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An Interview with Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation CEO Brent Woodworth

Written by  PETER R. LAZ, MBCP Thursday, 01 October 2009 10:23

Brent Woodworth is chairman and CEO of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation. He has been a leader in crisis management for more than 16 years and is responsible for building an international crisis response team with first-hand experience in responding to over 70 disasters in 50 countries. Woodworth serves on multiple distinguished boards including: The National Institute of Building Sciences, The Multi-hazard Mitigation Council, The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Advisory Committee, The National Academy of Sciences National Research Council on Resiliency, and the Sahana Software Foundation. Laz: You have directed planning and response activities for major disasters literally around the globe. What are keys to making public-private partnerships successful? Woodworth: Building successful partnerships requires locating and bringing together a diverse range of individuals and organizations in support of a unifying cause or shared vision. Saving lives and rebuilding a community following a major natural or man-made disaster is a strong

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