MHA to Participate in Current Trends in School Safety Seminar

MHA Consulting CEO Michael Herrera will be speaking next week on the topic of Desktop/Tabletop Mock Disaster Drills at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center for Private Security and Safety in New York City on December 13, 2016 at the Current Trends on School Safety Seminar.

It has been proven that you “play” like you practice! To begin playing at a higher level, tabletop mock disaster exercise drills need to be conducted to exercise your response and recovery capabilities. During this session, you will learn the elements of how to organize, set up, conduct, and evaluate a successful tabletop mock disaster exercise drill that will exercise your teams and plans in a controlled environment. We will organize attendees into a Crisis Management Team and respond to a simulated scenario impacting an educational institution to give you a flavor of what you can expect.


Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: John Jay College, 9th Floor Conference Room

Course Fee: $125

Discount Fee: $100 for Veterans and John Jay students, alumni, faculty and staff

Click here to download the event flyer

The Center for Private Security and Safety is dedicated to the professionalization of the private security industry and its aligned safety constituencies in fire and emergency management. The Center develops joint partnerships with both public and private safety providers and serves the corporate and industrial complex and institutions that are in need of asset and personal protection. The Center designs and delivers professional development and education programs, short-term training segments, and certificate courses to communities of practice in both a residential and online format. Additionally, the Center edits and publishes a journal, offers relevant white papers, monitors and advises on changes to particular state industry mandates and actively contributes to the development of “best practices” for the private security industry at the local, state, national and international level. The Center builds relationships and partnerships with other institutions, organizations and groups in the U.S. and abroad and supports projects within the security and security related industry.

Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.


A privately held company located in Phoenix, Arizona, MHA is a proven leader in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, IT best practices, and data center moves. Since 1999, we have helped protect trillions of dollars in global-market assets across an expansive range of companies and industries in the United States and abroad. MHA provides Business Continuity Management services that offer solutions that assist organizations with the analysis, development, implementation, and ongoing performance of plans that ensure the availability of critical business processes and Information Technology systems. We assist our clients in maintaining continuous operation of their critical business processes and IT resources – as well as meeting compliance requirements, reducing risk, and instilling investor confidence – all through effective and efficient continuity planning and execution.

Business continuity consulting for today’s leading companies.

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