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Hugo Cortez


Field Security Manager, Global Safety, Security & Intelligence
McDonald's Corporation
Hugo Cortez, field security manager, global safety, security & intelligence at McDonald’s Corporation oversees the development and execution of security plans and programs which promote a safe and secure environment for our people, customers, and assets in the Southern CA, NV, AZ, NM and TX markets. Hugo has a specific focus on aligning functional goals to help achieve company business objectives and directs the management of security matters for U.S. company owned (McOpCo) restaurants and consulting services to franchisees. Hugo also leads the Communications and Training Team who provide best security and loss prevention practices to the McDonald’s system.

Hugo Cortez has been in the loss prevention and security industry for the last 22 years including working with Macy’s, AutoZone, Sears, Navy Exchange and now with McDonald’s. As a Field Security Manager for the last 9 years he has supported both corporate and operator organizations with investigations, liaison with law enforcement agencies, support with protests and demonstrations, loss prevention, brand protection, life safety and de-escalating aggressive behavior & conflict resolution. Hugo possesses a BS in criminal justice & security certifications with having most recently received his LPC. Hugo is a member of the RLPSA and LPF organizations.

Hugo lives in San Diego with his wife Ivette and has four children – Ivette, Alexia and twins Alessandra and Alexander.

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Tuesday Sep 22
1:30 - 2:15 PM
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