Daniel “Danny” Spriggs is Vice President of Global Security at the Associated Press (AP) headquarters in New York City, where he facilitates all security-related tactical, operational, and strategic planning for AP’s 243 bureaus in 97 countries.
Spriggs spent 28 years in the Secret Service, starting as a special agent with the Albuquerque, New Mexico field office, and worked his way up to deputy director in Washington, D.C. in 2002. In that role–the No. 2 position in the agency–he helped carry out the presidential executive order transitioning the Secret Service from the Department of the Treasury to the newly created Department of Homeland Security.
He later served as assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve in Philadelphia, where he managed the regional bank’s protection department, overseeing a uniformed force of Federal Reserve law enforcement officers whose duties included security of the facility.
His awards and honors include a Special Act Award from the Department of the Treasury, for Spriggs’ performance during the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt on the life of President Ronald Reagan, and in 2002, the rank of Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service, for “sustained extraordinary accomplishment in management of programs, and for leadership exemplifying the highest standards of service.”
A native of Washington, D.C., Spriggs earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of New Mexico, and began his law enforcement career in 1974 as a police officer in Albuquerque, N.M. Among his affiliations are the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, the U.S. Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation, and the National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement.