Crisis Management &
Mr. James J Leflar Jr, CPP
Business Continuity Council
Johns Hopkins University
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Ms. Andrea Hollman
United Space Alliance
Mr. Bruce Blythe
Crisis Management Intl Inc
Mr. Ernest DelBuono
Cmdr, U.S. Coast Guard, Ret.
Vice President With the that we have experienced, Our mission is to promote
Neathawk Dubuque & Packett
beginning of passionate members that crisis management, business
Mr. Gregory A Gilbert, CPP
Consultant - Technical Writer
the new year, are among the industry continuity, and
Greg Gilbert & Associates, LLC the ASIS Crisis authorities on these topics. organizational resilience
Mr. Briane M Grey Management concepts worldwide and I’m
Assoc Special Agent in Charge
US Drug Enforcement Admin.
and Business Since the publication of the looking forward to
Mr. Donald E Knox, CPP
Continuity ASIS-ANSI Organizational supporting the new
Security & Crisis Mgmt Analyst Council has Resilience Standard in standard from ASIS.
seen our scheduled change March 2009, we have begun
Mr. James E Lukaszewski
Chairman and President
in leadership. Andrea to highlight the work of our Please feel free to contact
The Lukaszewski Group, Inc. Hollman and I have assumed experts in this area, and you any of our Council
Mr. Murray D Mills, CPP our new positions as Vice can expect to see more members with questions or
Emergency Management Chair and Chair respectively, topical information coming concerns, and consider the
New Zealand Health Ministry-Central
and we are very excited out of the Council. benefits of having you or
Mr. James B Murray, CPP
Area Emergency Manager
about the opportunity to Organizational Resilience is your staff attend our May
Department of Veterans Affairs lead and continue to position very well known around the workshop in Denver. This
Mr. W Barry Nixon our Council in representing world, but less so in the US, is a great opportunity to
Nat’l Inst for the Prevention of Workplace
ASIS International as the and we seek to change that learn the skills necessary for
Violence foremost subject matter perception. Many of us designing and implementing
Mr. Werner Preining, CPP experts in crisis were involved in the a crisis management plan.
Executive Vice President
Interpool Security Ltd management, business development of the recent
Mr. Allan E Schwartz, CPP
continuity, and organizational Standard and we are Jim Leflar
President resilience. I have been a committed to supporting
Safeguards International, Inc.
member of the Council since this critical development in
Mr. David A Spector
Sr. Security Administrator 2004 and can honestly say our industry.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Mission of the Council
Mr. Randy Spivey
Center for Personal Protection and Safety
Mr. Samuel J Stahl
The mission of the Crisis Management the public-private partnership with
Mr. Ernest G Vendrell, CPP
Associate Professor & Business Continuity Council is to homeland security related agencies, and
Saint Leo University
promote crisis management, business promulgating standards, guidelines and
Mr. Keith J Wagner, CPP
Senior Security Manager continuity, and organizational resilience industry best practices.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Mr. Scott A Watson, CPP
Security Manager The council is committed to providing
Our mission is achieved by hosting exceptional services to our colleagues
Mr. Robert M Weronik, CPP
Assistant Chief Security Officer council sponsored educational throughout ASIS International and we look
General Electric Co
workshops, participating in industry forward to working with all of you.
Mr. Richard P Wright, CPP
President associations and partnerships, facilitating
Wright Security, Inc.
Bruce Blythe is CEO of Crisis Management Bruce has made appearances on the Today Show,
International (CMI), a worldwide organization multiple CNN programs, 20/20, 48 Hours,
of crisis management specialists, business CNBC, NPR and others. He is the author of
continuity planners, and former FBI/Secret Blindsided: A Manager’s Guide to Catastrophic
Service agents. Regarded as a thought leader Incidents in the Workplace (Penguin Putnam) on
in the industry, he has worked with hundreds corporate crisis preparedness and response.
