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CRJ welcomes Chloe Demrovsky to its Advisory Panel

Posted on 6th September 2019 at 09:19am

Chloe Demrovsky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Disaster Recovery Institute International, the non-profit that helps organisations prepare for and recover from disasters in business continuity and related fields. DRI serves more than 15,000 certified professionals in over 100 countries.

She previously served for three years as Executive Director during which time she led DRI to a record number of certified professionals with a 42 per cent increase and oversaw the launch of a number of valuable initiatives, including the DRI Online Library, the Collegiate Conference Programme, the DRI Webinar Programme, the Future Vision Thinktank, a new risk management training and certification programme, the launch of DRI’s premier organisational certification, and the most substantive revision of DRI’s core training programme in the history of the organisation. During her tenure, DRI’s conference reached a record level of attendance and the organisation launched a series of new committees dedicated to better serving the industry’s diverse needs including Women in Business Continuity, Young Leaders in Resilience, and the Veterans’ Outreach Programme. She built the relationship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation, and a Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

She is a senior Forbes contributor, has authored numerous articles, appeared on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox, and has served as an expert source for The Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, Condé Nast Traveler, ABC News, and more. She has presented at dozens of events across four continents and conducted on-site briefings for government officials, government bodies including the European Commission and international organisations, as well as for visiting delegations. She is a Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Subject Matter Advisor and served as an editor for the 2017 version of The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management, the co-ordinator for the first International Glossary for Resiliency and the International Editor for Thrive International Blog and Thrive Iberoamerica, DRI’s Spanish-language publication.

Before joining the executive team, she served as the Head of International, where she designed DRI’s international market development strategy and managed its global network that conducts courses in over 50 countries on 6 continents.  She was responsible for DRI's global education growth, which resulted in DRI teaching more people outside the United States than inside every year since 2009 and in 2011 resulted in a certification increase of 72 per cent. 

Chloe is an adjunct professor at New York University, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a US-Japan Foundation Scott M. Johnson Fellow, and a French-American Foundation 2019-20 Young Leader. She holds a Master’s of Science in International Business from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and speaks four languages. Passionate about economic development and social enterprise, she has travelled to India and Kenya to work on private sector solutions for poverty alleviation and social inclusion.

Follow her @ChloeDemrovsky.

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