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Member Benefit Live Webinar: Risk Reduction Synergistic Strategies

  • Dates: 19 Mar, 2015

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Webinar Details:

Risk Reduction Synergistic Strategies 
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:  10am- 11pm CDT

Are you prepared for the next  emergency or disaster? A recap of one of the most popular topics and issues trending at WWP – Social media?  Mobile computing? Smart phones?  Have any or all of these examples of information technology (IT) significantly influenced how you work today?  If so, the increasingly common use of IT to improve efficiency and reduce operating cost does not mark the end of their innovative use in the workplace, but merely represent the beginning.  Learn how to become more  comfortable with how technology and strategies can be leveraged to reducing risk to their people and property in the face of an emergency.  



The March Member Benefit of the Month is brought to you by:


Alan Berman –President and CEO of  Disaster  Recovery  Institute International  a non-profit organization that helps in preparing for and responding to emergencies.  Al is an MBCP, a member of the ASIS BSI technical committee, a member of the Committee of Experts for ANSI-ANAB, an NFPA committee member and the chair for the Alfred P.Sloan Foundation committee to create the new standard PS-Prep.  He has served on the Homeland Security Standards Panel as a member of the US congressional committee project for National Security Reform and has served as a standards and regulatory advisor to governments around the world and to major corporations and governments around the globe. He has served as a President and CIO for major financial institution, National Practice Leader for Operational Resiliency for Price Waterhouse Coopers and Global Business Continuity Management practice leader for Marsh. 

Thomas L. Mitchell, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel (ret), USAF, CFM, IFMA Fellow Tom has over 27 years of professional facility and asset management experience gained from service within the government, commercial and not-for-profit sectors, to include 20 years as an Air Force civil engineering officer, where he led people and managed programs responsible for the development, acquisition, sustainment and protection of facilities at military locations throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Tom currently serves as senior vice president & COO for FM3IS Associates, L.L.C, as chairman of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Facility Management Advisory Council, and as a member of the National Institute of Building Science’s board of directors.  Previous leadership experiences include service as chairman of the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) 2009-2010 Board of Directors.  Tom’s education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural studies, a Masters-level certificate in facility management, a Master of Arts degree in management, and a Masters degree of Military Operational Arts and Science.

Anthony Pizzitola, CFM, CBCP, MBCI BIP
Anthony Pizzitola is a Facilities, Disaster Recovery and Quality Assurance Professional. Currently he is a Quality Assurance Manager and Disaster Recovery Professional with Jones Lang LaSalle. His interests in disaster preparedness and recovery generated from being one of the first on the ground after Katrina performing facility assessments to determine if preparatory measures salvaged structures in the hurricane’s destructive path.  His enhanced preparations for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike saved numerous structures which opened within two hours of regaining power. An MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, he holds three distinctive certifications: Certified Facility Manager with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Certified Business Continuity Professional with the Disaster Recovery Institute International, and Certified Member of the Business Continuity Institute in the UK.  He is the only professional to hold these three distinguished certifications. Passionate in his facilities and disaster practice, he has published over forty international articles in numerous publications. He has been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle, Fox news, NPR, Buildings Magazine, NBiz and Shop Talk Evolution.  He received IFMA’s 2013 Distinguished Author of the Year for his landmark article, Disasters are the New Normal.  Since 2010, he has presented nationally on the benefits of the collaboration between facilities, property management and disaster recovery departments. In October 2013, he along with Al Berman, President of Disaster Recovery Institute International gave the first four-hour Deeper Dive Session at IFMA’s World Workplace in Philadelphia.