General Session Speaker

Frank Patercity

Director of Corporate Security
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As Kroger’s Corporate Security Director, Frank leads a team of seasoned investigators across the country charged with disrupting & dismantling complex Organized Retail Crime (ORC) networks. In addition to his ORC duties, Frank is responsible for Kroger’s Threat Assessment & Management, Major Crimes, Active Assailant response and Protective Intelligence/Executive Protection functions.

Prior to joining Kroger, Frank spent time in a Global Security leadership role at Trane Technologies and worked in Protective Intelligence & Investigations at Wells Fargo.

With more than 20 years of security experience, Frank began his public safety career by serving as a United States Marine. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Frank joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he held multiple roles over more than a decade of service – Gang Suppression, Drugs & Vice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Task Force Officer, Field Operations leadership and Training Academy Commandant. Frank is a recipient of Raleigh Police Department’s Medal of Valor (2009) and Lifesaving Medal (2008).

Frank and his family live in the greater Cincinnati area. When he is not ferrying children between lacrosse practice or guitar lessons, he enjoys reading and attending live music events.