Luke Ritter is Principal for Global Trade Security at Ridge Global, the international security, risk management and business consulting firm founded by Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ritter provides strategic management support to clients focused on security and resilience initiatives in the critical area of global trade. He brings significant leadership experience in trade security and business process improvement to this practice area. Mr. Ritter is the co-author of Securing Global Transportation Networks (McGraw Hill, 2006), which has received widespread critical acclaim from industry publications and was selected as the American Society for Industrial Security's "Book of the Month." Prior to joining Ridge Global, Mr. Ritter was the founder and CEO of Trident Global Partners, a management consulting firm specializing in global trade security. He has been published and quoted in Journal of Commerce, Security Management, Directors Monthly, Traffic World, and Cargo Security International. Mr. Ritter has pioneered the concept of Total Security Management (TSM), a business process improvement strategy designed to create value by managing security and resilience requirements as core business functions. He is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and holds an MBA from Old Dominion University. He is board certified by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics and serves as the vice chairman of the American Society for Industrial Security's Transportation Security Council.