Active Shooter Panel Discussion for Manufacturers

How you react in an emergency could make a life or death difference.

Manufacturers from across Northwest Ohio are coming together to hear from police and mental health experts what to do if there’s an active shooter situation at their plant or facility. There was a time when the mentality “it will never happen here” may have been the norm. In these days of mass shootings in the headlines, oftentimes at businesses, many agree that mindset doesn’t seem appropriate anymore.

Public accounting firm Gilmore Jasion Mahler is offering panel discussions in Maumee and Findlay to address the issue and arm manufacturers with the information they need to keep their workplaces safe. The events are part of the firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution Financial Executive Roundtable series. Attendees will hear from law enforcement officials, mental health experts and a risk management expert on everything from what to do in an active shooter scenario, to the red flags of potential violent behavior.

The panel discussions are Thursday, February 21 from 11:30 am - 1 pm at Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive, Findlay, and from 3 - 5 pm the same day at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee.

Findlay panel members:

  • Sgt. Mark Price, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
  • Travis Thompson, Director of Risk Management, Hylant
  • Ellyn Schmiesing, Executive Director, FOCUS

Maumee panel members:

  • Brett Warner, Dir. Of Community Affairs, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mike Navarre, Chief of Police, City of Oregon and former Toledo Police Chief
  • Travis Thompson, Director of Risk Management, Hylant
  • Wendy Shaheen, VP of Clinical Services, A Renewed Mind

The events are free for financial executives from area manufacturing & distribution businesses. The Findlay roundtable includes lunch. The Maumee event includes an optional social hour from 5-6 pm. Manufacturing financial executives can RSVP via email for either roundtable event at They are welcome to also register their safety director or plant manager for this panel discussion. Please specify which event when submitting your RSVP.

Gilmore Jasion Mahler (GJM) established the Manufacturing & Distribution Financial Executive Roundtable series after learning that area manufacturers needed a way to come together to share their challenges and successes. Previous roundtable topics have included the technology disruption, company culture, employee engagement, the workforce shortage, and the state of Ohio manufacturing.

Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD (GJM) is the largest public accounting firm in the region, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers comprehensive services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory, healthcare management and outsourced accounting. GJM’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities

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