WiM Illinois | Protect Yourself – Physically & Financially

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Thursday, September 10, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM (CDT)
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WiM Illinois presents

Protect Yourself – Physically & Financially

Financial security with BMO and Virtual Self Defense with Steve Stanicek - Certified Self Defense Instructor  

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Time: 3 - 4:45 PM CT

Where: Virtual

How to protect yourself in the digital age.

Join us for a virtual discussion on cybersecurity in the digital age and witness a live cyber hack. During this timely event, you’ll:

  • Hear from BMO Financial Crimes Unit professionals on cyberspace and cybercrime challenges pre and post COVID-19
  • BMO’s Innovated Approach to security
  • Walk away with tangible information to better secure you and your family in the digital age.


  • 3:00 – 3:10 WiM Welcome
  • 3:10 – 3:45 Financial Security presented by BMO
  • 3:45 – 4:45 Self Defense Strategies presented by Mr. Stanicek

Participants can join both sessions, or whichever is of interest to you. Be prepared to be on camera, move around and have some fun for the self defense portion - this is a judment free zone! Come curious and leave informed - and strong!

We can't wait to see you there!

BMO Featured Speakers
John Galluzzo Director, Financial Crimes Unit BMO Financial Group

John is responsible for the core team with the task of integrating information security, enterprise fraud management, physical security, and crisis management into one cohesive team setting a new benchmark for the banking industry by creating a 21st-century model for global security.


Douglas Malin Managing Director, Financial Crimes Unit Integration, External Partnerships, Training & Innovation BMO Financial Group

Doug and his team work to find new and exciting technology in the Financial Crimes sector (information/ cyber and physical security as well as fraud, crisis management/response and anti-money laundering) that will keep BMO positioned as an industry leader. Doug works with external partners in the financial industry and government agencies to ensure solid relationships and open lines of communication allowing BMO to be as engaged and aware as possible.

Self-Defense Instructor
Steve Stanicek

Following a career in professional baseball, Steve Stanicek found a career in teaching and coaching. For the last 28 years, Steve has been a teacher/supervisor for the Physical Education Department and coach for Baseball and Football.

A passion beyond teaching and coaching is self-defense and awareness.  Living in a household with daughters, and now having 2 granddaughters, Steve sees a real need for awareness and self-defense education for women.  Steve has written a self-defense curriculum that he has implemented in 3 high schools in the Chicagoland Area.  He currently serves as Instructional Supervisor for PE, Driver Ed, and Health Department at Glenbrook South High School. 

Current Self Defense Certifications:

  • PDR Instructor-SPEAR Systems
  • Instructor - Progressive Fighting Systems
  • Instructor - Israeli Krav Maga - Israeli Security Solutions Combat Training
  • Black Belt in Jeet Kune Do
  • Brown Belt in Kali
Ashley Kruse
Ashley Kruse Supply Management Engineer John Deere
Barb DeCesare
Barb DeCesare Administrator of Manufacturing Intelligence Hydraforce, Inc.
Beth Takemoto
Beth Takemoto Supervosr-PDP ME John Deere Harvester Works
Christina Hampton
Christina Hampton Industrial Engineer DENSO
Christina Kelling
Christina Kelling ME Competency Lead John Deere & Company
Dawn Lauderdale
Dawn Lauderdale VP–Relationship Manager, Commercial Middle Market BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Elizabeth Dalsing
Elizabeth Dalsing Engineer John Deere
Haley Fisch
Haley Fisch Program Manager John Deere
Jacquelyn Kues
Jacquelyn Kues Assurance Manager Plante Moran, PLLC
Jamie Sanchez
Jamie Sanchez Senior Audit Manager Plante Moran, PLLC
Jodi Grant
Jodi Grant Partner Plante Moran, PLLC
Katherine Hughes
Katherine Hughes Mechanical Engineer S&C Electric Co. Inc.
Kelly Carney
Kelly Carney Project Manager John Deere
Kori Younger
Kori Younger Global BDM and NX CAM Consultant AMS Collective dba Janus Engineering North America
LIsa Holloway
LIsa Holloway Vice-President
Mary Kobiernicki
Mary Kobiernicki Order Fulfillment Analyst John Deere Davenport Works
Norma Leon Garcia
Norma Leon Garcia International Traffic Supervisor S&C Electric Co. Inc.
Sherry Rotolo
Sherry Rotolo Compliance Manager SPX Flow, Inc.
Stephanie Hamilton
Stephanie Hamilton Project Manager, Inventory John Deere
Tsehay Wolde
Tsehay Wolde Asst Mgr S&C Electric Co. Inc.
Vanessa Li
Vanessa Li Process Leader Novelis
3 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Dawn Lauderdale
VP–Relationship Manager, Commercial Middle Market BMO Harris Bank N.A. (847)494-2556
Corporate Professional
Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank