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2015 Education Leadership Seminars


MCHA  invites you to attend the next MCHA seminar:

Focus On:

"Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity "

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
9:30 am Registration / 10:00-Noon Presentation

The Clement Monterey
Pacific I Room


Janine Chicourrat
General Manager
Portola Hotel & Spa

Tom Uretsky
Senior Manager of Security with the
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Juan Morales
Chief Engineer
InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Paul Goodwin
Operation’s Division Chief
City of Monterey

This seminar is for senior management, supervisors and human resources directors.

Click to Register

Business Continuity Planning is a process that examines the potential risks to an organization and their likely impact on its capacity to continue delivering its products or services in the event of a crisis.

Janine Chicourrat: Brings nearly 20 years of operations and management leadership to her position as general manager of the Portola Hotel & Spa, where she recently spearheaded their Silver LEED®-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. She will be touching on the following: 

  • Describing real life scenarios in hotel operations
  • How to best partner with first responders and city staff
  • How to communicate with your staff & guests
  • How to communicate with the media

Tom Uretsky:  Tom is currently the Senior Manager of Security with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is responsible for public safety, security, and emergency response preparedness.

  • Emergency preparedness for the private sector

  • Business continuity planning

  • Social media concern

  • Mass notification for employees of impending incidents, closures or other hazards

  • FEMA and business disaster planning resources

Juan Morales: Worked in the hospitality Engineering field for 19 years. Served 15 years as Engineer, Supervisor, and Assistant Chief Engineer for the Pebble Beach Company. 4 years with Pacific Hotel Management as Chief Engineer for the InterContinental The Clement Monterey. As Chief Engineer, Juan oversees the security and safety of the hotel.

  • Recognizing potential hazards
  • Knowledge of the facilities emergency shutoff equipment.
  • Regular maintenance of Life and Safety equipment.
  • Documentation and checklists

Paul Goodwin: Has 32 years experience as a Monterey City Firefighter, currently an Operation’s Division Chief.  Medal of Valor recipient, Chief Officer Certified, Arson and Explosives Investigator, Master Instructor  certified through the California State Fire Marshall, with many command experiences involving a wide variety of incidents.

  • What we can do for you
  • What you can do to assist us
  • What things become challenges for you when dealing with the Fire Department

Reserve your space by Friday, May18th. Space is limited and RSVP's are required.  $25 fee for MCHA members & $40 fee for non-members. No show policy: A $25 fee assessed and billed to the member property.

For any questions call or e-mail the MCHA Administrative Office
(831) 626-8636 info@mcha.net 

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