Our People

When I was SVP and General Counsel of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., I hired Don Hubbard as its Corporate VP of Security, and it turned out to be quite the best personnel decision I ever made.  In the decades that followed, I have counted on Don both as a friend and as his client, and he has completed many difficult and complex assignments for companies I served as an executive and later for my private litigation practice.  He is smart and resourceful, loyal and discreet, honorable and law abiding, the consummate professional.  No one in the world works the law enforcement or “ex-agent” network as well as he.  He has excellent judgment and thinks through all consequences of a course of action, consulting with the client before taking action that might be viewed as having its risks. I have never met anyone who is the Babe Ruth of anything, except that Don Hubbard is the Babe Ruth of private investigation. Frank P. DiPrima

Principal, Law Office of Frank DiPrima, P.A.

Don L. Hubbard / President

Now leading a diversified security consulting and private investigations organization, Don Hubbard is the former Managing Director, Global Security for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Network of firms, where he managed a comprehensive security program.  Elements of the security program included physical security, information security investigations, travel security, personnel security, investigations regarding matters both internal and external to the Firm, forensic accounting investigations, business continuity and crisis management planning, and security awareness.

He consulted in the areas of general risk, asset protection and security for a wide array of the firm’s clients covering virtually every industry.

Formerly, he was Staff Vice President, Security for Trans World Airlines.  He was also President of International Aviation Security, Inc., a wholly owned, 1400-employee subsidiary of TWA, which provided security services to 15 airlines and 3 airports at 21 locations throughout Europe and the Middle East.  His previous positions include Manager of Corporate Security for Howard Hughes’ Summa Corporation, and Vice President of Security and Administration for Playboy Enterprises. While at Playboy Enterprises he was one of two Operating Executives in the casino operation in the United Kingdom.  He assisted in the divestiture of that operation and then became Managing Director of the Playboy subsidiary which operated a gaming casino in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Prior to those security positions, he spent nine years as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In his last assignment, he was Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in Wilmington, Delaware.  Prior to the Bureau, he was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army’s Military Police Corps.

Mr. Hubbard is a graduate of Wake Forest University and has graduate degrees from Coppin  State College and the University of Baltimore.  He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS),  and the International Security Management Association (ISMA).    Don L. Hubbard and Associates qualifies as a Woman Owned, Minority Owned, Veteran Owned Organization.

Pablo D. Correnti

Pablo is a specialist in Corporate Security with 20 years of experience in the field. He has been a constant promoter of Integrated Security within the organizations in which he has worked, and has created and led many working groups in this direction, always with the focus on mitigating or eliminating corporate risks.  His efforts have both increased operational efficiency and allowed the organizations he assisted to operate at an acceptable and adequate risk level.

His academic achievements include a Bachelor of Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration, which give him great versatility between technical knowledge and business capabilities.

Pablo spent 12 years with the international accounting and consulting firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he performed in various roles and responsibilities, the last being the CSO (Chief Security Officer) for Latin America, with responsibility over 17 countries. There he gained extensive experience in building interdisciplinary security teams integrating all the security functions of the organization, including Information Security, Business Continuity, People & Asset Security, and Crisis Management.

He was recognized by the former PwC Global CSO as having a highly effective security program in his area of responsibility and was invited to share his expertise and methodology with the PwC Global Security team.

Prior to PwC, he created and led the Information Security function at the State Intelligence Department of Argentina. During this period, he also served on the National Information Security Commission, an Argentine government body which had one representative of each public security force, the objective of which was to define initiatives related to State Level Information Security.

Pablo is also co-founder and currently Vice President of the Argentine Chamber of Integrated Security Professionals, where he continues his efforts toward the evolution of security as a professional activity. Within the chamber, he focus on the guiding of new professionals, and advising different government agencies and public entities on current and future challenges of Security.

Formerly, he was also professor in the post-degree program in Information Security at the University of El Salvador, where he held the professorship of Operations Security.

As a result of his international experience, he speaks English and Portuguese fluently, in addition to Spanish, which is his native language. His linguistic ability and diverse cultural knowledge allow him to be highly effective when working on international projects that involve people or teams speaking different languages and representing different cultures.

Mark S. Lex

As Director of Safety and Security for W. W. Grainger Mark was a key figure in managing and overseeing Grainger’s interests during the 9/11 incident.  Mark was the senior security and safety leader overseeing all external and internal crisis events that occurred within Grainger’s 400 worldwide locations including the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Mark is the former Director, Global Security for Abbott Laboratories, a broad-based, $22 billion dollar health care company. Abbott serves customers in more than 130 countries, with a staff of +55,000 at more than 120 manufacturing, distribution, research and development locations.

