Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

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"Education Day"
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Registration Time:11:30 A.M,
Program Time:11:30 A.M. Buffet Lunch
Adjourn Time:7:00 P.M.

$65 Risk Managers - w/ Lunch
$45 Risk Managers

$75 Other Members - w/Lunch
$55 Other Members

On Site
$95 Non-Members - w/ Lunch
$75 Non-Members

*all prices includes 2 drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres for networking social, and snacks and beverages during the day.

Parking is Free

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Brookside Golf Club
1133 N. Rosemont Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Guest Speaker(s):
Session #1: 1:00PM - 1:45PM, How to Develop a Business Continuity Plan
Session #2: 2:00PM - 2:45PM, Your Crisis Management Plan Work: Lessons Learned from Past Events
Session #3: 3:15PM - 4:00PM, Post Incident Response - Getting Back to Business
Session #4: 4:15PM - 5:00PM, Preparing your Claim - Working with your Insurer and TPA

Event Details:
Education Day:
Preparing for the catastrophic loss...managing a crisis from pre to post loss.
How will you respond when the "big event" happens? Do you have a business continuity plan that can help guide you? How good is your crisis management plan, will it work? How to do respond and recover after an incident? What steps can you take from the beginning to ensure a successful claims outcome?

Join us for an afternoon of learning at the LA RIMS 2015 Education Day. We will have industry experts and fellow risk managers providing guidance and lessons learned in the area of catastrophic event risk management.

Besides a slate of engaging speakers, you'll also have the opportunity to visit with risk management service providers and vendors that support RIMS at specially designed booths that will ring the room.

Finally, after this exciting afternoon of education, you can stick around, let traffic clear, and join your fellow risk professionals for an hour or two of networking while enjoying a beverage and some hors d'oeuvres.

11:30AMRegistration and Optional Buffet Lunch Opens - Vendor Booths Available
1:00PM - 1:45PMSession #1 How to Develop a Business Continuity Plan - Scot Ferrell, Managing Director, Marsh Consulting Services, San Francisco
2:00PM - 2:45PMSession #2 Your Crisis Management Plan Work: Lessons Learned from Past Events - Brent Woodworth, President and CEO, LA Emergency Preparedness Foundation
2:45PM - 3:15PMSnack Break - Booths Available
3:15PM - 4:00PMSession #3 Post Incident Response - Getting Back to Business - Hilton Brown, National Account Manager, Interstate Restoration and Jonathon Bredehoft, Senior Risk Manager, Westfield
4:15PM - 5:00PMSession #4 Preparing your Claim - Working with your Insurer and TPA - Drew Wendland, Vice President, Branch Manager, Executive General Adjuster, McLarens and Scott Ritto, Senior Director, Risk Management, Kilroy Realty Corporation
5:00PM - 5:30PMVendor Viewing (Vendor Booths Available)
5:00PM - 7:00PMNetworking/Happy Hour on the patio


Session #1: 1:00PM - 1:45PM
How to Develop a Business Continuity Plan

Scot Ferrell, Managing Director, Marsh Consulting Services, San Francisco
Scot is the Marsh Risk Consulting Growth Leader for the western zone and is responsible for evaluating the needs and determining solutions to address a client's risks, disputes and strategies.

Scot has 29 years of business related experience in risk management, finance, business continuity planning, internal audit, supply chain, crisis management and disaster recovery. In this capacity, he has held leadership positions while conducting a broad range of business recovery activities including BCP program assessment, threat & risk assessment, enterprise risk management, BCP benchmarking, process model review, supply chain/third party review, business impact assessment, strategy development, crisis management team planning, emergency response, plan development, disaster recovery plan development, system implementation/training, data center and network review, system availability analysis, system/business recovery exercises, plan maintenance, BCP policy development, and employee awareness.

Prior to Scot's current role, he was the Business Continuity Management Leader for the West Zone. Before joining Marsh, Scot was the western region business continuity practice leader at Ernst & Young and an industry practitioner for Gap, Inc. within their Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning group where he helped develop their global continuity program. Over his career, Scot has managed and assisted over 575 organizations during 23 years with the review, development, integration, and maintenance of business recovery plans within the retail, technology, higher education, manufacturing, eBusiness, distribution, life sciences, financial services, insurance, and healthcare industries. Scot has also presented at over 45 conferences and business forums on the topic of business continuity and risk management.

Session #2: 2:00PM - 2:45PM
Your Crisis Management Plan Work: Lessons Learned from Past Events

Brent Woodworth, President and CEO, LA Emergency Preparedness Foundation

Mr. Woodworth's career spans over 38 years with extensive experience in global risk analysis, crisis management, business continuity, systems and collaborative partnership development. He has a distinguished history of working with governments, private sector corporations, academic institutions, faith based leaders, and non-profit organizations. Brent retired from IBM in 2007 (32 year career) as the Worldwide Segment Manager for the IBM Crisis Response Team. Brent was responsible for crisis management services, incident management, and associated consulting services for IBM sites and clients worldwide. Brent consults on a global basis with business leaders, senior elected officials, government agencies, military leaders and heads of state in the development and implementation of improved risk identification, risk mitigation, disaster management, strategic program development, and complex organization resiliency management.

