David F. McGowan is a Vice President and Head of Global Protection Services for Tiffany & Co. based in NYC. Mr. McGowan is responsible for all physical security programs, safety and environmental management, investigations, business intelligence, trademark enforcement, and resilience programs for all Tiffany business channels worldwide. Prior to Tiffany & Co., Mr. McGowan held several other positions including Director of Loss Prevention and Safety for the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation.
Mr. McGowan has spoken globally on topics like, “A Leader’s Role in Setting Workplace Climate” and “Blue Box Leadership.” He has been recognized in the industry with the “Security Director of the Year” award in 2006 and more recently with the “2017 Insightful Practitioner” award from the Security Industry Association.
Mr. McGowan currently is the President of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the global association of leading chief security officers.
Mr. McGowan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the College of the Holy Cross located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Mr. McGowan has two children, Micaela and Colton, and makes his home with his wife, Amy, in the garden state of New Jersey.