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Meet the Operator’s Forum: Safety Speakers

Lisa Dolev 2017Lisa Dolev, PH. D, Founder and CEO, Qylur 
Dr. Lisa Dolev has over 25 years as a security and defense technology leader with a focus on counter-terrorism. She is currently the CEO of Qylur Intelligent Systems. Prior to this she led counter-terrorism technology programs for a defense organization, and was the liaison for international partnerships in this domain. She established the first human-focused counter suicide bomber technology program for the organization. Prior to this she served as an officer in the IAF. Dr. Dolev frequently speaks in security forums in the US and internationally, and holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

 Drew Tewksbury, SVP, McGowan Amusement GroupDrew Tewksbury 2016

Drew Tewksbury is the Senior Vice President of McGowan Amusement Group, from Cleveland, Ohio. 
Drew brings over 17 years of risk management and insurance industry experience to this webinar program.  He holds a National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO) Level 1 Amusement Ride Inspection License and is a licensed amusement ride inspector in multiple states.

Drew is a nationally recognized speaker on safety and risk management for the amusement industry. He was ranked one of the top five speakers at the IAAPA Attractions Expo last November in Orlando, and has presented Risk Management sessions FEC Las Vegas, FEC Dallas and our Rookies & Newcomers session in Orlando the past two years.  He has presented at the Fun Academy at Fun Expo, The American Inflatable Roadshow, and is a regular instructor at the semi-annual Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Ride Inspection Safety Training Program and NAARSO Schools.

Drew is an active member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO), Responsible Operators of Amusement Rides (ROAR) and is a participating member of the American Society for Testing and Materials F24 (ASTM) committee for Amusement Rides and Devices, Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) and The Showman’s League of America (SLA).

He is a contributor to The Inflatable Bootcamp, a “how to manual” on the successful creation, operation and management of an inflatable amusement company.

Drew has been interviewed and cited regularly in both amusement industry, insurance industry trade journals and nationally published news magazines.