Greg Gitschier, a Louisville native, has been a police officer, US Secret Service agent, and senior special agent, and is now a bodyguard and security consultant (Greg Gitschier Consulting LLC). Gitschier was a police officer in Louisville for 11 years and a Secret Service agent for more than 21 years. In the Secret Service, he worked as a bodyguard, criminal investigator, firearms instructor, fitness coordinator, and police task force supervisor. He was assigned full-time to protect President Ronald Reagan’s family and has protected other heads of state and dignitaries, including the Queen of England, the Emperor of Japan, and Pope John Paul II.
Gitschier is now a security consultant for numerous Kentucky and Indiana businesses, schools, and churches, and he was the senior member of the Louisville HIRT (Haz-mat/SWAT team). He has worked with the largest grocery store chain in America and similar organizations to prepare for active shooter situations, was security chairman for six major PGA events at Valhalla Golf Club, was security advisor for the Ryder Cup, and helped prepare and lead security for the 2015 Breeders Cup. He attended three Olympic Games as a security planner and escort to GE and NBC senior executives, and also provided security to the 2016 National Republican Convention in Cleveland.
For five years, Gitschier was a bodyguard for Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and, when needed, he acts as a bodyguard for celebrities. Gitschier lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, daughter, and two sons.