Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards to Discuss Risk Management and Pre-Planning at URMIA Northeastern Regional Conference

April 14, 2014

Categories: Press Release,

Boston, Mass. — Daniel L. Richards, founder and CEO of Boston-based crisis response firm Global Rescue, will present at the upcoming University Risk Management and Insurance Association Northeastern Regional Conference. The conference will be held at the Babson Executive Center, Babson Park, Mass., on April 22, 2014.

The mission of URMIA is to advance the discipline of risk management in higher education. URMIA’s vision is to be the preeminent source of innovative and effective risk management ideas and solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education in their pursuit of academic, social, and economic goals.

In “Mass Evacuations: Pre-planning Your Safety,” Richards will draw from the experiences of Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, transport, intelligence and crisis response services for corporations, governments and individuals. The presentation will highlight the company’s involvement in the 2011 Egyptian uprising, managing the evacuation of students studying abroad. Richards will address the major challenges with large-scale evacuations and the importance of proactively pre-planning in case disaster strikes. The session will highlight the duty of care educational institutions have to provide their students, faculty and staff with the necessary information and resources to ensure their health, safety, and security. The discussion will also include an analysis of the Hotchkiss case in which a student was awarded $42 million as a result of the failure of her school to meet its duty of care obligations.

Joining Richards in presenting will be Jeffrey Cason, dean of international programs, Middlebury College.

To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated crisis response services, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.


The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Its core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. URMIA represents over 2,100 individuals at 570 institutions of higher education and over 100 companies with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the largest educational institutions. The URMIA National Office is in Bloomington, Indiana, at Indiana University. For more information, visit www.urmia.org or call 812-855-6683.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue’s unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

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