October 16, 2014 - Lunch Meeting
ISIL/ISIS and Implications for Homeland Security

Guest Speaker:
Mark Bachta
Homeland Security Head Analyst, Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)

Thursday, October 16, 2014
11:30am: Registration
12:15pm: Lunch

The University of Massachusetts Club
225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA
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Cost / Registration:
$30.00 / Person
$15.00 / Young Professional*

*Young professional is defined as a member who is less than 40 years of age or who has spent fewer than five years in the security profession. You will be able to select this option during registration.

Registration is now closed.

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Mark Bachta
Homeland Security Head Analyst, Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)

In 1994, Mark Bachta took the first steps towards his career in the criminal justice field. Enrolling as an undergraduate in the Department of Criminal Justice at Umass Lowell, Mark Bachta studied a core curriculum focusing on criminal justice, law enforcement, crime prevention, and crime analysis among other subjects. After earning his BS in Criminal Justice in 1998, Mark Bachta completed graduate coursework at UMass Lowell, where he received his MA in Criminal Justice in 2000.

While attending graduate school, Mark Bachta worked for Lawrence PD before becoming the Public Safety Analyst for the Town of Danvers. After gaining considerable experience, Mark Bachta moved on to work for the MBTA Transit Police. Mark Bachta was also voted Vice President of the Mass. Association of Crime Analysts (MACA) by his peers.

Mark Bachta also pursues culinary interests. As a 2003 graduate of The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Mark Bachta possesses a strong background in culinary traditions and techniques. A testament to his passion and dedication to cooking: Mark Bachta participated in more than 20 hours of class per week while working full-time for MBTA Transit Police. Moreover, Mark Bachta took a sabbatical from his work with the MBTA to found his own personal chef business, The Comfort Food Kitchen.

After spending a year running The Comfort Food Kitchen, Mark Bachta and his wife moved to Zagreb, Croatia to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Europe. Mark Bachta worked as a Special Projects Coordinator for the U.S. Embassy. In 2008, the U.S. State Department awarded the Franklin Award to Mark Bachta for his outstanding work at the embassy. During his stay in Croatia, Mark Bachta and his wife took advantage of their location to visit numerous countries throughout the continent, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, and Spain. Mark Bachta continues his passion for international travel to this day.