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An Interview with Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation CEO Brent Woodworth

Written by  PETER R. LAZ, MBCP

Brent Woodworth is chairman and CEO of the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation. He has been a leader in crisis management for more than 16 years and is responsible for building an international crisis response team with first-hand experience in responding to over 70 disasters in 50 countries. Woodworth serves on multiple distinguished boards including: The National Institute of Building Sciences, The Multi-hazard Mitigation Council, The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Advisory Committee, The National Academy of Sciences National Research Council on Resiliency, and the Sahana Software Foundation. Laz: You have directed planning and response activities for major disasters literally around the globe. What are keys to making public-private partnerships successful? Woodworth: Building successful partnerships requires locating and bringing together a diverse range of individuals and organizations in support of a unifying cause or shared vision. Saving lives and rebuilding a community following a major natural or man-made disaster is a strong