ContinuityCompliance.Org in combination with several professional organizations is sponsoring a series of educational webinars dealing with current topics in the fields of Business Continuity, Security Management, and Regulatory Compliance. 

The first of these webinars will be held on July 27, 2010 at 11 AM (Eastern) and is entitled: 

Career Options and the PS-Prep Program  

The following speakers will discuss how the PS-Prep Program may represent a career opportunity for those interested in internal auditing, external auditing, or consulting careers related to the PS-Prep Program:  

Donald R. Byrne CBCP, CDCP, CBRO-I, Lead Auditor

As the former CEO of several companies, Don Byrne brings an executive perspective to the field of resiliency planning. A Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) Don’s expertise includes working with all types of technology, solving operational challenges, and strategic planning.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of one the largest hospitals in New Hampshire and is an active advisor to several high tech companies and professional organizations. His experience includes working with firms in the legal, insurance, manufacturing, maritime, energy, and supply chain fields as well as cultural institutions, non-profits, and data centers.

An entrepreneur and former venture capitalist, he has helped launch several technology firms.  Don is the founder and Managing Director of North River Solutions (NRS), a consulting, and research firm; and is CEO of Metrix411, a software company specializing in assessments and business benchmarking. Both these companies maintain a worldwide presence with offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and China.

Lisa DuBrock, Managing Partner & Practice Manager, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Business Continuity Professional

Lisa is a compliance professional with over 20 years of diverse experience, having been a Compliance Officer for a major banking institution, Director of Business Continuity Planning, for a financial services organization, as well as IT and Operational Audit Manager for multi-national organizations.

She is a recognized Technical Expert and certified trainer, by BSI Management Systems, on the new BS 25999 – Business Continuity Management System Standard, and has spoken on numerous occasions on the benefits of implementing the standard. 

She has built and managed internal audit programs for mid and large size companies, utilizing her experience as a CPA, and has an MBA with a concentration in Finance. Lisa is also a CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) and serves on the board of the Northern Illinois Chapter of the ACP (Association of Continuity Planners). 

Her experience locating 3,700 people during the World Trade Center disaster allows her to bring a unique understanding to the discipline of ‘Emergency Response and Operations’.

Her philosophy ‘People are a company’s most valuable asset’ – emphasizes people and communication and provides added value to clients who realize that their companies exist due to the strength of their teams.

Randy Pittman

Randy works for National Quality Assurance (NQA), an independent 3rd party certification registrar.  For the past 4 ½ years Randy has served within the Business development group, developing and maintaining consultant relationships for the Quality Management Systems industry. He works with technical members of the NQA staff that develops and manages quality standards which requires accredited 3rd party registration. He also works with the NQA sales and customer service groups to help clients find resources for their quality improvement needs.

Randy’s prior background consists of business development and project management of a $7 million HVAC company and several years of IT solution sales experience. Working for NQA he is certified to both ISO 9001:2000 lead auditor and AS9100 associate auditor status. He has experience with risk management relating to ISO 31000 and business continuity; including academic knowledge of BS-25999, PS-Prep.

Scott Richter

Scott spent more than 20 years in the chemical industry in quality, environmental, preparedness and global management positions.  He was one of three global technical managers for implementing ISO 9001 for all Dow Chemical global sites.  He left the chemical industry in 1992 and moved into conformity assessment activities full time, working with two different certification bodies.

He was one of six volunteers that began writing the US national accreditation body’s policies and procedures in 1990.  He continued volunteering for ANAB’s predecessor company for a total of six years.

Scott joined ANAB full time in August of 1998 as Director of Accreditation, responsible for all accreditation activities which ANAB oversees.  In 2003 he moved into his current position as Director of Planning and Development.  He is now the ANAB liaison with all entities which are promoting or desiring accredited certification programs which are based on new standards.

He has spoken at numerous conferences on the subject of the PS-Prep program and participates with the DHS/FEMA working group which is defining the program.

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