Mr. Ritter leads the Global Trade Security practice at Ridge Global, a firm founded by the Honorable Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. He is the co-author of Securing Global Transportation Networks (McGraw Hill), which has received widespread critical acclaim from industry publications such as Logistics Today, The Maritime Executive, Traffic World, and Supply Chain Management Review. Mr. Ritter is a board certified Transportation & Logistics Professional (American Society of Transportation and Logistics), and has spoken at more than thirty five industry and trade events in the last five years, including the keynote addresses at The American Association of Port Authorities Annual Security Conference. He is a former U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer. Mr. Ritter holds a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MBA from Old Dominion University.