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P. Kevin Smith


Editor, Bankers' Hotline, North Port, FL

P. Kevin Smith is the VP of Asset Protection for Navient, Inc (formerly Sallie Mae, Inc.), a $200 billion student lending organization, headquartered in Newark, Delaware. He is the former Chief Security Officer for Cablevision in Bethpage, New York. From 1999 to 2010 he served as Corporate Security Director for Chevy Chase Bank in Bethesda, Maryland, a $15 Billion Federal Savings Bank with approximately 300 branches and 1,000 ATMs in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area. Prior to that, Kevin was the Corporate Security Director for First American Bank in Nashville, Tennessee (1998-1999), and Wilmington Trust Company in Wilmington, Delaware (1987-1997). A retired Lieutenant from the Wilmington Police Department, Kevin holds a Master of Science degree in Administration, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, both from West Chester University, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Protection Professional through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Past Chairman of the ASIS Council for Banking & Financial Services, and a former member of the Bank Administration Institute's Security Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Washington DC Police Foundation, was a member of the American Bankers Association Security Council and the past chairman of the Maryland Banker's Association Security Committee. Kevin has lectured nationally on a variety of bank security topics, and has been published in several security related periodicals. He is also the current Editor of Bankers' Hotline, a well respected monthly publication addressing current issues related to bank security and operations.

Areas of Expertise: 
Bankers' Hotline Newsletter
Security Consulting
Security Training
Operational Risk Management

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