Announces Powerful Line-Up for Fall Symposium
The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) has announced its speakers
for the upcoming PGC Fall Symposium, to be held in Washington, D.C.
at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. This
program features several high-profile personalities in the security
"Our approach to this event is to push the envelope further
than we have gone before," said Brian Pitman, PGC's director
of marketing and communications. "Our program, paired with
the fact that we are inviting architects, government officials and
glazing contractors to attend at no cost, will set the standard
for future PGC educational events."
The announced keynote speaker for the event is Buck Revell, the
former associate deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) Revell served 30 years as a special agent and senior executive
of the FBI from 1964-1994. From 1980 until 1991 he worked at FBI
Headquarters first as assistant director in charge of criminal investigations
(including terrorism). Then, as associate deputy director, he was
in charge of the investigative, intelligence, counter-terrorism
and international programs of the Bureau from 1985-91. He served
as a member of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
(1980-91), on the National Foreign Intelligence Board (1987-91),
and the Senior Review Group, Vice President's Task Force on Terrorism
(1985-1986). Mr. Revell served as Vice Chairman of the Interagency
Group for Counter-Intelligence (1985-91), and on the Terrorist Crisis
Management Committee of the National Security Council.
In September 1987, Mr. Revell was placed in charge of a joint FBI/CIA/U.S.
military operation (Operation Goldenrod), which led to the first
apprehension overseas of an international terrorist. President Reagan
commended him for his leadership of this endeavor. On May 1, 1992,
the Attorney General ordered Mr. Revell to Los Angeles, placing
him in command of joint Federal law enforcement efforts to suppress
the riots and civil disorder; he also coordinated the law enforcement
activities of the assigned Military Forces. He received the Attorney
General's Special Commendation Award for this endeavor. He was in
charge of the Dallas Division of the FBI at the time of his retirement
in September 1994. He retired with the rank of Associate Deputy
"We are excited to have Buck Revell as our keynote," said
Pitman. "His overwhelming insights into the activities of terrorists
over the past four decades give him the perfect foundation to lead
Other high profile speakers include:
· Major General Charles E. Williams, director of the department
of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO);
· Dean C. Alexander, author of Terrorism and Business: The
Impact of September 11, 2001;
· Doug Hall, the assistant director of security for the Smithsonian
· Jaime Gascon of the Miami Dade County Building Code Compliance
· Dan Kelley, a senior project manager for Applied Research
· Bill Koffel, a fire code expert and code consultant for
the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC);
· John Abruzzo of Thornton Tomasetti;
· Bob Ford of Solutia Inc.; and
· Wade Belcher of the US General Services Administration.
Each speaker will be bringing specific expertise to the Symposium,
with topics focused heavily in blast hazard mitigation, hurricane
protection, and more. The program is targeted to architects, government
officials, glazing contractors, and others involved in building
design and construction.
"Registration for this event is completely free for our intended
audience," said Pitman. "Registered manufacturers, suppliers
and consultants to the industry are currently giving out free invitations
to attend this event: however, anyone in the target audience may
pre-register for this event on our website. Registration also includes
a free lunch for both days of the event for those who pre-register
on our website."
HERE for more information or to register for the event.