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Jill Morgenthaler, Colonel (Ret), Author, Leadership Expert, International Speaker

Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, author of The Courage To Take Command: Leadership Lessons From a Military Trailblazer, is a woman of many firsts.  She was one of the first women to train as an equal with men in college ROTC.  She was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command; she was the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division; and she was the first woman Homeland Security Advisor for the State of Illinois. 

 Today Colonel Jill is regarded internationally as an expert in leadership, helping others be the best leaders they can be.

The Courage To Take Command:  Leadership Lessons From a Military Trailblazer
Autographed copies will be available for purchase at the event or purchase at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Courage-Take-Command-Trailblazer/dp/007183494X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397062908&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Courage+to+take+command

Donna Kobzaruk, Vice President & Regional Security Manager, JP Morgan Chase

Donna Kobzaruk is responsible for security and life safety for the Midwest Region of JPMorgan Chase which consists of 10 states. Donna chairs Building Owners and Managers Association ("BOMA") Emergency Preparedness Committee, is a member of Chicago OEM's Public Private Sector Committee, a Council member of the ASIS Leadership and Management Practices Council, and Secretary of ASIS Women in Security Council.

 Recent awards include BOMA's 2012 Board of Directors Award; and the 2014 ASIS Women in Security's Karen Marquez Award. Donna earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois.

Nadine Lajeune, Divisional Vice President - KMART Asset & Profit Protection, Sears Holdings Corporation

Pyramid head for Kmart Corporation.  Responsible for all Asset Protection and Safety functions at 1,000+ units in US, Carribean and Pacific Islands.   Duties include; providing strategic direction and vision to the organization, development of 110+ Regional Directors and District Managers as well as 2500+ store AP associates.   She is accountable to the Chief Security Officer for profit /EBITDA enhancement, driving sales, controlling WC/GL frequency rates, risk mitigation, legal & regulatory compliance, training, development, succession and career planning.

Ms. Lajeune has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Mara Waser,
Senior Investigator Asset Protection, AT&T

Mara Wasar, CPP has been in the security industry for the past 39 years. Wasar started her career as a volunteer for the Sauk Village Police department. From 1976 through 1994 held various Loss Prevention Management Positions at Carson Pierre Scott, Lord and Taylor, Spiegel and Toys R Us.  In 1994, Wasar became the Director of Loss Prevention for Elek-Tek Computer stores based in Skokie Illinois. In 1996, Wasar accepted a positon with SBC's Asset Protection Department at the time known as a CellularOne, which transitioned to Cingular and now AT&T. Wasar will celebrate 20 years' service with AT&T next year.

Wasar was also a volunteer Leader for 15 years for ASIS International holding various positions the last being Senior Regional Vice President.

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