Earlier this week Albert Sica partnered with attorneys at Venable law firm in a webinar to discuss filing pandemic related claims, exclusions, and pending legislation that may provide relief to affected construction projects. For those of you who missed this informative webinar, please view the details here.
To our Clients,
We are continuing to closely monitor the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Our top priority is to protect the health of our employees, their families and our external partners, while continuing to provide exceptional client service with limited disruption.
In efforts to reduce exposure wherever possible, we will eliminate, both, non-essential third-party access to our office and our employees' visits to client locations for the next two (2) weeks as we plan to resume in office operations on April 1, 2020. This is subject to change as we hear updates in the world around us on safety measures needing to be taken.
Fortunately, The ALS Group's technology platform enables everyone on our team to work seamlessly from remote locations to continue serving your needs as usual. This robust technology allows us to continue meeting our deliverables to you in the ways you have come to expect from us while adhering to safety guidelines. The situation is changing and evolving each day, please stay tuned for updates on how our firm is planning on taking action in the upcoming days.
Thank you for your continued understanding as we make decisions that we think are best for our employees and clients. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team members directly. Below is a list of contacts for our leadership team who will be available 24/7 as needed.
Albert Sica, Managing Principal, Asica@thealsgroup.com or 201-341-6773
Irina Lendensky, Partner of Strategic Planning and Administration, Ilendensky@thealsgroup.com or 732-447-8649
Jonathan Edwards, Partner, Cyber Risk Advisor, Jedwards@thealsgroup.com or 917-843-4318
Jessica Aviles, VP of Talent Management, Javiles@thealsgroup.com or 718-902-4615
The ALS Group strives to grow the team professionally and the best way we know how - by educating each other! On February 24, 2020 CEO, Al Sica, presented to his team on the subject of Additional Insured, Named Insured & Waivers of Subrogation. The team enjoyed the lunch and the quick lesson, brushing up on valuable skills to apply in their everyday roles.
This holiday season, the ALS Team happily collected gift donations for two charities!
The Giving Tree is an organization that collects gifts for children and adults who are in need. Each team member selected one or more people to purchase a gift for, which included, toys, sports equipment, pajamas, and sweaters. The gifts were brought to Holy Rosary Church in Staten Island, NY.
Feel Better Bears is an organization that accepts donations of teddy bears for the New Jersey State Policeman's Benevolent Association with the purpose of helping police officers connect with children during an emergency. Bears will be handed out throughout the year to help comfort children at the scene of a call.
The ALS Group participates in several charitable events throughout the year and is committed to giving back to the community. We are so proud and honored to have generous team members who support our giving goals so graciously!
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
On November 6th, 2019, The ALS Group hosted a networking event at the Wayfarer in NYC for growing talent to have meaninful interaction with industry leaders, the ALS team and university partners. The event has been one of the firm's biggest success in drving the internship program thus far.
On April 25, 2019 The ALS Team brought their children to work with them to show them a bit about the workforce. We had a total of 4 children attend this event and the team gathered to spend some time with the kids over lunch. The kids learned where their mommies and daddies go every day and saw their colleagues and even learned how to scan! What a fun day having the youth on board!
Heidi Much, a team member at The ALS Group has lead a group of industry professionals in developing and completing the internship manual for RIMS! We are proud to have Heidi developing these tools for RIMS. This manual is something The ALS Group will utilize as we continue to develop our existing Internship Program. The ALS Group is proud to say that for the last 18 months we have participated in working with Columbia University on recruiting and developing top talent from primarily the ERM master's program! We have one current full time employee that was promoted out of our internship program so far.... Can't wait to use the manual and announce more top talent added to our organization in the future!
The team at The ALS Group partnered with Lifespire to contribute to their community. Autism Awareness was the focus for April. The donation was given in May to the organization as the relationship develops between the foundation and The ALS Group for the good work Lifespire does for people who need support.
This program lays out the case for why a unifying risk framework is needed that includes humans at the center assisted by the right tools. Other well known risk frameworks start with board governance, principles, processes, and ends with a focus on internal control. These structures have been instrumental in moving Enterprise Risk Management into corporate boardrooms and have advanced the role risk professionals must play to be successful. Unfortunately, the rest of the organization has been left without a clear roadmap for how they fit their particular and unique circumstances into ERM. The cognitive risk framework reimagines enterprise performance through human element design.
Organizations must begin to anticipate and prepare for the Digital Economy. As new technology advances faster than humans can keep pace organizations need a thoughtful roadmap for integrating these systems in a sustainable and effective way. The cognitive risk framework is the first and only risk framework that lays out a clear path for the human-machine interaction to improve operating efficiency, manage risk and create the situational awareness needed in a fast paced Digital Economy. The CogRisk Framework incorporates cross-disciplines that take into account the human-machine interaction to reduce human error the largest contributor to operational and cyber risks.
This program will provide risk professionals and senior executives in any industry with an actionable roadmap for developing a strategic plan that enhances risk awareness, reduces complexity and is cost effective. James Bone, the senior risk adviser at Global Compliance Associates, LLC, has developed the largest online directory of risk tools on the Internet. Having spent the last nine years studying the marketplace for GRC technology solutions and advising organizations large and small James has recognized that the human element is the weakest link in a robust ERM program. This innovative program incorporates cognitive science and technology to minimize cost and enhance your risk practice.
Participants who will benefit: Consultants, Risk/Compliance/Audit/IT Professionals, Finance Professionals, Senior Executives, Board members and Trustees, and Senior Legal Staff
Industry verticals: Manufacturing, Finance/Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Non-Financial Retail/others, Government Agencies, Government Regulators
Please note that this event is by invitation only, so your registration may be denied due to capacity.
Jon Edwards, a partner in the firm, is always committed to bettering his knowledge. We celebrate him as he not only completed the certificate course on Cybersecurity at Rutgers University but achieved a 91% on the exam! Way to go Jon! We can't wait to see all the amazing things Jon is going to get involved in now that he has achieved this accomplishment!