of Fortune companies and other organizations
in crisis prevention, preparedness and As a sought-after speaker, Bruce has been a
response. He is a certified clinical keynote presenter to over 400 national and
psychologist, and has consulted with the FBI international conventions and conferences on
on terrorism and workplace violence. subjects related to Strategic Crisis Leadership,
workplace violence, corporate crisis
Bruce and CMI offered onsite crisis preparedness and response, business continuity,
consultations to 204 companies in the the human side of crisis, and negligent failure to
aftermath of the September 11 terrorist plan.
attacks. He also assisted in crises such as the
1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Bruce’s areas of expertise include:
Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricanes Andrew Strategic Crisis Leadership
and Katrina, air crashes, Ecuadorian jungle Corporate and Team Crisis Preparedness,
rescue of kidnap and ransom hostages, Coca Response and Management
Cola truck/bus crash that killed 23 school
children, earthquakes in Los Angeles and San
Workplace Violence, Threat and Hostility
Francisco, and multiple workplace shootings.
The Human side of Crisis and Business
Ernest L. DelBuono
Ernest L. DelBuono has more than 25 years Officer to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator
experience as a crisis management expert. during the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup, and was
Prior to joining Neathawk Dubuque & Packett frequently a “first responder” to a number of
he was a senior manager for Ingegneria Dei other emergencies, including oil and chemical
Sistemi S.p.A., located in Pisa, Italy. spills, vessel groundings, collisions, fires and
groundwater contamination incidents.
Most recently, Ernest has advised clients on
airline disasters, auto safety (SUV rollovers), In addition, Ernest has considerable law
food safety, product recalls, physical security, enforcement/security experience including
biotechnology, air quality, cruise lines and oil protecting the President of the United States and
tankers. other heads of state, as well as drug interdiction
and anti-terrorism. Early in his career, he wrote
On 9/11, Ernest managed the family assistance an anti-terrorist plan for the port of New York.
center for family members of victims of the
aircraft that crashed into the Pentagon. He Ernest also handled environmental issues related
Cmdr. Ernest DelBuono
also responded to Hurricane Katrina in to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. He served as
U.S. Coast Guard, Ret. Mississippi where he conducted public affairs Deputy Director of the Federal Joint Information
for the American Red Cross. Center for Hurricane Andrew, and in 1995 was a
member of the United States delegation to the
A retired Coast Guard Commander, Ernest
International Maritime Organization in London,
was Press Assistant to the Commandant of
the Coast Guard. He served as Public Affairs England.
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Gregory A. Gilbert, CPP
Greg Gilbert has been a seasoned Certified CSO for Penn Mutual Life Insurance
Protection Professional (CPP) since 1980, CSO for Connecticut Mutual Life
and a member of ASIS International since Insurance.
1975. He has authored a Dummies Book
dealing with Business Continuity and Greg has been in security management since
Disaster Recovery, and is a published author 1975. He is a Penn State graduate and has
of articles on disaster management and taught courses in Security Management, Security
security in the United States and abroad. Methods, Total Quality Management, Public
Speaking, Business Management,
Greg is Co-Author and Editor-In-Chief of a Communication, Motivation and most recently
best selling book in the security community Disaster Management and Recovery.
published by ASIS International, Emergency
Planning Handbook. He is also co-author of His teaching experience includes Connecticut
the guideline on Business Continuity, A College, Penn State, The University of New Gregory A. Gilbert, CPP
practical Approach for Emergency Preparedness, Haven, General Dynamics, ASIS International
Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery. and various professional organizations in the
During his distinguished career, Greg has United States, Jamaica West Indies and Ecuador.
also received various editorial awards.
He is a member of the Greater Philadelphia
Greg’s career highlights include: Chapter of ASIS International, and has the
CSO (Chief Security Officer) The New distinction of being the longest tenured member
Covenant Campus of The New of the Crisis Management and Business
Covenant Church of Philadelphia Continuity Council, having joined back in 1991
CSO for The Independence Blue Cross when it was called "The Standing Committee on
Family of Companies in downtown Disaster Management.”
