James E. Whitaker

James E. Whitaker
James E. Whitaker
President and CEO, The Whitaker Group

James E. Whitaker, CPP, is the President and CEO of The Whitaker Group, LLC. He is a retired law enforcement officer who at the time of his retirement held the rank of Lieutenant. He was the Commander of the Detective Division for a municipal police department in southwestern Ohio. Later, he served as the International Security Director for a shopping mall developer based in Sydney, Australia. He later served as the Executive Director of the International Association of Arson Investigators located near Washington, DC. He also served as the Division Director – Safety & Security for a large healthcare organisation located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently serves as Manager - Protective Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio.   James Whitaker has comprehensive experience in the areas of conducting corporate internal and external investigations, healthcare, emergency management, insurance, private sector risk management and law enforcement. His strengths include strategic planning, access control, project management, business unit budgeting and employee development and training. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a master’s degree in Management (with an emphasis on Organizational Design), both attained from Myers University in Cleveland, Ohio.