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The team at Take Charge America prioritizes our clients’ security and safety – and Richard McDaniel, the Director of Facilities and Security, ensures the highest organizational standards are met and exceeded.

As Take Charge America’s head of IT, Richard regularly collaborates with other leaders to identify corporate security initiatives and standards. He seamlessly resolves technical difficulties while also embracing long-term strategic thinking. Most importantly, Richard brings the right technical knowledge and approach to protect Take Charge America’s most confidential information, assets and intellectual property. Because of Richard’s invaluable contributions, clients are confident their sensitive financial information is protected.

A Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, Richard has been invited to share his insights as a volunteer for Arizona Attorney General’s Community Identity Theft Outreach and Education program, as well as a resource for KAET-Channel 8 HORIZON’s special series “Fight Back Against Identity Theft.” Additionally, Richard is a leader within the Take Charge America’s Intellectual Technology Security Committee and PCI Compliance Program. Further, he has contributed to numerous ISO certification projects and has received training as an internal ISO auditor.

Committed to advancing the industry and staying current with the latest IT security developments, Richard serves as chairman for the Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security, is a senior member at the Information Systems Security Association and is a member at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Prior to Take Charge America, Richard served as a Manager of Technical Services at W.L. Gore & Associates, where he played a pivotal role in numerous facility design and construction projects. He started his career at American District Telegraph as a technician, where he acquired a valuable, well-rounded understanding of various security technologies.

An avid outdoorsman, you’ll most likely catch Richard kayaking, sailing, hiking, camping, fishing, gardening or riding horses when he’s not working.

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