Bob Connors is director of preparedness & crisis management for Raytheon Company. In this role, he is primarily responsible for the enterprise wide business continuity and crisis management program that covers hundreds of locations in 80 nations.
Connors has over 30 years of experience that includes business continuity/crisis management, homeland security/emergency management, systems programming, systems analysis, manufacturing, infrastructure deployment, project management and process management.
He is a member of the Defense Industrial Base and Critical Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Councils, US Chamber National Security Task Force and previously served on the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team Advisory Panel and FEMA National Advisory Council.
In addition to his primary role, Connors serves as the company’s lead for supporting wounded warriors and has led efforts to raise over $500K through sponsorships and employee fundraising.
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science with highest honors in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security & Counterterrorism and is currently pursuing a MS in Cybersecurity Studies at the American Military University. He completed leadership programs at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense & Security and National Defense University iCollege. He is an alumnus of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and served on the alumni association board. He holds professional certifications from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, Disaster Recovery Institute International and Business Continuity Institute.
ICMC 2017 Presentation Information
Title of Presentation
Major Challenges in Global Crisis Management Response
Threats are growing in scale, frequency and consequence and globalization is putting more people and operations at risk. This session will cover some of the top challenges in managing crises around the world and some strategies to be better positioned to prepare for and rapidly respond/recover from catastrophic events..