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02/05/2013

Welcome Aboard New Board Member John Franchy!

DRI International's newest board member is John Franchy, an interesting, super-qualified, public sector continuity expert who promises to bring much to DRI.

Franchy is currently assigned as a Mission Assurance Continuity Specialist for the Department of Defense (DoD), where he coordinates and synchronizes continuity and crisis management policies and procedures with the U.S. Intelligence Community. Prior to joining DoD, Franchy served as the Chief of Continuity and Emergency Management at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2006-2011) and Department of the Army Force Protection/Antiterrorism Officer at a major military installation (2004-2006). A decorated Army combat arms officer and veteran, he held a wide variety of command and staff assignments in the United States, Germany, Korea, and Saudi Arabia (1984-2004).

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the DRI Board of Directors,” says Franchy. “I look forward to contributing in DRI International’s efforts to professionalize public sector continuity program staffs through education, training, and certification opportunities and work towards better integrating the Professional Practices in to the national continuity policy framework.”

“Over the last few years, we have broadened the members of the Board of Directors to create the most dedicated internationally and industry-recognized group of experts in business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, emergency response, and risk management of any non-profit organization. As we continue to grow, it is important that we also expand the breadth and depth of our Board,” says DRI President Al Berman. “The addition of John Franchy to the Board is a delight. He has been a friend of DRI International for many years, offering his expertise and assistance on a variety of projects. I think very highly of John and truly believe he will be an asset to the Board and the larger DRI community.”

Franchy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Fordham University, and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Troy University. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College’s Defense Strategy Course.