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The New Normal

May 20, 2014 Leave a comment dridrive

Speaker: Kevin Cunningham, NBC Universal, and Scot Phelps, Emergency Management Academy

Perhaps the most impactful events ever to disrupt business have occurred in the Northeast U.S. within the past couple of years.  From Superstorm Sandy and her winter-weather cousin Nemo to telecommunications failures and the Boston Bombing, business continuity and crisis management professionals are changing their thinking from “What if?” to “When?”  Attend this session to learn the 10 most important lessons learned from recent events and how practicing professionals can immediately use and apply these lessons in their programs.

To view this presentati0n, follow this link: The New Normal

Kevin-CunninghamAbout the Speaker: Kevin Cunningham, CBCP, is Vice President and Global Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management at NBCUniversal.  Until May of 2013, he was Americas Regional Head of Business Continuity and Crisis Management for UBS AG, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, headquartered in Stamford, CT and Zurich, Switzerland.  Prior to his tenure at UBS, Cunningham worked for the City of New York as a Preparedness Specialist for the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) creating BCM plans for City agencies and as Regional Preparedness Specialist for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH) in their Bureau of Emergency Management creating BCM plans for the Health Department.

He is the President of KMC LLC, a consulting business that specializes in business continuity planning for municipal agencies and professional sports teams.  Cunningham is on the Board of Directors for the New York City and Metro North Chapters of Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE) and the National Corporate Advisory Board for the Americas Red Cross in Washington, DC.  He is also on the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board and is a member of the IAEM Public Private Partnership Caucus.

Cunningham holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Boston University and a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Management and Business Continuity also from Boston University.  He is a Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM CEM), is a fellow in Emergency Management from the Emergency Management Academy and is a member of several local and national Emergency Management, and Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations professional associations.  He holds certificates in FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) as well as Incident Command System (ICS) at the 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels.

Cunningham has been a paramedic and EMS instructor in New York and Connecticut for two decades.  He was the Director of Emergency Services at the Stamford Hospital and also served as EMS Coordinator for Stamford and Darien Emergency Medical Services.  He is currently a Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Emergency Service Commissioner and is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Health for the Town of Darien, CT.  He is also currently Deputy Chief and Director of Paramedics for Eastchester Emergency Medical Services in Westchester County, NY.