Briane M. Grey
Briane Grey graduated from The College of In August 2001, Briane was promoted to Chief of
New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science degree Operations Management, Planning and Policy
in Business Administration in 1984. He then Section, where he provided oversight for DEA’s
obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Public Command Center, Emergency Management/
Administration from Seton Hall University in Disaster Recovery program, Policy and
South Orange, New Jersey in 2001. Procedures, and Confidential Source Programs.
In 1987, Briane began his career with Drug In August 2002, he was reassigned as the
Enforcement Administration in the Newark Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu
Division. In 1993, he was assigned to the District Office, Los Angeles Field Division.
Bangkok Country Office where he served as During this assignment, Briane was responsible
an advisor/liaison officer to the Royal Thai for DEA operations in the Hawaiian Island Chain,
Police (RTP) and provided expertise and American Samoa, Guam, Saipan and the
assistance to foreign law enforcement agencies Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
on narcotics and dangerous drug enforcement (CNMI).
Briane M. Grey
and control programs.
On September 2004, Briane was selected as a
In 1998, Special Agent Grey was promoted member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and
and reassigned as Group Supervisor of the reported to his present position as Associate
Airport Interdiction Task Force at the Newark Special Agent in Charge/Executive Director of the
International Airport. In May 2001, he was Southern California Drug Task Force, Los
reassigned to the Office of International Angeles Field Division.
Operations, Far East Section, at DEA
Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Andrea Hollman is a nationally committed to evolving and streamlining the
recognized speaker with over 20 years of CEM program, and has created many best
experience in project management and practices as stated by third party contractors.
administration in the Aerospace industry,
focusing heavily on crisis management, She currently has a patent pending for the
contingency planning, and business Wireless Emergency Management Application
continuity. (WEMA), an interactive checklist tool she
conceived and helped create for handheld
Andrea is credited with the development of devices.
the Contingency Response Plan for United
Space Alliance, NASA's primary industry Prior to her role with USA, Andrea held
partner in human space operations, executive and management positions with
including the US Space Shuttle and the various aerospace industry companies, and
International Space Station. focused on contingency response, risk
Andrea Hollman management, and strategic planning. She was
As a highly recognized leader within her instrumental in cofounding a risk management
company, Andrea has received numerous services firm, and provided vital leadership in
awards for her work on the Company-wide the administrative, financial, and personnel
Emergency Management (CEM) program, functions of the firm.
including her management of the
contingency response during the 2003 Andrea received an Associates Degree from
Space Shuttle Columbia accident. She is San Jacinto College in Houston, TX.
Donald E. Knox, CPP, CITRMS
Don Knox is a security professional with 20 security program including oversight of the crisis
years of experience within the industry. management and business continuity programs,
Currently Don is a security and crisis which included responding to incidents,
management analyst with Caterpillar. Some of developing plans and facilitating exercises. Other
his responsibilities include providing support areas included workplace violence prevention
for Caterpillar’s global crisis management and response, as well as access control network
program, administering the travel safety and integration.
security program, risk and intelligence analysis,
and key employee protection. Don has also held positions in retail loss
prevention for Best Buy, facility and event
Don is Past Chairmen of the Crisis security for Illinois State University’s Redbird
Management and Business Continuity Council Arena, and crime prevention for the Illinois State
and was named the 2009 Outstanding Council University Police and the Peoria Park District
Chairmen of the Year. Security Director News Police.
also named him one of the Top 20 Security
Donald E. Knox, CPP, CITRMS Professionals Under 40. Additionally, Don Don is a graduate of Illinois State University with
serves as the Chairmen of the Houses of Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice Science
Worship Security Working Group, and has and Applied Computer Science. He is a Certified
been involved in the ASIS Organizational Protection Professional (CPP), as well as
Resilience, Business Continuity and Workplace Certified Identity Theft Risk Management
Violence Standards. Specialist (CITRMS). He has also completed
multiple programs via FEMA’s Emergency
Prior to Caterpillar, Don was a Security Management Institute.
