Securus Technologies is best known as the largest inmate communications provider. They provide calling and video options from anywhere using Apple or Android devices. Securus Technologies also provides a multitude of solutions in areas of public safety, investigation, correction, and monitoring. They are headquarter in Dallas, Texas and currently serve more than 3,500 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America.
Securus Technologies is expanding its services by focusing on combating a growing problem facing prison safety today: the use of drones to deliver illegal contraband to inmates such as cell phones, drugs, weapons, and pornography. Securus Technologies announced the successful completion of pilot programs using drone detection technology to better secure prisons and protect prisoners.
As drones and other technologies become cheaper, more powerful, and ubiquitous, it’s important for companies such as Securus Technologies to come up with ways to combat the potential abuse of these technologies. In one incident, a drone delivered a packet of drugs to an Ohio prison in 2015 including almost a quarter-ounce of heroin, more than 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco. In another incident, an inmate was able to escape using tools that was delivered via a drone. In order to prevent more of these occurrences, prisons will rely heavily on security companies such as Securus Technologies as a first defense against contraband. Putting more security measures in place will hopefully put an end to drone deliveries but this is just one fix. It will continue to be an ongoing battle to monitor technology with smarter technology
Along with providing successful drone detection solutions, Securus Technologies was a three-time Stevie award winner for sales and customer service in 2018. The Corporate Escalations team, Zelperita Jackson, and the Video Visitation Team won awards for customer service and customer service complaints. Being a three-time winner is rare when there are more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations across 60 nations. Working with Securus Technologies, you can expect professional services and solutions in keeping the public and inmates safe, along with exceptional customer service.
Sheldon Lavin is a former financial consultant who’s now spent more than 40 years as head of one of the world’s top ten meat processing and distribution companies, OSI Group. He’s helped turn that company into an international company with over 17 large plants and service to over 70 countries. Lavin recently was interviewed by CEOCFO magazine to talk a little about the company and what’s made it thrive for such as long time, and learn more about Sheldon Lavin.
Sheldon Lavin told the magazine that what’s important at OSI Group is to keep it run like a family company even though it has a large reach. He and company President David McDonald say they want all the people in the building to be able to voice their opinions to them, and he’s stated he even likes being addressed as just “Shelly” over Mr. Lavin. Lavin also said that he learned a great deal about adaptability and making changes as needed as a financial consultant that helped him later at OSI Group.
OSI Group was actually titled Otto & Sons when Lavin first arrived there, and he only planned on being involved as a part-time consultant for the company with the goal of helping finance the opening of their first high-output plant. But as his relationship with the Otto & Sons grew, he saw the potential for the company that primarily reached the midwest based in Chicago to become a really large meat processor. It was in part the request of the McDonald’s restaurant franchise that Lavin become an executive at the company, and as the Otto & Sons owners grew older and turned over more responsibilities to him, Otto & Sons was renamed to OSI Industries and now turned its focus outside the US borders, and https://www.inc.com/profile/osi-group.
As Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Lavin first opened new OSI locations in Germany and the UK, but he would later follow McDonald’s as it grew into China and other Asian countries. Besides McDonald’s Lavin also partnered with Subway, Pizza Hut and Wendy’s at one time and also made acquisitions of Baho Food and Flagship Europe. Lavin is also a supporter of the Jewish United Fund and Chicago’s inner city humanitarian foundation in addition to serving on the Board of Directors at Ronald McDonald House Charities. He attended Global Vision Academy’s ceremonies in India in 2016 to receive the Global Visionary award looking back on 40 plus years of service, and read full article.
Based out of Eatontown, New Jersey, Dr. Saad Saad is a retired pediatric surgeon with over 40 years of experience in his career. The talented doctor has changed the lives of near countless children by performing thousands of complicated procedures that are sometimes even life-saving. Additionally, Dr. Saad Saad has taken 8 mission trips to Jerusalem to perform procedures on children in the area who would not have the financial ability for medical assistance. His dedication to children is not limited just to his patients in the United States and he treats them all with the compassion and respect they deserve. Incidentally, he works with children of all ages from infants to teenagers.
At the K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, Dr. Saad Saad was the Co-Medical Director and Surgeon-in-Chief before his retirement in his 70’s. His numerous achievements include having 2 patents under his belt for inventions, the creation of new surgical procedures, and both the Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition granted by Vitals. These acknowledgments were given to Dr. Saad Saad based on what his own patients and their families had to say about his fantastic work and caring attitude towards the children in his care.
Dr. Saad Saad has always been passionate about his work and love for children. Furthermore, his deep sense of caring and compassion was deeply instilled in him by his mentor, Dr. H Biemann Othersen, during his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Through him, he learned the importance of hard work, kindness, and honesty. Of equal importance, he was taught that all children are equal no matter who their parents are, what they’re capable of, and what their religion and color are. Dr. Saad Saad also stresses the importance of his values to his medical team and they treat every child that comes into their practice with the respect, compassion, and empathy they would expect their own family to be treated with. Learn more: https://www.meridianhealth.com/location/meridian-faculty-pediatric-surgery-eatontown/index.aspx
Dr. Saad Saad is a Palestinian refugee who was raised in Kuwait with his parents and his 7 brothers and sisters. Oddly enough, he made the decision to go into medicine after watching his engineer brothers work in the sweltering heat in Kuwait as engineers. Even though he originally wanted to be an engineer during his high school years, a big factor in his decision to become a surgeon was his desire to work in an air-conditioned room. Despite being raised an impoverished refugee, he managed to finish medical school at Cairo University in 1971 and has 2 fellowships through the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons. He is board certified in pediatric surgery in the United States as well as being accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatric and General Surgery.
Dick DeVos and His Drive To Educate
Dick and Betsy DeVos are two individuals who have a deep love and appreciation for the city of Grand Rapids Michigan. Dick DeVos is the person who created and funded an aviation school that is located in Grand Rapids Michigan. The school is called the West Michigan Aviation Academy. This is a unique high school because it is run like a private school, but it is a public school that is free. The school was started with only 80 local students; now there are over 600 students that come from several different countries. Dick DeVos wanted to be able to create a school that had a focus on aviation because DeVos is an individual who has a keen interest and love of aviation. He wanted to be able to give children the tools that they needed to be able to explore a career in aviation. This is a school that fosters a spirit of learning and innovation.
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DeVos himself is a pilot, and he is the son of the cofounder of Amway. Dick DeVos inherited his family’s business; he served as the company’s CEO for several years. Not only is Dick DeVos a millionaire, and he and his wife work hard for the individuals and communities in which they live.
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Recently, crainsdetroit.com did an article about Dick and Betsy DeVos. The article highlighted their commitment to education and bettering the community. Dick and Betsy DeVos were able to make Grand Rapids a destination city. Together, they have created a downtown area that is outstanding. In the 1990s, the DeVos had a campaign against a sports facility that was outside the central business area. Dick and Betsy DeVos were able to lead a group of individuals who formed the campaign against that sports facility. The sports facility would have been a detriment to the growth of downtown Grand Rapids, and Dick and Betsy DeVos would not stand to have any issues in their city.
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Dick and Betsy DeVos are both heirs to their family’s fortunes. They have spent much of their lives dedicating their time and efforts to Republican causes and education. Betsy DeVos pushed for the expansion of charter schools in Michigan, and she was able to get a law passed that helped Michigan become a non right-to-work state. Apart from education and conservative campaigns, Dick and Betsy DeVos also were able to form the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. This is a foundation that has a focus on human services, religion, culture, and the arts. Through their fund, Dick and Betsy DeVos have given away hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarships, funding, and grants. Dick and Betsy DeVos are two individuals who are committed to their communities, and they also have a strong drive to improve world conditions.
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Tony Petrello is often known as a tough deal maker in the oil business because he’s helped acquire major oil holdings for Nabors Industries, the Houston-based company where he currently serves as CEO and Chairman.
He even earned the title of the nation’s highest-paid CEO in 2013 when his total compensation reached $68 million. But what he really should be known for is the people he’s helped through philanthropy, including young children who’ve been born with brain diseases and need assistance with daily tasks at the Texas Children’s Hospital.
This particular cause hits home for Tony Petrello because he and his wife Cynthia have a young girl they love dearly named Carena. Carena had an illness when she was born resulting from periventricular leukomalacia, an incurable symptom that can bring severe damage to an infant’s brain. In Carena’s case it caused cerebral palsy and this very much broke Petrello’s heart. He once mentioned that he found himself having difficulty eating and sleeping because he started caring less about his career and more about his daughter. He and Cynthia consulted with neurological doctors from all over the nation about what could be done but told there was nothing to treat their daughter with.
While the news was discouraging for the Petrellos, they met some kind and caring people in Dan and Jan Duncan who had decided to help the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston establish a neurological research center. Tony Petrello saw an opportunity to bring advanced technology to this institute and perhaps one day the treatment that could cure PVL in young children like Carena. He helped host a fundraiser for the hospital and contributed $7 million of his own funds to it, and the hospital board expressed deep gratitude to him. Petrello has pitched the need for more awareness of neurological studies because of the difference it could one day make in a child’s life.
Prior to moving to Houston and running one of the world’s top oil drilling companies, Petrello lived in New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in advanced mathematics from Yale University. He had considered becoming a full-time mathematician but then took an interest in law and served as an attorney for several big corporations at Baker & McKenzie. He had become a partner at this firm when Nabors Industries offered him the position of Chief Operating Officer which he gladly accepted in 1991. He became CEO of the company in 2011 when the former CEO Eugene Isenberg passed away.
Check more about Anthony Petrello: https://www.broadwayworld.com/houston/article/Tony-Petrello-Welcomes-Tommy-Tune-Home-To-Houston-20180104