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.
WorldAware provides intelligence-driven, integrated risk management solutions that enable multinational organizations to operate globally with confidence. WorldAware's end-to-end, tailored solutions integrate world-class threat intelligence, innovative technology, and response services to help organizations avoid threats, mitigate risk and protect their people, assets, and reputation. Founded in 1999, WorldAware is a privately held company headquartered in Annapolis, U.S. with regional offices in London, Singapore, and Cape Town.
Grant Cropper is a senior environmental and public health specialist possessing a diverse range of food safety management expertise through which he has provided support and training for blue-chip clients across the world.
An Industry Fellow of the University of Salford, Grant spent the first part of his career working and managing enforcement officers in the fields of food safety, health and safety and environmental protection. This involved dealing with food poising outbreaks (E.coli 0157 & Listeria) and taking the lead in prosecutions for failures of food safety standards.
Over the last 15 years, Grant has specialized in risk and crisis management which has culminated in Grant taking the lead in developing the MSc in Risk and Crisis Management which is a collaborative postgraduate offering between WorldAware and the University of Salford.