Specialist with State Farm Insurance. He
coordinated various aspects of their enterprise
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James J. Leflar, Jr., MA, CPP, CBCP
Jim Leflar has 30 years of progressive Jim was an active member of the ASIS
experience in goal-oriented, results International Technical/Working
driven, senior-level professional security Committee of the Organizational Resilience:
operations, crisis management and Security, Preparedness and Continuity Standard
business continuity operations, including that gained ANSI approval in 2009.
military law enforcement, civilian law Currently, he is a member of the ASIS/BSI
enforcement and corporate security. led Business Continuity Management:
Preparedness, Crisis Management and Disaster
He has held a variety of leadership Recovery Standard development effort; this
positions in security management for standard is also seeking ANSI approval and
various corporations and is currently the adoption.
Security Administrator for Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public In addition to earning a Master of Arts
Health, where he is responsible for degree in criminal justice, Jim taught James J. Leflar, Jr.
security, business continuity and crisis criminal justice at Temple University for MA, CPP, CBCP
management. several years. He continues to
demonstrate his commitment to education
Throughout his career, Jim has acquired and professionalism by holding the
significant experience resolving high certifications of Certified Protection
threat issues while managing the physical/ Professional and Certified Business
information security for major Continuity Professional.
James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow
James E. Lukaszewski (loo-ka-SHEV-skee), an appropriate, highly focused, ethical action. He
ASIS International member for many years, coaches troubled top executives facing career-
has presented at the Annual Seminar several defining problems like scandal, succession,
times and at the 2007 inaugural meeting of criminal prosecution, victimization, and high-
the CSO in Washington. He is a member of profile litigation.
the ASIS Crisis Management and Business
Continuity Council, an observer on the ASIS In certain situations, e.g., labor trouble or
International Certification task force, and a activist attack, Jim may counsel a company’s
member of the ASIS New York City entire management team. He transfers his
Chapter. knowledge to others.
Jim is Chairman and President of The A prolific author, Jim’s newest book, Why Should
Lukaszewski Group Inc., based in White the Boss Listen to You?, was published by Jossey-
Plains, New York. As a sought-after Bass in 2008. His website, www.e911.com, is a
corporate troubleshooter, he is an expert in global reference for all crisis managers.
reducing contentious situations and working James E. Lukaszewski
through tough, touchy, sensitive corporate Jim’s name was listed in Corporate Legal Times as ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
communications and compliance/integrity one of “28 Experts to Call When All Hell
issues. Breaks Loose,” and in PR Week as one of 22
“crunch-time counselors who should be on the
Jim counsels company leaders facing the speed dial in a crisis.” He is considered a crisis
most serious internal and external problems, manager’s crisis manager.
and teaches clients how to take prompt,
Murray Mills, JP, CPP
Murray Mills joined the New Zealand Justice Manager. There Murray had responsibilities for
Department as a clerical cadet in 1977, where business continuity management, contingency
he served eight distinguished years with the planning, security, and fire governance as part of
Courts Division before joining the New the Risk Management Team.
Zealand Police in 1984.
Murray achieved his Certified Protection
Murray was stationed at Palmerston North, Professional (CPP) status in 2003 after receiving
Wanganui, and Taumarunui before returning the prestigious Allen J. Cross scholarship. In
back to District Headquarters in the late March 2007, Murray began work at the NZ
1990’s. He worked in the Uniform Branch Ministry of Health as Regional Emergency
predominantly as a Constable/Police Dog Management Advisor for the Central Region. He
Handler, until he was promoted to Sergeant has six District Health Boards in his region.
in 1995, working in a rural setting of
Taumarunui. He supervised a staff of 23 and Murray was also the ASIS Chapter Chair for
Murray Mills, JP, CPP
performed tactical and strategic planning. New Zealand in 2005, the Regional Vice
President for Region 39 in 2006-2007, and was
Murray worked the last four years of his appointed to the Professional Certification Board
police career in Special Programs as Officer in in 2008.
Charge of a special enquiry unit before
retiring in 2002, having completed 18 years of In May 2008, Murray was appointed as a Justice
service. of the Peace for New Zealand, authorizing him to
complete oaths, declarations, and document
In 2002, he began working for the MidCentral certifications.
