by Angelina Spencer, Executive Director of ACE National

COVID-19 has proven to be a health, welfare, and safety game-changer for the gentlemen’s club industry. With millions of illnesses and a U.S. death toll in the hundreds of thousands, economies have been severely impacted. As the United States reopens, adult club executives must make decisions about how to mitigate risks to their staff and customers. Public health officials have provided some guidance to answer emerging questions, but other decisions are made using “best judgment,” which may not work always work best for club owners.

ED Publications, in conjunction with ACE National, will host an EXPO seminar — “Health experts address health & safety in the age of COVID” — which is designed to provide solid science and health insights into existing resources and tools, and share a risk analysis framework that adult club leaders can use to inform their operational decisions.

Experts warn that there isn’t a business, governmental agency, or nonprofit in existence able to completely eliminate COVID-19 risk. The best ANY business can do is minimize risk to an acceptable level. The good news is that businesses, which follow the CDC guidelines, are on “pretty solid ground” for re-opening. ACE National, with the help of our experts, created a best-practices guideline, which will be available for Expo attendees during this very important panel.

EXPO 2020 - Planet Hollywood Oct 25-28

Michael Hopmeier, President of Unconventional Concepts, Inc. a multi-million dollar engineering consulting firm, has been a technical advisor and operational consultant to numerous governmental and international agencies and organizations, including the DARPA Defense Sciences Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, United States Surgeon General, the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, and the World Health Organization. Mr. Hopmeier is an internationally recognized expert on countering suicide terrorism, counter- and anti-terrorism, disaster/crisis response, public health and national security programs, and emergency management and preparedness.

Dr. Timothy E. Davis, M.D., M.P.H. CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, 1997-2018 LTC, U.S. Air Force, 1976-1997 Adjunct Asst. Professor, Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (USU/NCDMPH) Asst. Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, Emory University and former U.S. Undersecretary of Health

Joey Bien, MBA is the owner of four adult nightclubs in the Carolinas. He is considered a highly skilled and innovative entrepreneur, having bought and sold a variety of businesses. His skills include business administration, finance, quality control, strategic planning and job growth. He also holds an MBA degree in business from the University of Central Florida. He supports numerous charities and served on a number of boards of directors, including the Orlando American Diabetes Association and the ACE National Board of Directors as its Sponsorship Chairman. It was at Bien’s clubs where the ACE-sponsored “best-practices guidelines” were first implemented.

This seminar will be moderated by Angelina Spencer, M.P.S. Empowerment Enterprises, Inc. Angelina is the CEO of Empowerment Enterprises, Inc. a Washington D.C. based consulting firm that works with military, governmental, corporate and nonprofit entities. She is also the executive manager for ACE National. In 2015, Angelina was a Homeland Security Director’s Service Award Nominee, meeting the mandates of the White House and Congress, in the battle against human trafficking. She worked with Unconventional Concepts Inc. and the DHS Directorate of Science & Technology on a major foundational effort to better allocate federal resources for human trafficking initiatives. She’s written a well-received debut novel “Red Bird,” part of a series called ’The Quanta Chronicles’. Angelina graduated summa cum laude from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She earned her Master’s degree and was co-valedictorian at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. She also matriculated at the University of Oxford, Exeter College for the International Students Writing Program 2016, earning its highest marks.

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