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BRPA Fall Event 2023

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual - MS Teams
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Location: Virtual (MS-Teams)

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 pm CDT

Topic: The Third-Party Vendor Management Risk Landscape

Speaker: Valerie Nielsen
Valerie is a Risk Executive with experience across a wide range of issues facing companies today related to technology, finance, data privacy, governance, and risk mitigation, among other things. She has a fantastic background in risk management and a tech-focused, entrepreneurial mindset. She mentors business owner and founders from growing companies at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Chicago Innovation. She is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CTA (Certified Trust Auditor), GE Six Sigma Greenbelt.


Topic: Best Practices in Integrated Resiliency

Speaker: Chris Sonne, Vice President Client Services
Chris is an accomplished Emergency Management and Business Continuity professional, known for his program development experience in the public and private sectors. With nearly two decades of industry experience, Chris has advised and developed numerous healthcare resiliency programs for clients across the United States.

Before joining Wakefield Brunswick, Chris spent more than ten years leading consulting teams in support of local, state, regional, and national healthcare resiliency efforts. Prior to his work in consulting, Chris worked for nearly a decade at an adult and pediatric Level I Trauma Center in the Chicagoland area.

This event is free of charge for BRPA members. 

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