Resort Security International
Richard “Dick” Hudak, Managing Partner, Resort Security International, graduated from Harvard University (BA) and later earned Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from InterAmerican School of Law in San Juan, Puerto Rico. From 1967 to 1970, Mr. Hudak served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps and was decorated for his actions in combat during the Vietnam war. Following military service, Mr.Hudak was appointed as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was assigned to several offices during his 11 year career investigating criminal matters, conducting background checks on presidential appointments, and working counter-espionage cases.
Mr.Hudak’s corporate career includes cross-industry experience as Director of Corporate Security positions in banking (Mbank, Dallas, TX); hotels ( ITT Sheraton Corporation—500 hotels in 64 countries) and most recently with Loews Corporation, a holding company comprised of Loews Hotels, Bulova Watch Corporation, CNA Insurance, Lorillard Tobacco, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Texas Gas, Gulf South.
In addition, Mr. Hudak has been employed as an International Security Consultant with Ackerman and Palumbo, Risk Management Group, and with Resort Security International, a company that he incorporated in Delray Beach, Florida. As an Adjunct Professor, he has taught Master’s level courses at John Jay University, NYC and has lectured at NYU, George Washington University, and at the Hotel Management School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In his current capacity as Managing Partner, Resort Security International (RSI), Mr. Hudak provides security expert witness testimony and litigation support for several national law firms. RSI also works with architects and developers during construction of new resorts and hotels to create a practical and cost effective approach to security. RSI conducts security surveys and audits, and provides consultation for existing hotels and resorts, marinas, golf clubs, equestrian and ski operations to ensure that they have reasonable protection and safeguards in place. Finally, RSI provides valuable security expertise to selected vendors of security equipment, technology and services.
Mr. Hudak is an active member of ISMA, ASIS, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, VFW, American Legion, Harvard Club of NYC and Palm Beach, and the Harvard Varsity Club. He is on the Board of Advisors for I-OnAsia, PPM-2000, IdentityTheft911, NoblePeak, and is a frequent contributor to Stafford Publications. Mr. Hudak has authored numerous published articles regarding contemporary issues in security management and has appeared on both radio and television programs. Mr.Hudak was featured on the cover of Security Magazine, January, 2007 edition.