COVID19 has shown many businesses that they were not prepared for some of the impacts caused by the pandemic. Those businesses that learn from these impacts will be better prepared for a second wave and for the next pandemic. In our 71st podcast we interview Michael Gladstone of WeWork who provides an insight into his role as an emergency manager at the office space sharing company.   

Michael’s bio  

Michael H. Gladstone is WeWork’s Director, Emergency Management & Planning, and is one of the longest-tenured members of WeWork Global Security & Safety team. He is responsible for the development and implementation of WeWork’s Global Crisis and Emergency programs, runs the corporate Emergency Management Team, and manages programs with the aim of protecting employees and members. Michael is also a Principal with Risk Resource Group, LLC security consultants.  

Michael has previously worked for the U.S. Department of State as a Crisis Management Program Officer and for the New York City Department of Education as a High School History teacher. He holds an M.A. in International Law and Global Security from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Teaching of Social Studies from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History from Brown University.