Creating a Successful Crisis & BCP Program – Strategies for Success Beyond the Plan
Robert Burton & Whit Chaiybhat
Whit Chaiyabhat offers his tips for building a successful crisis management and business continuity program. He will share some of his lessons learned in building programs in multiple organizations and industries with varying risk appetites. The focus of the presentation will include the strategy considerations critical in building a strong program foundation prior to and after putting “pen to paper” for your crisis plans.
About the guest:
Whit Chaiyabhat, MBCI, CBCP, CEM, CPP
He is currently FM Global’s first dedicated corporate physical security and crisis management leader for the enterprise. In that role, he is designing (strategic), managing and operating (tactical) internal corporate physical security and crisis programs worldwide, including policies, procedures, processes, systems, technologies and third-party partnerships.
Whit has been recognized by and received professional awards from DHS/FEMA, ASIS International, Security 500, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Campus Safety Magazine and Security Director News, including being named:
- America’s “Top 20 Under 40″ by Security Director News (2012)
- ASIS Phoenix Chapter’s Security Professional of the Year (2015)
- Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list of global security leaders (2018)
Whit also served as the FBI’s Protective Intelligence Threat Assessment Program Manager. He partnered with the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), FBI Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Divisions, U.S. Intelligence Community and international law enforcement agencies regarding assessment of threats to the U.S. Attorney General, FBI Director, their Deputies and family members, in addition to supporting case agents involved in threatening behavior situations.
His private sector experiences include serving in VP, Director and Manager positions with Raytheon Missile Systems, Washington National Cathedral, Georgetown University and FM Global. Whit has also maintained various consulting roles with Booz Allen, SAIC National Security Group and Eagle Security Group in Washington D.C. He is also active in several industry associations and committees.