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August 28th, 2019 11:30-1:30

Topic:                Tampa Business Emergency Council Overview

Presenter:         Ed Norstrem,  Director of Global Business Continuity at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Location:           The Rusty Pelican,  2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


This month’s presentation will include a briefing from Ed Norstrem with information about the Tampa Business Emergency Council, working in cooperation with the City of Tampa’s Emergency Operations Center. The City of Tampa consists of approximately 117 square miles with almost 19,000 businesses. Facilitating the needs of that many businesses through one ESF-18 seat at the Tampa Emergency Operations Center during Hurricane Irma proved to be a challenge. The lessons learned from Hurricane Irma motivated the business community to form the Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC). TBEC has had many successes and established multiple protocols and standards which will aid in the preparedness, response and recovery of Tampa businesses. There is more work to do though. Learn about this unique public/private partnership, how your business can get involved and how you can lend your professional expertise.  “TBEC – Keeping Tampa Strong Through Collaborative Preparation”
Ed Norstrem - Director of Global Business Continuity at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC).  Ed’s responsibilities at DTCC include establishing resilience related standards and policies, testing and monitoring the adherence to those standards, facilitating crisis management responses, and a host of other Business Continuity related functions. Ed also currently serves as the Vice President of the Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC). Before joining DTCC Ed was a Vice President of Global Resiliency at JPMorgan Chase. Ed worked with a global group of Operational and Technical staff. His responsibilities included ensuring the continuity of operations standards and execution followed the Interagency White Paper on Sound Practices set by the Federal Reserve System, Securities and Exchange Commission and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Ed has held multiple board positions with the Greater Tampa Association of Continuity Professionals including Membership Director and Program Director. In 2017 Ed graduated from the Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa program. Prior to that, among other things, he completed the M.I.T. Crisis Management & Business Continuity program, earned the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) certification and achieved the PS-PREP Business Continuity Management System Auditor (BCMS-A) accreditation. Ed served ten years in the WI Air National Guard and is a Veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Important Announcements

Upcoming Ative Shooter Training August 28th-29th from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM @ Pinellas Technicial College

GTBACP members Sean Tobe with Brown and Brown insurance and Logan York with Flood Zone Disaster Recovery Solutions are proud bring the ALICE training institute to Tampa Bay.  Join us for ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Instructor Training this month in Clearwater, Florida.  This 2-day course is designed to teach participants the skills and strategies to increase survivability during the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives.  Upon completion of this course you will be a Certified ALICE Instructor and have the knowledge and resources to train others based on your role in the community.

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Tampa Business Emergency Council Launched

TAMPA, FL, (October 15, 2018) — Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator, announced the formation of the Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC). The mission of TBEC is to act as a liaison between the Tampa Bay business community and the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Center and to function as an advisory council.
TBEC has been developed through a collaborative effort of the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management, The Greater Tampa Bay Association of Continuity Professionals, the Tampa Office of Growth Management and Development Services, and the Hillsborough County Office of Economic Development. Its development came in answer to a need for improved communication and information between the City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay area businesses during times of crisis.
The vision of TBEC is to ensure small, medium and large businesses are represented and connected to emergency support services prior to, during, and after a crisis in order to maintain a resilient Tampa Bay.  
TBEC will represent the Tampa Bay business community within the Emergency Operations Center. It will provide a framework that is predictable and repeatable which will result in effective communication during times of disruption. It will also provide training, awareness, and preparedness campaigns during peacetime to ensure businesses understand what types of support are available and how to request them.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome TBEC as an established partner of Tampa’s EOC. Our business community will be critical to the success of the city’s recovery effort, post-disaster.” said Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator.
“It is anticipated that with the involvement of the small, medium, and large Tampa Bay area businesses, TBEC will serve to better provide member businesses with critical information during times of crisis, and to provide a forum for the business community to make proactive planning recommendations to the City of Tampa Emergency Management. The net outcome will result in improved decision making and planning before, during, and after crisis events.” said Steve Elliot, newly-elected President of the Tampa Business Emergency Council.
For more information on TBEC or to lend your support by becoming a member business, please contact Steve Elliot (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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