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Danny Spriggs

Vice President of Global Security and Safety

The Associated Press

Carlton Daniel “Danny” Spriggs is vice president of Global Security and Safety at The Associated Press headquarters in New York City, where he facilitates all security-related tactical, operational and strategic planning for AP’s nearly 250 bureaus in 100 countries. Spriggs spent 28 years in the Secret Service, starting as a special agent with the Albuquerque, New Mexico, field office and working his way up to deputy director in Washington, D.C., in 2002. In that role – the No. 2 position in the agency – he helped carry out the presidential executive order transitioning the Secret Service from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the newly created Department of Homeland Security. He later served as assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia. His awards and honors include a Special Act Award from the U.S. Department of Treasury for Spriggs’ performance during the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. A native of Washington, D.C., Spriggs earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of New Mexico, and began his law enforcement career in 1974 as a police officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among his affiliations are the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, the U.S. Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation and the National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement.