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About Richard E. Seta, President


USS is proud to have Richard E. Seta as our president. His long and distinguished career in law enforcement, along with safety and security, is an asset to our company.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York. Afterwards he received an advanced degree at Columbia Business School of Columbia University, Police Management Institute. He also attended Harvard University, Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).

After he finished his education, he built a 33-year distinguished career of exceptional service with the New York City Police Department. In that capacity, he was Executive Officer in charge of Detective Operations in Manhattan and was the Commanding Officer of Midtown Precinct South, 9th Precinct, and 13th Precinct.

For 8 years, Mr. Seta was a Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Security World Wide for MBNA America, a Fortune 200 company. In this capacity, he was responsible for security operations at 36 sites worldwide and staffed by a propriety security department of 430 specialists and managers. He directed the following:

  • Executive Protection
  • Physical Security Audits
  • Technical Security
  • Plastic Security (Credit Cards)
  • Aviation & Fleet Operations


Mr. Seta created and implemented "Code Red" emergency evacuation and Shelter-in-Place plans at all MBNA facilities. Planning also included large corporate events worldwide and an annual "Company Picnic," attended by 20,000 employees and their families.

He developed a crisis management response plan, which included response to workplace and domestic violence. This plan required the coordination of efforts of security, human resources, and health and safety and continues to be highly successful.

During Mr. Seta's tenure as Director of Corporate Security, the efforts of the Corporate Security Department were acknowledged each year in an independent 100 Best Places to Work survey conducted by Forbes Magazine. In the latest survey, 85% of the employees of MBNA ranked physical safety and security the best thing about working at MBNA. He retired in 2005 and became president of USS.