Campus Safety Online Summit Announces Keynote Panel

Past Campus Safety Directors of the Year will discuss the various strategies they use to foster internal and external stakeholder support for campus security.

Campus Safety Online Summit Announces Keynote Panel

The effective protection of a school, university, or healthcare organization requires its top public safety/emergency management/security executive to possess a unique skillset. No one knows this better than the past winners of the Campus Safety Director of the Year awards program. That’s why we’ve asked several of them to join us on the Campus Safety Online Summit keynote panel, November 30, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Eastern.

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Using examples from the work that won them the honor of Director of the Year, they will discuss the various strategies they’ve incorporated to foster internal and external stakeholder support for their departments, people, projects, and equipment. The online panel presentation will be on November 30, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Eastern.

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Meet the Campus Safety Online Summit Keynote Panel Speakers

Kevin Wren (Moderator): Kevin has been in school security and emergency management for over 20 years. He has been able to obtain millions in grant funding for the school districts that he works for. Additionally, Kevin is a former Campus Safety Magazine Director of the Year, Steering Committee Director for Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, and an Advisor for Safe And Sound Schools. He holds a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management, is a former School Resource Officer, and currently serves as the School Safety Advocate for A3 Communications.

Chief John Venuti: John is currently serving as Associate Vice President of Campus Safety/Chief of Police for Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Health System. Chief Venuti oversees Public Safety, and Emergency Management. In 2015 Venuti was named Campus Safety Magazine’s Campus Public Safety Director of the Year, and was named as a top 40 candidate for Richmonder of the year for his contributions to public safety.

Eric Sean Clay, MBA, CPP, CHPA, PSP, PCI: Eric is a transformational security executive with more than three decades of law enforcement and security experience. He is sought after as a SME in security issues, delivering presentations at national conferences, as well as frequently appearing in security industry trade publications as an author and interviewee. Sean serves as the Vice President of Security Services for a major healthcare system, providing security leadership for 450 security and law enforcement officers at the System’s seventeen hospitals and 250 care sites.

Chief Mark Clark: Mark runs the Val Verde District Police Department.  He received the K-12 Director of the Year award in 2018 for his work in building a police department from the ground up. His dedication and passion for public safety is notorious!

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