Judy Bell, CEM
Disaster Survival Planning Network (DSPN)
Tel: (800) 601-4899
24-year industry leader in enterprise-wide business continuity and enterprise risk management. CEO, Disaster Survival Planning Network (DSPN).
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).
Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Northridge
Master of Business Administration - Management - Golden Gate University
- President of Disaster Survival Planning Network since 1988.
- Author, "Disaster Survival Planning, A Practical Guide for Businesses", the first comprehensive book for emergency preparedness planners.
- Past Chair, Pacific Bell Emergency Operations Committee. Coordinated restoring the telephone network following the Whittier earthquake.
- National speaker, guest lecturer, and author of numerous magazine articles on various disaster recovery subjects.
Active Association Memberships:
- Past president, Los Angeles chapter, Association of Contingency Planners.
- Past board member and treasurer, Business and Industry Council on Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP).
- Member, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
- Member, Business Recovery Managers Association (BRMA)
- Member, Association of Sacramento Area Planners (ASAP)
- Member, Association of Contingency Planners – LA Chapter (ACP)
- Consulting - assist businesses, utilities, and public agencies in preparing comprehensive business continuity plans through our proprietary three-phased approach. This includes conducting a business impact analysis, as well as documenting, implementing, and testing plans.
- Planning Tools - provide manuals and workbooks with forms on disk for businesses and public agencies to create their own business continuity plans.
- Workshops - offer executive and other customized workshops to train key members of disaster recovery teams on their roles and responsibilities.
Voluntary Industry Services:
Where time allows, Judy volunteers her services through:
- speaking at national industry conferences on topics related to the latest developments in the business continuity planning field;
- providing guidance on developing standards of ethics through the national ACP Ethics Committee;
- contributing articles on current disaster recovery topics to industry publications;
- advising new entrants to the industry on the opportunities available;
- providing subject matter expertise to media contacts on a variety of topics related to emergency response and business recovery.
- 2011 – providing consulting advice to the Business Preparedness Committee of the Ventura County Emergency Planning Council, which is developing a small business outreach program for the county.