31ST ANNUAL WINDY CITY SUMMIT®

NAVY PIER CONVENTION CENTER - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

       
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
SPONSORED BY BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH
Deborah RobertsCorrespondent for ABC News’ 20/20
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Navy Pier Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

Deborah Roberts joined the ABC newsmagazine “20/20” in June 1995. Since then she has also served as a substitute anchor on “Good Morning America” and “World News Weekend.” Roberts reports regularly on a wide variety of stories for the newsmagazine program and World News tonight with Diane Sawyer. She has reported from Africa on the HIV/AIDS crisis and orphans, and the CA wildfires, which earned her an Emmy award. She also was awarded an Emmy for her emotional, in-depth reporting on an Ethiopian American woman’s journey back to Africa to find her mother and for her work with ABC’s millennium coverage. A 1982 graduate of the University of Georgia, Roberts was awarded the 1992 University of Georgia Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented annually to recent graduates who have excelled rapidly in their professions. She also earned a Sports Emmy nomination for her coverage of the 1992 Olympics; was cited as top local female anchor by the Orlando Sentinel; and was awarded the Clarion Award for her investigative story on the Amish. Roberts resides in Manhattan with her husband, NBC weatherman Al Roker, and their two children.

LUNCHEON WITH FEATURED SPEAKER
SPONSORED BY PNC
Roger CresseyNBC Counter-terrorism Analyst & Former Presidential Advisor
Privacy, Technology and Cyber-Security: Managing Cyber Risk in an Interconnected Workplace Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Navy Pier Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

Roger Cressey of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC will apply his knowledge and expertise from both corporate and government backgrounds to explain how today’s cyber security requirements extend beyond traditional IT networks. Movement toward the Internet of Everything is creating interdependencies between networks, devices, and users that were impossible to predict just a few years ago – along with a long list of security and privacy challenges. In plain yet detailed terms, he explains why the threat environment is only one part of the equation and why managing cyber risk in an interconnected workplace is everyone’s responsibility. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University. Roger is the recipient of the State Department’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and the Defense Department’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award. Since 2004, he has served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC. His government service included senior cyber security and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. At the White House, he served as Chief of Staff of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board from November 2001 –  September 2002. He also served as Deputy for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff from November 1999 to November 2001.Today, Roger Cressey is a Partner with Liberty Group Ventures, LLC in Arlington VA, a risk and crisis management firm specializing in cyber security, campus security and sports security.

His overseas experience includes serving as a Pol-Mil officer with the US Embassy in Israel and with UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and the former Yugoslavia. While in the former Yugoslavia, Cressey was part of a United Nations team that planned the successful capture of the first individual indicted for war crimes in Croatia. From 2001-2006, he taught a graduate course on U.S. counterterrorism policy at Georgetown University. He also served as a Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University.

He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University. Roger is the recipient of the State Department’s Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and the Defense Department’s Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

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LUNCHEON WITH FEATURED SPEAKER
SPONSORED BY BMO Harris Bank
Kevin LaczFormer Navy SEAL and Co-Star of American Sniper
Behind American Sniper: Real-Life Accounts & Behind-the-Scenes Anecdotes from Kevin Lacz
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Navy Pier Convention Center, Grand Ballroom

Kevin “Dauber” Lacz is a former Navy SEAL sniper, breacher, and combat medic who served in Iraq with real-life American Sniper Chris Kyle. With a rare combination of passion and humor, Kevin Lacz shares his journey from borderline college dropout to commended U.S. Navy SEAL. While he struggled to define his own future as a college student, Lacz describes how the events of 9/11 were a turning point in his life, prompting him to enlist in the Navy and take the chance to not only prove himself, but also better himself. After nearly failing as an undergrad, where most people succeed, he risked it all and succeeded where most people fail. Lacz inspires audiences with his transformation from struggling undergrad to honor student and college graduate following his 8 years of service. Upon completing his enlistment, Kevin was honorably discharged from the Navy. He was awarded a number of commendations for his service, including a Bronze Star with a combat ‘V’. He returned to Connecticut and graduated UConn Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science in 2011. In August 2014, Lacz graduated from Wake Forest University with a Masters of Health Sciences and is a Certified Physician’s Assistant.Kevin currently lives in Florida with his wife, Lindsey, and two young children.

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