Friday, September 6th

9 AM - 4 PM
Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont  (Chicago)  IL
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City

NLSI presents an exciting one-day leadership event

Captain Dennis Fitch, United Airlines

to support and inspire public safety, business, and

Deborah Phillips, Motorola Inc.

community leaders by encouraging involvement in the

Stephen Rickman, Office of Homeland Security

homeland security effort, and sharing information

 John Fulton, Central Intelligence Agency

to help everyone succeed.

 Dan Kane, National Law Enforcement & Security Inst.

 Open to the public, tickets required.

Who should Attend:    Business Leaders,  Police/Fire/EMS Personnel,  City & State Government Personnel,  Security Directors, Health Care Professionals,  Emergency Response Coordinators,  City Council Members,  Criminal Justice System Personnel,  Public Utility Staff,  Community Leaders

"America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani will lead the day with his presentation "Leadership in Difficult Times",
followed by the amazing story of Captain Dennis Fitch and the crew of United Airlines Flight 232.

Deborah Phillips of Motorola, Inc. speaks about safety & security solutions to support our nation's homeland.

Stephen Rickman, Director of Readiness for the White House Office of Homeland Security will provide an overview of the national framework for readiness strategies.

John Fulton of the CIA will discuss intelligence gathering and analysis for the future of homeland security.
Dan Kane of NLSI will announce the development of the SafeSTAR Homeland Security Command Center, designed to support local public safety & health officials and private sector personnel at critical infrastructure sites throughout the U.S.  Participants will learn how they can register for access to SafeSTAR.

Don't Miss This Extraordinary Event !      REGISTER NOW - Space is Limited  (see below).

Rudy Giuliani - Leadership in Difficult Times
Providing leadership for New York City is a challenge under normal circumstances - it's easily one of the most complicated and diverse cities in the world.  Rudy Giuliani looks back at the leadership lessons learned in a lifetime of public service and how they came together to provide strength at a defining moment in America's history.
During two terms as mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani made New York into the great city it once was with his ideas, management and goal-driven style.  In eight years, he reduced crime by 57 percent, cut welfare rolls in half, reduced taxes by $2.5 billion and created a record number of new jobs.  Because of his leadership, the city is once again a great place to live and one of the world’s most productive metropolises.
But his toughest challenge had yet to come.  With the tragic events of September 11th the rest of the world found out what New Yorkers already knew – that Rudy Giuliani was a determined leader who could bring them remarkable strength and stability at a time of great uncertainty.  During the crisis he became, in essence, “America’s Mayor.”  He calmed, consoled and reassured the public, while urging them to return to their normal lives and not to let the terrorists achieve their aim of disrupting life.  In one of the saddest times in American history, the remarkable leadership of Mayor Giuliani and the extraordinary heroism of his fellow New Yorkers restored faith in the ideals that are so vital to a free society.  In honor of his steadfastness Time magazine named Mayor Giuliani their 2001 Person of the Year Award.

Captain Dennis Fitch - If You Think You Can, You Will
Filled with passengers, a United Airlines jumbo jet suddenly lost all flight controls at 37,000 feet.  Captain Dennis Fitch, an off-duty pilot on his way home, offered to help.  What he and the cockpit crew did and how they did it was without precedent, and their teamwork saved nearly 200 lives.  Denny's story is gripping and inspiring.  The speech includes tapes of the dramatic cockpit-to-ground communication of the ordeal that shows how professional strangers pulled together to avert total disaster.  It cuts to the bone.

When United Airlines flight #232 lost its hydraulic flight controls on July 19, 1989, Denny Fitch was sitting in a passenger seat in the cabin of the plane.  Moments later he was in the cockpit, volunteering his services.  When the plane made its crash landing in an Iowa cornfield, he was at the controls, doing his part to assist the heroic flight crew.  A DC-10 pilot and trainer, Captain Fitch was instrumental in the crew’s success at saving nearly 200 lives that day.

