2020 Speakers

Mike Lang

VP Responsible Disctribution
National Association of Chemical Distributors


Michael Lang, PMP, is VP with the National Association of Chemical Distributors
. He joined the NACD staff in April 2007 as Director, Responsible Distribution. Mike's duties include all aspects of NACD's flagship initiative, Responsible Distribution, a management system that requires two third-party verification programs, focuses on continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) performance, and has drawn recognition from several U.S. federal agencies. 

Mike is the Secretary of the International Council of Chemical Trade Associations (ICCTA) and serves as the NACD liaison between chemical distributor members and major chemical manufacturers on industry performance and trends associated with EHS&S priorities.

Before joining NACD, Mike worked as a contractor for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a project manager in the Office of Research and Analysis. Prior to FMCSA, Mike was the Director of Marketing and Client Relations for a training and consulting company dealing with tribal governments and organizations, and federal, state, and local governments. Mike has also worked for the American Trucking Associations, the National Automobile Dealers Association, and other organizations in marketing, advertising, and project management capacities. 

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He earned his PMP (Project Management Professional) designation in September 2005. Mike is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift

Chief Economist 
American Chemistry Council

Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift, CBE, is the chief economist at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, DC where he is responsible for economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax, and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions, identifying emerging trends, and assessing the economic and societal contributions of chemistry. Prior to joining the ACC, Dr. Swift held senior level and executive positions at two major industrial market research consultancies. 

Dr. Swift is a member of the Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists, the National Business Economics Issues Council, and the Association of Industry Analysts. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel. After serving on the board of directors of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), he chaired the NABE Education Committee and for his service as a professional economist and contributions to the profession, he was elected a NABE Fellow. Dr. Swift was also one of the first to achieve NABE’s Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation and more recently served as president of NABE. 

Dr. Swift is a graduate of Ashland College with a BA degree and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with an MA degree in managerial economics. He is also a graduate of Anglia Polytechnic University with a doctorate in business administration (DBA) degree and has completed studies at Harvard University and the University of Oxford. 

Dr. Swift is an adjunct professor of business economics at the University of Mary Washington. He is also a member of the Heritage Council of the Science History Institute. 

Chris Swecker, Esq.

Assistant. Director, FBI (retired)
Attorney/Fraud & Security Consultant at Chris Swecker Enterprises

Chris Swecker, attorney and founder of Chris Swecker Enterprises,
 is a frequent CNN, Fox and CNBC commentator, public speaker and author on financial crimes, money laundering, physical/cyber security and electronic crimes. He has appeared on such shows as 60 Minutes, CBS This Morning, Oprah Winfrey, GMA, Piers Morgan anD North Carolina People.   

Swecker served 24 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) before retiring as Assistant Director and head of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. He also served as the FBI’s On Scene Commander in Iraq in 2003 where he led a team of FBI Agents conducting counter-intelligence, terror financing and international terrorism investigations. Swecker’s team also assisted military components in tactical counter insurgency/terrorist operations and security assessments.

As head of the FBI’s Criminal Division, Swecker led FBI criminal investigations including public corruption, money laundering, organized crime/drug trafficking and financial crime matters.  He led national task forces on corporate fraud, violent gangs, mortgage fraud, crimes against children, public corruption and organized crime. He established the MS-13 National Gang Task Force and the National Gang Intelligence Center.

As Corporate Security Director for Bank of America from July 2006 to January 2009 Swecker led investigations; physical security; international security, employment screening and executive protection. As a result fraud losses were reduced by over $50 million, armed bank robberies were reduced by over 50% and ATM thefts were virtually eliminated.

Swecker currently manages his own law practice and founded Chris Swecker Enterprises, a security and financial crimes consulting firm. 

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