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Business Reputation Panel – Reschedule
March 20 at 8:00 am
You’re invited to learn from a deeply experienced panel of high-level experts as they discuss how to build, strengthen, and defend reputations. When crisis strikes your company (not if, but when!), do YOU know what to do? And is your business’ reputation prepared to take the hit?
Crises are emotionally charged turning points that bring about swift, radical change. Instability leads to undesirable outcomes that cost time, money, customers, careers and, in the worst of scenarios, lives. Crises can be natural, like an earthquake, or human-induced, like civil unrest. Crises can be sudden or smoldering, high-impact or low-impact. Sometimes organizations and people recover. Many times, they do not.
Have you done everything you can to reduce your points of exposure and create a sense of organizational muscle memory? When an event occurs, are you confident and in a position to turn short-term adversity into long-term advantage?
Please join us at Skyline Technology Solutions as we discuss how to tell your business’ story and build your reputational equity.
Wednesday, March 20th
Breakfast & Networking: 7:30am - 8:30am
Panel Discussion: 8:30am - 10:00am
Hosted by: Skyline Technology Solutions
6956 Aviation Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
MEET THE PANEL
Radio Personality and Actor
A Brooklyn, New York native, Ed began his career with the New York Police Department in 1980. During his tenure, he was promoted often and held the positions of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Inspector, Deputy Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Operations. While with the NYPD, he created the Cold Case Squad which would later go on to inspire the book “The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad” by Stacy Horn and A&E’s television series, “Cold Case Files.” Ed is a “cop’s cop” who knew how to handle himself and the streets. In 2000, Ed was recruited by Baltimore’s mayor and became Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, where his honors included the NAACP President’s Award for police and community relations. Under Ed’s leadership, he improved the policing culture and for the first time in more than a decade, helped drive homicides below 300 for the first time in many, many years. In 2002, Ed was again recruited, this time by Maryland’s governor, and appointed Maryland State Police Superintendent. It was here he helped reduce crime and improve the quality of life for Maryland’s residents. Ed is widely known for his role as Detective Ed Norris on HBO’s critically acclaimed television series, The Wire. He also played an investigator in the 2009 film, “Jack the Ripper in America.” Currently, in addition to authoring his new book Way Down in the Hole, Ed is a popular American radio personality and actor. He is the co-host of the weekday morning Norris & Long Show on CBS WJZ-FM (105.7 The FAN) in Baltimore, Maryland and is also featured in weekly news segments on WBFF Fox45 News in Baltimore.
Co-anchor, WBFF-TV Fox45 News
Kai Jackson is co-anchor of FOX45 evening newscasts. Kai`s a veteran journalist with more than 30 years experience covering local, national and international news & stories for affiliate and network television news. In 2014 he was a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group covering government related stories. In 2015 he joined WBFF-TV FOX45 as co-anchor of the 4,5,10 and 11pm newcasts. Previously he was an anchor, reporter, talk show host and producer at 20 years at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. He’s covered some of the biggest stories of our day including the September 11th attack on America. Jackson is the co-founder of a film company called DocYourmentary dedicated to independent filmmaking and telling unusual and untold stories of people and history. Kai is passionate about helping communities and individuals tell their stories and he’s frequently requested as a keynote speaker. He lives in Baltimore County with his wife and their daughters.
James (Jef) Fagan
Principal Attorney, Offit Kurman
James ("Jef") Edward Fagan, III is a seasoned litigator and counselor with over twenty-five years of experience as a practicing attorney. He has represented both small and large companies and has spent one half of his career as in-house counsel to two large governmental entities. He brings a mature and measured approach to legal matters, and his primary objective is the prompt and efficient resolution of disputes and legal concerns. Jef’s core practice areas are labor and employment, commercial litigation, government contracts and education law.
Executive Director and Market Team Lead, J.P. Morgan
Scott Canuel is an Executive Director, Client Advisor and Market Team Lead at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Baltimore, Maryland. In this role, he and his team provide individuals, families, public and private foundations, and endowments in the region with comprehensive wealth management strategies, ongoing guidance, and customized plans to address their balance sheet needs. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Canuel served as the National Managing Director, Practice Executive for Client Strategy as part of the Wealth Management division of PNC. In this role, he focused on creating the strategy, process and tools used by wealth managers. He led a team of over 250 wealth directors and relationship strategists with responsibility for more than $85 billion in assets under management. Prior to this role, Mr. Canuel was one of the firm’s Wealth Management Directors, where he supervised a team of 30 employees managing more than $1 billion in assets. From 2014 to 2016, he was the firm’s Business Development Director. In this role, he developed and implemented the team’s business plan, strategies and tactics.
Public Relations Manager for Amazon Operations
Rachael Lighty serves as the Public Relations Manager for Amazon Operations, leading media relations, strategic external communications and community engagement across the U.S. East Coast. An accomplished and award-winning communications and PR professional, Lighty has diverse experience in media relations, publicity, b2b/b2c brand marketing, and crisis and political communications in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Lighty has also provided counsel to nonprofit organizations, start-ups and business leaders in the areas of media and spokesperson training, executive coaching, reputation management, thought leadership, corporate social responsibility and speech writing. She serves as the President of the Baltimore Public Relations Council, is a United Way Emerging Leaders United board member, and was recently appointed to the board of the Maryland Marketing Partnership, which was created to develop a branding strategy for the state and encourage the location and growth of new businesses in Maryland.
MEET THE MODERATOR
Chief Executive, Fallston Group
After decades of private and public sector leadership service, Rob Weinhold continued his career mission of helping organizations during life’s most critical times by launching Fallston Group (FallstonGroup.com) in 2009. Fallston Group is a Baltimore-based executive advisory firm designed to help organizations and individuals build, strengthen and defend their reputations. Throughout his distinguished career, Rob has worked on the core executive leadership team at all three levels of government and privately on Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.’s core executive team in Baltimore, Maryland. Notably, Rob also served as Public Affairs Director for the Baltimore Police Department and Chief of Staff within the United States Department of Justice. Rob is co-author of a best selling book entitled The Art of Crisis Leadership (2016) and serves on the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Dean’s Advisory Council. Weinhold was also recognized as a 2017 Most Admired CEO by The Daily Record.