Captain Fitch offers more than just a riveting story of drama in the sky.  He teaches audiences that there is no “I” in teamwork – that the potential for success is tied directly to how people work together and how much they believe in themselves.  He asks his audience to look inside, to recognize their own ability to be heroic every day.  He inspires belief in an inner strength that conquers fear and prepares for the challenges ahead.

Deborah Phillips – Safety and Security Solutions to Support our Nation's Homeland Deborah Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in communications and information technology.  Her experience in product management, product marketing, sales and business development has grown in responsibility and scope throughout her career.  She joined Motorola in July 2000 to lead Global Market Segment Management and Business Intelligence for its Commercial, Government and Industrial Solutions Sector.

In October 2001, she was assigned to lead Marketing Operations for Motorola’s Global Safety and Security Solutions.  She is responsible for strategy development, market and product planning, business intelligence and funding initiatives in support of Motorola’s efforts to develop customer solutions for increased Homeland Security.

Phillips joined Motorola from SBC Communications and Ameritech where she held increasingly responsible marketing and product management positions.  In each assignment, she was responsible for leading the identification of customer needs and was either directly or indirectly responsible for the development or enhancement of products and services as well as the implementation of product marketing strategies for sales and distributions channels.  Her last appointment was as Executive Director for New Products and Advertising for SBC Public Communications.

Phillips’ prior positions were in Washington, D.C., where she served as General Manager for Systems Integration with Dynamic Concepts, Inc. and with Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett Packard).  While with Digital Equipment, she served in several marketing and sales assignments for Federal, State and Local, and commercial customers, including Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic States.

Phillips lives in Chicago and is actively involved with many civic and cultural organizations.  She serves on the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Goodman Theatre Discovery Board and Grant Park Orchestral Board.

Phillips is an Electrical Engineer from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stephen Rickman - National Framework for Readiness Strategies

In 2002, Mr. Rickman joined the Office of Homeland Security to serve as its first Director of Readiness. He is responsible for coordinating efforts to develop and implement national training and exercise strategies to respond to terrorist incidents. He is also responsible for coordinating federal efforts to insure emergency preparedness and response capability for the National Capital Region.

Stephen Rickman began his career as a clinical psychologist at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He later joined the staff of Office of Criminal Justice Plans and analysis, the criminal justice state planning agency for the District. He worked in this agency for nearly 12 years in a variety of roles including statistician, criminal justice analyst, and director of the Statistical Analysis Center. From 1989 to 1991, he served as a member of the Board and as President of the Justice Research Statistical Association, a national organization comprised of criminal justice researchers, administrators, and statisticians.

Mr. Rickman, during most of his professional career, has also served as a part-time college lecturer and instructor. He has taught classes over the last fifteen years at several colleges including Howard University, Southeastern University, and the University of the District of Columbia. He has thought both undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of psychology.

In 1991, Mr. Rickman was assigned to work with the District of Columbia City Administrator in the capacity of Public Safety Coordinator. In 1992, he was asked to serve in Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly’s cabinet as Director of the District of Columbia Office Emergency Preparedness. As Director of this agency, Mr. Rickman was responsible for coordinating city responses to local emergencies and disasters. During his tenure, he organized the city’s responses to a major civil disturbance, several major snow storms, a city-wide water emergency, and several electrical power emergencies.

In 1994, Mr. Rickman joined the Department of Justice at The Office of Justice Programs and became the Division Director of the Criminal Act division at the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In that capacity, he helped to coordinate the activities of the Violence Against Women, Corrections, and Drug Court Offices. In 1996, he was named the Director for the Executive Office for Weed and Seed. During his tenure, the program has experienced unprecedented growth, increasing the number of sites from 36 to over 300. As a result of his efforts, Mr. Rickman received the prestigious Attorney General Award for meritorious performance in 1999. The Weed and Seed strategy is a model for reducing violence and building safer communities.

