About Me

The short version

I’m a native of Indiana, a member of Red Sox Nation, and a nearly decade long resident of the frozen tundra that is Minnesota. By trade, I’m a private sector risk, resiliency, crisis, and continuity manager. Outside of work, I’m an activist for the right to keep and bear arms. For fun, I’m a whisky-swilling, cigar-smoking, baseball and shooting fanatic.

Career

For more than twenty years, I’ve worked in various aspects of corporate security, enterprise risk, organizational resiliency, crisis management, and business continuity. Currently, I lead Target Corporation’s Global Continuity & Resiliency Team. I previously lead Target’s Global Crisis Management Team, our Corporate Security Innovation Team, and a host of other things.

I’m a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), a Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

You can read more about my professional life over at Linkedin – feel free to connect with me there.

School

I am currently enrolled in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. I should graduate in May 2014 at the conclusion of this two year program.

I’m a graduate of Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Program (Cohort 8), a joint effort between the Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health. My project was focused on the collaboration between the public and private sectors in emergency management. My faculty mentor was Dr. Barry Dorn.

Activism

I’m an activist for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA). I believe strongly in a meaningful, individual right to keep and bear arms.

I work as an activist for the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance. I also serve as Treasurer for the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee.

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