Gordon Graham of Graham Research Consultants is a featured speaker at the National Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Conference, August 2-4 in New Orleans. Graham, a 33-year veteran of California Law Enforcement, will speak on risk management’s role to balance security and safety. His education as a risk manager and experience as a practicing attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized internationally as a dynamic presenter with multiple areas of expertise. He teaches police officers why things generally go wrong, and how to prevent these unfortunate situations from happening. 
Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré will be the awards luncheon speaker with a presentation on how leadership is a key in sports security. Lieutenant Honoré was the commanding general of the Joint Task Force Katrina. While in charge of the entire Army east of the Mississippi, he brought leadership to New Orleans, reminding soldiers to lower their weapons and help those in need, creating a more positive atmosphere as rebuilding began. Since his command of Joint Task Force Katrina, Honoré has brought the lessons of Katrina to organizations around the country. An expert on preparedness and responding to catastrophe, he offers insights into protecting people and organizations, outlining the principles necessary to lead through unexpected and uncontrollable crises. 
For more information about the conference, please visit www.ncs4.com