John Fulton - Intelligence Networking & Analysis
On the morning of September 11th 2001, Mr. Fulton and his team at the CIA were running a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building.  Little did they know that the scenario would come true in a dramatic way that day.  Information is the most powerful tool available in the homeland security effort.  At the core of every initiative currently underway to protect our country and its citizens is the challenge of getting the right information to the right people at the right time.  How can so much information from around the world be captured and processed in meaningful and timely ways?  Mr. Fulton shares his insights into the intelligence community, and shares a vision of how today's information systems will be developed into even better counter-terrorism tools of tomorrow.

 John Fulton’s 25 years in the intelligence community has contributed to his recognition as an expert in risk & threat response analysis, scenario gaming, and strategic planning.  He is on staff for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), currently serving as Chief of the Strategic War Gaming Division of the National Reconnaissance Office, and as a  member of U.S. Joint Forces Command's Project Alpha - a prestigious "think tank" for advanced concepts related to such issues as homeland security.  He formerly served as the mission director for our nation's satellite imagery program as well as replacing Army Astronaut Same Gemar as the Director of the National Security Space Master Plan for the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Space Communities under the auspices of the Deputy UnderSecretary of Defense (Space).

His counter-terrorism and homeland security responsibilities include advising the Director Central Intelligence Staff for Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshall's Office, and collaboration with the National Security Council.

In the private sector Fulton has developed a number of patents related to positioning, "smart GPS " applications, communications, and audio/video technology.  He oversees the development of public & personal safety applications of these capabilities through SafeSTAR projects, and contributes to the strategic planning and conceptual design of the SafeSTAR Homeland Security Command Center.

Dan Kane - The SafeSTAR Homeland Security Command Center
In a society with such diverse protection systems already in place, one of the most significant challenges we face is getting everyone engaged and connected to a national homeland security program.  If you have responsibilities at the local or state level for public safety, health care, emergency management, or security at a major infrastructure site (i.e. utility, hospital, government facility or major business structure), how do you get "plugged in" to information and intelligence critical to your success?

The SafeSTAR Homeland Security Command Center will provide the connection point for appropriate and timely exchange of information between those in the public and private sectors, and between the various levels of homeland security responsibility in federal, state, and local organizations.  Mr. Kane will share the command center development plan and explain how participants can register for access to SafeSTAR.

As a founder of NLSI, Dan Kane has served as Director & CEO since 1997, bringing his experience in law enforcement, commercial & residential security, technology systems, and project management to the unique mission of the organization.  He has served as consultant and program designer for clients ranging from public safety agencies to major airlines, industrial operations, and computer companies.

His diverse background in the public and private sectors includes nine years in law enforcement with such unique assignments as Crime Prevention Specialist, Director of an anti-gang/anti-drug program, and Advisor to a law enforcement youth group.  Kane has also held positions in professional security, working in Loss Prevention where he successfully investigated and resolved internal theft cases, and as Director of Safety for a residential community.

Kane’s interest in technology has always played a role in his endeavors; he worked for a computer software company while in high school and college, and after graduation continued for several years as a corporate Systems Analyst and Network Administrator while also operating a small two-way radio business.  Today he remains active in related projects such as database management, graphic design, communications systems integration, and GPS technology development – always with the goal of bringing better information to people in various environments.

 Register Today for this Important Leadership Event


Who should Attend:    Business Leaders,  Police/Fire/EMS Personnel,  City & State Government Personnel,  Security Directors, Health Care Professionals,  Emergency Response Coordinators,  City Council Members,  Criminal Justice System Personnel,  Public Utility Staff,  Community Leaders

Registration Information

bullet This is a secured event.  All persons attending are subject to security screening.
bullet You must provide your full name, address, and driver's license or social security number when registering.
bullet Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
bullet Participants should not bring any unnecessary bags or materials.
bullet Photography and recording are prohibited.
bullet Mobile phones and pagers must be in "silent" mode or off during event.
bullet Participants should arrive no later than 8 AM for check-in and security screen.
bullet Those arriving after 8 AM may not be admitted to the first presentation (Rudy Giuliani).
This event is open to the public.  Tickets are required for admission.
The registration fee is $295, which includes a luncheon and access to all presentations.
Tickets will be held at the event site for pickup upon arrival (must show a photo ID).

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