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"We believe in building disaster resistant organizations by strengthening the business strategies, logistics and infrastructure needed to support them."- Patricia L. Bennett, FBCI

 

Since 1996, we have been serving the needs of those 

interested in Business Continuity management and planning.

 

Patricia L. Bennett, FBCI

Sr. BCP Coach, Facilitator and Speaker

Professional Credentials:

Patricia (“Pat”) Bennett brings to the management table more than 12 years specializing in Corporate Business Continuity Planning with an additional 17 years of Information Technology and Project Management  experience.  Her breadth of real-life experience is one few consultants can claim. Pat’s credentials include the management of one of the most extensive business recovery operations in US corporate history.  

She is a noted authority and an accomplished speaker on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.  Pat is one the first people in the country to be designated a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI), an international certification agency for contingency planners.

As of January 1998, Pat was made President of Delaware Valley Business Resumption Information Exchange Group, a non-profit business continuity educational group. From 1994 to 1998, Pat served on the Advisory Board of Survive! USA: The Business Continuity Group. 

In 1996, Pat established her own consulting practice.  The Patricia Bennett Group, Inc. is available to assist companies with business impact analysis, business continuity planning & management, crisis &  event management, recovery plan evaluation & exercising, business continuity education, and in other key management and technical areas.

Unmatched Experience:

In May 1989, a devastating fire struck the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company’s office tower in downtown Philadelphia.  The fire burned for days, requiring millions of gallons of water to extinguish it. The conflagration and subsequent water damage left Penn Mutual unable to operate from its home site for nearly a year and a half.  Throughout this ordeal, Pat actively helped lead one of the most successful, extensive and complex corporate recovery operations ever.

Pat’s real-life experience involves facets of the disaster recovery process most Business Continuity professionals only encounter in theory.  

A Noted Authority:

Over the years, Pat has become a noted expert on the topics of disaster recovery and business survival challenges.  She has appeared on CNBC’s “Technology Edge” show and her advice to businesses has appeared in publications such as Information Week, Computerworld, American West Magazine, Communications Week, and Beyond Computing, to name a few.  

She is a widely sought guest speaker and has addressed a diverse group of business management and trade organizations.  Some of her appearances include ComNet, Survive!, the Society for Computer Information Protection, the New York Contingency Planning Exchange, and the Society for Quality and Productivity Management.  

Pat’s experience and expertise crosses multiple industries, business and technical areas. She has extensive crisis management experience as spokesperson and media liaison for corporate and IS management.

Andrew Logan, FBCI

Sr. BCP Coach, Facilitator and Speaker

Professional Credentials:

Andy Logan recently retired from Reliance Insurance Company (RIC) in Philadelphia, where he was a contingency planning Systems Consultant. He was responsible for all aspects of RIC's disaster recovery / business continuity program. 

Before joining Reliance in 1987, he was a disaster recovery consultant for Edward Devlin Associates in Exton, Pennsylvania. 

Prior to 1983 he was with CIGNA Corporation for 19 years, where he began his career in business continuity planning in 1979.

Public Service:

In 1982, Andy co-founded the Delaware Valley Disaster Recovery Information Exchange Group, Inc. (DVBRIEG), a non-profit educational group.  The goal of the DVBRIEG was to provide quality educational opportunities by hosting a series of free quarterly meetings and low cost annual conferences.

The educational program was available to all practitioners in the areas of disaster recovery, business continuity and risk assessment.  

Andy has served as Vice President and Director for the DVBRIEG for 12 years, as the organization grew from a small local group to an international organization of more than 3500 members. 

In 1994, the DVBRIEG was dissolved and Andy became a Vice President of Survive! USA.   In November 1995, at Survive!'s first annual Conference in the USA, Andy became certified as a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (FBCI).

In 1996, Andy played a key role in the formation of the Delaware Valley Business Resumption Information Exchange Group-2000 (DVBRIEG), a regional non-profit business continuity educational organization. 

Currently the DVBRIEG has a membership of approximately 375 people and Andy is still active as a Vice President and Director of the organization.

Public Speaking:

Andy has made a number of presentations on auditing, security, disaster recovery and business continuity to many professional organizations at a number of conferences and seminars. 

In 1990 he traveled to the former Soviet Union (Moscow, Minsk and St. Petersburg) with People to People International to present a paper on "How to Develop a Disaster Recovery Program".   

More recently, Andy was invited to speak at Survive! Conferences in London, England and Sydney, Australia. 

He has also written several articles for various trade journals and published papers in Auerbach's "Audit Guide Series", the "Information System Security Journal" and the "Handbook of IS Management".

Staff:

Our staff consists of professionals with many years experience across most industries. We have experience in financial, manufacturing, service and health care industries.