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Judy Bell, CEM

Disaster Survival Planning Network (DSPN)

Tel: (800) 601-4899
Email: jbell@dspnetwork.com

• Author
• Consultant
• Speaker

24-year industry leader in enterprise-wide business continuity and enterprise risk management. CEO, Disaster Survival Planning Network (DSPN).

Professional Certifications:
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Northridge
Master of Business Administration - Management - Golden Gate University

Professional Experience:

  • 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)

Professional Services:

  • 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.