Comcast’s Joseph Clancy Is Now Secret Service Chief

He was also a teacher at Father Judge.

In this July 10, 2009 file photo, Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, right, holds the door open for President Barack Obama upon arrival at the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Pierson will be replaced by Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011.

In this July 10, 2009 file photo, Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, right, holds the door open for President Barack Obama upon arrival at the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI.

In light of the Secret Service scandal still unraveling in Washington D.C., Secret Service head Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday. And before the day was through, Comcast’s director of corporate security Joseph Clancy was named acting interim director of the Secret Service.

Clancy, seen here opening the door for President Obama during a visit to the Vatican, headed the presidential protection division of the Secret Service until he retired three years ago and took the job with Comcast.

Before getting into the presidential protection business, Clancy was, among other things, the director of national special security events for Homeland Security and a history teacher at Father Judge in Philadelphia. He graduated from Villanova.

Here he is back in 1984 when he taught Modern European History and American Government at Father Judge.

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