See Who’s Speaking at the Campus Safety Online Summit

The Campus Safety Online Summit is December 1 and 2. Here’s who will be presenting.

See Who’s Speaking at the Campus Safety Online Summit

The Campus Safety Online Summit is just around the corner! This free, online event will host a wide range of K-12 and higher education security, public safety, emergency management and public health experts.

Topics cover everything from threat assessments, campus coronavirus response and security technology, to tabletop exercises, Title IX and Clery compliance, and more.

Register today at CampusSafetySummit.com. It’s free!

Here are the Campus Safety Online Summit Presenters:

 

Bill Adcox, AVP, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 at Home: How Your Family Can Save Itself, Your Campus and Possibly Our Nation

Chief William H. Adcox is the chief of police and chief security officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He is an award-winning and national leader in threat solutions development and threat safety science and was previously named Campus Safety’s Healthcare Director of the Year.

Andy Altizer, Director of Emergency Management, Kennesaw State University

Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will Campus Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Andy Altizer has been the director of emergency management at Kennesaw State University (KSU) since January 2015. Before going to KSU, he was the director of emergency preparedness for 8 years at Georgia Tech. He was the critical infrastructure protection program manager at Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) for over four years. He has also worked in student affairs at several other campuses.

He is also a regular editorial contributor to Campus Safety. Check out his article on why campuses should consider hiring retired emergency managers.

Guy Bliesner, School Safety and Security Analyst, Idaho Office of School Safety & Security

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will Campus Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Guy Bliesner began his career in education in 1994 as a high school teacher and coach, moving into administration in 2006 as the safety and security coordinator for the Bonneville School District. While serving in that position, he was named to the Idaho’s Governor’s School Safety Task Force. During his Bonneville tenure, he was named a finalist for the 2011 Campus Safety magazine’s Director of the Year Award.

He is also a regular editorial contributor to Campus Safety. Check out his article on four ways K-12 schools and districts can avoid coronavirus liability landmines.

Dr. Gregory Botz, MD, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 at Home: How Your Family Can Save Itself, Your Campus and Possibly Our Nation

Gregory H. Botz, MD, FCCM, is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is an adjunct clinical associate professor of the department anesthesiology at Stanford University Medical School.

Dr. Botz has also co-authored several articles featured in Campus Safety, including Effectively Responding to Active Shooters in Healthcare Facilities.

Elliot Cox, School Safety Analyst, Idaho Office of School Safety and Security

Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m.

The Impact of New Title IX Rules on K-12 Schools

Elliot Cox is a school safety analyst for the Idaho Office of School Safety and Security. Prior to his current position, he worked in higher education for nearly six years in various capacities, including as a Title IX investigator, Clery Act compliance coordinator and minors on campus program coordinator.

Check out his Campus Safety article on the six reasons why the new Title IX Rules make K-12 threat assessment teams a must-have.

Dr. Charles Denham, M.D., Chairman, TMIT Global, Chairman, Global Patient Safety Forum

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 at Home: How Your Family Can Save Itself, Your Campus and Possibly Our Nation

Dr. Charles Denham is chairman of TMIT Global, a non-profit medical research organization. He is a co-founder of the Med Tac Bystander Rescue Care program, which focuses on training the public on rescue skills that can save lives before EMS arrives for the eight leading causes of preventable death. He is one of the leaders of the national Coronavirus Care Community of Practice for critical infrastructure worker families and families in the general public launched by Med Tac to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Dr. Denham has also co-authored several articles featured in Campus Safety, including Battling Failure to Rescue with Rapid Response Teams.

Mark DeRee, Associate Director of Public Safety, Minneapolis College

Tuesday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.

A Nonsworn Community College Public Safety Department’s Lessons from This Summer’s Minneapolis Civil Unrest

As Associate Director of Public Safety at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Mark is responsible for managing the day-to-day communications and operations of the public safety department, supporting the director of public safety as the senior consultant on public safety matters, and managing all of the department’s projects. Mark has served in higher education public safety since 2008.

Daniel Dusseau, Director Public Safety/Chief of Police, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department (NOVA)

Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will School Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Daniel Dusseau is the director of public safety/chief of police at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and has been involved in public safety for more than 30 years. He served over 20 years in a major urban police department and worked in or oversaw every aspect of police operations as a patrol officer and, eventually, a senior commander. Dan currently oversees police and emergency management operations at the largest college in Virginia and one of the largest and most diverse in the U.S. He was named the Campus Safety magazine 2014 Higher Education Director of the Year.

