BERWYN, Pa., April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The NCHERM Group (TNG; takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. as a Partner, effective April 15, 2019. Naming Van Brunt to Partner serves to recognize his continued leadership at TNG as a subject matter expert, trainer, consultant, and content developer. For the past six years, Van Brunt has ably served TNG as Vice President for Professional Programs and, for the last two, as Executive Director of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA; Van Brunt becomes the fifth partner in TNG, joining founder Brett A. Sokolow, J.D., President Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D. and long-time Partners W. Scott Lewis and Saundra K. Schuster, recognized leaders in the field of risk management consulting. Brian will also continue to lead NaBITA, taking the title of President in 2020. 

 Brett A. Sokolow, CEO of TNG made the following statement:  

Ceding control can be a challenge for any CEO, but when I handed off executive leadership of NaBITA to Brian in 2017, I knew that NaBITA would be in great hands. Scott Lewis and I had laid a strong intellectual foundation for the association, and I assumed that Brian would carry on that tradition. What I didn’t fully anticipate would be the myriad of ways that Brian would take our foundation and put his own stamp on it, taking NaBITA well beyond its roots. Brian has built his own team of subject matter experts, evolved the intellectual property lightyears beyond where it was when NaBITA launched in 2009, has brought an empirical focus, and created valuable partnerships. Brian has ensured that NaBITA is growing, thriving, contributing to the greater good, and making a difference in countless lives. For all of those reasons, Brian has well-earned his elevation to Partner, and TNG is lucky to have his talents, not just at NaBITA, but across our organizations.

Van Brunt stated:

My time with NaBITA and TNG has been more than I could have hoped for in my career. Each day, I get to work with amazing colleagues and friends, traveling around the world teaching about mental health, suicide prevention, civility, classroom management, Title IX, and threat assessment. It’s been a wild ride so far working as part of the TNG creative, marketing, and educational teams. The best part of working with NaBITA is how responsive and nimble we have been in terms of moving from identifying a need in the field to developing materials for those on the front lines of education, Title IX, and threat assessment, while always prioritizing student well-being and safety through a lens of equity and inclusion. Brett, Scott, Saunie, and Daniel have been instrumental in putting dollars and guidance behind the creation of materials, literature, and resources to better guide and support those doing the difficult work in teaching behavioral intervention and Title IX. I am truly honored to serve as a partner with TNG and I am very excited to see where this path leads.

TNG is comprised of several linked organizations that have served the education field for 20 years. As a firm, TNG serves over 400 college, university, and school clients each year, making us one of the largest education-specific consulting practices in the country. TNG’s five partners have more than 100 years of combined experience and our 25 additional consultants are the top experts in their fields. TNG has provided services to more than 3,000 school and college clients, providing unparalleled reach and impact on the field. TNG also provides its services for employers and corporate clients, leveraging its proprietary systems-level solutions for risk prevention in the workplace. The TNG Way has become the risk management touchstone for schools, colleges, and workplaces across the country.

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