Cecelia Crowley and Fred Newcomb Join Board of Directors
Well-known New Yorkers Cecelia Crowley and Fred Newcomb have joined the Safe America Board of Directors, with goals of helping raise funds in New York for Safe America and our new WorldSafe Institute. Mr. Newcomb, well-regarded on Wall Street as a ‘significant financier’ who’s helped the U.S. Treasury along with major firms. One example is Samsung who Fred helped enter into North America market over 30 years ago. Fred currently has work to help New York bolster its public safety; and, is offering to enlist major New York business leaders into funding the ‘Safety for COPS’ (Communities Opting for Public Safety) task force that Safe America is organizing for 2021 this fall. Fred’s wife, Cecelia (nicknamed ‘Cece’), has also offered to help the Fall Forum; and has invited several high-profile executives including a former U.S. Navy security officer who oversaw American military during a crisis in the Horn of Africa. Ms. Crowley is also enlisting other executives – and women – to become part of Safe America’s “CEO Network” (which stands for ‘Community Enhancement Officer). “Prior to COVID-19, Fred and Cece invited me to have dinner with them in Manhattan; and we had a great time,” noted President & CEO […]
COVID-19 Hurt the Economy – And Is Continuing To
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported in July that the severe and unprecedented size of health, humans and economic crisis caused by COVID-19 put the economy in a deeper crash than the 2008-09 Great Recession. Currently, 49 million people have applied for unemployment claims compared to 8.3 million in the Great Recession in 2007-009. Current estimates forecast unemployment averaging 10.5% over 2020 and 7.65% in 2021. That will be the highest unemployment since the 1930s. So – with jobs ‘shut down’ to stay home and LIVE SAFELY – what can happen now if jobs are ‘shut down’ again to reduce COVID-19 exposure? Growing unemployment – again – and severe economic impact. ”Politically, there’s a lot going on, with the fall election is causing greater stress and accusations that reduce bi-lateral accomplishments,” noted Safe America CEO Len Pagano. Whomever is in office will face economic hardship by trying to put everyone into a ‘safe quarantine’ – and while keeping safety as our #1 priority, there’s no question that plummeting jobs is also hurting millions of people – who cannot find it easy to survive financially.” Pagano shared this insight, hoping that like World War II, both sides might seek […]
Puerto Rico Ties with Safe America to Lead Safety
Safe America has signed an ‘Amigos Unidos’ agreement with the President of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, with the goal of having Caribbean executives be included in the WorldSafe alliance. The agreement – signed recently – will seek to involve Puerto Ricans in the ‘CEO Network’ that addresses solutions to COVID-19 and other health and safety risks. “We’re delighted to engage Puerto Rico businessmen and women since we all face the same risks,” noted Len Pagano. “Puerto Rico has been a delightful island – with leaders who can help address the risks we all face – whether it’s in North America or the Caribbean.” More details will evolve this fall as Puerto Ricans will be invited to attend the WorldSafe Fall Forum on Nov. 7 in Atlanta. For tickets, contact Joe Caprara at (770)-384-7937.
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