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The Glossary Committee


Dean Gallup, MBCP CHEP


Kathy Acevedo, ABCP

Lyndon Bird

Mary Crea, MBCP

Chloe Demrovsky, CBCV

Peter McEvoy

John Franchy, CBCP

Jim Kinsman, MBCP

James Price, MBCP, CBCV


Bobby Williams, MBCP

Mark Wilson, MBCP

The Glossary Committee is responsible for maintaining and updating DRI's International Glossary for Resiliency in accordance with current industry best practices, international standards and guidance, and the DRI Professional Practices. The Committee regularly reviews resilience based terms and definitions from international standards and industry leaders for inclusion, update or removal from the Glossary. The Glossary is currently available in five (5) languages, and is free to download. To be eligible to serve on the Glossary Committee, the candidate must be a certified professional in good standing who is willing to volunteer their time. Committee meetings normally occur quarterly and time is required for research and review of terms. Multilingual candidates are welcome. If you are interested in volunteering, please email kacevedo@drii.org.

The International Glossary for Resiliency and its translations are maintained by their respective committees.

Dean Gallup, MBCP CHEP


Dean Gallup is a Disaster Recovery Consultant with Washington D.C.-based Advantaged Solutions, Inc, providing disaster recovery, business continuity, Continuity of Operations (COOP) and contingency planning support to the Federal government and Department of Defense (DoD).

Mr.Gallup has over 35 years of experience in emergency management, disaster recovery and continuity planning, data center operations, governance and security risk management. He is currently working with a DoD agency in developing COOP and disaster recovery plans and governance structures for continuity planning. Prior to Advantaged Solutions, Mr. Gallup worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, where previous clients included the IRS, U.S. House of Representatives, SEC, FDIC, and other federal and DoD agencies. He is a co-author of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-34 Revision 1, Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems, and regularly speaks on Federal contingency planning. He managed the infrastructure implementation of the new Virginia Tax system. Prior to moving to Virginia, Mr. Gallup was Chief of Technical Services at the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, managing a 24/7 data center and overseeing infrastructure implementation for a state-wide automated fingerprint identification system.

In addition to the DRI International Glossary for Resiliency, Mr. Gallup is a member of two additional DRI International committees supporting Veterans outreach and public school resiliency classes. He is Vice-President for Planning with the Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA), a consortium of disaster recovery and resiliency experts and practitioners from around the National Capital Region. Mr. Gallup has over 23 years of fire service in upstate New York as a volunteer Fire Chief, firefighter and Commissioner. Additionally, he has volunteered for over 25 years as an EMT-Intermediate, provide advanced life support services in New York and currently with the Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad in Virginia.