District Health Board as a Protective Services
James Murray, CPP
Jim Murray is the Area Emergency A retired police officer and decorated USAF
Manager for the Department of Veterans veteran, Jim is an adjunct college professor,
Affairs for Eastern Nebraska and having taught a wide variety of curriculum
Southwest Iowa. He is also a principal ranging from corporate and personal ethics
consultant and founder of HCM- to forensic psychology.
Strategies, a Holistic Crisis Management
company that provides no-cost crisis Jim is currently board certified in security
management consulting to non-profit management (CPP) by ASIS International
corporations. His most recent endeavor and a former SPHR (certified Senior
was a pro bono evaluation of the crisis Professional in Human Resources). He is
management team efforts of the United also the ASIS International representative
Nations. on the Executive Board of the Rural
Disaster Preparedness Consortium.
James Murray, CPP Jim has extensive corporate experience
in planning integrated response, and Jim has held a wide variety of appointed and
responding to issues such as data elected board and civic positions, and is
breeches, ethics violations, Y2K, SARS, proud to be a member of the ASIS Crisis
Workplace Violence, H5N1 (avian flu), Management and Business Continuity
hurricanes and many more issues that Council.
may impact both shareholders and
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W. Barry Nixon, SPHR
W. Barry Nixon, SPHR, is the Executive past National President of the American
Director of the National Institute for Association for Anger Management Providers,
Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc., which and is currently the International Committee
specializes in assisting organizations create Chair of the NAPBS, leading their effort to
violence-free work environments and address establish an international network of professional
workplace violence. The Institute provides background screening firms.
services to private and public organizations.
Barry is an internationally recognized expert on
Prior to founding the Institute, Barry studied workplace violence. He has published numerous
General Management in the Executive booklets, appeared on NBC, CBS, domestic and
Management Program, University of Hawaii. international radio, and has hosted the radio
He is a certified Senior Professional in Human show, ‘Workplace Violence Today.’ He is the
Resources (SPHR), a trained Mediator, creator of the award winning website
certified Anger Management facilitator, www.WorkplaceViolence911.com and
Security Specialist, Trauma Response www.PreemploymentDirectory.com, the most W. Barry Nixon, SPHR
Specialist, and earned a certificate in comprehensive source for finding pre-
Background Investigations from Santa Rosa employment background screening firms on the
Barry helped create ASIS International’s Barry was recently recognized as being ‘One of
Workplace Violence Prevention Guidelines the Most Influential People in Security’ by Security
and is currently working on the Workplace Magazine (December 2009) and also named to
Violence Prevention Standards Committee. He SHRM’s Employee Health & Security Special
is a member of the Security Executive Council Expertise Panel.
Advising Editors for Security Magazine, the
Werner Preining, CPP, CMAS
Starting out as a former Merchant Marine independent consultant on projects including
Captain, Werner Preining has been involved nuclear installations, hospitals, banks, and assets
in the security industry since 1980. He of multinational companies, has created a
joined ASIS International in 1984, the same reputation among his peers as a seasoned and
year he joined Interpool Security Ltd., an skilled expert in the security field.
international security and safety consulting
firm. As a former personal protection specialist,
Werner brings with him a deep knowledge of
From 1989 through 1995, Werner was very demolition, including avalanches and
active within ASIS Europe. A Certified underwater projects. In keeping with his multi-
Protection Professional (CPP) since 1989, facetted background, he acquired the Certified
Werner specializes in high-end physical- Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CAS) designation,
security, Emergency/Disaster Management and recently received his Certified Master Anti-
and IT security. His specialty within the IT Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) certification.
field encompasses the complete range of
eavesdropping countermeasures. In 2001 Werner became a member of both the
ASIS Crisis Management and Business Werner Preining
During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games Continuity Council and the IT Security Council.
in Atlanta, Werner was in charge of the At the end of 2006 Werner assumed the
communication center of the Georgia State chairmanship of ASIS Chapter 107 in Austria,
University, the venue for Badminton. and recently was honored with membership in
the Quarter Century Club as a distinguished
His attendance at numerous seminars, member with 25 years of service in ASIS
together with his day to day practice as an International.
