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Congratulations to DRI’s Latest Honor Roll Award Recipient: AnneMarie Staley

March 12, 2020 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI congratulates AnneMarie Staley, DRI Board Director and Foundation Chair, for being the recipient of this year’s DRI International Honor Roll Award. The prestigious award was presented as part of DRI2020 on Mar. 3 in Savannah, GA.

“While there were many excellent candidates, I can think of no one who deserves this prestigious honor more,” said Chloe Demrovsky, DRI President and CEO. “Through the years, she has contributed significantly to both DRI and to the business continuity profession at large.”

The DRI International Honor Roll Award was created to honor individuals who have: demonstrated exceptional service to DRI International and materially contributed to the growth and reputation of DRI, made a significant and lasting impact on the field of business continuity, disaster recovery or a closely related risk-management field through their professional accomplishments, earned the respect and admiration of their professional colleagues, and served the profession over an extended period of time.

Staley’s relationship to DRI dates back 15 years when she first became a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) in 2004. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010, but her contributions were only just beginning. She became the Chair of the DRI Foundation and Chair of the DRI Awards of Excellence Program, a program that honors and bestows awards to business continuity professionals and organizations each year at the annual DRI Conference. She has also served the growth of the organization and the conference tirelessly. She brings an exceptional can-do attitude and is never afraid to roll up her sleeves and do the work.

Outside of DRI, her professional accomplishments are obvious. She was the Global Business Continuity Manager for AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. in New York. AmTrust is a multinational property and casualty insurer specializing in coverage for small to mid-sized businesses. With extensive underwriting experience AmTrust has earned a reputation as an innovative, technology driven provider of insurance products. AmTrust is listed on the NASDAQ global Market under the symbol AFSI. Prior to AmTrust, Staley was the Managing Director for Global Business Continuity Management at the New York Stock Exchange between 2000 and 2014. Due in part to her innovative management of BCM at the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE received the NYC OEM Private Partner in Preparedness Award. Her prior fields of business experience include law, investment banking and philanthropy.

She also gives back to the profession more broadly. Industry memberships include: BCP Steering Committee for SIFMA (Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association), Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE), Association for Contingency Planners (ACP), Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and others. She is ITIL Foundation certified and is an MBCI through the Business Continuity Institute.