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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 November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as "Biophilic Design." Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.