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Emergency Preparedness in the 21st Century

February 15, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601


Emergency Preparedness
in the 21st Century


Learning Objectives 

  • Understand the role of the Facility Manager in business resilience and emergency preparedness
  • Learn how to incorporate organizational drivers into a prioritized, planned response.
  • Learn about best practices in emergency preparedness
  • Identify specific steps you can take to lead your organization in preparing for emergencies


About the Speakers

  Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP O+M, CxA
Facility Engineering Associates
Vice President / COO 

Laurie Gilmer is a Vice President/COO of FEA. She leads FEA’s group in its’ execution of facility asset management, building energy management, and sustainability services. Laurie’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability, and facility management organizational analyses. Laurie is a published author, regularly contributing to multiple Facility Management publications and co-authored the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) second manual in the Sustainability “How-To-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Laurie is currently serving a term on IFMA’s Board of Directors. Laurie also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, and was the committee’s first chair. Laurie is a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. Additionally Laurie is an instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Management (SFP) , Facility Management Professional (FMP), and Certified Facility Manager (CFM) programs. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee and member of IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities, and Sustainability (ESUS) Strategic Advisory group.


   Randy Braverman
 Facility Engineering Associates
 Senior Consultant

Randy Braverman has over 30 years’ experience in managing security operations in a variety of roles including Security Consultant, Director of Security and Campus Safety, and law enforcement officer.  He has overseen full-scale emergency crisis exercises and coordinated the efforts of local, county, and state authorities, military forces, hospitals, and school personnel within these exercises. An Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Randy conducts vulnerability assessments using the ALPHA™ vulnerability assessment methodology and provides technical assistance for emergency and crisis plans for school districts, municipalities, and corporations. Randy is an instructor for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute: Illinois School and Campus Training Program. 


Registration Fees

$0.00 Associate Member

$0.00 Professional Member

$0.00 Young Professional, Student, or Retired

$40.00 Northern Illinois Chapter Member

$60.00 Non-Member Registration

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