Tupelo, MS, March 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Gregory J. Parry, JD, MPS has been selected to serve as the chapter president for ICSARM’s newly established Southeast Michigan Church Safety Roundtable. Mr. Parry currently serves on the ICSARM national advisory board as well. Greg is an accomplished and veteran regulatory, risk management and commercial attorney with over 20 years large firm legal experience in a wide array of complex matters, and an active and visible community leader. Greg is opening a boutique law firm in April 2010, “Risk Management & Homeland Security Law Team, PLLC,” dedicated to counseling non-profit organizations and medium size businesses offering a team-based approach to proactive legal compliance, risk management and homeland security related services.
Greg is a peer review A-V rated attorney, affirming the highest levels of competence and ethics within the legal profession, has extensive large firm experience representing Fortune 500 companies and organizations. Greg recently obtained his masters degree in Homeland Security Leadership from University of Connecticut – in cooperation with the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Defense and Security (NPS) where courses included topics in homeland security, terrorism, intelligence, critical infrastructure protection, and global enterprise risk management. His most recent professional published articles cover a variety of contemporary homeland security legal developments including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS); pandemic planning for business; and his new firm was recently featured in a lengthy article in Michigan’ Lawyer’s Weekly. Greg is a vocal proponent of crime victims rights and served as Co-founder, V.P. and President on the National Crime Victim Bar Association Advisory Board, and has written and spoken nationally on crime victims rights and remedies.
Greg graduated from the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Oakland Program; has served on several boards including Child Abuse & Neglect Council of Oakland County; and is the founder and current President of the Birmingham Patriots Youth Tackle Football and Cheer Program, where he leads over 180 children ages 8-13 years old, nearly 40 dedicated football coaches, and over parent 100 volunteers dedicated to “Kids First” and mentoring children on how to succeed in sports, but more importantly, how to succeed in life.
Greg obtained his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Communications from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He went on to obtain his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan, graduating magna cum laude and with a top 5% class ranking. Greg recently also obtained his masters degree in Homeland Security Leadership from University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut - in cooperation with h the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Mr. Parry holds professional memberships in the American Bar Association, including the Criminal Justice Committee and Victims Rights Subcommittee; and is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan; State Bar of Florida; and District of Columbia Bar Association.
Greg resides in Troy, Michigan, with his wife of 25 years together with their four children, Cooper, Bronson, Briggs, and Murphi-Rose. The Parry family attends Kensington Community Church in Troy, Michigan.
“Having Greg as our chapter president in Michigan demonstrates the strength of our organization” in legal, risk and homeland security areas states ICSARM founder and executive director. Michael Boutot. “With Greg’s unique background as an attorney along with his experience in the risk management and homeland security sectors s is a valued asset not only to our efforts in Michigan, but across the United States,” concluded Boutot.
“It is a privilege to focus my valued blend of legal, risk management and homeland security knowledge toward advancing the safety, security and preservation of resources of Southeast Michigan’s Churches and Para-churches and in turn support their Godly missions” states Parry. “Unfortunately, more than ever, Churches and Para-churches are becoming targets of crime and in general must be mindful of taking reasonable steps to promote safety, security and retaining their scarce resources”, concludes Parry.
With over 600,000 ministers and over 400,000 churches reported in America and a growing concern over church safety and security, churches and church leaders are looking for opportunities to ensure they are providing a true safe environment for all their church members. The local Church Safety Roundtable provides membership for local churches as well as safety and security service providers to those local churches. Local meetings include discussion on best practices to what to select for proper insurance coverages to what security system is best for a particular church. In addition to providing education and training for local churches, the Church Safety Roundtable is also designed to evaluate service providers to local churches to make sure the best service provider is being selected by the local church and at the best rates.
About the Institute for Church Safety and Risk Management, LLC (ICSARM)
The mission of ICSARM is to promote the highest level of professional competence to churches and para-church organizations in the area of church risk management by providing programs of study, service, training, exchange of information and problem-solving discussions, leading to more effective and efficient utilization of church facilities and resources for the overall protection of the church building and her ministries, to include church staff, volunteers and members. Membership into ICSARM exists for churches and church personnel, Christian camps, non-profit groups, and service providers who provide services in the area of church safety, church security, church insurance, church financial safety & security, and/or church risk management.
For more information, please visit www.churchriskmanagement.org.
Gregory J. Parry, JD, MPS