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Get Involved with the EAB

We are always looking for individuals from the industry to help guide the DRJ with new ideas and suggestions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email us of your interest in participating on this very active Advisory Board.

Tough Questions? Ask the Experts (Email the EAB)

The experts on the EAB are ready and willing to help assist you on topics/questions that may be stumping you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Browse through some past Questions and Answers between our readers and the Editorial Advisory Board

The purpose of the DRJ EAB is to promote and enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the business continuity and emergency management industry by:

  • Providing strategic direction regarding the focus, format, and content of the DRJ magazine, Web site, and conferences;
  • Contributing editorial columns and articles when possible;
  • Actively searching out authors, speakers, and content for DRJ publications, Web site, and events;
  • Liaising with related professional and government organizations active in DRJ’s field of interest.




Current Membership

Kathleen Aris, CMP
SunGard Availability Services

Anna M. Bathon, CBCP
Bank of America

Theresa G. Crawford, CBCP

Cole H. Emerson, MBCI, MBCP, CPP
Cole Emerson & Associates, LLC

Robert Giffin, CBCP, CISA

Colleen Huber, CBRM, CBCP
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services

Theresa Kirchner, Ph.D., MBCP, MBCI
Hampton University

Louise Lachapelle, M.Sc., CBCP
Desjardins Financial Group

Bank of America

Peter Laz, MBCP

Dr. Tom Phelan
School of Public Safety and Health American Public University System

Jean D. Rowe, MBCI, CBCP, CDCP
Verisign, Inc.

Ken Schroeder, MBCP
Southeast Corporate

Sue Simpson, CBCP
Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas

Michele Turner, MBCP, FBCI, CISA, ITIL
Microsoft Corporation

David H. Ziev, MBCP, MBCI, ITIL

Kathleen Aris
SunGard Availability Services

Dan Bailey
ViewPoint Bank, N.A.

Dan is the VP / Risk Officer at ViewPoint Bank (NASDAQ: VPFG) in Plano, Texas. He advises the Bank regarding its Enterprise Risk Management program and he is directly responsible for the Operational Risk Management program, which includes the Business Continuity Management (business recovery, disaster recovery, and incident/crisis response), Product/Service Implementation, and Vendor Management programs. Dan’s experience spans more than 22 years in risk and business continuity management, both as a practitioner and an advisor. Dan received his FBCI certification from The Business Continuity Institute in 2006 and his MBCP from DRI International in 2002. Dan has served on DRI International’s Certification Commission and as Chair of DRI International’s Education Commission. He is also a co-founder of the Arkansas ACP Chapter and served as president of the North Texas ACP Chapter in 2002.

Pat Corcoran
IBM Business Continuity and Recovery

In his current position, Mr. Corcoran is the executive responsible for leading IBM teams in the development of integrated business continuity solutions for clients who require solutions across multiple countries.

Mike Croy

Michael Croy joined Forsythe in 2002, bringing more than 20 years of experience in building, developing, and implementing disaster recovery and business continuity programs. As Forsythe’s business continuity practice manager, Croy is responsible forthe company’s business continuity offerings, including riskanalysis, best practice models for continuity of IT infrastructure (storage, server, and network), and disaster recovery planning, strategy, and management.

Jeff Dato, MBCP
Pinnacle Airline

Jeffrey M. Dato currently serves as the Vice President of Risk Management and Corporate Real Estate for Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), the Memphis-based regional airline holding company forColgan Air, Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. He is responsible for enterpriserisk management, business continuity and emergency response, dangerous goods, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, workers compensation, records management, corporate real estate, physical security, corporate sustainability and responsibility, and, until January 2010, information technology. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2006, Dato worked with more than 100 domesticand international companies and governments to assess, manage and monitorfinancial, operational and technology risks since 1989. He brings a uniqueperspective to the risk management equation in that he has been a practitioner, vendor and independent advisor. Dato has lead advisory practices for several Big-4 accounting firms with a specific focus on operational resiliencyand technology availability as they relate to enterprise risk, toiled as a consultant for the world’s largest recovery services vendor, and built business continuity and crisis management programs for two national banks. Dato holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the College of William and Mary and was a member of the initial cadre of 10 professionals to have obtained a Master BusinessContinuity Professional (MBCP) certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International in 1997.

Ed Devlin, CBCP
Edward S. Devlin & Associates

Ed Devlin, a 1998 nominee of the Contingency Planning Industry Hall of Fame, is a leading consultant, author, instructor and speaker in the disaster recovery/business continuity industry. A co-founder in 1973 of the first U.S. company to specialize in DR planning and consulting, Devlin has assisted more than 1,000companies worldwide in developing their business continuity plans. Devlin co-authored the book “Business Resumption Planning” published by Auerbach Publishing in 1994 and has been writing “The Perspective of Ed Devlin” column for the DRJ from 1992-2012. He has been a highly sought speaker on the topics of disaster recovery and business continuity both in the U.S. and abroad.

Jim Hammill, CBCP
JMH Consulting

Jim Hammill is an independent consultant and has been an activeparticipant in business continuity for 18 years. He has been an advisor to private sector CIOs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and a member of the Natural Hazards Caucus Committee, advising 18 U.S. senators to widen the understanding in Congress to risk and cost reduction for natural and man-made disasters. Hammill served the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board for many years and is now a member of the DRJ Executive Council.

John Jackson
Fusion Risk Management

John Jackson is the Executive Vice President of Fusion RiskManagement. Recognized worldwide as an expert and spokesperson on business continuity and high availability services, Jackson brings a wealth of industry expertise with more than 24 years in this area.

Jerry Montella

A founding member of Mail-Gard, Jerry Montella successfully developed the company into the nation's leading provider of print-to-mail continuity and recovery services. As Vice President, Jerry is responsible for overseeing sales, customer service, technical and production operations. Prior to joining Mail-Gard in 1996, Montella served as the Director of the Brokerage Division of CC3, Mail-Gard's then parent company, and previously owned and operated his own direct mail and fulfillment company. Montella serves on the National Postal Policy Council and is currently on the executive council for Disaster Recovery Journal. Jerry's insight on the print/mail recovery industry has been published in Continuity Insights, Disaster Recovery Journal, Document, and Mailing Systems and Technology magazines. He is a noted speaker for national and local postal, print and disaster recovery conferences.

Randy Till, CBCP

More than twenty years of helping organizations, using proven practices, processes, tools and strategies to build effective business continuity management practices and plans. Providing the right solutions that fit your organizational requirements and business culture.

Belinda Wilson, MBCI, CBCP

Belinda Wilson is Senior Director responsible for the Business Continuity Management (BCM) practice within Security and Risk Management. BCM includes disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management. With 24 years of experience in business continuity, disaster recovery and high-availability, Wilson is a recognized expert in her profession providing valuable insight to clients for their BC strategies and programs. In addition to being a member of the DRJ Executive Council, Belinda is also on the peer review panel of the Business Continuity Journal and member of the BC Standing Committee of the Financial Services Technology Consortium. She has served on DRII’s Executive Board of Directors, president of ACP Northern California Chapter, president of BRMA, and on the Continuity Insights Editorial Advisory Board. Wilson is a Certified Business Continuity Professional from DRII, certified member of the Business Continuity Institute and inducted in the CPM Hall of Fame for BC Vendor Practitioner.

Bill Worsley, CBCP
Dow Chemical, retired

Business Continuity Chronicles

EDITOR’S NOTE: This was a series featuring the members of our executive council a few years ago. These personal accounts not only highlighted the individual careers, but give a glimpse into of the history of the disaster recovery/business continuity industry.