SPECS 2019 – Building and Preparing for Threats and Disasters

The news is filled with threats and disasters. Some are natural. Others, unfortunately, are of human making. They touch both personal and professional lives.

As retail professionals, how do we prepare our companies and employees?

If you struggle with this same question, you should attend this important and informative session at SPECS 2019:

ARE YOU READY? | Building and Preparing for Threats and Disasters

Tuesday, March 5 – 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Texas 1-3
AIA Approved | 1.0 LU/HSW
Moderator: Lori Koeppe – Operations Coordinator, The Buckle

Members of the SPECS Advisory Board have been researching and preparing this session for over a year. You will hear three different perspectives from the following professionals, who deal with these issues day-to-day, hour-to-hour, and minute-to-minute:

Jim Casey – Retired FBI Special Agent in Charge & current EVP of First Coast Security

Jim will present:

  • Sobering statistics on active shooter events
  • Crisis management
  • How to plan and prepare

Kathleen Eaton – Vice President of Safety, The Home Depot

Kathleen will present:

  • Aligning your program on rules and the purpose – Using company values as a filter for every decision
  • Picking the team – Cast a wide net of inclusion…then keep them focused
  • Rebuilding afterwards

Eraina Perrin – Private Sector Liaison, FEMA – Region 6 – Denton, Texas

Eraina will present:

  • FEMA strategic plan
  • Lifecycle of a disaster
  • Why and how to prepare
  • Ways to engage

Who Should Attend: Design and construction teams, facilities managers, vendors

“The fact is simple with this topic. Planning saves lives. The SPECS Advisory Board is proud to have brought these three experts together to help us plan and prepare for the threats and disasters which impact our businesses and lives. I learned a great deal helping organize this session”

John Noonan – SPECS Advisory Board and EVP Business Development & Marketing at Atlas

Also part of this team session is SPECS Advisory Board member Robin Ladner – VP Sales at Global Facility Management & Construction.