He is also a regular editorial contributor to Campus Safety. Check out the article he co-authored on the lessons NOVA learned with regards to the coronavirus and public safety.

Stacy Ettel, Professional Presenter

Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m.

How to Stay Motivated and Effective When You’re Overwhelmed

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Stacy began a law enforcement career in 1993 at the University of Florida Police Department (UFPD). During his 17-year tenure at UFPD, Stacy had a successful career, both in promotions and training. He was named Officer of the Year early and also began his teaching career early on. As an instructor at numerous police academies in Florida, Stacy became a sought-after presenter in many areas. Mass events became a career focus as Stacy oversaw large college football games, high profile dignitary visits, and many large concerts and sporting events.

Stacy has also been a civilian trainer for more than 25 years, creating a corporate training class called “Compassionate Communication.”

Guy Grace, Director of Security and Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will School Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Guy M. Grace has worked in the security field for 33 years and recently retired from his position as Director of Security and Emergency planning for Littleton Public Schools (LPS).

He is a recipient of many national and security industry awards and recognitions, including this year’s Campus Safety K-12 Director of the Year Award. He is a regular speaker at school safety trade conferences and a regular security commentator for various trade magazines and media. Guy has created and assisted with developing many security related projects, protocols and practices that are utilized today in school safety. he also serves as a Director on the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS).

James Gruenberg, Chief Mission Officer, GlobalFlyte, Inc.

Tuesday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Planning, Response and After Action Reporting for Campus Events

James is a 30-year veteran of the fire, emergency medical and disaster response services and is currently the chief mission officer and training director for GlobalFlyte, Inc. Jim is most noted for his participation in the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System (US&R) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Not only was he one of the key leaders in the development of Ohio’s FEMA US&R task force, Ohio Task Force One, but he was also selected as a member of FEMA US&R’s command and control team called the Incident Support Team.

Robin Hattersley, Editor-in-Chief, Campus Safety magazine

Tuesday, December 1 at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday, December 2 at 10:45 a.m.

Welcome | National Anthem

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration.

Thom Jones, M.Ed., Vice President, Navigate360

Wednesday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m.

Tools and Resources for Supporting Behavioral Threat Assessment Programs in a Hybrid Environment

A former middle school administrator with more than 19 years of experience, Thom brings extensive knowledge in school operations and security needs. His proficiency in behavioral threat assessment comes from close collaboration with today’s leading experts, including Dr. Dewey Cornell and countless practitioners at districts across the country. At Navigate360, Thom focuses on building relationships with industry experts, state legislators and others who can help create safe environments for people to work, learn and thrive.

Crystal Lockett-Thomas, LPC, NCC, Clinical Director, Bright Futures Family Counseling

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

How Teachers, Officers & the Helping Professions Can Respond to Their Own Trauma-Related Stress

Crystal is a board-certified telemental health provider, licensed professional and nationally certified counselor based in Texas. She has extensive experience in working with at-risk youth, concentrating on assisting them in developing healthy perspectives and building high emotional intelligence. She has worked for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department aiding juvenile offenders, specifically those who committed violent crimes, fostering the process of building empathy and reducing recidivism. Crystal has training and certification in motivational interviewing, trauma-focused therapies and moral recognition therapy. She currently assists adolescents and adults in addressing a variety of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury. She has found success in treating ADHD, PTSD, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, as well as numerous affective disorders.

Dean Myrick, Commissioner to Alabama Community College Conference, NJCAA Division 1 Basketball Chair and Vice President, Men’s Division

Wednesday, December 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Key Factors in Developing an Effective COVID Screening Program on College Campuses

Dean Myrick is the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) first vice president for the men’s division and commissioner of the Alabama Community College Conference – a post he has held since 2012. He brings 16 years of experience in two-year college athletics as an athletic director, men’s basketball head coach and director of student life. Myrick currently serves as the chair of Division I men’s basketball while also being a member of other notable committees, including finance and budget, championship events and Division I men’s golf. Prior to his arrival in Alabama, Myrick represented region 10 as both the men’s and women’s director and was honored with the George E. Killian Award of Excellence in 2012.

Lt. Joseph Pangaro, CPM, CSO, Director of Global Training and Security Consulting, IPVideo Corporation

Tuesday, December 1 at 3:30 p.m.

