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PAVE Concludes Inaugural Summit on the Prevention of Workplace Violence

Updated: Oct 11


PAVE Prevention, Inc., led by Olympian CEO Arlene Limas, has recently completed its 2.5-day Summit on the reduction of violence in the workplace at the Omni Hotel in downtown Chicago. The PAVE Summit 2022 garnered diverse in-person and virtual attendance from around the globe, with sessions led by keynote speakers from sectors hardest hit by violence in the workplace. Among those speakers were three decorated Olympians who led vigorous discussions on violence in sports and beyond featuring Arlene Limas, OLY, Danielle Scott, OLY, and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, OLY.

The PAVE Summit united decision-makers from different sectors to collectively examine the causes of workplace violence, and its critical intersections, resulting in the co-authoring of practical solutions that would lead to change within their own companies and industries overall. The data and results of the Summit will be formally outlined in the PAVE Report which will be distributed to all participants, crediting collaborators and outlining key takeaways from the event.

“For me, it surpassed all expectations. Just hearing the conversations, hearing and witnessing the presentations that we being made, and knowing that sectors like the hospitality, healthcare, and emergency preparedness sectors that impact our lives directly every day and the inclusion of the sports sector with it’s position and opportunity to usher in change are collaborating. It has been an amazing experience for me, and an incredibly second step in the journey of PAVE Prevention and we are excited to witness the dominoes falling in the opposite direction and see where they lead. I owe so much gratitude to those who took time out of their day to jump in for a session virtually, and those who dedicated their time over two and a half days in person. It truly is incredible, and I am left inspired and energized.” - PAVE CEO, Arlene Limas The PAVE Summit 2022 hosted the following keynote Speakers:

  • Colonel Bob Cohen USMC (Ret.), President, Readiness2Lead

  • Dr. Leonard Friedman, Ph.D., MPH, FACHE, Professor and Director, MHA@GW Program, George Washington University

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar JD, OLY, Champion Women

  • Steve Hooper MS, CPP, Partner, Tripwire Security

  • Keith King, Executive Advisor to the Office of the President, Oak View Group

  • Nick Mautone, CEO & Founder, Mautone Enterprises

  • Arlene Limas, OLY, CEO, PAVE Prevention, Inc.

  • Dr. Miranda Kitterlin-Lynch, Coca-Cola Endowed Professor, Bloomin’ Brands DEI Alliance Research Fellow, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University

  • Dr. Pietro (Peter) D. Marghella, D.Sc., M.Sc., M.A., CEM, Medical Planning Solutions, LLC

  • Carolyn Richmond, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Danielle Scott, OLY, CEO, Danielle Scott Enterprises

  • Paul Seres, Managing Member, Helios Hospitality

  • Arthur Shorr, President, Shorr Healthcare Consultants

  • Yehudit Sidikman, CEO, MyPwr LTD

  • Dr. Paul Fairlie, CEO, Heliosophy


PAVE Prevention is led by CEO, Arlene Limas, sports pioneer, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Chicago Sports Hall of Fame Alumni. Arlene brings her passion for safe sport to the workplace violence field, utilizing her gold medal approach and tenacity to expand the advocacy, education, and implementation of violence prevention on a large scale. By empowering individuals to buy into the shift to safer, more equitable, and welcoming workspaces that are trauma-informed, the occurrence of microaggressions is reduced and preventing the escalation to physically violent scenarios.

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