Power Breakfast - Mitigating Risk: How to Keep Your Company Out of the Headlines
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When: 05/16/2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Where: ROAM
1155 Mount Vernon Highway, NE
Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia  30338
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Mitigating Risk: How to Keep Your Company Out of the Headlines

Are you equipped to handle the negative impact of an investigation involving fraud, hacking, or intellectual property, a serious accident, or a workplace violence incident that makes the news? Do you have the skills to understand, monitor and control the types of risks that can harm your brand, distract management, and turn off investors?  

Hear from a powerful panel of legal, safety, and security experts to gain new insights on how HR leaders can partner with management ahead of time and develop strategies to protect your employees, brand, company assets and reputation.

In this session you will learn from legal, safety, and security experts about:

  • Discover how to identify your organization’s potential risk issues
  • Understand which experts can help you develop prevention strategies and how to be a valued partner if an incident occurs
  • Learn best practices for responding quickly, legally, and safely to minimize loss

SHRM BoCK areas covered during this presentation include:

  • Critical Evaluation
  • Risk Management
  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Relationship Management
Panel Info


Nancy Vepraskas, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, United Way of Greater Atlanta

Nancy Vepraskas is currently Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Way of Greater Atlanta. She has served as a senior executive in Fortune 500 organizations as well as smaller companies. Her experience as a senior executive includes industries in the healthcare, energy, manufacturing, distribution and retail fields. Nancy has over 25 years of deep experience in human resources and leadership development and has also served as the chair of the SHRM-Atlanta board.


Ray Reese, Director of Security, Process & Occupational Safety, Colonial Pipeline Company

Ray is Director of Security, Process & Occupational Safety at Colonial Pipeline Company. His responsibilities include providing leadership direction and oversight of Colonial’s Safety & Security operations. He is past Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Counsel. Ray is a regular contributor at Classified Intelligence Forums in Washington, DC and has a top-secret security clearance.

Scott Hilsen, Managing Director in the Atlanta office, KPMG

Scott is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of KPMG’s Forensic Advisory Services practice and has over 23 years of legal and investigatory experience. He is a lawyer and a Certified Fraud Examiner, and he focuses on regulatory compliance, fraud investigations, litigation support, and e-discovery. Prior to joining KPMG, Scott was a partner in an AmLaw Top 50 Law Firm where he practiced securities and business litigation and conducted internal investigations.

Stephanie A. Perilli, Senior Director of Medical and Health Management, The Home Depot

Stephanie Perilli is currently the Senior Director of Medical and Health Management for The Home Depot. She has enterprise-wide responsibility for overall strategy, design and implementation of evidence based programs impacting the health & wellness of greater than 350,000 associates across North America. She leads a large team of internal and external healthcare professionals to deliver world class solutions. 


7:00 am - 7:30 am: Registration, Networking & Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am: Announcements & Panel Discussion
9:00 am - 9:30 am: New Member Orientation

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Advanced Registration Deadline: May 9, 2017

Cancellation Deadline: May 9, 2017

(Note: To help defray event costs and allow us to continue providing value-added programming, Power Breakfasts will include a registration fee for both members and future members.)

Advanced Regular/Onsite
Member $40 $55
Non-Member $60 $75
Student Member $20 $30
Member (Table of 10) $400 N/A
Non-Member (Table of 10) $500 N/A

If paying via check, please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the cancellation deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  Please note, registrations on or after the cancellation deadline, will not be eligible for refund.  
If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.