Allan Schwartz, CPP, CHS-III
Allan Schwartz is president and CEO of and an M.B.A. from Iona College in New
Safeguards International, Inc., a security Rochelle, New York.
systems design and consulting firm that also
provides risk and vulnerability assessments, He is an author in the security field and has
emergency management and business lectured extensively to various industry and
continuity planning. trade groups at John Jay College for Criminal
Justice, the University of Louisville, the Crime
Allan is an ASIS International Board Certified Prevention Institute, and the New York City
Protection Professional (CPP) and is Board Police Department Academy. He is an Adjunct
Certified in Homeland Security, Level III Professor of Electrical Engineering at the City
(CHS-III) by the America College of Forensic University of New York, College of Technology.
Examiners International. He is a 30-year In addition, he holds several U.S. Patents.
veteran in the security industry, having held
senior management positions at American Allan is an active member of the American
District Telegraph (ADT) and Cardkey College of Forensic Examiners International
Allan Schwartz Systems. Earlier, he was an aerospace (ACFEI), ASIS International Crisis Management
CPP, CHS-III engineer specializing in rocket science and and Business Continuity Council, Building
technology, where he developed numerous Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the
innovations in America's defense and space Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE), the
programs. International Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and the
Allan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Association of Health and Hospital
Physics from The City College of New York, Security (IAHHS).
David A. Spector
David Spector has been a security professional David was also the Director of Consulting
for more than 24 years. Currently he is the Services for Applied Risk Management, a
Emergency Preparedness Administrator at professional security consulting service to
MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA. His corporations and government agencies. He
role encompasses all aspects of crisis managed hundreds of security assessments at
management, as he is responsible for assuring major public & private facilities across New
the Laboratory is prepared for any emergency England.
that may occur. Some of the methods David
employs include emergency drills, surprise Previously, David was Head of Security at the
exercises, tabletop planning sessions, and Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General,
building evacuation drills. where he was responsible for all security issues at
the office including visitor control, emergency
As part of Lincoln Laboratory’s Security response training, and the management of
Services Department, David also has a key security systems at all Attorney General locations
role in assuring the facility is secure against across the state.
David A. Spector threats such a terrorism, workplace violence,
espionage, and insider threats. David was the 2005 Chairman of the ASIS Boston
Chapter, and is currently a member of the US
Prior to working at the Laboratory, David was Attorney’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and
owner of Secure Strategies, a physical security the Northeast Disaster Recovery Information
consulting firm. He provided his clients Exchange (NEDRIX). He earned his Bachelor of
comprehensive solutions to their security Science Degree in Aviation Management from
needs including vulnerability assessments, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona
disaster preparedness training, policy and Beach, FL.
procedure creation, and employee education.
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Sam Stahl, CBCP
Sam Stahl’s experiences include Sam has developed and managed
Business Continuity, Disaster projects within all of the areas of the
Recovery, Continuity of Operations standard recovery industry
Program (COOP), and Emergency methodologies. He has a Masters
Response planning for a number of Degree in Project Management and is a
large and small organizations including member of PMI, DRII, ACP and the
Clark County Nevada, Las Vegas American Society for International
Metropolitan Police Department, Security’s (ASIS) national Crisis
American Express, Citizens Bank, Management and Business Continuity
Colorado Springs Utilities, IBM, US Council.
WEST, Qwest, the City of Scottsdale,
First American National Bank,
Denver International Airport, The Sam Stahl, CBCP
Dial Corporation, and others.
His background includes developing
Disaster Recovery, Business
Continuity Planning, COOP, and
Crisis Management methodologies,
strategies, and national exercise
Ernest G. Vendrell, Ph.D., CPP, CEM
Ernie Vendrell retired from the Miami-Dade International Association for Law Enforcement
Police Department in July 2002 after 27 years Planners. He is a Certified Protection
of service. Throughout his law enforcement Professional (CPP), a Certified Emergency
career, he worked in a variety of patrol, Manager (CEM), and a Certified Law Enforcement
investigative, administrative, and supervisory Planner (CLEP).
capacities, and participated in various
emergency and disaster management related Ernie has been teaching at the college level since
activities. 1995, primarily in the areas of emergency and
disaster management. He earned a Ph.D. in Public
In addition, Ernie was a Training Supervisor Administration and Policy, an M.S. in Management,
responsible for the administration of and an M.S. and B.S. in Criminal Justice. He was
numerous programs including Critical Incident awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Police Studies
Management, Environmental Crimes with the United Kingdom for the 1999/2000 Ernest G. Vendrell
Investigations, and Hazardous Materials academic year and was a Visiting Fellow at the Ph.D., CPP, CEM
Operations. He was also a volunteer with the University of Leicester, Scarman Centre for the
American Red Cross, Greater Miami and the Study of Public Order.
Florida Keys Chapter, where he served on the
Disaster Assistance Team. Throughout the years, Ernie has made various
presentations, authored articles, and made
Ernie is a member of various organizations contributions to books on the topics of law
including ASIS International, where he serves enforcement, security management, and
on the Crisis Management and Business emergency and disaster management.
Continuity Council, the International
Association of Emergency Managers, and the
Keith J. Wagner, CPP
Keith J. Wagner, Board Certified Protection Keith retired at the rank of Colonel after
Professional (CPP), is Lockheed Martin completing nearly 28 years of service in the
Aeronautics’ Senior Manager for Government United States Air Force in progressively
Security Operations in Palmdale, CA. responsible positions as a B-52 flight instructor/
Supervising five Security Managers and 85 evaluator, Joint Staff Officer, and commander.
security experts, he is responsible and He is also an award-winning published author.
accountable for the overall direction and
execution of Program Security support to all His key staff assignments included service on The
classified collateral, Special Access Programs, Joint Staff where he was part of the initial Crisis
and Sensitive Compartmented Information Action Team in the Pentagon immediately after
efforts. His oversight includes Advanced 9-11, and on the International Military Staff at
Development Programs (“Skunk Works”), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in
Special Mission Programs (U-2), Special Belgium. As Chief of NATO Nuclear Operations,
Aircraft Programs, (F-16, F-22, and F-35 Joint Keith was Principal Advisor to Supreme Allied
Strike Fighter), Program Access, Education & Commander Europe on all matters concerning
Keith J. Wagner, CPP Training, COMSEC, Physical Security, and nuclear planning, targeting, execution, security,
Colonel, USAF (Ret) Information Technology. surety, inspections, evaluations, and crisis action.
Previously, as the Senior Security Manager at Awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal,
BAE Systems, Nashua, NH, Keith’s the second highest award in the Department of
responsibilities included security budget Defense, Keith also has a Bachelors Degree in
oversight, capital investments, risk Mathematics & Education and a Masters Degree
management/analysis, crisis management, in Psychology.
training and education, policies, and
Scott A. Watson, CPP, CFE
Scott A. Watson, CPP, CFE is the University, a Masters in Criminal Justice
Security Manager for IDEXX from Boston University and a Masters of
Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine. He Education from the University of
has nineteen years of broad-based Massachusetts. He is a Certified Protection
operational risk management Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner and
experience in such areas as corporate the author of several trade journal articles,
security, crisis management and security textbook chapters, and his own
workplace education. book, "The Art of War for Security
Managers; Ten Steps to Enhance
In addition to his duties at IDEXX Organizational Effectiveness."
Laboratories, Scott is the principal of
S.A. Watson & Associates LLC, a risk Scott teaches online security management
management firm that provides classes for American Military University
Scott A. Watson, CPP, CFE educational and consulting services and is a regular speaker at professional
related to organizational security and conferences. His professional associations
crisis management. include ASIS International, the Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners and the
Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Northeast Disaster Recovery Information
Political Science from Long Island Exchange (NEDRIX).
