Member Directory - David Bonnell

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Twenty-six (26) years of executive level hotel security experience and fifteen (15) years experience as a criminal investigator.Served as an executive director responsible for the strategic development of viable and defensible intelligence led security programs for multi-national, major hotel brands to include the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Extended Stay America Hotels. Recipient of the 2013 Tom G. Davis Loss Prevention Life Time Achievement Award presented by Testified in civil and criminal courts concerning hotel related issues in the US, Mexico, Aruba, Jamaica and the UK.As Vice-President, Loss Prevention, Extended Stay America Hotels developed pro-active safety and security function for 620 company owned and managed economy sector hotels. Deputy to the CEO responsible for; strategic risk rating; development of operational security policies and procedures; safety and security training; fraud risk management and; the conduct of discrete investigations into sensitive and complex allegations.As Global Director of Security, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) I was responsible for protecting the Group's business strategy, brand reputation and assets from security and associated threats through the development of operational security, safety and counter fraud programs. Established a Group Global Security Team delivering security capability to all levels of the business including 4,700 business units operating in 100 countries.On behalf of and at the request of the American Hotel Lodging Association (AHLA) testified before a House Subcommittee concerning the security capability of hotels in the US following terrorist attacks on hotels in Mumbai.Fifteen (15) years law enforcement experience having served as an Internal Affairs Investigator and Chief of Staff for the Georgia State Patrol. Also served as a Special Agent for both the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the US Army Criminal Investigation Command. Testified as the lead investigator in over 250 criminal proceedings in both state and federal courts.Retained as expert witness for both the defense and the plaintiff in hotel premise security liability litigation.Bachelor's degree in Criminology from Florida State University.