Director, Business Continuity and Preparedness, Global Emergency Management, Global Security Division Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Clinton Preston has been part of Wal-Mart’s Global Investigations, Security, Aviation and Travel division (GISAT) since 2004. Clinton has the responsibility for leading and implementing Preparedness and Business Continuity planning efforts for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and their subsidiaries around the globe. These responsibilities include driving associate preparedness; creating public / private partnerships; drafting policy and standards; plan implementation and exercise.
Lieutenant, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Troy German is a lieutenant on the Oklahoma Highway Patrol where he provides direction for the Patrol’s Incident Management Team (IMT) as the Program Manager. He has held several assignments as a lieutenant for the Patrol, to include: one year at Troop YB the Turner Turnpike, four years at Troop A in Oklahoma County and the six adjacent counties, and two years in Troop T the Training Division.
President, ERASE Enterprises
Kevin Mellott is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the safety, security, and emergency planning industry. His background in personal and public safety is extensive with a career spanning over three decades. Kevin has worked in government and private sector organizations and he currently serves as the president of ERASE Enterprises. He has served as a command officer and Incident Commander at many complex and life-threatening emergency incidents.
George N Smith DO, FACOFP
Director of Emergency Services, City of West, TX
George N. Smith DO, FACOFP is a 1974 graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since 1975, he has had a private practice in West , Texas. He serves as the medical director for West EMS since its founding in 1976 and is the medical director for West Rest Haven. He is a certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors Association. He serves as acting Medical Director for Tx-1 DMAT and has deployed at Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as the Presidential Inauguration.
Safety Instructor, Priority One Safe-T Consulting and Northeast Technology Center
Captain, Springfield MO Fire Department
Chris Koester is the owner and President of Priority One Safe-T Consulting, a safety consulting and training firm specialized in OSHA compliance and emergency response for manufacturing and industrial facilities. In addition to being an independent safety consultant and instructor, Chris is a Firefighter employed with the Springfield Fire Department the 3rd largest municipal fire department in Missouri and carries the rank of Captain. Chris has 17 years of experience as a Firefighter, is a certified Fire Instructor II, and holds numerous firefighting and instructor certifications.
John D. Voinche'
President, jv On Message
John Voinche' is president and owner of jv On Message, a media consulting firm based in Baton Rouge, LA. During his 23-year career in broadcasting, John has served as a television field reporter, anchor, producer and sales manager. He shares his experience in a classroom setting with companies who may have to deal with the news media following accidents, explosions, labor strikes, off-site incidents, terrorist threats and facility closings. His pro-active philosophy to policy considerations and hands-on approach to training helps companies create a positive image even in a negative environment.
Director, Business Continuity/CIP, MBCP, CGI Federal
Mark Spreitzer is an Executive Consultant at CGI Federal. He provides business engineering for infrastructure and cloud services and manages resources responsible for business continuity and security. Additionally, Mark is responsible for developing education and training that address cloud security, cloud transition, contingency planning, emergency response and security needs of NY State and local agencies as a member of the New York State Forum Emerging Technologies and Cloud work group and co-chair of the NYS Forum Business Continuity work group.
Dr. Tania Glenn
Principal, PsyD, LCSW, Tania Glenn & Associates (TGA), PA & TGA Readiness Action Division (RAD)
Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice with two offices in Austin, TX and the TGA Readiness Action Division (RAD) a sub-component focused on promoting critical incident response and peer support teams and providing situational awareness training. As a leading national clinician in the identification of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in the treatment of emergency responders and combat veterans by providing briefs on pre and post-deployment, combat stress, and family readiness
EHS Administrator, Toyota Logistics Services, Inc.
Born and raised in San Antonio TX. Attended the Univ. of Southern California 1991-1996. B.S. Occupational Safety. Presently completing M.S. Safety and Environmental Management - Columbia Southern Univ. - grad. date July 2013. Emoployed with Toyota Motor Sales since 1997. EHS Administrator - TLS Long Beach & TLS San Antonio.
Bruce T. Blythe
Chairman, Crisis Management International
Mr. Blythe has been personally involved in crises such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, mass murders at the U.S. Postal Service, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, commercial air crashes, rescue of kidnap and ransom hostages, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, earthquakes, fires, floods, and reputational crises. He serves as a consultant and certified coach to numerous Fortune executives and managers in Strategic Crisis Leadership preparedness and response. Widely regarded as a thought leader in the crisis management and business continuity industries, he is the author of Blindsided: A Manager's Guide to Catastrophic Incidents in the Workplace. He has served in the Military Police for the U.S. Marine Corps. He's a certified clinical psychologist and has been a consultant to the FBI on workplace violence and terrorism. Blythe has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CNN, ABC's 20/20, CBS'48 Hours, CNBC, NPR and others.