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Does Your Business Have a Disaster Plan (part 2)?

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Wayward weather, natural disasters, and life's mishaps can strike in an instant. In part two of our discussion on disaster planning, our guest for The Strategy SessionsTM with Kesi Stribling is Millicent W. West, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the District of Columbia. We will discuss disaster prevention strategies, planning, and what to do if you are caught without a disaster plan. We will also spotlight a few strategies for family disaster planning.


  • What the DC Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is doing to prepare businesses and communities for disaster
  • Explanation of the pending terrorism alert plan and implementation


  • Specific strategies businesses and organizations can employ to develop and implement their disaster plans
  • Dealing with disaster: what businesses should do if they do not have a plan, but have been affected by disaster

Guest's Bio:

Ms. Millicent W. West is the Director of the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), serving in that capacity since November 2009. In her role she manages the day to day operations of an agency that is responsible for providing coordination support and emergency management services to local and federal responders in the nation’s capital.

Additionally, Ms. West acts as the State Administrative Agent for US Department of Homeland Security grants with responsibility for managing more than $300 million in federal grant dollars to State and local emergency response organizations in the National Capital Region.

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