Security expert Michael Pritchard to ask CREW Dallas if members and guests know what to do when disaster happens [CREW Dallas]

PritchardMikeDALLAS – January 7, 2016 – Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Dallas members and guests will respond to the question, “When Disaster Strikes…How Prepared Are You?” The speaker will be Michael Pritchard, former Senior Vice President of Global Intelligence for Hunt Consolidated, and retired Special-Agent-In-Charge of the Dallas Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service. The open-to-the-public luncheon will be held on Wednesday,  January 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane in Dallas.


With responsibility for all matters concerning protection for Hunt personnel and assets around the world, Pritchard created several plans including a formal Disaster Plan with relocation sites (including Surviving the 21st Century manual) and a Business Continuity Plan (BCP).  He also strategically developed a strong foreign diplomatic security presence which includes oversight, design, and construction of all Hunt foreign operational sites and procedures.

Pritchard retired as the Special-Agent-In-Charge of the Dallas Field Office with the U.S. Secret Service and has served in numerous field offices as well as with the Special Operations Counter Terrorism (CAT) Team at the White House. He protected six U.S. presidents along with visiting foreign heads of state and conducted assignments in more than 53 countries.

“CREW members are eager to learn how to better prepare themselves and their companies ( including the assets of both) in the event of a disaster. Given both  the natural and man-made tragedies of the past year, this topic is extremely timely,” said Teresa Ereon Giltner, president of CREW Dallas and an attorney with Dykema Cox Smith.

The cost for the luncheon is $55 for pre-registered guests and $65 for walk-ins.  For more information, contact Kim Hopkins at 214/890-6490 or email


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