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Active Shooter - How to respond


How would you react to an active shooter in your facility? What would be some of your responsibilities? Chief Taylor gives the benefit of his many years of actual experience, training and education both in civilian roles as well as military.



Chief Roy Taylor is a professional law enforcement manager with over 36 years of experience in a wide-range of federal, state, local and private criminal justice positions. Areas of expertise include: training; Use of force & firearms instruction; anti-terrorism, operation security, force protection, recruiting, selection and assignment; employee supervision, evaluation and retention; curriculum development; policies and procedures design and implementation; physical security, canine utilization; budgeting; public relations; emergency management. Present job titles include: Chief of Police Blue Ridge Public Safety; Litigation Consultant; President/CEO Signal 88 Security of Charlotte, NC; President/CEO Capitol Special Patrol; Chief of Police Capitol Special Police; and Lt. Colonel Army National Guard.



What Maintenance Metrics you need to manage with and why


In this presentation we will discuss Best Practice Leading and Lagging Metrics/KPIs to use when managing a maintenance process and organization. I will share with each attendee how they can receive a free chapter from one of my books titled "Managing with Leading and Lagging KPIs (you must be in attendance to receive a copy).


Ricky Smith has over 30 years of experience in maintenance as a manager, mechanical engineering advisor, training specialist, and consultant. Today he is a Maintenance Best Practices Instructor. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities and industrial plants worldwide to develop reliability, maintenance, and technical training strategies.


Prior to working for himself Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee for Exxon Company USA, Alumax (one of three plants certified with World Class Maintenance status in the world), Kendall Company, and Hercules Chemical, providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. His last assignment in maintenance management was as a US Army Reserve Maintenance Company Commander in Iraq.


In addition to authoring several books, Ricky has also written for numerous trade magazines over the past 20 years on technical, reliability, and maintenance subjects and is a frequent speaker and presenter at industry conferences and trade shows.


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You saw him on CBS' 60 MINUTES last December!


With the amazing work he has led in this unlikely region, we can expect topics on industry trends; their success story and what we can do to help sustain our industry.


Joe Max Higgins, Jr., is CEO of the Golden Triangle Development Link, having served in this capacity since 2003.


Higgins has completed 130 major community and economic development projects resulting in the creation of nearly 15,000 manufacturing jobs and over six billion dollars in industrial investments. He has also worked on numerous commercial/retail developments as well as hundreds of millions in community development improvements.


He is nationally certified as a planner, community and economic developer and environmental consultant.


His recent accolades include the LINK receiving the excellence in Economic Development Award from The Site Selectors Guild, Higgins being named Mega Developer of the year by the Tennessee Valley Authority and joining two other Mississippi developers in being named to Consultant Connect 50 Top North American Economic Developers.


In December of 2016, Higgins was featured on CBS News 60 Minutes focusing on the revitalization of the Golden Triangle and his aggressive and forward-thinking method of economic development.  He was also named the 2016 Business Person of the Year by The Mississippi Business Journal.