Preparing your Business for the Unthinkable: A Gunman in the Workplace




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Danny Defenbaugh Defenbaugh & Associates Chairman, Department of Homeland Security Region VI Infrastructure Advisory Panel for Private Security Danny was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for almost 33 years. His primary investigative responsibilities centered on violent crimes, i.e., kidnapping, extortion, hijacking, and terrorist/bombing matters. He served as a Special Agent in Chicago, IL, and as a Supervisor in Miami, FL; in the Explosives Unit of the Laboratory Division at FBI Headquarters; in the Inspection Division; and in the Office of Professional Responsibility. Danny later served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Mobile, AL. Danny was a FBI-certified bomb technician for most of his FBI career and traveled to over 25 foreign countries in furtherance of the FBI’s interest in thwarting international terrorism. He personally supervised over 150 bombing investigations, to include all the Puerto Rican terrorist group, FALN bombings in Chicago and the bombing investigations of the three terrorist attacks against American installations in Beirut, Lebanon. Danny has testified as either an expert witness or investigator over 100 times in federal, state, and local courts, to include the U.S. Congress and Military Tribunals. While assigned to the FBI Miami Field Office, he supervised the Major Case Squad encompassing all major violent crimes, international and domestic terrorism and all bombing matters. In addition, he was the Supervisor for the South Florida Violent Crimes/Fugitive Task Force. In 1995, Danny was promoted to Inspector and named Inspector in Charge of the Oklahoma City bombing investigation. From 1998 until his retirement, Danny was the Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Office of the FBI. FBI Dallas was designated one of the ten core offices leading the September 11, 2001 investigation of the Pentagon/Twin Towers terrorist attacks. Danny is the only FBI Agent to receive two Attorney General Awards. In 1983, he received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. In 1998, he received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his management of the Oklahoma City bombing investigation. Danny received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive in 1999. Danny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from American University in Washington, DC, and a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University, Washington, DC. Danny is also a graduate of the Harvard University Program for Senior Managers in Government.

Cathy Stout, MSSW, LCSW MHMR of Tarrant County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Ms. Stout received her MSSW from University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. She currently holds a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credential through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners; License # 39661. Ms. Stout is a registered ASIST Trainer with Living Works; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) Registered Trainer, n22397. Ms. Stout currently works at MHMR of Tarrant County within the Crisis Services Programs. She serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the agency. This position affords her the opportunity to work within the agency and community regarding Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Behavioral Health including CISM. A portion of the groups and committees Ms. Stout is active with includes, sitting on the Executive Board with the Long Term Recovery Committee, developing the Tarrant Disaster Behavioral Health Crisis Response Team, and serving as the Disaster Behavioral Health Workgroup Leader for North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council- Regional Emergency Preparedness Committee. As a representative of the Local Mental Health Authority agency, she has disaster behavioral preparedness responsibilities with the Tarrant Medical Operations Center with the Emergency Management Office. She has been with MHMRTC since 2005 and in the field of Social Work since 2003. Prior to Social Work, she had a career in the Emergency Services field as both a firefighter and a paramedic.

Ronnie Rencher Director of Security & Office Administration,  Hillwood Ronnie Rencher serves as Director of Security & Office Administration for Hillwood. Having joined Hillwood in April 1991, Rencher recently celebrated his 22nd anniversary. With offices across the continental United States, Rencher directs all security programs including developing, implementing and managing the company’s strategic security and emergency operations plan. Leading the security program for Hillwood, one of the top developers in the country, Rencher is frequently called upon to provide risk assessment and security program development for very diverse projects including, high-rise office projects, high-rise hotel / residential projects, logistics hubs, airport facilities, industrial districts, single-family residential communities, mixed-use developments, multi-family communities, and golf course communities. In addition, Rencher has significant project management experience; planning and managing security for large-scale and high-profile events as well as the personal protection of visiting foreign and domestic dignitaries. Before Hillwood, Rencher served as Lieutenant for the Heath, Texas Police Department where he led the department’s patrol and criminal investigations functions. Rencher also served as an advisor to the Rockwall County Crime Stoppers organization. Ronnie Rencher earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. Rencher also holds a Master Peace Officer certification, as well as Police Instructor and Special Investigator certifications from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement. Additionally, Rencher maintains active roles as a reserve police officer, police instructor and with other civic and service organizations. Rencher also serves on the board of directors for the Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition.

