Senior Advanced Track

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Senior advanced practitioners are invited to attend our one-day track on Monday. If you are interested in attending, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to verify qualifications. This track features two breakout sessions in the afternoon. The afternoon breakouts will run separately from our general offerings to attendees. The day will conclude with an exclusive “Meet the Experts” reception in the evening. There is no additional cost
for this specialized track.

Senior Advanced Track 1

Managing Reputation Risk Through Crisis Communications

Monday, September 18, 2017
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Harlan Loeb, Reputation Risk & Crisis Consulting
Andrew Liuzzi, Leads Edelman's Crisis Practice

Harlan Loeb Andrew Liuzzi BCI Certified

Unprecedented economic & political uncertainty coupled with the rapid escalation in disruptive operational and reputational risk is forcing organizations to re-think how best to design and operationalize their responses. This session will assist you in managing reputational risk by developing and delivering appropriate messaging for internal and external audiences. Best practices and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to crisis communications will also be discussed.

About Harlan Loeb
Harlan Loeb heads Edelman’s Global Crisis & Reputation Risk Practice.

About Andrew Liuzzi
Andy Liuzzi, Leads Edelman's Crisis practice in Chicago and serves as lead for its Data Security & Privacy Group.




Senior Advanced Track 2

Coordination and Collaboration: ERM, Security and Business Continuity
(A Panel Discussion)

Monday, September 18, 2017
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Brian Zawada, Avalution

Jay Geppert, PlainsCapital Bank
Jim Kastle, ConAgra Brands

Brian Zawada Jay Geppert Jim Kastle BCI Certified

In this informative panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn from three professionals with diverse experience, including security, information security and enterprise risk management. Hear their views on the relationship between these disciplines and business continuity, how the relationship has evolved over the past few years, and where they see it heading in the near future. Each panel member will share their past experiences and their views with business continuity, and their recommendations for continued coordination and collaboration.

About Brian Zawada - Moderator
Brian Zawada, FBCI, - USA Chapter board member and president.

About Jay Geppert
Jay Geppert is the Operational Risk Manager for PlainsCapital Bank – the sixth-largest bank in Texas – and a subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings.

About Jim Kastle
Jim Kastle is the Chief Information Security Officer at ConAgra Brands.




Meet The Experts Closing Discussion and Reception

This is always a highly anticipated discussion with our Senior Advanced Track speakers. Bring your perspectives on today’s sessions and be prepared to engage in a lively and thought provoking discussion.



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