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John P. Gardner, Jr.

Certified Identity Theft Management Specialist


John P. Gardner, Jr. is one of the nations leading experts on Identity Theft. While others were scrambling to tell people to lock their mailboxes and shred their credit card statements, Mr. Gardner was warning consumers of the potential health risks, Social Security and tax issues, financial disasters, and the reality that they could face false imprisonment as a result of someone stealing their identity. He has helped to implement Identity Theft Protection programs which today protect hundred’s of thousands of American’s identities and even more recently, he has been educating major corporations, hospitals, government agencies and small businesses on how to better protect the identities and non-public information of their employees and customers. Mr. Gardner has traveled extensively across North America speaking to groups and providing training to many organizations. As a keynote speaker he has presented to The Independant Physicians Association of America (TIPAA), the South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters, the Mid-America Mortgage Brokers Conference, the International Association of Security Professionals - Colorado and The Oklahoma Chiefs of Police Association. He has presented to members of the Senate for the State of Kentucky, employees of the South Carolina Insurance Commission, the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators - Las Vegas, as well as hundreds of other groups of law enforcement officers, insurance agents and companies, human resource managers, risk management professionals, corporate leaders, and average citizens. Mr. Gardner is a coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul, which was released nationwide in September of 2006. Previously, Mr. Gardner served four terms in the South Carolina General Assembly and actively practiced law for twenty-three years. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist and an Expert Member of Alexander Haig’s World Business Review Advisory Board. To contact John Gardner email jgardner©idtprofessional.com • Nationally Recognized Identity Theft Expert • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals • Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist • Expert Member Alexander Haig’s World Business Review Advisory Board • Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Entiepieneur's Soul and Living at the Summit • 23 years of his professional life practicing law as a third generation attorney • Four Terms as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives • Four years as a Commissioner for the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation - Chairman of the Highway Patrol Committee •Bachelor of Arts • Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC • Graduated with Honors •Juris Doctor• University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC