Michael R. Bouchard is the Chief Security Officer of Janus Global Operations based in Reston Virginia. He offers more than 30 years of senior law enforcement and security management experience. In this role, he is responsible for developing and managing corporate policies and guidelines relating to domestic and foreign security matters which impacted corporate resources; including people, physical assets and business interests. He is responsible for conducting risk and threat assessments, physical security, traveler security, government clearances, internal investigations, providing guidance to employees on workplace violence, business continuity and crisis planning as well as working with business managers to incorporate security measures into business practices.
He retired from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) where he served in a number of key positions such as: Assistant to the Director, Assistant Director Field Operations, Deputy Assistant Director for Strategic Intelligence and Information and Chief of Arson and Explosives Programs. During his tenure with ATF, he supervised the National Response Teams and managed ATF’s efforts at the Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks and was one of the three incident commanders during the Beltway Sniper Investigation.
Prior to joining ATF, he was a police officer. He earned a Master’s of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, Washington DC, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Fire and Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut. He also attended the “Pinnacle” course for senior flag officers at the National Defense University, Washington DC and was a member of the Senior Executive Service for more than four years.
He is a member of the ASIS Board of Directors and is active in a number of organizations such as: the International Association of Police Chiefs, International Association of Arson Investigators, the ASIS Chief Security Officer Roundtable, Police Executive Research Forum, International Stability Operations Association. He serves on the Technical Advisory Board, Henry Lee School of Criminal Justice, University of New Haven and is a member of the adjunct faculty at American University, Washington, DC.
ICMC 2017 Presentation Information
Title of Presentation
Managing a Crisis at Multiple Locations
Senior leaders, crisis and security managers, as well as state, local, and federal officials, all play an important part in managing critical incidents, especially those that are prolonged or occur at multiple venues. In most cases, crisis plans are prepared for single locations. In today’s environment, corporations must be prepared to manage incidents which could occur simultaneously, over a period of weeks, or at multiple locations. This presentation will discuss how you can build a plan which will: build relationships before an event occurs, integrate information systems, determine who your spokesperson will be, decide where the incident(s) will be managed from, how to prepare the company message to the public and your employees, and most importantly, understand your limitations and identify the resources you will need to succeed.