DRI International Announces New Leadership
New York, NY - June 16, 2014 - DRI International is proud to announce the promotion of Chloe Demrovsky to Executive Director, with overall responsibility for all operations and planning for DRI International, and Traci O'Neal to Senior Director of Operations, a newly-created position that will integrate the reporting of all domestic services and logistical support.
"DRI International has enjoyed great success over the last several years. Our reputation is at an all-time high around the world and our outlook is extremely bright," said DRI President Al Berman. “None of this could have been accomplished without an exceptionally dedicated and talented staff. So, as we searched for the next generation of leadership, we decided to explore the great talent within our organization. As a result, we proudly announce the promotion of two of our own to lead DRI International into the future: Chloe Demrovsky and Traci O'Neal."
Demrovsky joined DRI six years ago and became the organization's first Director of Global Operations. Under her leadership, DRI became the world's leading global business continuity education and certification body. Demrovsky, who speaks French and Spanish, provided the impetus for creating education and certification for local language training and application processing, which expanded DRI's ability to attract more international students and applicants. Today, DRI teaches in 12 languages, certifies in eight, and teaches 35 percent more students outside the U.S. than within.
Additionally, Demrovsky is an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching a course in public private sector partnership. She serves on the DRI Foundation Board as chairperson of the marketing and communications committee and has traveled to India and Kenya to work on private sector solutions for poverty alleviation.
"I look forward to continuing my service to the DRI community in this new capacity," Demrovsky said. "My experience in leading the international business is a great foundation for leading DRI into its next phase of development. DRI International plays a key role in promoting a global base of common knowledge for resilience. Our future is bright and I am excited to be a part of it."
O'Neal has been with DRI since 2008 and has been Director of Certification since 2011. Under O'Neal's leadership, DRI has grown to be the dominant business continuity certification worldwide. Instrumental in the addition of audit, government, healthcare and risk management certifications, she has enabled DRI International to expand into areas outside of traditional BCM, thus expanding DRI's influence and market share.
O'Neal successfully led campaigns to recertify professionals with lapsed certifications and to encourage certified professionals to move to the next level of certification, resulting in double the number of MBCPs in the last four years. She also created and implemented a new staffing model for domestic operations, streamlining processes and increasing effectiveness across the board.
"I'm excited for this new challenge and the many opportunities it presents," said O'Neal. "I look forward to continuing to contribute to DRI and supporting our growing community of certified professionals."
About DRI International
Founded in 1988, DRI International is a non-profit organization with a mission to make the world prepared. The global education and certification body in business continuity, DRI has 11,000+ active certified professionals worldwide. DRI certification, the only certification requiring continuing education, ensures employers that candidates understand business continuity. DRI organizes industry events worldwide and offers training programs and partnerships with colleges and universities. DRI certifies individuals from 100+ countries and conducts training in 50+ nations, in multiple languages. An ANSI-accredited SDO, DRI advises governments and organizations in creating standards and works with the private sector to promote readiness.