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ICOR Founders and Board of Directors

The ICOR Founders and Board of Directors meet at least quarterly via conference call and potentially in-person annually. Professionals who have expertise in 4 or more of the disciplines in the OR Framework are eligible to apply. The work of this committee supports all aspects of ICOR and provides strategic leadership for decision-making. Specific time commitments include attendance at scheduled meetings, review of policies and procedures, providing direction to the Board Committees, serving on one or more of the Board Committees, providing avenues for growth, and supporting the ICOR booth at industry conferences.

Andrew Lee

Andrew is an independent consultant specializing in offering training and consultancy services in business continuity management and crisis management related subjects. Between April 2007 and September 2018, he was the founder and sole director of DRBCM Associates Pte Ltd.

Prior to April 2007, he was the regional head of Business Continuity Management in Deutsche Bank supervising the program in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region. Over the 8-1/2 years, he had helped to build a team of 12 full-time BCM staff physically based in five countries and collectively covered all the countries under his jurisdiction.

Out of a total of over 28 years in the banking industry, he spent close to 10 years in the area of business continuity management and another 17 years in the area of global markets trading and operations.

Between 2008 and 2009, as the Principal Trainer for DRI Singapore, he was tasked with preparing more than 200 participants (over 19 classes) for their BCM qualifying examinations leading up to professional certification with Disaster Recovery Institute International.

Since January 2010, he took on the role of Asia Campus Director for The ICOR University coordinating the marketing as well as being its main trainer in the Asia Pacific region in BCM and crisis management and communications subjects. He is an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and with effect from June 10 2014, he was appointed to the Board of Directors at The ICOR.

He was one of the mentors with the Singapore Business Federation in the early years of the National BCM Program and since then had helped a number of organizations implement their programs and leading them through third-party BCM readiness certification.

He is also a regular speaker at BCM related conferences and workshops sharing his experiences with the industry. He had taught BCM as well as crisis management & communications courses to participants from all industries in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and The Russian Federation as well as being one of the main instructors for the BCM Training Program of The Association of Banks in Singapore since its inception in 2006.

Andrew has been credentialed with the Certified Organizational Resilience Professional (CORP) by The ICOR University with recognition in Business Continuity Management, Crisis Management & Communications, Audit and Legal Compliance as well as Supply Chain Risk Management.

James I. Nelson

ICOR Chairperson

President of Business Continuity Services, Inc. (BCS), a consulting firm specializing in Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery planning, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

He is a frequent speaker, writer, instructor and practicing professional both domestically and internationally. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, has earned the MBCP certification from DRI International in 1998 and served as DRI's Lead Instructor from 2002-2006.

He is chairman of the board for ICOR, is a board member for the Northern Illinois Chapter of ACP, and is a member of IAEM.

Jim also serves as the Business and Relationship Management Consultant to International Association Management, Inc.

Lynnda Nelson

ICOR President

As President of ICOR, Lynnda manages the day to day operations of ICOR University. ICOR University offers education and certification in business continuity management, crisis management & communications, data center management, emergency management, organizational resilience, social resilience, and supply chain risk management globally.

Megan Nelson

ICOR Treasurer

Megan is a Business Insights Analyst for Gallagher Bassett, which is the largest property/casualty third-party administrator. She has experience in data analytics and financial modeling. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Financial Services from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Al Sawchak

Al is the Business Continuity Specialist at Duquesne Light in Pittsburgh focused on organizational resilience. He has over 25 years of risk management and business continuity consulting experience. Prior to DQL, Al was the Consulting Director at Fairchild Consulting. He also served as a senior consultant with SunGard Availability Services and Strohl Systems. Prior to that, he was a Risk Management Consultant at Zurich Insurance Group in their Wall Street office and in their US Headquarters. He has authored numerous industry magazine articles and conducted numerous training sessions on a variety of risk management and business continuity topics. He has been a featured international speaker in a variety of forums including Conference presentations at DRJ, Continuity Insights, NEDRIX and the Discover Card annual BCP summit. His article on utilizing Social Media in Disasters was published by Forbes.

He has earned the MBCP certification and is also a Certified Organizational Resiliency Manager and Supply Chain Risk Associate through the International Consortium of Organization Resilience (ICOR) as well as an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (AFBCI). He has recently been appointed to the ICOR Governing Board. He has earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM) designations as well as being an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. Al has also been recognized by the State of Delaware for Outstanding Contributions to their annual exercise program.

Hermeet Singh

ICOR Secretary

Senior Solution Architect, Client Solutions for Sun Microsystems, Asia with a strong technology background, currently located in Selangor, Malaysia. Hermeet has over 15 years of experience ranging from consultation on server performance analysis, software management of servers using management tools like BMC and SUNMC, and security assessment services including intrusion detection and architecture review.

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