where he completed his career as the assistant special agent in charge of the Houston Field Office. During his career he fulfilled assignments in the Charlotte Field Office, Miami Field Office, Bush Protection Division, Washington D.C. Headquarters and the Houston Field Office. Mr. Hopkins received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Auburn University and in 2011 he completed the Wharton School ASIS Program for Security Executives. Mr. Hopkins currently serves on the Advisory Council for the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and he is a member of ASIS International, the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), and the Domestic Security Advisory Council (DSAC).

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice president of global security, Western Union Financial Services, Denver, CO, USA