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DRI International Announces Chloe Demrovsky as New President and CEO

New York, NY, July 6 — Disaster Recovery Institute International ('DRI'), the world's leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, is proud to announce Executive Director Chloe Demrovsky stepping into the role of President and CEO of DRI, taking over for outgoing President and CEO Al Berman, effective July 1, 2017.

"I am confident that DRI international will thrive under the leadership of its new President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky," said Berman. "I have spent the last nine years working beside and watching her grow into this role. Her dedication, innovation and leadership abilities will serve the organization well. I see nothing but a brighter, more engaging and more influential future for DRI International."

"As chairman of the DRI Board of Directors, I've worked closely with Chloe for some time," said Michael Morganti. "I can attest to her work ethic and comprehensive understanding of DRI and the professionals we serve. I sincerely look forward to collaborating with Chloe in her new role. I believe we will only see DRI grow under her leadership."

"It's been quite a journey since I first joined the team at DRI. I wanted to be part of a community that makes a difference and I quickly grew to love the multi-faceted world of resilience. We have built an impressive organization to support our platform for networking and advancement," said Demrovsky. "I would be remiss if I didn’t thank our supportive Board of Directors for having the vision to promote from within and for playing so active a role in DRI's future. I also want to thank my stellar team–none of this is possible without them and I couldn't wish for better."

In her previous DRI roles as Executive Director and before that as the Head of International, Demrovsky designed and implemented DRI's international market development strategy and managed a global network in over 50 countries. She has appeared on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox and has served as an expert source for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, and many more. She has presented at dozens of industry conferences and events on four continents and conducts on-site briefings for government bodies and international organizations as well as for visiting delegations, including the European Commission and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction. She is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation. She is on the adjunct faculty at New York University and holds a Master's in International Business from New York University and a Bachelor's from Bard College at Simon's Rock.

About DRI International:
DRI International is the non-profit that helps organizations prepare for and recover from disasters. Founded in 1988, DRI International has more than 15,000 certified individuals in over 100 countries, and 93 percent of all Fortune 100 companies employ DRI certified professionals. In fact, more individuals are certified by DRI International than by all other organizations in our profession combined. In addition to certifying individuals, DRI assesses organizations to determine resilience and offers organizational accreditation.
DRI also serves continuity professionals through conferencing, outreach, and volunteerism. The annual DRI Conference brings resilience professionals together to network with experts and collaborate with their peers. Through its Collegiate Conferences series, DRI partners with universities to introduce students and faculty to this rapidly-growing profession. To further its outreach efforts, DRI introduced the 501(c)(3) non-profit Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation. The Foundation's mission is to promote disaster risk reduction through partnership and education, as well as aid recovery efforts through fundraising and volunteerism. The Foundation is also committed to supporting veterans through the Veterans Outreach Program.

As a recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to develop professional standards and promote greater resilience. DRI is a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's (UNISDR) Private Sector Working Group ARISE Initiative and was on the business and industry delegation to the negotiations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. DRI is also an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization, a CQI and IRCA Approved Training Partner, and an International Organization Liaison Observer to ISO/TC 292 for standardization in the field of security to enhance the safety and resilience of society. For more information, visit www.drii.org.