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Daniel Erickson

Supervisory Special Agent

U.S. Department of State

Daniel Erickson has worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service for over 15 years. In addition to conducting protection details domestically and abroad, he has served at U.S. Embassies Colombo, Sri Lanka; Baghdad, Iraq; and Juba, South Sudan. Erickson’s most recent overseas assignment was as regional security officer at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, China. While in Chengdu, he oversaw the consulate’s efforts to develop and implement security procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. In July 2020 Erickson oversaw the planning and successful execution of the consulate’s Emergency Destruction Plan following the ordered closure of U.S. Consulate Chengdu by the People’s Republic of China.

Erickson’s current assignment is at Diplomatic Security Service’s New York field office, where he serves as assistant special agent in charge. In this role, he is responsible for the training and development of over 90 first tour agents. Erickson has also been Diplomatic Security Service’s New York lead in coordinating the security for the past two United Nations General Assemblies, National Special Security Events. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. degree.


The Global Risk & Threat Landscape

Tuesday, October 17th

Join Robert Dodge, CEO of Prosegur Global Risk Services; Daniel Erickson, supervisory special agent with the U.S. Department of State; and Peter Ford, director of corporate security for Novavax, for an eye-opening review of emerging global threats that your firm needs to be aware of. This session is particular relevance for corporate security leaders and is also very relevant for all security industry solution providers and manufacturers which service enterprise customer or who have customers with a global footprint. Even manufacturers with production and operational facilities abroad will find value in this session’s fast-moving sweep of the global risk landscape.