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Mr. Porter

Jason Porter

Regional Managing Director, Pinkerton

Jason Porter CPP, is a Regional Managing Director at Pinkerton, and has been involved in corporate, criminal, and civil investigations and executive protection for over 15 years. He served honorably in the U. S. Marine Corps as a non-commissioned officer with the 1st Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company working with both public, private and federal organizations. During his time with FAST Company he was highly trained in counter/anti-terrorism operations, hostage rescue diplomat security. After leaving the Marine Corps Mr. Porter was hired by a prominent investigations and consulting firm in Las Vegas as the Director of Operations & Investigations. He has been a successful executive with two major contract security companies, where he was responsible for over three-thousand billable hours per week. He has managed the security at many facilities including a DOE Security contract which provided armed and unarmed security. He has developed training and quality assurance programs that increased the production and effectiveness of the security forces for numerous clients. Jason has over 15 years of high-level corporate security experience, and has been awarded his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). Mr. Porter successfully developed and implemented an anti-piracy and counterfeiting enforcement and training program. This program was largely successful in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah where he has conducted identification of pirated/counterfeit product training for numerous local, state, and federal agencies. Mr. Porter has been invited to and spoke at the National Gang Conference on the connection between street gangs and intellectual property crimes. Mr. Porter is currently a court recognized expert, and has testified on behalf of the plaintiffs and the defense. He has conducted numerous employee theft and loss investigations for various corporations, and has extensive training and experience in interviewing and interrogation techniques

Mr. Porter can be contacted at 464315598 or Jason.Porter@pinkerton.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.