Sold OutActive Shooter Symposium & Panel Discussion

Date: March 22, 2019
Topic: Active Shooter Symposium & Panel Discussion
Time: 8:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: MoMA – 4 West 54th St. NY, NY 10019
Cost: $30.00


We secured a larger venue at MoMA to support the demand for this symposium. Registration is re-opened until we reach the extended capacity.


Please join the NYC Chapter of ASIS International for a half day Active Shooter Symposium & Panel Discussion at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art. The Symposium will include subject matter experts from wide array of industries.  There will be an in-depth discussion of lessons learned from previous workplace active shooter incidents and a panel discussion regarding the challenges facing active shooter prevention training in the workplace.  The speakers will share their unique backgrounds and help identify the best practices for prevention and response, including:


  • Early Identification
  • Employee Response
  • On site security roles and responsibilities
  • Training security teams and employees
  • Physical and technical security countermeasures


A continental breakfast will be available before the symposium. Attendees will receive 3 CPE credits; attendance is limited to 125 so please register early to reserve your seat. Only registered guests will be admitted as there will be no on-site registration in conformance with MoMA security requirements. Admittance to the symposium is at 4 West 54th St. NY, NY 10019 not at the normal entrance of the museum. Registration for individuals and groups  can be made online below.


The Chapter welcomes corporate sponsors for this symposium to offset the cost of the event. Sponsorships for $500.00 each may be purchased online by selecting the Sponsor Ticket below. Sponsors will be acknowledged verbally at the beginning of the program as well as prominently displayed on the Sponsor Board at the entrance.


Online registration will close on March 20th!


The following industry experts present at the symposium:


Philip Halpin is the Senior Vice President for Global Security at Brown Brothers Harriman, where he manages all aspects of the firm’s security operations.  Phil’s blended background includes experience in the public sector where he served in the U.S Marines and in local law enforcement for both the New York City and Suffolk County Police Departments.  In the private sector, Phil has held corporate security risk management roles in several organizations with very different cultures and carrying levels of physical risk exposure.  Phil strongly feels that as business leaders whose most important responsibility is the safety and the security of the people we are entrusted with- it falls upon us to align with our organizations and help the most senior executive leadership visualize risks and make solid business cases in order to obtain the resources needed in order to mitigate them.


James Hamilton is a Senior Vice President at Gavin de Becker & Associates, where he supervises a team of dedicated protection experts who ensure GDBA Protector quality in all areas of their career progression: recruitment, selection, training, licensing, and operations.  His prior experience includes 17 years as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent.  Past responsibilities include program manager for the FBI Overseas Survival Awareness Program, creation of the FBI’s Close Protection training program and tactical instructor assigned to the Tactical Training Unit at Hogan’s Alley.  James also created and managed the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in the Omaha Field Office after 09/11, served four years on FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Protective Detail working in CONUS/OCONUS environments and was an FBI SWAT Team member for 8 years.


Dan Ryan is a Vice President within Brookfield Properties Retail Group, managing the security program for the organization, with a portfolio that consists of 161 malls in 42 states.  Dan’s team has significantly reduced crime statistics through implementation of a statistics matrix that identified risks and allowed company focus of appropriate resources on specific problems.  Dan helped develop a comprehensive emergency response plan template that is customized and deployed at Brookfield Retail malls. He serves as a member of the Brookfield Retail Corporate Crisis Team and has facilitated and participated in crisis responses to natural disasters and serious crimes; including active shooters.  He has personally led crisis management teams after several active shooter incidents at various locations throughout the US.  He has been associated with shopping center security since 1989.  Dan has also served in the United States Army Military Police Corp as a Protective Service Agent, Combat Readiness Evaluator, and MP.


Jerome Pickett is the Executive Vice President and CSO of the National Basketball Association, overseeing all aspects of the league’s global security operations.  Prior to joining the NBA, Jerome spent 16 years at the US Secret Service.  Most recently he served as supervisory special agent of the Presidential counter assault team.  Prior to that, Jerome held a variety of positions and responsibilities in the USSS, from leading forensic investigations into electronic crimes, to managing protective services for the President and First Lady, to participating in search & rescue operations at Ground Zero and working with a team of USSS agents that investigated the terrorists involved in the 09/11 attacks.  Jerome serves as the Vice Chair for the Department of Homeland Security Commercial Facilities Sector Coordinating Council.


Diego Rodriguez is the Vice President of Security and Emergency Management at New York Presbyterian .  In this role, he has primary responsibility for providing strategic direction and oversight of the Security and Emergency Management across the NY Presbyterian enterprise, including the regional hospitals and medical groups.  Prior to NYP, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Global CSO at Univision Communications, where he established the UCI Global Security Department and was responsible for overseeing and coordinating enterprise- wide security efforts in over 60 markets.  Prior to UCI he served with the FBI for 26 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office. Other roles include SAC of the Dallas Field Office, SAC of the NY Criminal Division, and Section Chief, Directorate of Intelligence, at FBI headquarters.




  • March 2019 Symposium
    8:15 am - 12:00 pm
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