Duane Ritter serves as senior vice president of corporate services and enterprise security for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.
Ritter manages the security function for Cox Enterprises headquarters and all its subsidiaries. He oversees physical security, investigations, business continuity, crisis management, data governance, identity theft and loss prevention. He works closely with the senior leadership at Cox companies to advise and recommend security policies and procedures.
He also oversees the operations and maintenance of Cox’s corporate facilities and their associated food service and fitness centers.
Prior to Cox, Ritter served as vice president of international corporate security for the Western Union Company and corporate vice president for First Data Corporation. He also supervised the nuclear and corporate security operations of the Omaha and Nebraska Public Power districts and served as a criminal investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol.
He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Under Ritter’s leadership, Cox Enterprises’ security department is consistently named a top performer by Security Magazine.