Steve Wheeler Director of Security & Emergency Services Lockheed Martin Aeronautics P. Steve Wheeler, Director of Security & Emergency Services for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Steve is an experienced security professional with 33+ years of experience in the security and intelligence arena. Steve is a recognized and experienced professional in dealing with workplace violence incidents, crisis management interventions, and workplace violence prevention.

Dr. Jeff Beeson Medical Director Emergency Physicians Advisory Board Jeff Beeson, DO, FACEP, EMT-P is Medical Director for the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board of Fort Worth, TX, which provides medical oversight for MedStar Mobile Health Care and the 15 First Responder Organizations of the system. Dr. Beeson is an Emergency Physician, a licensed Paramedic and Registered Nurse.

Heath Wright MedStar Mobile Healthcare Heath Wright started EMS as a paramedic in 1993 where he worked 19 years in a large hospital system in Albuquerque N.M. and is now responsible for the system design, deployment, and the Communications Center at MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth. Heath has 19 years of marriage to a wonderful wife and has three boys and one little girl. You will usually find him at a soccer, baseball game, camping in the mountains with family, or speaking at marriage conferences. While in New Mexico, Heath owned an organization that designed curriculum, taught, and trained businesses, churches, law enforcement and civilians how to prepare and respond to active shooter situations.

Matthew Nash MedStar Mobile Healthcare My name is Matthew Nash. I have been married to Christine for more than 10 years and have three children, all boys. Before EMS I worked for international humanitarian organizations and local non-profits in the areas of education, partnership building, monitoring and evaluation, assessment, and management. I received a Bachelor’s of Education in Music from TCU, a Masters of Government from Regent University, and a PhD from Walden University in Public Policy and Administration specializing in Public Management and Leadership. Currently, I am a paramedic and the clinical coordinator over education at MedStar. At MedStar our education department trains ems professionals at all levels, from those that are just trying to get their initial emt certification or simply wanting to be introduced to basic first aid, to those that are experienced providers wanting to deepen their understanding of advanced clinical practice.

Kevin F. Kolbye Assistant Special Agent (ASAC) Kevin F. Kolbye oversees all the criminal investigations in the FBI Dallas field office, which is an area of responsibility that spans over 137 counties in North Texas. In 1995, he was promoted to Chief of the Latin American Unit at the National Drug Intelligence center in Johnston, Pennsylvania. From 1997 to 2001, he led the organized crime and drug unit in El Paso and served as the SWAT team commander. In 2002, the Assistant Director appointed him to FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. to the Criminal Investigative Division where he served in the Special Operations Division, Safe Street Gangs Section and the Cyber Division. In April 2007, the FBI Director promoted him to his current rank of ASAC to the Dallas field office where he oversees the daily responsibilities of more than 130 agents and task force officers. ASAC Kolbye manages three Safe Street-Gang Task Force, three Violent Crime Task Force, one Southwest Border/Criminal Enterprise Task Force, and all investigations involving crimes against children to include kidnapping, abductions, and child pornography. He served as the Super Bowl Co-Chair of the Regional Public Safety Planning Committee where he worked with area police, and fire departments, the National Football League, and the Host Committee on the planning and security of the 2011 North Texas Super Bowl XLV. In 2013, ASAC Kolbye was again selected and served as the On-Scene Commander in Libya overseeing the Benghazi investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate and death of four Americans. ASAC Kolbye attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a BBA in Accounting. He also attended the FBI’s Executive Development Institute; Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management – Navigating Strategic Change and holds several cyber certifications in forensics.

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