WorldAware is a proud sponsor of the International Travel & Health Insurance Community (ITIC) Global 2018 conference in Geneva, Switzerland. This event brings together the travel and health insurance community and provides education and network opportunities for those in the travel community.
Sean is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with WorldAware’s Executive Decision Support (XDS) team. He is the lead author of WorldAware’s LGBT PRISM product line, including the annual worldwide risk assessment to the LGBT community and the quarterly newsletter. Sean joined WorldAware in 2012 after completing his M.A. in Applied Intelligence from Mercyhurst University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Spanish from Purdue University.
The Department of State recently issued a travel advisory for Americans who plan to go to Mexico, increasing the advisory level in several states. However, for Quintana Roo, the Department has maintained its Level 2 advisory, to “exercise increased caution." The latest travel advisory comes on the heels of the discovery of eight bodies - several of them dismembered - throughout Cancún on Aug. 21. This discovery raised the alarms of authorities in Cancún, a major tourist destination for Mexico and the Caribbean. Killings in the Cancún have increased considerably since 2016, although the areas...
Michael Payne is an ASIS International, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and DRI International, Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) leading WorldAware’s Organizational Resilience Department within the Global Operations Division. In this position, he is responsible for organizational planning/ readiness, security operations, strategy, assessments, evaluations, resiliency systems design and emergency assistance.
Michael has a distinguished career managing the operations, crisis/emergency response, protective strategies, physical security implementation, physical and cyber security integration, procedural development, and personnel situational awareness and safety for several critical infrastructure and key resource entities. During WorldAware critical response operations, he assumes the role of Global Operations Incident Manager, leading crisis surge management efforts for significant events such as major natural disasters, political situations, and terrorism.