Peter Dowling

Peter Dowling recently concluded a thirteen year career as Managing Director, Operational Risk Management, for AXA Equitable, a worldwide insurance giant. He was responsible for assessment and mitigation of the firm’s operational risk and also ran company operations in the areas of business continuity, crisis management, information security, privacy, physical security, records management, and risk and insurance. Pete served as Chairman of the Bankers and Brokers Roundtable, a group of the chief security officers of the world’s twenty largest financial services firms with a collaborative platform for sharing of best practices in the ever challenging New York City security environment. Prior to his time at AXA, Pete enjoyed a twenty-six year career with the United States Secret Service in a variety of executive positions, most notably as Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office. He also ran the Liaison Division, as the Secret Service‚Äôs global external representative. Pete served in the Intelligence Division and on the Vice Presidential Protective Division. He was the agent in charge of the protection detail for Presidential candidate, Gov. William Clinton, and later joined the senior management team of the Presidential Protective Division. Prior to joining the Secret Service, Mr. Dowling served with the Ocean City (MD) and Montgomery County (MD) Police Departments. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.