AEGIS Loss Control Physical Security Seminar
Tuesday, Oct. 6 | Wednesday, Oct. 7 | Thursday, Oct. 8
Tuesday, Oct. 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration and Exhibitor Set-Up
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Howard Somers, Vice President and Loss Control Division Head – AEGIS
William McManus, Senior Director, CPS Energy Security – City Public Service of San Antonio
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Homeland Security – The Next Generation of Terrorist Threats
Edward Dickson, President – MSA Investigations
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Threat Information You Can Use from AGA & NERC
Jim Linn, Managing Director of Information Systems – AGA
Joseph Bonventre, Senior Security Specialist, Compliance & Critical Infrastructure Protection – Burns & McDonnell
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
The Human Cost of Security Lapses
John E. Schneider, PhD, CEO – Avalon Health Economics
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Exhibitor Introductions & Exhibitor Time
Wednesday, Oct. 7
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Minimizing Losses at Substations, Your Most Vulnerable Targets
Karen Baudendistel, Partner – Armstrong & Teasdale
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Security of Out-of-Service Facilities
Larry D. Shackleford, Principal Engineer, Risk Management – Southern Company Services
9:45 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
  • Electric Substation Facilities: Brian S. Niemi, Substation Operations Manager – Consumers Energy; Buddy Reneau, National Sales Manager, Services – Southern States LLC; Paul Mumford, Director, New Markets Development – Cresatech

  • Natural Gas Utilties: Louis Blancato, Manager of Corporate Security – Dominion Resources; Jim Rutherford, Vice President of Products Business Unit – Heath Consultants; Rick Powers, Director of Security – The Williams Companies
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Using Drones to Improve Security
Mark Thibodeaux, Deputy Practice Leader, Cybersecurity and Privacy Team – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP
Dallas Cormier, Senior Project Manager – Sempra Utilities
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Insider Threats & Work Stoppage Preparations
Jim Burke, Senior Director of Corporate Security and Aviation – NextEra
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AEGIS Reception at The Alamo
Thursday, Oct. 8
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Seminar Recap
Scot Macomber, Vice President Loss Control Utility Operations – AEGIS
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Theft of Service – How to Protect Your Most Valuable Commodity
T. Lynn Smith, Corporate Security, Staff Investigator – Gulf Power Company
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Model Practices – The PG&E Physical Security Plan
Ron Lum, Manager of Security – PG&E
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Understanding & Countering Violent Extremism
William F. Flynn, President – GARDA Risk Management
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Closing Remarks, Door Prizes and Evaluations
11:30 am
Buffet Lunch