Dr. James D. Madia is a senior security & risk management professional with 35 years of experience in the emergency response community. He currently serves as a manager of business operations, infrastructure security, and regulatory compliance at a major electric utility, and as an independent consultant to government and business. Dr. Madia retired from the Inglewood Police Department in 2014 at the rank of Captain, serving as a command staff executive. During his 29-year law enforcement career, he served in executive and senior management roles directing the Emergency Response Team, Special Operations Division, Scientific Services, Media Relations, and the Hostage Negotiations Team. Dr. Madia is a subject-matter expert in homeland security, including critical incident response, infrastructure protection, and emergency management. Dr. Madia holds a Doctorate in Policy, Planning & Development from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the United States Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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