Barbara Vitkauskas is a member of the Senior Leadership team at WorldAware, serving as Vice President of Financial Services. Barbara’s career spans three decades of leadership roles within the travel and insurance industry. Prior to joining WorldAware, she served in sales roles at Chartis Accident & Health as well as RVP Retail Sales at AIG Travel Guard. Barbara also managed and led operations/sales and marketing initiatives for Carlson Wagonlit Travel Franchisees in the Chicago Market.
The 2017 hurricane season was catastrophic for the Caribbean Islands. Multiple, successive hurricanes devastated the region, crippling electric grids, communications networks, and transportation infrastructure. Before, during, and after the storms, WorldAware monitored changing conditions on the ground, provided clients with timely situational updates, and coordinated logistics for safe havens and secure transport.
Early Analysis of Seasonal Flu Season In this On-Air with WorldAware episode, Katherine Harmon, Senior Director of Category Intelligence & Health Intelligence, discusses the 2018-19 influenza season. Katherine uses her physician assistant background to share insights about past flu seasons, what to expect this season, how people can avoid exposure, and tips for business continuity plans. Listen Now
Analysis of Summer 2018 California Wildfires In this On-Air with WorldAware episode, Sean Wolinsky, WorldAware's meteorologist and weather risk management expert, discusses the California wildfires and risk management advice for businesses and travelers. Included is an analysis of the Mendocino Complex Fire , Carr Fire , Ferguson Fire , and Holy Fire . Listen Now
Expert Analysis of the Summer 2018 California Wildfire Season Sean Wolinsky, Sr. Environment Intelligence Analyst, discusses the California wildfire season, notably the Mendocino Complex Fire, Ferguson Fire, Carr Fire, and Holy Fire. He shares insights about each of the fires, what caused the high number of fires this season, and what actions businesses can do to mitigate their fire risk exposure. Watch Now
Suspicious objects, letters, or packages should always be taken seriously. As the public is increasingly more aware of these types of objects, a plan to ensure safety and security of your personnel is paramount. Know what to look for with the following advice. Suspicious Objects, Letters, and Package Bombs The best advice on suspicious objects is to avoid them. Never touch or pick up a suspicious object, and leave the area if you see one. Terrorists, organized crime figures, and others are skilled in hiding explosives in a variety of objects. Any item that cannot be identified as belonging to...
US law enforcement agencies intercepted at least 14 packages allegedly containing small amounts of explosive material, addressed to prominent Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials, as well as key DNC supporters, between Oct. 22-26.