Join us on the morning of Thursday, June 29 to celebrate our members' accomplishments in safety, honor the recipients of our Safety Excellence Awards and hear from Kris «Tanto» Paronto. “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles — is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environment throughout the world.
Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members.
Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013.
Mr. Paronto has been involved in security operations in hostile environments for over 10 years and his and team’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US special mission in Benghazi, Libya was paramount in the saving of US lives and assets. He is a proven leader, teammate and friend to those who have deployed with him, and a devout father to a loving wife and two remarkable children.
Please consider nominating a contractor or safety professional to be recognized in the Safety Excellence Awards Presentation! Email [email protected]
for details! Submissions are due Tuesday, May 30.
To attend the breakfast and hear from Kris Paronto, choose a sponsorship level or register as an individual below! Parking, either valet or self-park is provided by AGC Houston.
Sponsor Information: All sponsors receive signage & recognition in event materials. Sponsorship deadline is June 2.
Speaker Host: One table (10 seats) + seat at head table for breakfast & VIP Dinner with Kris Paronto the evening before the event.
Before May 26: $3,500 Regular Price: $5,000
Meeting Sponsor: One Reserved Priority Table (10 seats)
Before May 26: $1,750 Regular Price: $2,500
Patron Sponsors: 1/2 Reserved Priority Table (5 seats)
Before May 26: $1,000 Regular Price: $1,500
Breakfast Sponsors: Two Seats at a Priority Table
Before May 26: $400 Regular Price: $500
Hard Hat Sponsor: Recognition only, does not include breakfast
Before May 26: $50 Regular Price: $75
Individual Member Seats
Before May 26: $60 Regular Price: $75
Individual Non-Member Seats
Before May 26: $100 Regular Price: $125