How to Develop an Effective Tabletop Exercise Program

Joseph Pangaro is a retired police lieutenant from Ocean Township, N.J., located in Monmouth County. He is a Certified Public Manager (CPM). Retiring after 27 years, Joseph took on a new challenge as director of school safety and security for a large school district in central N.J. In that position, he upgraded all safety and security practices and policies, as well as the physical security of the buildings for the district, and implemented a student and staff training program to bring leading practices to the district. As the owner and CEO of True Security Design, he concentrates on providing the most up-to-date training programs for the law enforcement, school and business communities.

Check out his Campus Safety article on the 17 essential steps campuses must take for large-scale public events.

Michael Pendley, Director, Healthy Roster

Wednesday, December 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Key Factors in Developing an Effective COVID Screening Program on College Campuses

For the past ten years, Michael has helped businesses implement software to improve efficiencies and increase communications. In the last three years, Michael has worked with higher education and healthcare organizations to implement software where security and compliance are essential.

Sarah Powell, Director of Emergency Management, Temple University

Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will Campus Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Sarah is the director of emergency management for Temple University. She provides strategic direction, subject matter expertise and operational coordination for the university emergency management and mission continuity programs. The scope of her work in that capacity includes testing, training and exercises; critical incident management; emergency operations and mission continuity planning; preparedness education; and risk assessment and mitigation efforts. Sarah has served as a consultant and subject matter expert for state and local government on projects pertaining to emergency management, public health, and behavioral health response. Sarah also serves as adjunct faculty member for Temple University’s Community and Regional Development program and Jefferson University’s Disaster Medicine & Management and Community & Trauma Counseling graduate programs. Over the past 15 years, Sarah has also worked with a number of local, state, and national institutions on topics related to critical incident response and strategic planning, including business continuity and disaster recovery.

Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC

Tuesday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m.

Keynote: Working Threat Assessment Cases in a Virtual Environment

Dr. Randazzo is CEO and founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC. She is recognized internationally as an expert on threat assessment and threat management, school shootings, other targeted violence, and protective intelligence investigations. She also serves as director of threat assessment for Georgetown University.

Previously, Dr. Randazzo served for ten years with the U.S. Secret Service, most recently as the agency’s chief research psychologist. She is an accomplished presenter on threat assessment investigations, having trained more than 15,000 professionals in law enforcement, management, administration, mental health and the intelligence community throughout the United States, Canada and the European Union. Her work is used throughout federal, state and local law enforcement communities and has been credited with preventing planned attacks. She is co-author of two leading books: “The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams” (2008) and “Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project” (2009).

Dr. Randazzo has testified before Congress and has been interviewed by major television, radio and print news outlets.

Amy Reddington, Show Director, Campus Safety Conference

Tuesday, December 1 at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday, December 2 at 10:45 a.m.

Welcome | National Anthem

Amy is the show director of the Campus Safety Conferences (CSC), which are produced by Campus Safety magazine (CS magazine). She has been a passionate champion of the mission of creating safer schools. Since 2014, the Campus Safety Conference series has grown to become a leading voice and has impacted thousands of schools and institutions across the country. Amy has more than 20 years of event and media experience, which includes a wide variety of industries and roles, such as major industry trade shows, executive-level conferences and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Justin Reilly, CEO, Impero Software

Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.

When Student Safety and Remote Learning Collide

Justin Reilly is the CEO of Impero Software. He brings with him a wealth of expertise from the global education space, including more than 15 years leading EdTech businesses to success. Justin’s early career included teaching mathematics and information and communications technologies in UK secondary schools, allowing him to understand firsthand the challenges associated with digital learning. He has also served as the CEO of Mwabu Group, one of Africa’s leading EdTech businesses, serving schools and ministries of education in some of the most remote and unstable regions, vice president of technology delivery and strategic partnerships at Pearson Education, and CEO of Fronter AS, a provider of learning management systems. He currently works at Impero’s UK office in Nottingham.

Edgar “Eddie” Rodriguez, Chief of Police, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Tuesday, December 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Managing Public Safety Expectations and Responsibilities in a Changing Community Environment

Edgar Rodriguez is currently the associate vice president of public safety/chief of police at Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology. Eddie has more than 33 years of progressive law enforcement experience, holding various positions within the Connecticut State Police, the Beacon Falls Police Department and the department of public dafety at Quinnipiac University. He brings vast experience in the areas of law enforcement leadership, human resource management, labor relations, emergency management and community policing within a diverse community. Eddie strives to establish and foster positive working relationships within the communities for which he serves.

He was named this year’s Campus Safety Higher Education Director of the Year.

Timothy A. Shaw, President and Chief Operating Officer, GlobalFlyte, Inc.

