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DRI International Announces Finalists for 2015 Awards of Excellence

DRI International is proud to announce the finalists for the 2015 DRI Awards of Excellence, to be presented at the DRI2015 conference in San Antonio, TX, on Mar. 3!
These coveted awards recognize individuals and organizations who have achieved a certain level of excellence in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis management.
Winners in the 14 awards categories will be announced at the DRI2015 Gala Dinner and Ceremony at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel. The nominees are:

Strategy & Initiative

Continuity Awareness Award
• The American Red Cross, Ready Rating Program
• Kaiser Permanente
• Phoenixville Office of Emergency Management

Response and Recovery of the Year
• Khalid Bahabri, NCB Capital
• Exelon Corporation

Strategy of the Year
• DBS Bank Ltd.
• GTO Deutsche Bank Group
• Pauline Williams-Banta, The Energy Authority

IT Infrastructure Award
• The Energy Authority (TEA)
• National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI Holdings)
• Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)

Service Providers

Notification System of the Year
• MissionMode
• Regroup
• Send Word Now

Planning Software of the Year
• ClearView Continuity
• GlobalSUITE - Business Continuity
• Sungard Availability Services

Service Provider of the Year
• Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
• Sungard Availability Services


Team of the Year
• Commercial International Bank- Egypt
• GTO Deutsche Bank Group
• Maxis Berhad

Consultant of the Year
• Ahmed Riad Ali, Estmrarya Consulting
• Joe Rossman, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
• Arun Sharma, Control Risks

Industry Newcomer of the Year
• Adewale Akinwale, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company
• Emad Aziz, Department of Internal Services
• Abdel Karim Souman, Commercial International Bank – Egypt

Lifetime Achievement Award
• Daniel Hendrix, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
• Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
• Buffy Rojas, DRI International
• Tian (Jeffrey) Yu, DRI China

Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector)
• Brian Gray, United Nations
• Ryan Miller, Howard County Office of Emergency Management

Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector)
• Larry Chase, Symantec
• Shatssy Hassan, Commercial International Bank - Egypt
• Pauline Williams-Banta, The Energy Authority (TEA)

Program Leader of the Year (Non-Profit Sector)
• Ray Bonilla, Kaiser Permanente
• Jill Frater, University of Southern California
• Tom Moran, All Hazards Consortium

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