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DRI Glossary Committee Chair Dean Gallup Wins DRI International Honor Roll Award

March 3, 2021 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Congratulations to Dean Gallup, winner of the 2020 DRI International Honor Roll Award! The 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. Dean Gallup was an obvious choice for this high honor.

Gallup first joined the Glossary Committee at DRI2013 and eventually became the second Chair of the Glossary Committee in which position he has quickly made his mark. He is always coming up with ways to engage the Certified Professional community in this work including through conference sessions, webinars, surveys, polls, white papers and most recently, a series of short videos about the newly-added cyber resilience terms.  Additionally, Gallup is also a member of the DRI Foundation Veterans Outreach Committee and a regular DRI Foundation volunteer.

Outside of DRI, Gallup has demonstrated significant achievement. He is a consultant with Washington D.C.-based Advantaged Solutions, Inc, providing disaster recovery, business continuity, Continuity of Operations (COOP) and contingency planning support to the Federal government and Department of Defense (DoD). He has over 35 years of experience in emergency management, disaster recovery and continuity planning, data center operations, governance and security risk management. He is currently working with a DoD agency in developing COOP and disaster recovery plans and governance structures for continuity planning. Prior to Advantaged Solutions, Gallup worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, where previous clients included the IRS, U.S. House of Representatives, SEC, FDIC, and other federal and DoD agencies. He is a co-author of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-34 Revision 1, Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems, and regularly speaks on Federal contingency planning. He managed the infrastructure implementation of the new Virginia Tax system. Prior to moving to Virginia, Gallup was Chief of Technical Services at the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, managing a 24/7 data center and overseeing infrastructure implementation for a state-wide automated fingerprint identification system.

Gallup is also active in giving back to the profession more widely as the Vice-President for Planning with the Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA), a consortium of disaster recovery and resiliency experts and practitioners from around the National Capital Region. He has over 23 years of fire service in upstate New York as a volunteer Fire Chief, firefighter and Commissioner. Additionally, he has volunteered for over 25 years as an EMT-Intermediate, provide advanced life support services in New York and currently with the Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad in Virginia.

Above all, he is a kind and generous person. He always answers our calls for assistance with whatever we need and personifies our values. Please join us in extending warm congratulations.

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