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Chloe Demrovsky
President

Traci O'Neal
Senior Director Of Operations

Russell Wooldridge
Senior Director of Business Development

Buffy Rojas Leach
Director of Communications

Kelsey Rose
Director of Global Operations

Ingrid Shieh
Director of Marketing

Gary Villeneuve
Director of Education

Karol Cordero
Latin America Marketing Director

Chloe Demrovsky
President

Biography

Chloe Demrovsky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Disaster Recovery Institute International, the nonprofit that helps organizations prepare for and recover from disasters. DRI serves more than 15,000 certified professionals in over 100 countries.

She previously served for three years as Executive Director during which she led DRI to a record number of certified professionals with a 42% increase and oversaw the launch of various valuable initiatives including the DRI Online Library, the Collegiate Conference Program, the DRI Webinar Program, the Future Vision Thinktank, a new risk management training and certification program, the launch of DRI’s premier organizational certification, and the most substantive revision of DRI’s core training program in the history of the organization. During her tenure, DRI’s conference reached a record level of attendance and launched a series of new committees dedicated to better serving the industry’s diverse needs, including Women in Business Continuity, Young Leaders in Resilience, and the Veterans’ Outreach Program. She built the relationship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation, and a Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

Chloe is a senior Forbes contributor, has authored numerous articles, appeared on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox, and has served as an expert source for The Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, Conde Nast Traveler, ABC News, and others. She has presented at dozens of events across five continents and has conducted on-site briefings for government officials, government bodies including the European Commission and international organizations, as well as for visiting delegations. She is a Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Subject Matter Advisor and served as an editor for the 2017 version of The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management. Chloe also facilitates the first International Glossary for Resiliency, the International Editor for Thrive International Blog, and Thrive Iberoamerica, DRI’s Spanish-language publication.

Before joining DRI’s executive team, she served as the Head of International where she designed the international market development strategy and managed its global network that conducts courses in over 50 countries on 6 continents. She was responsible for DRI's global education growth, which resulted in DRI teaching more people outside the United States than with the nation every year since 2009 and in 2011, which resulted in a certification increase of 72%.

Chloe also serves on the adjunct faculty at New York University, teaching at the graduate level as an expert on public-private partnerships. Additionally, she is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a US-Japan Foundation Scott M. Johnson Fellow, and a French-American Foundation Young Leader. She holds a Master’s of Science in International Business from New York University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and speaks four languages. Passionate about economic development and social enterprise, Chloe has traveled to India and Kenya to work on private sector solutions for poverty alleviation and social inclusion. Follow her @ChloeDemrovsky.