Prior to Abbott Labs, Mark was the Director of Safety and Security for WW Grainger, Inc., and was the Director of Corporate Security for Kraft Foods. Mark began his career as an investigator with the DuPage County State’s Attorney in Chicago where he was assigned to the Special Prosecutions Unit.

Mark has 15 years of crisis management experience and was a key figure in developing the current crisis management and business continuity program at Abbott Laboratories. Mark was a member of the senior executive team that managed global crisis events that affected all aspects of Abbott’s business. Mark’s crisis managing experience ranged from the executive suite to on-site emergency services. Major world events included the Asian tsunami, London bus bombings, and the New Orleans hurricane and flood.

Mark was a prominent member of Kraft’s first Workplace Violence team and managed incidents including workplace homicide, threats, and assaults.  Mark was responsible for delivering crisis training to over 20 field sales offices in North America. In addition, Mark was an adjunct member of the Special Situations Taskforce which managed all product tampering incidents within Kraft.

Alana M. Ennis

Alana is the former senior manager for Crisis Management at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, assisting member firms outside the U.S. in developing and testing their crisis management and business continuity plans.  Prior to this, she was Director of Security for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products and was responsible for  the protection of all assets including classified and proprietary  information.  During her tenure at General Dynamics, one of her sites won the prestigious Cogswell Award presented by the Defense Security Services for Excellence.

She has 29 years of law enforcement experience . During the last twelve years she served as Chief of Police at UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and Medical Center and the City of Burlington, Vermont. While in Burlington, her department received the Community Police Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. That same year, Alana personally received the Civil Rights Award from the same organization for her efforts in diversity education and hiring. While in Chapel Hill, she testified before Congress on the “Crime Bill” championing the need for additional police officers throughout the country. The “Crime Bill” passed in 1994 and placed 100,000 police officers on the streets in communities all over the country.

Alana holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Stratford College and a Master’s in Public Administration from North Carolina State University. She has also attended the Management Development Program at Harvard University and the Senior Management Program for Police, also at Harvard University.

She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of Vermont. She has served on many community non profit boards over the years and is past president of the Vermont Women’s Forum, a chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She currently serves as President of the North Carolina Women’s Forum. She is a member of the American Society of Industrial Security, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and was a founder and past president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives. She has also served as the Chairperson of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Foundation

David L. Gaddis

David L. Gaddis brings over 25 years of experience in security services.  Mr. Gaddis specializes in international protection affairs both in private and government sectors.  His expertise includes threat mitigation and risk reduction for both technical and physical security resources in high and medium risk environments worldwide.

Mr. Gaddis began his career in local law enforcement before joining the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he was assigned to the Atlanta Field Division in Atlanta, Georgia. Subsequent assignments included the DEA Miami Field Division; the DEA’s Office of International Operations drug interdiction program, known as Operation SNOWCAP, with extended TDY assignments in South and Central America; and San Jose, Costa Rica, where he worked as a Criminal Investigator in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  In 1995, Mr. Gaddis was promoted and assigned to the Hermosillo, Mexico, Resident Office where he served as the Resident Agent in Charge. In 1998, Mr. Gaddis was assigned to DEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., serving as Staff Coordinator and Section Chief in the Mexico and Central America Section, Office of International Operations. In 2000 he assumed the position of Deputy Chief of International Operations.

In 2001, Mr. Gaddis was reassigned as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the North Carolina District, where he managed DEA operations throughout the State until assignment to the Senior Executive Service as Regional Director for DEA’s Andean Region in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. Mr. Gaddis headed the management and enforcement operations of this region until 2006 when he was promoted from Bogotá, Colombia, to Mexico City, Mexico, as DEA’s Regional Director for Canada, Mexico and Central America.

In 2009, Mr. Gaddis was selected as Deputy Chief of Operations, Office of Global Operations, Chief of Enforcement Division, and reassigned to DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, Mr. Gaddis coordinated enforcement and administrative matters for all of DEA’s field elements – domestic and foreign – and represented DEA’s offices worldwide on matters relating to joint investigations and enforcement initiatives and other programs within the inter-agency community.

Mr. Gaddis has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He received numerous DEA and other law enforcement awards as well as Leadership and EEOC Managerial Training at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively.

His most recent award for service is the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, presented by the President of the United States in 2009.

Mr. Gaddis is bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish.