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Mr. Glasser

Marc Glasser

Managing Director, RM LLC

Marc Glasser is the Managing Director of RM (Protection Risk Management) LLC. RM LLC provides security, business continuity, and emergency management services spanning the protection of life, operations, assets and stakeholder value. He directs risk management, security, and business continuity programs (including business impact and supply chain analysis) to mitigate vulnerabilities, including natural (e.g., floods, earthquakes, hurricanes), technical (e.g., utility service disruptions, hazardous materials incidents), and intentional (e.g., terrorism, theft, espionage). Mr. Glasser also directs security, crisis and emergency management training, exercises, and evaluations. His risk management program evaluations are comprehensive and assess organization-wide, single point of failure, and site-specific variables in terms of financial (e.g., cost-benefit, profit and loss implication), stakeholder, and operational feasibility. Mr. Glasser is a former US Department of State Special Agent and a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He holds a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance and has worked in over 90 countries. Mr. Glasser has presented at national and international conferences. He participates on multiple professional associations and academic boards. His publications include industry and academic peer-reviewed journal articles. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Crisis and Emergency Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science from Sam Houston State University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Maryland University College, and Henley-Putnam University. Mr. Glasser's professional accreditations include: CORE (Certified Organizational Resilience Executive, The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience); CPP (Certified Protection Professional, ASIS International); CEM (Certified Emergency Manager, International Association of Emergency Managers); CMAS (Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist, Anti-Terrorist Accreditation Board); and ABCHS Fellow (American Board for Certification in Homeland Security Fellow). Additionally, he is Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and HSEEP Train-the-Trainer Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planner's Train-the-Trainer Workshop Certified.

Mr. Glasser can be contacted at 702-809-3434 or mglasser@rmllc.com

Coming up in February 2019...

Social Media: Getting Personal

There Social media platforms have revolutionized the hotel industry. Popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Tumblr now account for 2.3 billion active users, and this phenomenon has forever transformed how businesses interact with consumers. Given that social media allows for two-way communication between businesses and consumers, the emphasis of any marketing strategy must be to positively and personally engage the customer, and there are innumerable ways to accomplish that goal. One popular strategy is to encourage hotel guests to create their own personal content - typically videos and photos -which can be shared via their personal social media networks, reaching a sizeable audience. In addition, geo-locational tags and brand hashtags can be embedded in such posts which allow them to be found via metadata searches, substantially enlarging their scope. Influencer marketing is another prevalent social media strategy. Some hotels are paying popular social media stars and bloggers to endorse their brand on social media platforms. These kinds of endorsements generally elicit a strong response because the influencers are perceived as being trustworthy by their followers, and because an influencer's followers are likely to share similar psychographic and demographic traits. Travel review sites have also become vitally important in reputation management. Travelers consistently use social media to express pleasure or frustration about their guest experiences, so it is essential that every review be attended to personally. Assuming the responsibility to address and correct customer service concerns quickly is a way to mitigate complaints and to build brand loyalty. Plus, whether reviews are favorable or unfavorable, they are a vital source of information to managers about a hotel's operational performance.  The February Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to effectively incorporate social media strategies into their businesses.