Safe America Executive Vice President Mary Lou Pagano is ‘all smiles’ after visiting in late January with UPS Vice President Nikki Clifton in Atlanta on 2016 programming. Under discussion: plans for a ‘Capitol Hill Safety Summit’ in mid-September in Washington, D.C.
The conversation center on how to address key emerging safety issues, including:
– cyber security and safety (including corporate and personal hacking and identity theft issues)
– human trafficking and
– improving sports safety (at both the professional and amateur levels
Safe America’s annual safety ‘drill’ known as ‘BE Safe, America!’ was also under consideration as a topic for the ‘Capitol. Hill Safety Summit.’ The disaster readiness program – including its ‘Text First. Talk Second.’ Wireless safety program – will be scheduled for the fall to coincide with National Preparedness Month and the work being done by other organizations such as FEMA, NIMSAT (at the University of Louisiana), the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the ‘Great ShakeOut Drill.’
“We’re proud of our collaboration with UPS and appreciate the leadership offered by their executives, including Nikki CLifton in Washington, D.C., Al Falco in New York/Long Island and Ed Martinez and Joe Ruiz in Atlanta,” commented Safe America CEO Len Pagano. “We see safety growing as a concern among all agr groups and demographics and believe a ‘Safety Summit’ will help educate both members of Congresas along with other non-profits and Fortune 500 firms on what they can do to impact key issues.”
Pagano noted that a number of other organizations have already expressed interest in adding their ‘voice’ to safety. During the next 30-60 days, a number of groups will be visited with to seek their input and support. Among those who will be visited with during February are: the United Nations, the American Red Cross, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Amtrak, the Medical Reserve Corps, the Hearing Loss Association of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Munich Re-insurance America, Cox Media Group, Time Warner Cable, React Mobile, Dilworth Paxson LLP, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, IAEM, NEMA, the National Association of Attorneys General, the National Football League and its Alumni Association, Operation HOPE, Core ID Services and DSM America. The end goal of these conversations: to broaden the ‘BE Safe, America!’ Coalition and help expand the distribution of safety education materials – both online and via the media.
To learn more or become involved, contact Mary Lou Pagano at (770)-973-SAFE or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.