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03/04/2020

DRI International Announces 2020 Awards of Excellence Winners

AWARDS HONOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS DEMONSTRATING EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CONTINUITY, DISASTER RECOVERY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT
NEW YORK — March 3, 2020 -- DRI International ('DRI'), the world's leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is pleased to recognize the outstanding organizations and individuals listed below as the winners of the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence for their achievements in the business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management fields.
“We are so proud of this year’s award winners and finalists. They represent the best the resilience community has to offer, and it’s a great honor to spotlight their achievements,” said Chloe Demrovsky, President and CEO of DRI International.
The 2020 Awards of Excellence were presented during the Gala Dinner at the DRI annual conference, DRI2020, on Mar. 3, 2020 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. This year’s winners and finalists are:
PROGRAM LEADER OF THE YEAR – PRIVATE SECTOR
Ray Bonilla, CBCP, MBCP, Kaiser Permanente - WINNER
Scot Buerkle, ABCP, ACRP, Mid-Rivers Communications
Jason Fries, MBCP, S&P Global
PROGRAM LEADER OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC SECTOR
Lori Dachille, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dmitri Dits, CBCP, New York City Department of Buildings - WINNER
Dato’ Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CyberSecurity Malaysia
PROGRAM LEADER OF THE YEAR – NON-PROFIT
Bonnie Canal, MBCP, Evacuteer.org - WINNER
Toulepi Fidele, National Center For Youths and Sustainable Development
Efraim Wielgus, Columbia University Information Technology
CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
Sherri Flynn, CBCP, MBCP, RecoveryPlanner - WINNER
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Cardozo, Gestión Humana y Protección GHP
Joe Starzyk, IBM Resiliency Services
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Larry Chase, CBCP, CCRP
Wasim Jamil Malik, MBCP
David Nolan - WINNER
Frank Perlmutter, CBCP
Roger Stearns, CBCP
R Vaidhyanathan – WINNER
Bobby Williams, MBCP
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Nisha Baxi, Fannie Mae - WINNER
Ganesh Dhungana, Action Nepal
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Amdocs
Northrop Grumman
Walgreens - WINNER
PRODUCT/ SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
AVTECH Software
Arcserve
Assurance Software
Avalution Consulting
Axxana
BC in the Cloud by Infinite Blue
Continuity Innovations
Continuity Logic
Crises Control
Ernst & Young MENA
Fusion Risk Management - WINNER
GlobalSUITE
OnSolve
Rave Mobile Safety
RecoveryPlanner
Regroup Mass Notification
SAI Global
Sungard Availability Services
Veoci
RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
Bank of America - WINNER
JetBlue

About DRI International:
Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 15,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally-recognized CBCP certification, and certifies organizations as resilient enterprises. DRI offers training programs ranging from introductory to masters level across a variety of specialties in multiple languages; online and in-person continuing education opportunities; and an annual conference dedicated to the resilience profession. DRI supports charitable activities through the DRI Foundation.

DRI provides independent analysis and standard-neutral, technical advice for governments and international organizations as the voice of the resilience profession. DRI is a Standards Development Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an International Organization Liaison Observer to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 292 that manages ISO 22301, a CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner, a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) Training Provider, and a United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction ARISE Initiative Partner. Our certification programs are recognized by various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill and the GSA Schedule.

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