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February Luncheon

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2010
  • 11:00 AM - 12:59 PM
  • The Houston Club


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  • For Members registering less than 3 Business days prior to luncheon.
  • Non-Members who register prior to 3 business days in advance.
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Topic: Cargo security in Mexico - Getting it done right the first time.

Speaker: James T. Kniestedt, Security Advisor for Kansas City Southern Railroad
James T. Kniestedt is owner of Gravick Consulting whom has been contracted by KCS/KCSM as a security advisor for Mexico operations.  He has 25 years of public and private-sector security experience in the U.S. and Latin America.

Mr. Kniestedt began his career as a member of the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Army.  Upon leaving government service, he was contracted to the Special Warfare Center, specializing in anti-terrorism and force protection for the public and private sectors.  From there, he was recruited to a security position with Banorte Bank in Mexico City.

Mr. Kniestedt’s unique set of experiences has enabled him to research, develop and implement transportation security systems throughout Mexico, eliminating theft and illicit use of the logistical chain.  He is a regular consultant to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on systems level understanding of the logistical chain in Mexico and unintended security consequences.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he has been working in Mexico and Latin America for the last 22 years.

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