Global Uncertainty - Safety, Security & Crisis Management
HR's Role in Mitigating Risk
Unexpected events are now everyday organizational realities. Tsunamis, political turmoil, terrorism, workplace accidents and health concerns such as pandemic flu and contaminations are just some of the threats that could affect your organization and employees. Whatever the source of the disaster, HR is more vital than ever, not only in protecting the welfare and safety of affected employees but also in supporting organizational sustainability. This session will highlight how HR professionals play a key role in helping their organizations manage risk before, during and after a crisis and will address topics such as:
What to consider when creating a Crisis Management Plan: A sound crisis management plan will be a guide for your company in case a crisis occurs.
Building a crisis management team: How does HR align with other key stakeholders? Who should be included in the team?
Resources: What internal and external resources do organizations use to prepare and respond to a crisis?
Review of various scenarios: How would our panelist respond if…? How did they respond when …? What went right? What changes have they made based on what went wrong?
Julie Sullivan, Business Development Manager, International SOS for the Midwest Region
International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. They care or clients across the globe, from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. Julie's primary role is to educate companies on international Duty of Care best practices and help them with putting a program in place to support their international assignees and travelers. Prior to joining International SOS in 2015, Julie spent five years as an expatriate, experiencing firsthand the challenges of living abroad in developed, developing and third world countries. She most recently worked in Nigeria in the oil and gas services sector, as well as managing various project in Ghana, China and France in the hospitality industry. Julie has a MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Bentley University.
John O’Malley, Corporate Security Director, William Blair and Company
At this global private investment banking firm, John manages and directs the firm’s global security strategy with a focus on work place security compliance, global travel security, emergency response planning, executive protection and overall physical security risk management. Prior to this position, he served over 25 years with the United States Marshals Service that included 15 years as a manager and 14 years focusing on complex fugitive and threat investigations. His most recent position was as a Regional Chief Inspector for the Mid-West Region of the United States Marshals Service-Witness Security Division. In that role, he managed the operational oversight of a seven state region that deals with the protection and relocation of protected witnesses. He was also the detail leader for a specialized unit providing support and security protocol recommendations to the Department of Defense Office of Military Commission in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. In addition, he was the Chief Deputy United States Marshal in the Northern District of Illinois from 2007 until 2013.
He also served as the Assistant Chief Deputy and a supervisory deputy in the district. In his role as Chief Deputy, he oversaw the day to day operations of the Marshals Service in Chicago and Rockford with the oversight of over 100 employees. He was responsible for the security of the Dirksen United States Courthouse a 1.7 million square foot facility which included the personal security of over 60 federal judges and over 125 federal prosecutors. He also supervised the operational aspect of all major fugitive investigations, the asset forfeiture unit, high profile prisoner transports/productions, the executive protection details for members of the United States Supreme Court, the National Drug Czar, and the Deputy Attorney General. He provides commentary and analysis for WGN and WLS television regarding law enforcement matters. He has received three awards from the Department of Justice and over 50 letters of commendation during his career. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration.
Jeff Todd, Director of Global Security, Safety, & Business Continuity, CDW
CDW is an IT Solutions Provider specializing in providing technology goods and services to small and large business, health care, and government institutions. Jeff has been with CDW for 19 years. Prior to this Jeff was Assets Protection Manager for Spiegel catalog for 17 years. He has a BA degree in criminal justice from Western Illinois University.He is board certified in security management by ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) for the past 24 years. He is also certified as a Master in Business Continuity Planning and has received his MBCP from the Disaster Recovery Institute in 2015. He is past chairman of the Chicago Chapter of ASIS. He is currently a member of APEX (Asset Protection Executives) in Chicago and LCRCIP (Lake Cook Regional Critical Incident Partnership) in the Northwest suburbs. Additionally, Jeff is an active member of OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council) and ISMA (International Security Managers Association).
John Martinicky, Director Security and Business Continuity, DeVry Education Group
John is responsible for managing and assessing security risks and establishing business continuity strategies for all DeVry Education Group locations. He also develops, manages and communicates organization-wide crisis, natural disaster and/or security policies. Prior to joining DeVry, John spent 30 years at Navistar International where he held positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as the Director Global Security. John is Board Certified by the American Society of Industrial Security and is an active member in a number of industry Associations and Societies.
David Smiatacz, Director of Global Security, Huron Consulting
David joined Huron Consulting Group Inc. in March 2010 and serves as Director Global Security and anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Officer. He is responsible for the development and implementation of global risk mitigation and security strategies that support business development, continuity of operations, protect brand and promote employee safety. As Huron’s Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance Officer, David also maintains responsibility for the formulation and direction of the organization’s international anti-bribery compliance strategy.
Prior to joining Huron, David spent the previous eleven years as Director Global Security and investigations for Kelly Services, Inc. In this position, David was responsible for all security and safety functions positioned to promote global expansion, client retention, effective management of operational risks and ensure employee safety. Prior to Kelly Services, David spent the previous eleven years as Director Corporate Security for Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., (now IIlitch Holdings, Inc.). In this position, David was the senior security executive with security oversight of a diverse portfolio of companies to include Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., Blue Line Distributing, Inc., Olympia entertainment, Inc., Detroit Red Wings Inc., and Detroit Tigers Inc. David has a Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice degree from Michigan State University. He has served in a volunteer leadership capacity for many professional organizations and is a current member or constituent of International Security Management Association, ASIS International, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Overseas Security Advisory Council.
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This program is pending for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.