Managing the Unmanageable: Loss of Life and Expatriate Workers
We likely train to contain or prevent a crisis, such as employee loss of life, from occurring but when such crisis does occur the consequences must be and can be managed in such a way to address the family and organization’s needs. In these circumstances, the best you can do is not make a tragic situation worse. Two case studies will be reviewed to share the best practice including logistical and emotional considerations.
Jeff Rohloff – Anadarko
Jeff has been with Anadarko since 2005. He has held various assignments including HR Manager of International Exploration, International Operations and Worldwide Projects. To date, Jeff has supported over 36 international offices providing a full range of HR support for including new office start-ups, mega projects, office closures, Global Mobility, Secondees, OBOs and JVs. Prior to Anadarko, Jeff joined Exxon in 1989 in Baton Rouge and later moved to Houston. He held various downstream domestic assignments including several Human Resources Manager positions for business and HR functional areas. In 2000, he moved into International HR with ExxonMobil’s Upstream Venture Operations. He attended Michigan State University and received both his undergraduate in Social Science, and his master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations. For almost his entire career, Jeff has been a member of an Incident Support Team (IST). He has handled family support for critical injured employees and family notifications for fatalities.
Robert A. Jensen – Kenyon International Emergency Services
Robert A. Jensen has been with Kenyon since 1998 serving as CEO since May 2003. On October 1 2007, he acquired Kenyon, at which time it became a private company. Mr. Jensen leads an international corporation that provides disaster management services to air, maritime and rail interests, oil and gas operations as well as local, state and national governments. He has directed response efforts to numerous mass fatality incidents including terrorist bombings, mass murder criminal investigations and transportation disasters. He has also coordinated the operations of incident management, call center, family assistance and anniversary/memorial services. He serves as an international advisor to both government officials and members of the private sector on disaster management issues and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. During his career, he has published numerous articles and authored the only guide of its kind - Mass Fatality and Casualty Incidents, a Field Guide. Prior to joining Kenyon, Jensen was a commissioned officer in the U.S. military. He supervised on-ground military mortuary operations in Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Croatia. While in the military, Jensen was instrumental in developing the first and only joint publication on mortuary affairs, which includes protocols for responding to incidents involving contaminated deceased. Mr. Jensen was a deputy sheriff and was a NFPA certified firefighter. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Law Enforcement from California State University, Fresno.
Sponsor: Grant Thornton
- Will speak about their program
- What their company does well?
- What challenges they had to overcome in 2014, and how they overcame them?
- With the drop in oil prices, is that presenting a challenge to them in 2015? Are they looking at costs differently?
- What challenges are they expecting to face in 2015? And any plans to address them?
11:30AM - 1:00PM
The Downtown Club at The Met 340 West Dallas Street Houston, TX 77002
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