Meeting/Event Information

October Monthly Meeting

October 12, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Four Seasons Boston
200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Our October meeting on Duty of Care should be one of our most interesting ever, featuring Dave Mason, a global business traveler and former hostage.  Dave will share his harrowing personal experience of being taken hostage while on assignment in the Middle East.  We also have Stephanie Cahill, head of security at the Four Seasons Boston who will share her expertise of keeping travelers and hotel guests safe in these troubling times.

Our hot topics session will focus on the latest Duty of Care challenges such as the floods in Houston, Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico City, as well as the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Special thanks to Delta Airlines who are partnering with us to provide air transportation for Dave to come from the UK to speak to us.

Dave Mason, Mentor Media Training, UK

Dave is Mentor’s Head of Media Training. His extensive career in broadcasting spans 25 years across radio and television. He has coached members of major public and private sector organisations, as well as the UK Armed Forces and NATO around the world for the last five years. Dave is respected for his inspiring training, which is supportive and concentrates on fast learning development. A founding presenter and shareholder of Somerset’s Orchard FM, he went on to work extensively in commercial radio around the UK, as well as BBC News where he was a Correspondent at BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 1 Newsbeat. Dave has been a TV presenter, reporter and producer at ITN in London, GMTV, (ITV Breakfast), ITV News (Westcountry and Wales) and HTV West. He was one of GMTV’s senior producers for a decade, covering major international, domestic, political and entertainment stories. His roles have included senior news producing and planning, undercover investigations, war reporting and features production. He still broadcasts as a pundit on BBC Radio and is a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Bath Spa, Gloucestershire and the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Stephanie Cahill, Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Director of Security

Stephanie has been with the Four Seasons Hotel Boston since 2000 where she began as the Assistant Director of Security. Currently serving as Director, Stephanie is responsible for all security protocol and procedures throughout the Hotel.  With a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, she also has experience with the Department of Youth Services for the state of Massachusetts.  Stephanie has certificates in Interview and Interrogation Methods, Management of Aggressive Behavior, and is CPR and AED certified. In addition to her role at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, she also serves on the Board of the ILSSA (International Safety Security Association) in Boston.


*Direct Members-Only Raffle*

All Direct Members who attend will automatically be entered to win a 1-nite stay for 2 (with Breakfast) at the Sheraton Needham Hotel – thank you to Lynn Walsh for this donation.


The Four Seasons offers valet parking which is $34 for up to 3 hours. There is also parking available at the MotorMart behind the hotel, which for 2-3 hours is $22 per car:

Taking public transportation is encouraged! The closest T stop is Arlington St (Green Line)

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$0.00 Direct Community Member and/or GBTA All-Access Direct Members Associated with New England Chapter

$75.00 Non-Members

$0.00 Allied Community Member

$50.00 GBTA All-Access Allied Member (WITHOUT New England Chapter Bundled Meeting Package)

$0.00 GBTA All-Access Allied Member (WITH New England Chapter Bundled Meeting Package

$50.00 GBTA All-Access Member who is NOT a New England Local Chapter Member

$0.00 Retired Members

$0.00 Honorary Members

$0.00 Complimentary Tickets