January 2020 Speakers

MSR Speakers 


Don_Erickson_pic_crop_square.jpgDon Erickson
CEO, Security Industry Association

The Top 10 Security Megatrends to Watch
Every day brings a new cyber-security warning. Don Erickson will guide us through the megatrends that are impacting the converged physical/IT security industry and explain what they mean for the use of security in construction projects. Trends include big data, social media, artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud services, and evolving risk mitigation strategies. 

About Don
Don was appointed CEO of the Security Industry Association on Nov. 1, 2011. He previously served as SIA director of government relations from 2006 to 2011.

As CEO, Don leads implementation of SIA’s Board Strategic Framework and oversees SIA’s collaboration with industry and vertical market associations and organizations. He is responsible for management of SIA’s operations and programs including marketing, government relations, education and standards initiatives and serves as the organization’s primary liaison to ISC Events.

Prior to joining SIA, Don served as manager of legislative affairs for Alcatel and legislative director for a trade association representing rural telecommunications providers. He spent six years on the senior legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, where he facilitated the enactment of legislation pertaining to criminal justice, telecommunications and technology policy.

Don has served as a member of several boards including The Catholic University of America Alumni Association, Mission 500, the National Capital Region Security Forum, and the IAHSS Foundation. He was selected as a Top CEO by CEO Update magazine in 2013 and by Security magazine as “One of the Most Influential People in Security” in 2018. Don currently serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Association Committee of 100 (C100).


Don_Erickson_pic_crop_square.jpgDaniel Friedland, MD
CEO, SuperSmartHealth

Leading Well from Within
Dr. Daniel Friedland will share practical, neuroscience-based skills and practices that help high performers to effectively leverage stress, fuel a creative mindset, and develop higher levels of performance and influence.  

About Daniel

Dr. Daniel Friedland, is an expert on the science and practice of high-performance leadership and the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership.

He helps leaders and their organizations leverage powerful neuroscience and mindfulness-based skills and practices to better navigate stress, clarify vision and purpose, and create high performing teams and thriving cultures to multiply their positive impact in the world. His expertise from publishing one of the early textbooks on Evidence-Based Medicine has enabled him to apply science-based solutions to leadership growth and development.

He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, hospital systems, government agencies and international organizations such as The Global Wellness Institute and Conscious Capitalism – having delivered over 2000 programs, reaching more than 100,000 health care and business professionals.

He not only understands the science of leadership, but having served as the Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and the Co-Chairman of the San Diego Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, personally understands the challenges of leadership and the growth it asks.

He currently serves as the CEO of SuperSmartHealth, where he provides keynotes, workshops and executive coaching to develop high-performing leaders, teams and organizations.

“Dr. Danny” lives in San Diego with his wife, Sue, two boys, Zach and Dylan, with whom one of his greatest joys include surfing together!

You can find more information about him, the programs and services he offers, as well as a free excerpt from Leading Well from Within, at SuperSmartHealth.com.

Fiser.jpgMargaux Burkholder, SE
Project Director, Englekirk

About Margaux
Margaux Burkholder joined Englekirk in 2010 following her tenure at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, SLO) where she received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering. She is a licensed structural engineer with 9 years of design experience including high-rise and performance-based design, seismic retrofit and rehabilitation, multi-family residential, commercial, mixed use, and retail.

One of her recent projects include the $234 million County of Los Angeles Hall of Justice Seismic Retrofit and Parking Structure. The project turned the red-tagged 14-story, 1925 Hall of Justice into new office space for the LA Sheriff’s Headquarters as well as adding a 1,000-car parking structure. Margaux executed the project from start to finish with her team. Currently, she is working on the $2.5 Billion and 1.5 million square foot Century Plaza project involving the renovation of the existing 16-story historic Century Plaza Hotel and addition of two 46-story residential towers. Margaux has been the project lead for the seismic retrofit of the hotel and an integral part of the project’s success.

Margaux was selected as a Young Practicing Engineer by the American Concrete Institute where she presented the Hall of Justice Seismic Retrofit and Parking Structure at the 8th International Workshop on Structural Concrete in the Americas and Beyond. She is also an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and sits on the Women in Structural Engineering Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction.

A personal passion for Margaux is the fostering of young students’ interest in the design and construction industry. As a result, she is a mentor for the ACE Mentor Los Angeles program whose mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Structural Engineering Department at Cal Poly, SLO which helps to guide the future of the curriculum and prepare future college graduates for success in the industry.

Fiser.jpgGabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal, Director of Global Diversity, Perkins+Wills

About Gabrielle
Gabrielle oversees Perkins+Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement program, which works to support and strengthen a firmwide culture that embraces a diversity of people, colors, creeds, credos, talents, thoughts, and ideas. Her unique role as an award-winning principal and the firm’s Director of Global Diversity enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice to effect positive change at a micro and macro level. Gabrielle is regularly sought out around the world for her leadership and expertise in issues of social equity in architecture, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and physical and mental ability.

Gabrielle has been a key player in Perkins+Will’s success for over three decades. She’s worked in both the New York and Los Angeles offices, and became the first African-American and first woman to rise to the position of Managing Director of the Los Angeles office. Over the course of her career, she has led numerous complex and high-profile projects, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of the largest building projects ever completed for the University of California system.

Gabrielle graduated in 1984 from the Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in fine arts and architecture, becoming the second African-American woman in history to earn an architecture degree from that university. In 2014, she was elected by her peers as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and served on the AIA’s Equity in Architecture Commission. She is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), a past board member of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, the Center for Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles. She served as the 2018-2019 President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).