Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to Speak at WorldSafe Summit

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General Honoré will share his analysis of how to protect American cities based on what he learned from the impact Katrina had on New Orleans and Louisiana.

The Safe America Foundation is pleased to announce that Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will speak at the inaugural WorldSafe Summit October 26-28, 2017 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. His speaking engagement is sponsored by Crawford & Company, the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of insurance claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured employers.

This year's theme – ‘Training for Global Safety’ – will emphasize the importance of safety exercises with planned special drills during the third day of the conference.

During the conference, General Honoré will share his analysis of how to protect American cities based on what he learned from the impact Katrina had on New Orleans and Louisiana. Prior to his command of Joint Task Force-Katrina – leading the Department of Defense response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana – General Honoré served in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on Defense Support to Civil Authorities/Homeland Defense.

As Vice Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., and, as the Commander, Standing Joint Force Headquarters-Homeland Security, United States Northern Command, Honoré’s focus was Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Homeland Defense. In addition, Honoré announced that he will join the SafeAmerica Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“I decided to join Safe America's leadership team because I'm very impressed with Safe America's agenda,” Honoré noted. “While there are many safety organizations out there, none is as committed to safety as Safe America. And, none are as widely-focused in five critical areas: disaster readiness, transportation, community safety, technology/cyber and global issues such as human trafficking."

“We are very excited to have a speaker of this caliber to address the issues of safety in our communities and our world. Honoré has an incredible background in homeland security, preparedness and disaster relief," remarked SafeAmerica CEO Len Pagano. “Having General Honoré help ‘command’ our BE Safe America preparedness drive will reinforce the need for attendees to realize that in any emergency, they are their own first responder.”

Early registration is available online for the inaugural ‘Training for Global Safety’ conference sponsored by Minnesota-based Miller Ingenuity and The SafeAmerica Foundation.

A Twitter account was added with the handle @TFGS_Conference, for all upcoming and emerging conference information. Register now to attend, sponsor, or exhibit at the event to be held October 26-28, 2017 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.

The conference will be focused on five areas that impact safety in everyday life including transportation (rail, air and auto/trucking), community safety (including protecting athletes and aiding war-zone veterans), disaster resiliency; technology/cyber security and global issues such as fighting human trafficking and global warming.

'Training for Global Safety,' will attract individuals from industry, government and non-profit organizations. UPS is one of the major sponsors of the WorldSafe Summit.

The WorldSafe Summit will be another step forward in advancing Miller Ingenuity’s shift in company focus toward providing innovative, technologically advanced safety solutions for the rail industry.

Safe America Foundation President & CEO Len Pagano noted the ‘WorldSafe Summit’ will feature a ‘kick off’ with pro athletes at the College Football Hall of Fame. Titled ‘Play It Safe, America,” the evening event will focus on the need to protect athletes and reduce trauma from sports in both professional and amateur athletics. Individuals or organizations wishing to be involved on a planning committee can contact Len Pagano at (770) 509-7958.


Safe America is a 501 (c) - 3 non-profit begun in 1994. The organization is focused on becoming the country’s leading ‘voice for safety,’ partnering with corporate, governmental, and other non-profits to respond to emerging health and safety issues nationwide.

Through its WorldSafe initiative, the Foundation focuses in 5 key areas – transportation, disaster resiliency, community safety (including youth education, aiding returning veterans), cyber/technological security and global concerns (including eradicating human trafficking and environmental safety). The Foundation’s supporters include C-level executives who are members of a ‘CEO Network’ to support and sustain initiatives to protect America’s most important asset: human life.

Miller Ingenuity, a manufacturing company based in Winona, MN, is a global supplier of lifesaving, high-technology safety systems and services that surpass rail-safety standards. For over 65 years the organization has demonstrated the ability to conceptualize, design, produce and deliver railroad parts that meet the current and emerging needs of the industry such as its new product, Zoneguard. Today, Miller Ingenuity is diversifying into other arenas with the goal of safeguarding lives.

Based in Atlanta, Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B) is the world's largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution™ offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. More information is available at

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