Peter D. Ford

Peter D. Ford

Director, Northeast Region

G4S Corporate Risk Services

Mr. Ford, a 32-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, has served as the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at U.S. embassies in Armenia, Switzerland and Mauritania. His other overseas assignments have been Deputy RSO at the U.S. Embassy in Honduras and Lebanon. In Iraq, Mr. Ford was the Director of the Office of Hostage Affairs, U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Mr. Ford served as the U.S. Olympic Security Coordinator for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, working with local, state and federal police. Prior to the games, Mr. Ford worked with top Brazilian Olympic security officials to review security procedures at high-profile events such as the NBA All-Star Game and PGA Tour Championship. Throughout the Olympics, Mr. Ford coordinated the deployment of more than 200 U.S. federal law enforcement officers from multiple agencies. Mr. Ford has held a variety of domestic positions, including two tours as the Director and Deputy Director of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and two tours in the Protective Liaison Division, responsible for the protection of foreign embassies in the United States. In addition, Mr. Ford was the Diplomatic Security Service’s representative to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee. Mr. Ford is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, while also serving a multitude of roles, including Commander of the Capitol Hill Joint Reserve Unit.

General Session 1: What’s New in the AML Landscape?

Grand Ballroom

The panel will discuss the emerging trend of illegal gold smuggling in money laundering and political corruption, kidnapping and extortion from disclosure of personal financial information, and other relevant and timely issues in the AML/BSA landscape.