Mike Fagel, Ph.D., CEM, has been involved in Critical Infrastructure analysis and support for Argonne National Laboratory for over a decade. Fagel teaches Critical Infrastructure at Illinois Institute of Technology and Northern Illinois University. Fagel spent 10 years with FEMA/DHS and has participated in worldwide response, recovery and educational events. He has been in all phases of Public Safety for over 40 years: Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Management. He spent 25 years as a Corporate Security Risk Manager for an international food company. He has authored five textbooks on Emergency Planning/Homeland security. His latest book,
Crisis Management, earned the ASIS Inaugural Book of the year award in 2013 .
Chief Greg Benson's career spans 40 years in Public Safety. He retired as Chief at Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue in 2015. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University and Chief Fire Officer from The Center for Public Safety Excellence. He has lectured on Fire and Industrial-Commercial cooperation his entire career. Benson has spoken at numerous venues nationwide. He trains fire officers throughout the state on emerging issues and tactics during a crisis. Chief Benson has designed, conducted and evaluated a range of exercises involving public and private partners across multiple disciplines.
Lawrence J. Fennelly, CSSP-I, CPOI, has written over 35 books on various security topics and is the editor of the third edition of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, which he completed in 2013. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Security Book of the Year Award and is the recipient of a 2015 ASIS President’s Award. Larry is a member of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council. His recent books (with Marianna Perry) are titled, The Handbook for School Safety and Security (K-12) &
Security for Colleges and Universities.
Physical Security: 150 Things You Should Know, 2nd Edition and
Security in 2025, 2nd Edition were published in late 2016.