In 2008 Brent established the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation (LAEPF) in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Division and office of the Mayor. The foundation is focused on collaborative public/private partnerships bringing together the interests of the business community with academic institutions, faith based organizations, non-profits, associations, and professional organizations throughout the Southern California stakeholder community. LAEPF has been recognized for their leadership in the management of the City of Los Angeles Business Operations Center (BOC) which includes participation from all major business and community stakeholder sectors. The BOC is located inside the City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center and provides a variety of direct support services including two-way situational awareness, donation, service, and volunteer management support. In addition to supporting the BOC, Brent guided the development of software systems to improve situational awareness and operational capabilities during times of disaster across all sectors.

Session #3: 3:15PM - 4:00PM
Post Incident Response - Getting Back to Business

Hilton Brown, National Account Manager, INTERSTATE
Hilton has over 25 years' experience as an insurance and risk management professional. This includes his career start as an independent Property/GL adjuster with Crawford; then on to become a Risk Manager with Hughes Aircraft Company. Next up was his role as a Property and Liability Claims Consultant for the US western region territory for broker Marsh & McLennan, Inc. Hilton then moved on to become Southern California Claims Manager for broker EPIC and is currently Senior Risk Consultant and National Accounts Manager with Interstate Restoration and General Construction. Hilton is also a 21 year card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild and has earned his Associate of Risk Management ("ARM") designation and "Competent Communicator" designation with Toastmasters International, Inc.

Jonathon Bredehoft, Senior Risk Manager, Westfield

Jonathan Bredehoft has over 16 years' experience as a safety and risk management professional. He has a BS in Pharmacology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master's in Environmental Health & Epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He began his career working as an environmental consultant on many brownfields redevelopment projects across the country. He then took a position as Manager of Production Safety for NBC Universal where he oversaw EHS & Risk for many of NBC's southern CA television productions. In 2007, he moved to Westfield, LLC where he is currently the Senior Manager of Property Risk & EHS over the entire US portfolio. He earned his Associate of Risk Management ("ARM") in 2009 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the LA Chapter of RIMS

Session #4: 4:15PM - 5:00PM
Preparing your Claim - Working with your Insurer and TPA

Drew Wendland, Vice President, Branch Manager, Executive General Adjuster, McLarens
EXPERIENCE Property; Builders Risk and Construction Defects; Inland Marine; Construction Defect; Fidelity & Surety; Third Party Property Damage & Fire Legal Liability; Contractors Equipment. Specialization in: Hospitality, Retail, Condominium, Institutional, and Municipality risks.

Drew began his adjusting career with a national independent adjusting firm in 2001 after working at a forensic engineering firm. After property / liability coursework, he moved on to work for a large national carrier representing high-end homeowners and commercial businesses. For the last five years, Drew has been working on large national and international property accounts encompassing property damage, business income, extra expense,
extended period of indemnity, equipment, etc.

Drew has experience adjusting large property losses in commercial, industrial and residential lines. He has participated in catastrophe teams following Hurricanes Ivan, Jeanne, Frances and Sandy as well as evaluations of the Northridge earthquake. Drew also handled claims resulting from the 2011 flooding in Thailand's industrial valley outside of Bangkok.

Scott Ritto, Senior Director, Risk Management, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Scott graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1991 with Bachelor of Arts Degrees is Political Science and History. Scott has also obtained his Associate in Risk Management designation, and has a few remaining exams in order to obtain his CPCU designation. Scott has twenty-four years of experience in the Insurance and Risk Management Industry, which started in 1991 in the Emergency Medical/Ambulance industry. He has held risk management positions in a number of industries, including transportation, multi-disciplinary engineering and construction, stevedoring, theaters, shopping malls, and property development and management. He currently is employed with Kilroy Realty Corporation, serving as their Senior Director, Risk Management, where he is responsible for all matters risk management. Kilroy owns, operates and develops Class A commercial office buildings and mixed-use properties, and currently maintains a three person Risk Management Department, which may continue to grow over time.

Scott currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Chapter of RIMS, serving since 1999. He also serves on the Membership and Chapter Services Committee for the RIMS Society, as well as the National Real Estate Client Advisory Council and Risk Management Advisory Panel for AIG. Scott also serves as a Conference Chair for the CWC & Risk Conference Advisory Board, which is responsible for putting on a premiere conference annually that is held in Dana Point, CA.

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