After the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina occurred while he was pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Luis Tapia wanted to help the communities recover and heal. He focused on his studies on hazards and disasters. At that time he worked at the American Red Cross in Dallas. This was a wonderful experience and it helped him to realize how he could contribute to increasing the readiness and resilience of organizations and communities. Tapia is now a resiliency relationship manager at a financial services company. He has worked in the business continuity and disaster recovery profession for 11 years.…
Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis
The year 2020 started with all the usual hopes and possibilities, but a catastrophic disaster known as COVID-19 suddenly appeared....
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Social Media as a Single Point of Failure
Over the past two decades, social media has changed the very foundation of our lives. It has become the primary...
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Active Shooter Preparedness: Best Practices and Recommendations for Organizations
Over the past decade, organizations across industry sectors have needed to prepare for the growing trend of active shooter situations....
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Staffing the Crisis Management Team
No factor is more important in determining the success or failure of a crisis management (CM) program than the people...
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