By: Rhett Asher, Vice President, Asset Protection, Data Security & Crisis Management, Food Marketing Institute
FMI Asset Protection Plans

I’m always honored and intrigued at the level of commitment our executive volunteers demonstrate toward creating valuable and challenging experiences for FMI members and conference attendees.

Recently members of the FMI Asset Protection Council and Risk & Safety Council both descended on our newly renovated headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, to challenge the organization and themselves to “think differently” about tackling critical industry initiatives and continuing to raise the bar in 2016.

Our jam-packed agendas included dissecting the recent Asset Protection Conference, which took place earlier this year in Memphis, to discover even more ways to uniquely position itself and add value to the industry’s Asset Protection, Risk Management and Safety professionals.  The councils are laser focused on understanding and building on the idea that the conference can be the go-to event for industry members to truly get valuable professional development.

The councils also discussed developing FMI industry objectives such as new research initiatives, how to continue to tackle critical challenges such as cybersecurity, other threats against the workplace and legislative/compliance issues affecting the industry. 

To show our gratitude for their time and contributions, we provided council members some personal enrichment with special executive briefings.  Nina Easton, FORTUNE Washington Columnist and Senior Editor, TV commentator, and bestselling author, spoke to the Risk & Safety Council on “5 Things you don’t know about Washington.” It was a captivating insider’s look at Washington politics. The Asset Protection Council was treated to a discussion with Bon Cusak, Managing Editor of The Hill and national policy and politics analyst. He also shared valuable insights into the Washington political scene with his presentation, “A View from the Hill.” Both speakers delivered insightful perspectives on the upcoming presidential race as well as in-depth and exclusive views of candidates on both sides of the aisle.

Asset Protection Conference 2016 Dive in more on Asset Protection by attending the FMI Asset Protection Conference March 14 – 17, 2016 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. 

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