Tuesday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Planning, Response and After Action Reporting for Campus Events

Timothy is a retired special agent with more than 21 years as an investigator in the FBI and is currently president and COO of GlobalFlyte, Inc. As an FBI agent, Tim conducted complex criminal investigation of Columbian drug cartels, organized criminal gangs and terrorist organizations, and spent eight years with the tactical SWAT team. He also proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has a juris doctor from Ohio Northern University.

Gary Sigrist, CEO and President, Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will School Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Gary L. Sigrist, Jr., is the CEO and president of Safeguard Risk Solutions, LLC. His career spans more than 30 years as an educator, administrator and police officer. He is also a nationally known speaker, consultant, author, and expert on emergency preparedness and how to build relationships with first responders.

Gary was an educator and administrator for South-Western City Schools (SWCS) for 30 years. In 2008, he was named project director for Readiness and Emergency Management in Schools (REMS). SWCS is only one of a handful of school districts to win the REMS grant in 2008 and 2010, under his guidance. He secured almost $1 million in funding and resources through federal and state grants for SWCS to enhance safety, security and crisis management programs, as well as implementing the district’s visitor ID system and developing its continuity of operations/disaster recovery plan and food defense plan. He also led the re-engineering of the district’s two-way radio communication system and oversaw the implementation of its mass notification plan. Gary is a certified DHS trainer for both the Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) and Screening of Persons through Observational Techniques (SPOT) organizations.

He is also a regular editorial contributor to Campus Safety. Check out his article on the five layers of school safety.

John Thomas, Executive Director/Chief, USC Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will Campus Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Prior to his appointment to captain at the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Public Safety (DPS) in October 2006, John spent 21 years as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) where he retired at the rank of lieutenant in December 2005 to accept a position as deputy chief of police for the University of the District of Columbia Department of Public Safety & Emergency Management in Washington D.C. He was promoted to USC department of public safety’s assistant chief in February 2009 and executive director/chief in January 2013. As a member of the LAPD, he was awarded the City of Los Angeles’ City Angel Award for outstanding community enhancement and the Department’s Meritorious Unit Citation.

He is also a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation, and the FBI National Academy Associates.

Chief Thomas is a long-time partner with Campus Safety. Check out his article on the death of George Floyd and its impact on campus public safety.

Paul Timm, PSP Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will School Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Paul Timm, PSP, is the vice president of Facility Engineering Associates, a board-certified physical security professional (PSP), the author of “School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program” and a nationally acclaimed expert in physical security.

In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced crisis assistance team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). He is certified in vulnerability assessment methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories and the vulnerability assessment methodology. He is also a member of ASIS International’s School Safety & Security Council and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials’ risk management committee.

Paul is a long-time partner with Campus Safety. Check out our interview with him about the three most common mistakes campuses make when conducting tabletop exercises.

Jesus Villahermosa, President/Owner, Crisis Reality Training Inc.

Tuesday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Can You Hear Me Now? Why Your School P.A. System May Be the Most Important Component in a Successful Lockdown

Jesus was a deputy sheriff with the Pierce County (Wash.) Sheriff’s Department before retiring in 2014 after 33 years of service. He served 30 years on PCSD’s S.W.A.T. Team as point man on the entry team. He also has 34 years of experience as a consultant and national trainer with K-12 schools, which represent over 85% of his clients.

Jesus has trained more than 750,000 professionals and students on how to survive an active lethal threat as well as workplace violence prevention, verbal conflict resolution and diffusing skills.

Read his Campus Safety article on why school public address systems are critical during an active lethal threat event.

Alan Walters, Executive Director – Safety & Risk Management, Georgetown County School District

Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

General Session: COVID-19: What Will Campus Safety and Security Look Like in 2021?

Alan Walters currently serves as executive director of safety and risk management for the Georgetown County School District, which serves approximately 10,000 students in coastal South Carolina. He also serves as a member of the South Carolina State Board of Education. In 2017, he was named Campus Safety magazine’s K-12 Director of the Year. Previously, he served for 17 years as a summary court judge. Alan also spent 17 years as a highly decorated law enforcement officer whose awards include being named South Carolina Deputy Sheriff of the Year and South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. During his service, he held positions including investigator, SRO, crime prevention officer, SWAT operator, crisis negotiator and training instructor, which includes time in supervisory and command ranks. He has been a presenter at local, state, national and international trainings.

He is also frequently interviewed by Campus Safety. Check out our interview with him about his district’s experience with emergency response during severe weather

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