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Robert M. Weronik, CPP
Bob Weronik is the Assistant Chief Security Bob spent more than three years as a consultant
Officer for General Electric, the third largest with Risk Management Associates, supervising an
company in the world with over 300,000 extensive number of programs: large-scale
employees in most of the world’s countries. vulnerability assessments; security training
He is responsible for managing global crisis programs; executive protection details; security
management, business continuity, supply chain management support for numerous Fortune 500
security and security regulatory programs for and 100 companies; proprietary information
the organization. protection details; physical security vulnerability
analyses; and high-level investigations.
Prior to this role, Bob was the Security
Consulting Manager for the GE Security In addition to being a Governance Board
Solutions Team. Using his extensive member and Crisis Management Track Leader of
experience in security management and the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council, Bob is
consulting, he was responsible for developing also the Vice Chair of the DHS Critical Robert M. Weronik, CPP
client security solutions based upon specific Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Council.
Bob holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central
Previously, as a Senior Security Specialist for Connecticut State University in Criminal Justice
Progress Energy, he coordinated compliance and a Master’s Degree in Security Management
with the Maritime Transportation Security from Webster University. He is the former
Act, conducted vulnerability assessments, and Chairman of the IAHSS Connecticut Chapter and
developed security management plans, Treasurer for the Florida Chapter, and is board
business continuity strategies, and crisis plans certified as a Certified Healthcare Protection
for all regulated port facilities. Administrator (CHPA) and Certified Protection
Richard P. Wright, CPP
Richard Wright, CPP, has over training to numerous clients and has
twenty-five years experience in spoken extensively on CM/BC in both
security. He has a Bachelors degree English and Spanish in multiple
in Management Studies from the international forums.
University of Maryland, University
College. Richard currently manages all aspects of
security for twenty-six Country Offices
Richard authored the acclaimed in Latin America and the Caribbean for
Kidnap for Ransom, Resolving the one of the largest multilateral lending
Unthinkable and has been the principal institutions in the Western Hemisphere.
consultant and manager in the He may be reached at
Richard P. Wright, CPP
successful resolution of numerous email@example.com.
He has been responsible for the
design of integrated security and
access control systems for diverse
clients, has provided Crisis
Management and Business Continuity
Four Day Crisis Management Seminar
Crisis Management: Introduction to Plan Development
with Guided Exercises
May 3-6, 2010
The effectiveness of your crisis management plan could determine the future of your business! A comprehensive crisis
management plan is a critical component of an organization's preparedness strategy. This workshop will provide
the techniques necessary to perform a threat assessment, business impact analysis, identification and interaction
with key stakeholders, and the development of the plan. Key issues of discussion will be exercising the plan and
the relationship between crisis management and organizational resilience management.
Learn How To Immediate Benefits
Develop a comprehensive crisis management plan Discover innovative technologies that are enhancing crisis
Perform a threat assessment, business impact analysis, management preparedness
identification and interaction with key stakeholders Learn proven strategies for improving your organization's
Exercise the plan program
Understand the relationship between crisis management Understand complex issues that must be considered,
and organizational resilience management including international travel, quantifying risk, regulations,
Develop a simulated incident response plan
Who Should Attend Evaluate your plan through exercises
Security managers and directors Return to your workplace ready to develop your own plan
Legal counselors and lead your company through any emergency
Business continuity planners
Facility and infrastructure managers To register, go to the 2010 Calendar
Emergency management professionals page at www.asisonline.org
Human resources and communications managers
Through small group exercises, lecture sessions, role-play, and hands-on group breakout sessions, learn about the concepts of
crisis management, business continuity, and organizational resilience including readiness, response, and recovery. Specific
Introduction to the Crisis Management Planning Lifecycle
Beginning the Strategic Planning Process
Conducting a Risk Analysis and Business Impact Analysis
Developing the Written Plan and Plan Fundamentals
Creating Tactical Incident Response and Business Recovery Procedures
Exercising the Plan using Scenario-based Training
Lessons Learned from Exercises and Incidents
The Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council newsletter was edited and produced by Council member David Spector.
Contact him at (781) 981-2402 or dspector@LL.mit.edu